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Autumn 2021 Events


Academic Job Search Series: Teaching, Research and Diversity Statements

October 19, 2021
3:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. We’ll provide an overview of teaching, research, and diversity statements, describe how they are used in the academic job search process, and provide guidance on how to write them. There will be opportunities during the session to start the process of writing these statements.


GTAs: Prepare Your Students for Research Assignments

October 20, 2021
10-11:30 a.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. How can you, as a GTA, help to prepare your students to complete research or inquiry-based assignments or projects? These assignments, in which students are required to locate, evaluate, and use a variety of information sources to answer a question or solve a problem, are common across higher education. And yet, they are frequently sources of frustration for both students and instructors. In this workshop, we review some of the common reasons why research assignments can act as stumbling blocks for students, which included misunderstandings about the purpose of research and a lack of familiarity with academic jargon. And we will consider strategies and activities that GTAs can use to help prepare students to succeed on research assignments.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Finding Balance When Life is Unbalanced: Stress Management for Graduate School

October 20, 2021
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. If you often find yourself asking, “What is sleep?” “What is fun?” or saying, “Those dishes can wait another day…” or “I should be doing something productive right now” – you might be a graduate or professional student. On top of all our daily responsibilities of work, school and attempting to have a personal life, the world is consistently in a state of chaos. During this interactive session participants will discuss stress, time management, and coping mechanisms while identifying simple self-care habits that can easily fit into even the busiest of schedules.


Critical Issues in Education Student Panel

October 20, 2021
5-6 p.m.
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Hosted by Educational Studies. If you are interested in learning more about issues being explored by our students, consider attending this event. This panel will dive into topics relevant to anyone wanting to pursue a career in our various educational areas. Join to hear current students discuss their research, their courses, and hot topics in their fields.


Dr. Nikol Alexander-Floyd on Intersectionality & Epistemic Justice

October 22, 2021
3:30-4:30 p.m.
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Hosted by Life Paths Research Center. Dr. Nikol Alexander-Floyd, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, will be answering questions on advocacy for Black, indigenous, and People of Color, with a focus on intersectionality and the political implications of post-feminist, post-civil rights ideology. We are excited to have Dr. Alexander-Floyd join us, because we get many requests from people interested in learning more about the political and policy levels of social justice and anti-trauma work. Dr. Alexander-Floyd is a compelling speaker and thought leader and this promises to be a thought-provoking interview.


Leaving academia? Here’s what you need to do to prepare.

October 23, 2021
12 p.m.
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Hosted by the Beyond the Professoriate. Leaving academia and unsure how to prepare? All graduate students and PhDs are invited to join L. Maren Wood, PhD (Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) for this interactive webinar so that you can be confident in your decision and knowledgeable about the steps you need to take.


Guiding Students to Wellness

October 25, 2021
2:30-5 p.m.
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The Guiding Students to Wellness workshop is a 2.5 hour training (10 minute break in the middle) designed specifically for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University. Participants will learn the skills needed to effectively guide students to wellness through active listening, Motivational Interviewing, goal-setting and best-referral practices. Participants will learn and practice tangible skills to help students access wellness-related resources on Ohio State’s campus, specifically highlighting nutrition/food insecurity, mental health, sexual violence and financial wellness. Throughout the workshop, there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions and practice scenarios to help participants become more confident in assisting students in need. The training ends with goal-setting and a final reflection.


Conversations with Provost Melissa Gilliam

October 25, 2021
3-4 p.m.
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Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH, will meet with Education and Human Ecology students to get to know and further understand the Ohio State community. Dr. Gilliam joined the university Aug. 1 and brings a cross-disciplinary background in medicine, public health and humanities as well as faculty and student development. Please RSVP by Oct. 19.


GTA Toolkit: Student feedback

October 26, 2021
10-11:30 a.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. Are you curious about the value and reliability of different types of student feedback? We will explore strategies for obtaining and interpreting student feedback, including the SEIs and beyond.


OUAB Grad/Prof Technical Tuesday: Mentoring

October 26, 2021
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Mentorship has been shown to improve both academic and career outcomes. Join us for a best practices discussion on building and maintaining mentoring relationships during the Covid-19 pandemic. This session will follow a discussion format allowing participants the opportunity to share mentoring challenges as well as best practices.


The Pathway, Rewards, and Challenges of Preparing a Diverse STEM Workshop at an Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

October 26, 2021
3-4 p.m.

Research, innovation, and teaching at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) has a major impact on diversifying the STEM workforce. Dr. Jerald Dumas will discuss his journey to become a faculty member at an HBCU. Further, he will discuss the development of his scholarship (Bioinspired Polymer Engineering lab), service and teaching. Finally, the impact of both research and entrepreneurship learning (via NSF I-Corps) on engineering students will be discussed. If you are interested in this free workshop and want to learn more about the professoriate, please register by sending you first and last name, when are you planning to start your job search for the professoriate, college, and department to Dr. Karin Jordan, Assistant Dean for Graduate Development and Engagement.


