EEB graduate student orientation seminar

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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 an hour a week, with 2-3 faculty present each week to discuss a given topic. This is a new course and we seek input on what topics we should include.

Meeting time: Tuesdays 3:45-5

Location: TBD

Course coordinators: Elizabeth Jockusch, Chris Elphick

Tentative syllabus (subject to change)

Date Presenters Topic Notes
Aug 26 Elizabeth Jockusch University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies
Sept 2 What do you aim to accomplish in grad school? Relate to strategies for different career paths
Sept 9 What is a dissertation/thesis
Sept 16 Formulating good scientific questions
Sept 23 Research ethics and compliance NSF ethics training/IACUC/IRB/EH&S/BAUR/other lab safety/etc
Sept 30 How does research funding work need to address both NSF/NIH and other agency/foundation sources
Oct 7 How to fund your graduate work maybe a panel of grads??
Oct 14 Communicating your work: how does publishing work need faculty who have been editors
Oct 21 Communicating your work: talks, conferences, and networking
Oct 28 Communicating your work: web sites & social media students should leave with an eebedia or Aurora page set up
Nov 4 Broader impacts and communication outside academia
Nov 11 Developing as a teacher (also discuss how TA assignments work)
Nov 18 Work-life balance
Dec 2 Senior grads/postdocs What I wish I’d known earlier/done differently Panel discussion