EVENTS

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Sep
29
Tue
MSU Language Testing Group: COVID-19 Response @ Online Event
Sep 29 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
MSU Language Testing Group: COVID-19 Response @ Online Event

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th from 3:30-4:30 pm to hear from our colleagues at the English Language Center about their response to MSU’s language testing needs following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include short presentations from Dr. Dan Reed and his team about the tests they work with and how they have had to adapt these to the current situation. The talk will conclude with a Q&A session. In addition, I will open the room 20 minutes early in case anyone would like to have an informal pre-event coffee break to catch up before the session.

Anyone is welcome to join this event, and there is no need to register beforehand.

Schedule

3:15 – 3:30      Coffee break

3:30 – 4:00      Presentations

4:00 – Finish   Q&A

If you would like to attend and do not have the Zoom passcode, email the event organizer listed above to ask for the passcode.

Ethics in Research and Creative Activity, and Effective Mentoring @ Online Event
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Ethics in Research and Creative Activity, and Effective Mentoring @ Online Event

Responsible Conduct of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RCRSCA): Workshop Series 

This workshop series is intended to support the efforts of departments and graduate programs in fostering responsible research/scholarly practices. The expectation is that student/trainee research/scholarship will be of higher quality, and that students/trainees will be better able to avoid and respond to situations involving irresponsible research/scholarly practices and behaviors. Find out from your Department, School, or Program which specific workshops are required for you. Click here to learn more and register.

Oct
1
Thu
Applied and Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Online Teaching Issues @ Online Event
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm
Applied and Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Online Teaching Issues @ Online Event

AIS is kicking off the new academic year on October 1st @ 3 PM! The overarching theme for this meeting is online teaching issues. With courses shifting online the article by Lee & Martin (2017) seems appropriate. The meeting will be an open discussion on, but not limited to, the article.

Applied and Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Online Teaching Issues

Time: Oct 1, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

If you would like to attend and do not have the Zoom passcode, email the event organizer listed above to ask for the passcode.

Life Skills, Stress Management: What Happened to Normal? @ Online Event
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm
Life Skills, Stress Management: What Happened to Normal? @ Online Event

The October AGEP Learning Community Meeting on Thursday Oct 1, 2020 at 6 PM ET will feature Dr. Angele McGrady, MSU alum and Professor of Psychiatry and Physiology at the University of Toledo. At a time that is challenging us all to reset, Dr. McGrady’s presentation, “Life Skills, Stress Management: What Happened to Normal?” will focus on skills that will support you in confronting and adapting to a changing world. Dr. McGrady will bring her deep experience in Psychophysiology, Stress-Related Disorders and Management, and Relaxation Therapy to bear in this interactive virtual discussion. It will support attendees in developing coping skills and strategies to be successful not only as graduate students and teaching assistants, but as citizens, community members and leaders; and be valuable for any student interested in acquiring robust systems of support for their mental health and well-being. 

To register for this Zoom meeting, click here: http://bit.ly/Oct2020AGEPMtg

Oct
7
Wed
Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching @ Online Event
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching @ Online Event

In bi-weekly Virtual Lunch and Learn & Best Practices in Teaching gatherings Graduate Teaching Assistants share their knowledge about teaching, teaching and technology tools as well as discuss research of teaching, book chapters relevant to work in an instructional setting. Anyone interested in these topics can join these meetings.

If you would like to attend and do not have the Zoom passcode, view the website listed above or email the event organizer listed above to ask for the passcode.
Oct
9
Fri
Graduate School Write-In @ Online Event
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Graduate School Write-In @ Online Event

Graduate School Write-Ins are co-sponsored by the Graduate School and The Writing Center @ MSU. The write-ins are hosted and facilitated to provide writers with an opportunity to write in a shared writing space where other writers are present, and a writing center consultant/staff member is present to provide consultations for writers who would like to have a consultation appointment during the session.