Academic Job Search Series: The Interview

October 26, 2021
3:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Career Counseling and Support Services will be presenting an interview skills workshop. The focus of the Workshop will be on being proactive in the interview so that students feel that they have control over what is being communicated and strategies for answering specific questions that are commonly asked.


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: Financial Wellness 2.0

October 27, 2021
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Burdened with student loan debt? Confused by the 401k? Learn actionable insights how to manage your student debt and begin investing for your future.


Greek Shriek! Halloween Festival

October 27, 2021
5:30-7 p.m.
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Hosted by Sorority and Fraternity Life. The Interfraternity Council and Ohio State Sorority and Fraternity Life community invites staff, faculty, advisors and their families to join us for a SPOOKtacular time at this year’s Greek Shriek! Halloween festival on the South Oval. Please join students and staff from the Ohio State Sorority and Fraternity Life community for an evening of activities, games, and trick-or-treating! Costumes are encouraged! If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to the Sorority and Fraternity Life Staff at sfl@osu.edu.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

October 28, 2021
7-9 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


Critical Issues in Education Student Panel

November 1, 2021
5-6 p.m.
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Hosted by Educational Studies. If you are interested in learning more about issues being explored by our students, consider attending this event. This panel will dive into topics relevant to anyone wanting to pursue a career in our various educational areas. Join to hear current students discuss their research, their courses, and hot topics in their fields.


Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

November 2, 2021
1-2:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. Ohio State, through the Institute for Teaching and Learning, is a CIRTL Network member. CIRTL courses, events, and workshops are open to graduate students and post-docs. Learn hiring tips from faculty that serve on or work closely with hiring committees at community colleges. How might the interview differ from that of a 4-year teaching or research university? What factors should you consider in preparing your application materials and teaching demonstration? What are some common do’s and don’ts of seeking a job at a community college? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more. This event is supported by and organized through NSF INCLUDES Aspire grant by the Regional Initiative group.


Academic Job Search Series: Negotiating the Job Offer

November 2, 2021
3:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Learn what to do when a search committee is prepared to offer you a faculty position. We’ll provide strategies for responding to a department’s offer, share some of the common elements of job offers around which candidates might negotiate, and introduce approaches that can help both parties—the job candidate and the hiring department—communicate effectively throughout the process of negotiation.


Becoming a Productive Writer: Getting Published

November 2, 2021
4-5 p.m.
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Part of the Educational Studies Graduate Student Professional Development Series. Many grad students are excited to get published, but don’t know the first steps. This workshop will help students learn tips and tricks to getting published!


OUAB Grad/Prof Wellness Wednesday: “I have no idea what I am doing!” Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

November 3, 2021
12-1 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. The Student Wellness Center and Career Counseling and Support Services have joined together to educate our graduate and professional student community about the barriers to success and how imposter syndrome can play a negative role in their personal and professional goals. In this interactive presentation, participants will define symptoms of stress, identify barriers to success, and work towards overcoming feelings of self-doubt by learning more in-depth about Imposter Syndrome and strategies to combat the negative inner critic.


EHE Students of Color Graduate Support Colloquium: Submitting to a Journal

November 5, 2021
3-5 p.m.
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Hosted by the Racial Justice & Equity, EDGE, College of Education and Human Ecology. #SoCGrad Support Colloquium is a space for EHE graduate students of color to come together and learn from EHE faculty member of color and each other. Each month, we invite a faculty host of color to speak on a topic related to graduate student experiences around research and graduate school, and department Diversity Committee chairs will be asked to help us invite the hosting faculty so that the whole college is involved. We will be certain to provide opportunities for caucus groups / small group discussions where Latinx / Black/ Native / AAPI / multi-racial students may connect with each other.


Ed Studies Chat with the Chair

November 9, 2021
4-5 p.m.
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All Educational Studies students are invited to join Dr. Lori Patton Davis, Chair of the Department of Educational Studies, for our Chat with the Chair on Zoom. This is an open forum for students to bring up any topics you would like to discuss. Our department leadership wants to make sure you have the chance to let us know how Ed Studies can best support our students.


Having it all? Balancing grad school, parenting, and work during a pandemic

November 16, 2021
4-5 p.m.
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Part of the Educational Studies Graduate Student Professional Development Series. Are you trying to have it all? The presenters (Jackie von Spiegel and Paul Gregor) have been working full-time as learning center professionals, pursuing PhDs, and parenting young children – all during a pandemic. It’s not easy! Although we don’t have all the answers, we will share the results of a survey of full-time professionals who are also parenting and in graduate school. Learn tips and tools to help you balance your life and connect with others in similar life situations.


QualLab Lunch Talk: Intersectionality and Critical Qualitative Perspectives

November 17, 2021
12 p.m.
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Part of the QualLab Lunch Talk Series. This QualLab Lunch talk features Drs. Katie Clonan-Roy (Cleveland State University) and Charlotte Jacobs (University of Pennsylvania) discussion on intersectionality and critical qualitative perspectives.


