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== EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2017 ==
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== EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2019 ==
  
This 1 credit seminar course is intended to provide orientation information to incoming EEB graduate students, although it is open to other students; we strongly advise new students to take it.  The course will meet for about an hour a week, with 2-3 faculty or a small panel of other EEB-connected people discussing a given topic each week.   
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This 1 credit seminar course is intended to provide orientation information to incoming EEB graduate students, although it is open to other students; we strongly advise new students to take it.  The course will meet for about 75 min, once a week, to discuss topics related to professional development with a rotating cast of faculty, grad. students, or other EEB-connected people.   
  
 
'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 3:45-5   
 
'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 3:45-5   
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'''Course coordinators:''' [http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu Elizabeth Jockusch], [http://elphick.lab.uconn.edu/ Chris Elphick]
 
'''Course coordinators:''' [http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu Elizabeth Jockusch], [http://elphick.lab.uconn.edu/ Chris Elphick]
  
'''Grading:''' This course is graded on an S/U basis.  Regular attendance and participation will result in a grade of S.
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'''Grading:''' Officially, letter grades are assigned in this course; in our minds, it's graded on an S/U basis (but there are significant paperwork hurdles to doing that officially).  Regular attendance and participation constitutes satisfactory performance, for which students will earn an 'A'.
 
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NOTE THAT SOME PRESENTERS, DATES, ETC. STILL NEED TO BE CONFIRMED (NOTED BELOW)
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Tentative syllabus (subject to change)
 
Tentative syllabus (subject to change)
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|| [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/holsinger.html Kent Holsinger]
 
|| [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/holsinger.html Kent Holsinger]
 
|| What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?   
 
|| What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?   
|| [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-wU9Sg5MrvhaEZqQW5JTEl3Wms Kent's presentation on career outcomes]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhMDJ0Z0kyR0xQcjA/view EEB graduate employment]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ohzrJpXEHcAXu-DHri9FONe53OD0Pv_Zr5wtGR02odY Kent's presentation]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1c6xE6XjyuDtR4Uj_eLyEcMrWruiz-B_m EEB Alum Employment]<br>
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[https://tableau.dsc.umich.edu/t/UM-Public/views/RackhamDoctoralProgramStatistics/ProgramStatistics?:embed=y&:showAppBanner=false&:showShareOptions=true&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no&FOSDParameter=All+Rackham University of Michigan PhD outcomes website]<br>
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[https://tableau.dsc.umich.edu/t/UM-Public/views/RackhamMastersProgramStatistics/ProgramStatistics?:embed=y&:showAppBanner=false&:showShareOptions=true&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no&FOSDParameter=All+Rackham University of Michigan MS outcomes website]<br>
 
[https://www.insidehighered.com/advice Inside Higher Ed Career Advice]<br>
 
[https://www.insidehighered.com/advice Inside Higher Ed Career Advice]<br>
 
[https://versatilephd.com/ The Versatile PhD]<br>
 
[https://versatilephd.com/ The Versatile PhD]<br>
 
[https://career.uconn.edu/graduate-students/ UConn Career Services for grads]<br>
 
[https://career.uconn.edu/graduate-students/ UConn Career Services for grads]<br>
[http://www.onsf.uconn.edu/graduate/ UConn National Fellowships Office]
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|| [http://www.nsfgrfp.org NSF fellowships]
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| Sept 5
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| Sept 3
|| [http://plasticity.uconn.edu Carl Schlichting], [http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu Elizabeth Jockusch]   
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|| [http://plasticity.uconn.edu Carl Schlichting],<br> [http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu Elizabeth Jockusch]   
 
|| University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies  
 
|| University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies  
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||[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PTpgebWfxNaQi4Pl9XUREBlZF92Wsqno Carl and Elizabeth's presentation]
{{pdf|https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-wU9Sg5MrvhbjF4QnVURHJFdUU}} Carl and Elizabeth's presentation (ontogenies and resources)
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|| Homework: web site assignment will be distributed; send a link to your draft website to Chris in advance of class
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| Sept 12
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| Sept 10
|| [http://algae.eeb.uconn.edu/ Louise Lewis], [http://rubegalab.uconn.edu/hollybrown/ Holly Brown]
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|| [http://elphick.lab.uconn.edu/ Chris Elphick]
|| Developing as a teacher
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|| Communicating your work: web sites
| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/d/d0/Developing_as_a_Teacher.2017.pdf Louise and Holly's presentation on teaching]<br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/4/41/DiscussionParticipationRubric_f16%283%29.pdf Discussion participation rubric]<br>
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[http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.cellbio.24.110707.175306?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&journalCode=cellbio Reading on teaching innovations]<br>
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[http://gcci.uconn.edu/ Graduate Certificate in College Instruction]<br>
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|| Homework: Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 characteristics of good scientific questions
 