Along with this, the write-ins provide an opportunity for facilitators to promote and share information about upcoming events hosted by the Graduate School, Writing Center, and other campus partners such as the University Outreach and Engagement Office and to provide resources and information that can be used to form graduate writing groups, have writing center appointments or attend workshops (provided by the Graduate School) cater to graduate students based on goals they may share during the write in.

Other dates in this series:

November 6

7th Annual Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference Online @ Online Event
Oct 9 @ 12:30 pm – Oct 11 @ 2:31 am
7th Annual Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference Online @ Online Event

About this Event

This conference is for: program directors and administrators of community-based heritage language schools; members of the language communities involved in these schools; and directors and leaders in public, private, and charter schools who are interested in working with community-based heritage language schools.

The goals of the conference are to:

  • Build partnerships among and across community-based heritage language schools and determine arenas for future action
  • Help schools create, strengthen, and build their school structures and activities
  • Clarify the importance of community-based heritage language schools in the United States and in the lives of language communities in this country
  • Develop information about community-based heritage language schools through a national survey of schools
  • Share and make available resources that will be helpful to schools

Before attending the conference, please prepare by doing the following:

1. Watch videos from the six panelists (for the session on October 9 at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) and videos from the two speakers (for the session on October 10 at 9:30-10:00 a.m.), where they describe how their organization and their work are connected with and committed to community-based heritage language schools, the resources they have that are helpful for those of us working in those schools, and what we can learn from them. All videos are posted in this YouTube playlist.

2. Then please submit your questions for the panelists and the speakers (either to a specific panelist or speaker or a more general question), using this Google Form by October 1. We will send the questions to the panelists and speakers before their sessions and they will answer them there.

For more details about the conference schedule, please visit the conference website.

The 2020 Community-Based Heritage Language Schools Conference Online is hosted as a collaboration between the American University Institute for Innovation in Education (IIE) and the Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools.

We are grateful to our conference sponsors:

And to our conference partners:

Please email iie@american.edu with questions.

Navigating SLS @ Online Event
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Navigating SLS @ Online Event

Paula Winke will be giving a short presentation with a Q&A session for SLS students who have questions about the program on Friday, October 9th at 2 PM.

*Please email soslap@cal.msu.edu to register for the event*

Oct
12
Mon
The Essential Skills for Navigating Graduate School in a Pandemic @ Online Event
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Essential Skills for Navigating Graduate School in a Pandemic @ Online Event

It is not uncommon for graduate students to experience some anxiety and depression while completing their degree. Balancing personal, family, work, and academic responsibilities can feel overwhelming at times. In 2020, the degree of difficulty and stress has increased substantially due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Our news feeds are also filled with stories of and protests about violence against communities of color and the awful realities of systemic oppression. In order to thrive in your graduate school experience amidst all of this negativity, it is helpful to be able to quickly assess your emotional health status and use this data to regain your emotional balance so you can move through your to do list effectively.

This 6-part series will help you understand the importance of emotional wellness, help you see the connection between emotional health and optimal performance, and provide you with the basic emotional wellness tools to help you be more resilient and effective in all the important areas of your life. The class will incorporate basic principles of healthy human psychological functioning, as well as the core concepts of Acceptance Commitment Theory (ACT), and a brief introduction to Shame Resilience Theory (SRT).

This series meets on six dates (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16). Participants must be able to attend all sessions.

Registration is required. Registration period is 9/14/20 – 10/2/20.

Oct
13
Tue
Authorship, Plagiarism and Peer Review @ Online Event
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Authorship, Plagiarism and Peer Review @ Online Event

Responsible Conduct of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RCRSCA): Workshop Series 

This workshop series is intended to support the efforts of departments and graduate programs in fostering responsible research/scholarly practices. The expectation is that student/trainee research/scholarship will be of higher quality, and that students/trainees will be better able to avoid and respond to situations involving irresponsible research/scholarly practices and behaviors. Find out from your Department, School, or Program which specific workshops are required for you. Click here to learn more and register.