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== EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2018 ==
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== EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2021 ==
  
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
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'''Meeting time:''' Tuesdays 3:45-5
  
'''Location:''' Bamford Room (Torrey 171B)
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'''Location:''' TLS 371
  
 
'''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 THE SCHEDULE IS STILL BEING FINALIZED - DON'T TRUST ANYTHING IN THE TABLE BELOW ...
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Tentative syllabus (subject to change)
 
Tentative syllabus (subject to change)
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| Aug. 31
|| [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/holsinger.html Kent Holsinger]
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|| [http://elphick.lab.uconn.edu/ Chris Elphick],<br>
|| What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?  
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[http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu Elizabeth Jockusch]
|| [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-wU9Sg5MrvhaEZqQW5JTEl3Wms Kent's presentation on career outcomes]<br>
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|| University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies  
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhMDJ0Z0kyR0xQcjA/view EEB graduate employment]<br>
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|| [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CZdu9NMYFFn5qIVk4WhKchJ4bXlq1lV2/view?usp=sharing Elizabeth's presentation-Resources]<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/File:Compliance_intro_2021.pdf Chris's presentation-Compliance]
[https://www.insidehighered.com/advice Inside Higher Ed Career Advice]<br>
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||Homework: (1) Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 qualities that you look for in a mentor. <br> (2) Advance notice: build (or update) a professional web site--complete a draft website to share during class on 21st Sept. Paul  Lewis's very helpful instructions will get you started {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/d/da/EEB-5100-web-site-homework.pdf}}.  
[https://versatilephd.com/ The Versatile PhD]<br>
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[https://career.uconn.edu/graduate-students/ UConn Career Services for grads]<br>
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[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 4
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| Sept 7
|| [http://plasticity.uconn.edu Carl Schlichting], [http://jockusch.eeb.uconn.edu Elizabeth Jockusch]
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/projects/cicada/simon_lab/member_pages/c_simon.php Chris Simon],<br> [https://www.knutielab.com Sarah Knutie]
|| University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies
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|| Mentoring
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|| [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447791a.html Good mentoring (from Nature)]<br>
{{pdf|https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-wU9Sg5MrvhbjF4QnVURHJFdUU}} Carl and Elizabeth's presentation (ontogenies and resources)
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[http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2014/01/getting-mentoring-you-need Getting mentoring (from Science)]<br>
|| Homework: track the hours you work this week and next
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[https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/mentoring-plans-a-really-useful-tool-for-pis-and-their-lab-members/ Megan Duffy's mentoring plan outline (from Dynamic Ecology)]
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|| Homework: Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 characteristics of good scientific questions
 
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| Sept 11
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| Sept 14
|| [http://phylogeny.uconn.edu Paul Lewis]
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|| [https://bolnicklab.wordpress.com/ Dan Bolnick],<br>[https://monkeyflower.uconn.edu Yaowu Yuan]
|| 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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|| Alon 2009 on [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1097276509006418 choosing good scientific problems]<br>
|| Homework: complete your web site
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| Sept 18
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||[http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/ Jill Wegrzyn],<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Andrew_Bush Andy Bush],<br>[http://www.jasondavidlech.com/ Jason Lech]
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|| Work-life balance
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|| [http://www.academiaobscura.com/the-workaholic-and-academia/ In defense of downtime]<br>
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[http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/soin.12029/abstract Greedy institutions, overwork, and work-life balance (Sullivan 2013)]
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|| Homework: come up with three questions for next week's panel - email to Chris E, before Monday morning
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| Sept 25
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|| Grad panel: TBD
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|| Courses, committees, TAing, getting started
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|| Panel discussion: come with questions
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| Oct 2
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|| [http://algae.eeb.uconn.edu/ Louise Lewis],<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Annette_Evans Annette Evans]
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|| Developing as a teacher
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| [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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| Oct 9
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk Kurt Schwenk],<br> ''[http://www.tapeworms.uconn.edu Janine Caira]''
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|| Formulating good scientific questions  
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|| [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-wU9Sg5MrvhTm9iUUluX2JJeTA Janine and Kurt's presentation on choosing questions]<br>
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[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhaVBCVlktQUFBdWM/view Kurt and Yaowu's handout on choosing research questions]<br>
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Alon 2009 on [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1097276509006418 choosing good scientific problems]<br>
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[http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jcs.033340 Schwartz 2008] on the importance of stupidity in research<br>
 
[http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jcs.033340 Schwartz 2008] on the importance of stupidity in research<br>
E. O. Wilson on [http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/27856929.pdf scientific discovery] <br>
 
 
Founding of the NSF: [https://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nsf50/vbush1945.htm text] [https://archive.org/details/scienceendlessfr00unit pdf]<br>
 
Founding of the NSF: [https://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nsf50/vbush1945.htm text] [https://archive.org/details/scienceendlessfr00unit pdf]<br>
 