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| Sept 19
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| Sept 17
|| [http://phylogeny.uconn.edu Paul Lewis]  
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||[https://bolnicklab.wordpress.com/ Dan Bolnick],<br>[http://www.tapeworms.uconn.edu Janine Caira]<br>
|| Communicating your work: web sites
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|| Formulating good scientific questions
|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/plewis/downloads/uconn-eeb-websites.pdf}} P. Lewis presentation<br><br>
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|| [https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GDOc8phqd1kAh-77flyUDdUlRdXgbVgg Janine and Dan's presentation]
|| Homework: complete your web site.
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|| Homework: identify, for next week's discussion, a person or activity that greatly influenced your learning
 
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| Sept 26
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| Sept 24
||[http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/ Jill Wegrzyn], [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Andrew_Bush Andy Bush]
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk Kurt Schwenk],<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Annette_Evans Annette Evans]
|| Work-life balance
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|| Developing as a teacher
|| [http://www.academiaobscura.com/the-workaholic-and-academia/ In defense of downtime]<br>
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|| [http://gcci.uconn.edu/ Graduate Certificate in College Instruction]<br>
[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soin.12029/abstract Greedy institutions, overwork, and work-life balance (Sullivan 2013)]
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[http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml Learning style quiz]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1l4eoSeqI-AKs7sWpyVtfc0MLMJnW5vQ7 Annette's presentation on teaching]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ICaN9WU7uH6ZDPM4_nOEHpi7jAjshgmb Kurt's teaching tips]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tu0Z_xYbVIcqabFdoF0BO3jLQBrU3Xhs Evidence-based teaching/learning practices]<br>
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|| Homework: Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 qualities that you look for in a mentor
 
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| Oct 3
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| Oct 1
|| Grad panel: Becca Colby, Lisa Terlova, Jaleigh Pier and Morgan Napier
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/simon_lab/member_pages/c_simon.php Chris Simon]<br>
|| Courses, committees, TAing, getting started
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[https://elizagrames.github.io/ Eliza Grames]<br>
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|| Mentoring
|| Panel discussion: come with questions
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||[https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7331-570a Managing your advisor]<br>
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[https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/mentoring-plans-a-really-useful-tool-for-pis-and-their-lab-members/ Mentoring plans]<br>
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[https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7537-127a Why mentor undergraduates?] (skim)<br>
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[http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447791a.html?foxtrotcallback=true Good mentoring] (optional)<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1omFzfysIIFVu6pfvloWUQLgmgjUi70Vd Mentoring whiteboard]<br>
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|| Homework: track the hours you spend on work this week (for discussion next week)
 
