GSA Weekly Announcements, May 1st-May 7th

GSA Announcements:

    1. Call for Nominations: 2017-2018 GSA Officers!
    2. Joint ASUCD-GSA Housing Task-force Renters’ Rights Forum
    3. CEE – Spring Graduate Student Workshops
    4. Undocumented Awareness & Empowerment Week
    5. Exploring Academic Careers at Liberal Arts Colleges
    6. REMINDER: Great Big Grad Review
    7. Grad Yoga
    8. CBDD!

GSA Announcements:

1. Call for Nominations: 2017-2018 GSA Officers!

The Elections Committee has opened nominations for GSA Officers! Elections for GSA Officers will be held at the May Assembly Meeting.

Any graduate student who is in a GSA-represented graduate/professional program and is in good standing is eligible to run! You must also be able to serve the entire term from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Each position has a list of duties which are explained in detail here.

  • To nominate a person for a position, please email with their name, email, and position to which you are nominating them.
    • The committee will contact the nominee to accept their nomination and provide a brief statement.
  • To self nominate, please email with your name, the position you are nominating for, and a brief statement.

Open positions: Chair, Vice Chair, External Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, and Public Relations Organizing Director.

Specific duties for each position can be found here!  Make sure to check out the current candidates and their statements.

2. Joint ASUCD-GSA Housing Task-force Renters’ Rights Forum

Please join the Joint ASUCD-GSA Housing Task-force this Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:30-6:00pm for our forum on renters’ rights in the UC Davis community. It will be held in the Mee Room, 3rd floor of the Memorial Union, and pizza will be served. Here is the  Facebook link to the event, please share it with your friends and colleagues.

3. CEE – Spring Graduate Student Workshops

The Center for Educational Effectiveness invites graduate and postdoctoral students from all disciplines to attend engaging and informative workshops about teaching in higher education. Participants will learn research-based instructional strategies, connect with other graduate instructors, and leave with new ideas to enhance learning for all of our students.

Confronting Implicit Bias: Managing Microaggressions in the Classroom
Thursday, May 11th from 10:00-11:50pm – Location: Room 1360, The Grove
Despite our best efforts, bias can and does occur in the classroom, often in the form of a microaggression. Microaggressions are commonplace unintentional and automatic slights that can establish a negative or hostile learning environment. This workshop is designed to help participants learn how to recognize and respond to micrograggressions in the classroom. We will also discuss inclusive classroom strategies to help participants avoid microaggressions and create a respectful and culturally competent classroom environment. Click here to register!

Promoting Academic Integrity: Managing and Responding to Cheating and Other Forms of Misconduct
Monday, May 22nd from 3:10-5:00pm – Location: Room 1360, The Grove
While all educators must at times confront academic dishonesty in their students, many wonder how to approach these scenarios as “teachable moments” rather than responding with solely punitive measures. This workshop is designed to help you as TAs learn about UC Davis policies regarding academic integrity, get a sense of common situations of academic disintegrity that you may encounter, and ethically and creatively respond to such situations in ways that promote academic integrity and support undergraduate education. Click here to register!