[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<br>
 
[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<br>
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Dan's blog posts on [https://ecoevoevoeco.blogspot.com/2019/09/inspiration.html finding inspiration] and [https://ecoevoevoeco.blogspot.com/2019/09/fads.html fads]<br>
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[http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.08.012 Predictability of transformative research]<br>
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[http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1365-2745.12025 100 Questions in Ecology]
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|| Homework: Build (or update) a professional web site--complete a draft website to share during class on 21st Sept. Paul  Lewis's very helpful instructions will get you started {{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/d/da/EEB-5100-web-site-homework.pdf}}.
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| Sept 21
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|| [https://phylogeny.uconn.edu Paul Lewis]
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|| Communicating your work: web sites
 
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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 28
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||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Kurt_Schwenk Kurt Schwenk], [https://algae.eeb.uconn.edu Louise Lewis],<br>[https://vmilici.weebly.com/ Val Milici]
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||  Developing as a teacher
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|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/0/0b/Dr.SchwenkTeachingtTips.pdf  Kurt's tips on learning]<br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/b/bd/Harry%27sTeachingEngagement.pdf Tips on engaging students]<br>
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[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/3/3c/HowBestToLearn.pdf Tips on how to learn]<br>
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[http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.16-12-0344 Benefits of Active learning for inclusivity]<br>
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[http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6300 Field courses narrow achievement gaps]<br>
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[http://ezproxy.lib.uconn.edu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1093/iob/obaa004 Specimen-based research courses]<br>
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[http://gcci.uconn.edu/ Graduate Certificate in College Instruction]<br>
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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 5
 
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|| [https://llnf.org/staff Sarah Bois],<br> Erin King,<br> [http://www.skogenlab.org/ Krissa Skogen], <br> [https://www.ddcf.org/who-we-are/our-people/staff/sacha-spector-ph.d/ Sacha Spector]
| Oct 16
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|| Alumni panel: Careers outside academia  
|| Alumni panel:<br>
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[http://www.ddcf.org/about-us/staff--advisory-councils/environment-program/sacha-spector/ Sacha Spector],<br>
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||Homework: Identify at least 1 annual conference or professional society specific to your discipline
Erin King,''<br> [https://lccnetwork.org/person/brian-branciforte Brian Branciforte]''
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| Oct 12
|| Careers outside academia
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|| [https://joneslab.uconn.edu Cindi Jones],<br>[http://carlosgarciarobledo.org Carlos Garcia-Robledo]
|| [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1509/epdf Ecological careers at NGOs]
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|| Conferences and professional societies
||Panel discussion: come with questions  
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|| Homework: come up with at least three questions for next week's grad. panel - email to Chris, before Monday morning
 
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| Oct 19
 
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|| Grads TBA
 
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|| Grad panel: TAing, research & anything else you want to talk about!
 
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| Oct 23
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|| Homework: track the hours you spend on work this week (for discussion next week)
|| [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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|| Mentoring
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| Oct 26
|| Science Careers: [http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2014/01/getting-mentoring-you-need Getting mentoring]<br>
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|| [http://compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/ Jill Wegrzyn],<br>[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/urban/ Mark Urban]<br>  
Nature: [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447791a.html?foxtrotcallback=true Good mentoring]<br>
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|| Work-life balance
[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://www.thetroutlook.com/latest-updates/work-life-balance-a-grad-students-perspective Grad perspective on balance]<br>
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wU9Sg5MrvhNTFLelVoRWRQYVk/view Mentoring discussion]<br>
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[https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07511-w Achieving balance with kids]<br>
[https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/mentoring-plans-a-really-useful-tool-for-pis-and-their-lab-members/ Mentoring plans]
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|| Identify at least 2 journals relevant to your discipline; look up the impact factor, read the instructions to authors for each of the journals, and figure out the cost of publishing in each.  Also identify at least 2 grants you could apply for.]
|| Homework: Conduct a Pivot search related to your research interests; identify at least 3 grant programs (excluding NSF) where you can apply for funding
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| Oct 30
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| Nov 2
|| ''[http://carlosgarciarobledo.org/UCONN/ Carlos Garcia-Robledo],<br> ''
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|| [https://bryology.uconn.edu Bernard Goffinet], Liz Clifton<br>  
|| How does research funding work
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|| Writing and Publishing
|| [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/b/b1/Garcia_Robledo_alternative_funding.pdf Carlos's funding presentation]<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>
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/1/11/Schultz_presentation_18_oct_2016_funding_environment.pdf Funding info from Eric Schultz]<br>
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|| Homework: Identify a piece of science outreach that has influenced you in some way
[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/index.php/Funding_Sources EEBedia grants page (needs updating!)]
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|| Homework: come up with three questions for next week's panel - email to Chris E, before Monday morning
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| Nov 6
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| Nov 9
|| Grad panel:  
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||[http://rubegalab.uconn.edu Margaret Rubega],<br>  Holly Brown (NAS Research Associate in Science Education; EEB alum)
|| Getting started in research
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|| Outreach and communication outside academia
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|| [https://www.pnas.org/content/110/Supplement_3/14048 Lupia 2013]<br>
|| Homework: Identify 3 journals and 1 annual conference specific to your discipline; look up the impact factor and read the instructions to authors for each of the journals.
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[https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000061 Lopes et al. 2018]
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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 13
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| Nov 16
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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 ](watch the video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijDoNm19OvQ here])
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||  Scientific ethics
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||  [https://ovpr.uconn.edu/services/rics/responsible-conduct-of-research/ UConn RCR training]<br>
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Read [https://dynamicecology.wordpress.com/2020/01/31/friday-links-240 this blog post]<br>
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And, either [https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00287-y this] or [https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/spider-biologist-denies-suspicions-widespread-data-fraud-his-animal-personality this]<br>
  