Guiding Students to Wellness

November 17, 2021
2:30-5 p.m.
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The Guiding Students to Wellness workshop is a 2.5 hour training (10 minute break in the middle) designed specifically for faculty, staff, and graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University. Participants will learn the skills needed to effectively guide students to wellness through active listening, Motivational Interviewing, goal-setting and best-referral practices. Participants will learn and practice tangible skills to help students access wellness-related resources on Ohio State’s campus, specifically highlighting nutrition/food insecurity, mental health, sexual violence and financial wellness. Throughout the workshop, there will be multiple opportunities to ask questions and practice scenarios to help participants become more confident in assisting students in need. The training ends with goal-setting and a final reflection.


Recovery Ally Training

November 18, 2021
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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The Student Life Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), in partnership with the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD), is excited to offer Recovery is Spoken Here trainings for faculty, staff and students. Our aim is to foster an environment where students in or seeking recovery feel accepted by their peers, are empowered to live genuinely, feel comfortable asking for help and are celebrated by the Ohio State community. By becoming a Recovery Ally, you are declaring to students in or seeking recovery that you embody these ideals. This 2 hour training is led by a CRC staff member, CRC student or a trained Recovery Ally. Each training will covers, high level overview of addiction and recovery, addiction and recovery on campus, recovery friendly language, how to connect students with the CRC and ways to get involved as a Recovery Ally.


Critical Issues in Education Faculty Panel

November 18, 2021
5-6 p.m.
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Hosted by Educational Studies. If you are interested in learning more about issues being explored by our faculty, consider attending this event. This panel will dive into topics relevant to anyone wanting to pursue a career in our various educational areas. Join to hear current faculty discuss their research, their courses, and hot topics in their fields.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

November 18, 2021
7-9 p.m.
Register

Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


OUAB Grad/Prof Cupcakes & Canvases

November 22, 2021
4-6 p.m.
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Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Relaxing and making time for entertainment is a crucial part of overall wellness. With this in mind, join us for an evening of cupcakes and canvases with local artist Cody Heichel. Participants are invited to relax, enjoy sweet treats and paint on a canvas with fellow students.


GTA Toolkit: Beginning steps of Course Design

November 23, 2021
10-11:30 a.m.
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Hosted by the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning. When you’re teaching a course you’ve never taught before, it can be challenging to know where to start — especially if you’re still fairly new to teaching. How do you make good decisions about which topics to cover, what to assign, or what to do in class? This workshop will introduce participants to backward design, an approach to course design that focuses on producing student learning. Participants will have the chance to practice working through the first few steps of the backward design process — clarifying the goals they have for students and choosing assignments that are aligned with course goals — in an environment where they have the feedback and support of other graduate instructors at Ohio State.


QualLab Lunch Talk: Using Phenomenology in Qualitative Research

December 2, 2021
12 p.m.
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Part of the QualLab Lunch Talk Series. The final QualLab lunch talk of the semester is here featuring Dr. Nimo Abdi (TL) discussion on Using Phenomenology in Research.


OUAB Grad/Prof Quiz Night

December 2, 2021
7-9 p.m.
Register

Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of trivia and fun! Pre-arranged and impromptu-created teams compete in a night of trivia. Prizes are awarded to the top team of the evening. Check in begins at 6:30 p.m.  First question begins at 7 p.m. All teams must register for each quiz night. Please visit ouab.osu.edu/grad-prof/social-engagement-programs/quiz-night for more information on how to register. Teams may include up to 50% non-student guests. Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the event may not be available. Check out the website for fuller details. The registration period for a quiz night begins at the conclusion of the previous quiz night.


EHE Students of Color Graduate Support Colloquium: Reflections on the semester, planning for the next semester, and open topic

December 3, 2021
3-5 p.m.
More Info

Hosted by the Racial Justice & Equity, EDGE, College of Education and Human Ecology. #SoCGrad Support Colloquium is a space for EHE graduate students of color to come together and learn from EHE faculty member of color and each other. Each month, we invite a faculty host of color to speak on a topic related to graduate student experiences around research and graduate school, and department Diversity Committee chairs will be asked to help us invite the hosting faculty so that the whole college is involved. We will be certain to provide opportunities for caucus groups / small group discussions where Latinx / Black/ Native / AAPI / multi-racial students may connect with each other.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

December 7, 2021
1-2:30 p.m.
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Hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. Ohio State, through the Institute for Teaching and Learning, is a CIRTL Network member. CIRTL courses, events, and workshops are open to graduate students and post-docs. Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to create more equitable classrooms. This event is supported by and organized through NSF INCLUDES Aspire grant by the Regional Initiative group.


OUAB Grad/Prof Cupcakes & Canvases

December 8, 2021
4-6 p.m.
Register

Hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. Relaxing and making time for entertainment is a crucial part of overall wellness. With this in mind, join us for an evening of cupcakes and canvases with local artist Cody Heichel. Participants are invited to relax, enjoy sweet treats and paint on a canvas with fellow students.