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| Oct 10
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| Oct 8
|| [http://www.tapeworms.uconn.edu Janine Caira], [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk Kurt Schwenk]
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|| [http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/ Jill Wegrzyn],<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/urban/ Mark Urban]<br>
|| Formulating good scientific questions
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|| Work-life balance
|| NEED UPDATE?<br>
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||[https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L91SBSFrXCbU59sX7QgUZNNBvcgP0MFE Jill and Mark's presentation]<br>
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhaVBCVlktQUFBdWM/view Kurt and Yaowu's handout on choosing research questions]<br>
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[https://www.thetroutlook.com/latest-updates/work-life-balance-a-grad-students-perspective Grad perspective on balance]<br>
Alon 2009 on [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1097276509006418 choosing good scientific problems]<br>
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[https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07511-w Achieving balance with kids]<br>
E. O. Wilson on [http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/27856929.pdf scientific discovery] <br>
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|| Homework: come up with three questions for next week's grad. panel - email to Elizabeth, before Monday morning
Founding of the NSF: [https://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nsf50/vbush1945.htm text] [https://archive.org/details/scienceendlessfr00unit pdf]<br>
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[https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/advice-good-reasons-for-choosing-a-research-project-plus-some-bad-ones/ Good] and [https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/advice-weak-reasons-for-choosing-a-research-project/ less] good reasons for choosing a question
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| Oct 17
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| Oct 15
|| [http://www.morgantingley.com Morgan Tingley],<br>
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|| [https://andrewstillman.weebly.com/ Andrew Stillman], [http://www.rebeccacolby.com Becca Colby]<br>[https://joneslab.uconn.edu/person/henry-frye/ Henry Frye]
[http://bagchi.eeb.uconn.edu/ Robi Bagchi]
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|| Grad panel: TAing, research & anything else you want to talk about!
|| Communicating your work: conferences and publishing
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|| [http://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/advice-how-to-win-the-buell-and-braun-awards-at-the-esa-annual-meeting/ Getting a speaker award] <br>
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|| Homework: Conduct a Pivot search ([https://guides.lib.uconn.edu/grants/Pivot click here]) related to your research or internship interests; identify at least 3 grant programs (excluding NSF) where you can apply for funding
[http://oikosjournal.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/advice-how-to-network-at-conferences/ How to network] <br>
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[http://oikosjournal.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/talk-and-stats-tips.pdf How to give a good talk] <br>
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[http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/Publ_Peer-Review-Booklet.pdf Guide to Peer Review (British Ecological Society)] <br>
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[http://www.uky.edu/~cfox/PeerReview/Index.htm Joy of Peer Review]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhQ0RUcE4tem4xTjA/view Robi's publishing advice]
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| Oct 24
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| Oct 22
|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/simon_lab/member_pages/c_simon.php Chris Simon],<br> [http://www.knutielab.com/ Sarah Knutie]
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|| [https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjeffseemann Jeff Seeman]<br>
|| Mentoring
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[https://vmilici.weebly.com Val Milici]
|| Science Careers: [http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2014/01/getting-mentoring-you-need Getting mentoring]<br>
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|| How does research funding work
Nature: [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447791a.html?foxtrotcallback=true Good mentoring]<br>
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[https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7537-127a Why mentor undergraduates?]<br>
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[https://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038/nj7331-570a Managing your advisor]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhNTFLelVoRWRQYVk/view Mentoring Discussion]
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|| Homework: come up with three questions for next week's alumni panel - email to Chris, before Monday morning
 
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| Oct 31
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| Oct 29
|| [http://carlosgarciarobledo.org/UCONN/ Carlos Garcia-Robledo],<br> [http://mesandor.weebly.com/ Manette Sandor]
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|| [http://www.ddcf.org/about-us/staff--advisory-councils/environment-program/sacha-spector/ Sacha Spector],<br>
|| How does research funding work
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Erin King,<br>  
|| NEED  UPDATE? <br>
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[http://www.skogenlab.org/ Krissa Skogen]<br>
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/b/b1/Garcia_Robledo_alternative_funding.pdf Carlos's funding presentation]<br>
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|| Alumni panel: Careers outside academia
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/1/11/Schultz_presentation_18_oct_2016_funding_environment.pdf Eric's funding summary]
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|| Homework: Identify at least 1 annual conference specific to your discipline
 
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| Nov 7
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| Nov 5
|| Grad panel: Valerie Milici, Austin Spence & TBD
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|| [https://joneslab.uconn.edu Cindi Jones] <br> [https://austinrspence.wixsite.com/hummingbirder Austin Spence]
|| Getting started in research
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|| Conferences, professional societies and networking
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/d/dc/Diggle_Societies_2013.pdf Diggle 2013] (watch the video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijDoNm19OvQ here])  
|| Panel discussion: come with questions
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|| Homework: do all of the following
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*Identify an ethical dilemma you have faced during work/school that you are comfortable sharing with the class
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*Read [https://policy.uconn.edu/2011/05/17/employee-code-of-conduct/ UConn's code of conduct], especially the Research Principles section
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*Look up the code of conduct for one professional society, meeting or academic institution of your choice
 