|| [http://www.morgantingley.com Morgan Tingley],<br>
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|| Homework: bake a pie!
''[http://bagchi.eeb.uconn.edu/ Robi Bagchi]''
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|| 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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[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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|| Homework: identify an ethical dilemma you have faced during work/school that you are comfortable sharing with the class
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| Nov 20
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| Nov 23
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|| THANKSGIVING BREAK
 
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|| THANKSGIVING BREAK 
 
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| Nov 27
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| Nov 30
||[http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebwww/people/pamela-diggle/ Pam Diggle]
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|| [http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu Kent Holsinger]
|| Research ethics and regulations
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|| What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?
|| 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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|| Homework: Identify a piece of science outreach that has influenced you in some way
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| Dec 4
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|| [http://rubegalab.uconn.edu Margaret Rubega],<br> [http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/people/dwagner/ Dave Wagner]
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|| Broader impacts, social media, and communication outside academia
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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>
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[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]
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(Read Exec Summary and 1st four pages of Intro)<br>
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{{pdf|http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebedia/images/2/2d/Broader_Impacts_2017_Wagner.pdf}} D Wagner presentation<br>
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Latest revision as of 21:55, 19 October 2021

EEB 5100 (Planning for a career in EEB) - FALL 2021

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: TLS 371

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. 31 Chris Elphick,

Elizabeth Jockusch

University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies Elizabeth's presentation-Resources
Chris's presentation-Compliance
Homework: (1) Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 qualities that you look for in a mentor.
(2) Advance notice: build (or update) a professional web site--complete a draft website to share during class on 21st Sept. Paul Lewis's very helpful instructions will get you started Pdficon small.gif.
Sept 7 Chris Simon,
Sarah Knutie
Mentoring Good mentoring (from Nature)

Getting mentoring (from Science)
Megan Duffy's mentoring plan outline (from Dynamic Ecology)

Homework: Identify, for next week's discussion, 3-5 characteristics of good scientific questions
Sept 14 Dan Bolnick,
Yaowu Yuan
Formulating good scientific questions Alon 2009 on choosing good scientific problems

Schwartz 2008 on the importance of stupidity in research
Founding of the NSF: text pdf
Good and less good reasons for choosing a question
Dan's blog posts on finding inspiration and fads
Predictability of transformative research
100 Questions in Ecology

Homework: Build (or update) a professional web site--complete a draft website to share during class on 21st Sept. Paul Lewis's very helpful instructions will get you started Pdficon small.gif.
Sept 21 Paul Lewis Communicating your work: web sites Homework: identify, for next week's discussion, a person or activity that greatly influenced your learning
Sept 28 Kurt Schwenk, Louise Lewis,
Val Milici
Developing as a teacher Kurt's tips on learning

Tips on engaging students
Tips on how to learn
Benefits of Active learning for inclusivity
Field courses narrow achievement gaps
Specimen-based research courses
Graduate Certificate in College Instruction

Homework: come up with three questions for next week's alumni panel - email to Chris, before Monday morning
Oct 5 Sarah Bois,
Erin King,
Krissa Skogen,
Sacha Spector
Alumni panel: Careers outside academia Homework: Identify at least 1 annual conference or professional society specific to your discipline
Oct 12 Cindi Jones,
Carlos Garcia-Robledo
Conferences and professional societies Homework: come up with at least three questions for next week's grad. panel - email to Chris, before Monday morning
Oct 19 Grads TBA Grad panel: TAing, research & anything else you want to talk about! Homework: track the hours you spend on work this week (for discussion next week)
Oct 26 Jill Wegrzyn,
Mark Urban
Work-life balance

Grad perspective on balance
Achieving balance with kids

Identify at least 2 journals relevant to your discipline; look up the impact factor, read the instructions to authors for each of the journals, and figure out the cost of publishing in each. Also identify at least 2 grants you could apply for.]
Nov 2 Bernard Goffinet, Liz Clifton
Writing and Publishing Guide to Peer Review (British Ecological Society)
Homework: Identify a piece of science outreach that has influenced you in some way
Nov 9 Margaret Rubega,
Holly Brown (NAS Research Associate in Science Education; EEB alum)
Outreach and communication outside academia Lupia 2013

Lopes et al. 2018

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 16 Pam Diggle,
Gene Likens (watch the video here)
Scientific ethics UConn RCR training

Read this blog post
And, either this or this

Homework: bake a pie!
Nov 23 THANKSGIVING BREAK
Nov 30 Kent Holsinger What do you aim to accomplish in grad school (and beyond)?
Dec 7 Elizabeth and Chris Semester debriefing and course feedback

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