Graduate student onboarding courses: Exposing the hidden curriculum to help your students succeed
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Karen Viskupic, Boise State University
Michele Cooke, UMAss Amherst
Nathan Niemi, University of Michigan
Naomi Levin, University of Michigan
Courses designed for new graduate students can build student self-efficacy, and promote equity and inclusion by helping all students develop the skills needed to succeed in graduate school. In this webinar we'll discuss the value of graduate student onboarding, and explore potential topics for inclusion in such courses including student-advisor relationships, time management, communication skills, ethics and professionalism, and the research process. We welcome participation from instructors who teach such courses and want to share ideas, and from instructors who are considering developing such courses and want to learn more.
The purpose of this webinar is to:
- Promote the value of graduate student onboarding courses for developing successful students and programs that are equitable and inclusive
- Share examples of course goals, content, activities, and logistics
- Provide opportunities for participants to share ideas, build stronger courses, or get started developing new courses
- Develop a community of faculty who are developing and teaching onboarding courses for graduate students
Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
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