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| Nov 14
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| Nov 12
|| Alumni panel:<br>
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||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebwww/people/pamela-diggle/ Pam Diggle], <br>[https://www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/our-scientists/dr-gene-e-likens Gene Likens ]
[http://www.ddcf.org/about-us/staff--advisory-councils/environment-program/sacha-spector/ Sacha Spector],<br>
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|| Research ethics and regulations
Erin King,<br> [http://today.uconn.edu/author/chb09010/ Christine Buckley],<br> [https://lccnetwork.org/person/brian-branciforte Brian Branciforte]
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||[https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/rics/responsible-conduct-of-research/ UConn RCR training]<br>
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[https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6461/20?utm_campaign=toc_sci-mag_2019-10-03&et_rid=34817607&et_cid=3015177 Misconduct example]<br>
|| Careers outside academia
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{{pdf|https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhT3hRRDM5aVJweGs/view}}Pam on research ethics<br>
|| [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1509/epdf Ecological careers at NGOs]
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||Panel discussion: come with questions
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Optional additional readings:<br>
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[https://policy.uconn.edu/2011/05/17/employee-code-of-conduct/# UConn's code of conduct]-see especially Research section<br>
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[http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1126/science.313.5791.1222 Another misconduct example]<br>
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Nature Editorial on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7305/full/466438a.html research misconduct]<br>
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Biological Conservation Editorial on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320714002304 coauthorship]<br>
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||Identify at least 3 journals relevant to your discipline; look up the impact factor and read the instructions to authors for each of the journals.
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| Nov 19
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|| [http://bagchi.eeb.uconn.edu/ Robi Bagchi],<br>[https://www.knutielab.com Sarah Knutie]
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|| Communicating your work: publishing
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/b/b8/PublishingTalk_2019.pdf Robi & Sarah's publishing advice] <br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/1/11/Knutie_Checklist_Mansucripts_16Nov2019.pdf Sarah's guidance on how to break up the manuscript writing process] <br>
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[http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/Publ_Peer-Review-Booklet.pdf Guide to Peer Review (British Ecological Society)] <br>
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|| Homework: Identify a piece of science outreach that has influenced you in some way
 
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||CONFIRM [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebwww/people/pamela-diggle/ Pam Diggle], .... 
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|| [http://rubegalab.uconn.edu Margaret Rubega],<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/dwagner/ Dave Wagner]
|| Research ethics and regulations
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|| Nature Editorial on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v466/n7305/full/466438a.html research misconduct]<br>
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Biological Conservation Editorial on [http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320714002304 coauthorship]<br>
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{{pdf|https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhT3hRRDM5aVJweGs/view}}Pam on research ethics<br>
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[http://research.uconn.edu/irb/responsible-conduct-of-research/ UConn RCR training]
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| Dec 5
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|| CONFIRM [http://rubegalab.uconn.edu Margaret Rubega], [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/dwagner/ Dave Wagner]  
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|| Broader impacts, social media, and communication outside academia  
 
|| Broader impacts, social media, and communication outside academia  
||[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/110106/abstract How Broad Are Our Broader Impacts? An Analysis]<br>
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|| {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/f/fe/Broader_Impacts_2019_Seminar_Slides.pdf}} D Wagner presentation<br>
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[https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2014/10/tweet-or-not-tweet To tweet or not to tweet]<br>
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[https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07046/nsf07046.jsp NSF letter on broader impacts]<br>
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[https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/special/broaderimpacts/ NSF web site on broader impacts]<br>
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[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/110106/abstract How Broad Are Our Broader Impacts? An Analysis]<br>
 
[http://static.squarespace.com/static/537e3307e4b0f243f70408ce/t/54170bb5e4b014f5fe7f2330/1410796469518/Evolving%20Culture%20of%20Science%20Engagement%20-%20Phase%201%20Report.pdf How The Culture of Science Engagement is Evolving]  
 
[http://static.squarespace.com/static/537e3307e4b0f243f70408ce/t/54170bb5e4b014f5fe7f2330/1410796469518/Evolving%20Culture%20of%20Science%20Engagement%20-%20Phase%201%20Report.pdf How The Culture of Science Engagement is Evolving]  
 
(Read Exec Summary and 1st four pages of Intro)<br>
 
(Read Exec Summary and 1st four pages of Intro)<br>
{{pdf|https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhZDRJRkZsaDM4U1E/view}} D Wagner presentation<br>
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Latest revision as of 19:12, 4 December 2019

EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2019

This 1 credit seminar course is intended to provide orientation information to incoming EEB graduate students, although it is open to other students; we strongly advise new students to take it. The course will meet for about 75 min, once a week, to discuss topics related to professional development with a rotating cast of faculty, grad. students, or other EEB-connected people.

Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:45-5

Location: Bamford Room (Torrey 171B)

Course coordinators: Elizabeth Jockusch, Chris Elphick

Grading: Officially, letter grades are assigned in this course; in our minds, it's graded on an S/U basis (but there are significant paperwork hurdles to doing that officially). Regular attendance and participation constitutes satisfactory performance, for which students will earn an 'A'.

Tentative syllabus (subject to change)

Date Presenters Topic Resources Notes
Aug 27 Kent Holsinger What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?

Kent's presentation
EEB Alum Employment
University of Michigan PhD outcomes website
University of Michigan MS outcomes website
Inside Higher Ed Career Advice
The Versatile PhD
UConn Career Services for grads

Sept 3 Carl Schlichting,
Elizabeth Jockusch
University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies Carl and Elizabeth's presentation Homework: web site assignment will be distributed; send a link to your draft website to Chris in advance of class
Sept 10 Chris Elphick Communicating your work: web sites Homework: Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 characteristics of good scientific questions
Sept 17 Dan Bolnick,
Janine Caira
Formulating good scientific questions Janine and Dan's presentation Homework: identify, for next week's discussion, a person or activity that greatly influenced your learning
Sept 24 Kurt Schwenk,
Annette Evans
Developing as a teacher Graduate Certificate in College Instruction

Learning style quiz
Annette's presentation on teaching
Kurt's teaching tips
Evidence-based teaching/learning practices

Homework: Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 qualities that you look for in a mentor
Oct 1 Chris Simon

Eliza Grames

Mentoring Managing your advisor

Mentoring plans
Why mentor undergraduates? (skim)
Good mentoring (optional)
Mentoring whiteboard

Homework: track the hours you spend on work this week (for discussion next week)
Oct 8 Jill Wegrzyn,
Mark Urban
Work-life balance Jill and Mark's presentation

Grad perspective on balance
Achieving balance with kids

Homework: come up with three questions for next week's grad. panel - email to Elizabeth, before Monday morning
Oct 15 Andrew Stillman, Becca Colby
Henry Frye
Grad panel: TAing, research & anything else you want to talk about! Homework: Conduct a Pivot search (click here) related to your research or internship interests; identify at least 3 grant programs (excluding NSF) where you can apply for funding
Oct 22 Jeff Seeman

Val Milici

How does research funding work Homework: come up with three questions for next week's alumni panel - email to Chris, before Monday morning
Oct 29 Sacha Spector,

Erin King,
Krissa Skogen

Alumni panel: Careers outside academia Homework: Identify at least 1 annual conference specific to your discipline
Nov 5 Cindi Jones
Austin Spence
Conferences, professional societies and networking Diggle 2013 (watch the video here) Homework: do all of the following
  • Identify an ethical dilemma you have faced during work/school that you are comfortable sharing with the class
  • Read UConn's code of conduct, especially the Research Principles section
  • Look up the code of conduct for one professional society, meeting or academic institution of your choice
Nov 12 Pam Diggle,
Gene Likens
Research ethics and regulations UConn RCR training

Misconduct example
Pdficon small.gifPam on research ethics

Optional additional readings:
UConn's code of conduct-see especially Research section
Another misconduct example
Nature Editorial on research misconduct
Biological Conservation Editorial on coauthorship

Identify at least 3 journals relevant to your discipline; look up the impact factor and read the instructions to authors for each of the journals.
Nov 19 Robi Bagchi,
Sarah Knutie
Communicating your work: publishing Robi & Sarah's publishing advice

Sarah's guidance on how to break up the manuscript writing process
Guide to Peer Review (British Ecological Society)

Homework: Identify a piece of science outreach that has influenced you in some way
Nov 26 THANKSGIVING BREAK
Dec 3 Margaret Rubega,
Dave Wagner
Broader impacts, social media, and communication outside academia Pdficon small.gif D Wagner presentation

To tweet or not to tweet
NSF letter on broader impacts
NSF web site on broader impacts
How Broad Are Our Broader Impacts? An Analysis
How The Culture of Science Engagement is Evolving (Read Exec Summary and 1st four pages of Intro)

Useful readings: Some modest advice for graduate students: Steve Stearns and Ray Huey
The full exchange is on Ray Huey's page: http://faculty.washington.edu/hueyrb/prospective.php

Stephen Stearns's later reflections: http://stearnslab.yale.edu/designs-learning

Nature editorial on life outside of academia
Nature perspective on choosing alternative careers

Advice for new graduate students

Advice on a range of topics from Science magazine