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 What do you aim to accomplish in grad school? Relate to strategies for different career paths; aim to have at least one person who has placed grad students in EEB positions outside academia
Sept 2 What is a dissertation/thesis
Sept 9 Formulating good scientific questions
Sept 16 Carl Schlichting University/department structure and resources; Degree ontogenies
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, cover OSP etc.
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, maybe a couple
Oct 21 Communicating your work: talks, conferences, and networking Homework: get set up to edit in eebedia or Aurora
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