Events & Programs

Date

Event

Every Day

Full Circle Food Pantry Mini Available every day; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged “to take what you need, and give what you can!” Come by and grab food you need and, if you are in a position to donate food or personal items, please email gradsupport@uark.edu.

Every Day

Room to DefendSubject to availability; Graduate School Conference Room (GEAR 211)

Graduate students are now able to request our GSIE conference room (GEAR 211; seats 6-8 people) for thesis and dissertation defenses. For more information, email gradsupport@uark.edu.

Tuesdays

Let's Talk2pm-4pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Free, confidential chats with a CAPS mental health counselor. No appointment needed; just walk on in!

Fridays

Free Coffee FridaysAvailable every Friday 8am-5pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

Come by and grab a cup of coffee on us.

Monday, September 16, 2019

TIPS for TAs: Crafting Creative Assessments and AssignmentsMeet-up Monday; 9:40am-10:30am; Gibson AnnexRegistration for this Crafting Creative Assignments Session is requested

We often rely on the same methods of evaluation for students.  Papers and exams are useful, but how can we engage students creativity to show that they understand complex ideas and are thinking critically?  We will highlight ways that instructors can use different ways of assessing student comprehension.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Crafting Your Personal Elevator Pitch for Women3pm-5pm; Graduate Student Lounge (GEAR 206)

This session is specifically designed for interested female graduate students to learn how to identify a target audience and tailor your message to create a compelling pitch or "elevator speech." We'll also break into small groups to develop and practice your personal pitch. Snacks provided. Registration is not required but is appreciated.

Friday, September 20, 2019

TIPS for TAs: How Can I Add to or Change MY Assignments and Assessments?Follow Up Friday; 12pm-3pm drop in; Gibson Annex

What ideas do you have? How can we help you implement them and help to create them?

Friday, September 20, 2019

Crafting Your Personal Elevator Pitch for Women1pm-3pm; Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub (123 W. Mountain St.)

This session is specifically designed for interested female graduate students to learn how to identify a target audience and tailor your message to create a compelling pitch or "elevator speech." We'll also break into small groups to develop and practice your personal pitch. Pizza provided. Registration is not required but is appreciated.

Monday, September 30, 2019

TIPS for TAs: Academic IntegrityMeet-up Monday; 9:40am-10:30am; Gibson AnnexRegistration for this Academic Integrity Session is requested

Academic Integrity is an important and often tricky topic to navigate.  How can we address the issues and lessen instances of academic integrity violations?  What should we consider in a syllabus, exam, on assignments, or in collaborative group work?

Friday, October 4, 2019

TIPS for TAs Series: How Can I Change MY Practices to Decrease Academic Integrity Violations?Follow Up Friday; 12pm-3pm drop in; Gibson Annex

What ideas do you have? What changes do you want to make, how can we help you brainstorm?

Monday, October 14, 2019

TIPS for TAs: Making Blackboard Work for YOU!Meet-up Monday; 9:40am-10:30am; Gibson AnnexRegistration for this Blackboard Session is requested

We often do not know the tools available to us.  We often get frustrated when we want to do something but do not know how.  Blackboard is a very versatile tool that can help you organize, grade, and provide content to students. However, it is also complex!  Let us help you make Blackboard work for you and your unique teaching needs. We will show you some tips and tricks to make your Blackboard experience better, save you time with grading and course creation, highlight tools can make your teaching experience easier, and provide design tips and advice.

Friday, October 18, 2019

TIPS for TAs: What Changes Can I Make to Make MY Blackboard Course? Follow Up Friday; 12pm-3pm drop in; Gibson Annex

What would you like to add or change to your course?  How can we walk you through your course and make some of the changes discussed on Monday?

Monday, October 28, 2019

TIPS for TAs: Using Reflection to Enhance Student EngagementMeet-up Monday; 9:40am-10:30am; Gibson AnnexRegistration for this Session on Using Reflection is requested

Research shows that students are better able to critically assess and comprehend materials when our assignments and assessments include an element of reflection. We will explore strategies to increase critical reflection in your course.

Friday, November 1, 2019

TIPS for TAs: How Can I add Reflection in MY Class? Follow Up Friday; 12pm-3pm drop in; Gibson Annex

How can we add an element of reflection in your existing course?  What do your assignments look like? Can we increase this valuable teaching tool?

Monday, November 11, 2019

TIPS for TAs: Using Using Videos to Create and Deliver ContentMeet-up Monday; 9:40am-10:30am; Gibson AnnexRegistration for this Session on Using Videos is requested

We have many video tools that we can use to not only create content, but also curate content and have students create content and complete assignments.

Friday, November 15, 2019

TIPS for TAs: How do I use the video tools? Follow Up Friday; 12pm-3pm drop in; Gibson Annex

Learn how to use the tools and how to adapt or adjust assignments to use video.

Monday, November 25, 2019

TIPS for TAs: Getting Students to Collaborate in the Classroom and on AssignmentsMeet-up Monday; 9:40am-10:30am; Gibson AnnexRegistration for this Session on Getting Students to Collaborate is requested

Collaboration often helps students to understand the material in a different way.  What kinds of assignments and tools are there to encourage collaboration among students?