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Academic Chats: Apply for Academic Positions

Want to apply for an academic position? How do you begin your academic job search? What can you do now as a graduate student to find out more about various kinds of academic careers?  Come and explore these and other questions with us at our first Academic Chat for 2016-2017.


  • Michael Frank, professor, Psychology
  • Thomas Markland, assistant professor, Chemistry

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Connecting with Leaders: Knowledge, Wisdom, and Community Building

The Connecting with Leaders program is an opportunity for students to connect with established leaders who will share their knowledge, wisdom, and sense of community. The event will present five distinguished leader fellows from the Distinguished Careers Institute in a panel discussion, followed by an informal Q&A, and a reception for networking opportunities. Among the five highlighted fellows, other selected fellows will be in attendance eager to meet graduate students and build connections.

Affirmative Consent Panel Discussion

Affirmative consent, or the affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity from both partners, reduces ambiguity in sexual situations. This panel will discuss California's affirmative consent law, highlighting its goals and limits for promoting a culture of respect on campus, and also probe into how affirmative consent is implemented on campuses and how students' understand its meaning. Panelists will represent legal, research, and activist perspectives. 

Strategies to Promote Access to Learning for All Students

In this interactive workshop, Becoming Aware of Inequities in Science Classrooms and Exploring Strategies to Promote Access for All Students, participants will participate in a common experience as the basis for discussing how some students may experience learning environments differently from one another. Individual participants will then have the opportunity to self-assess their current awareness of twenty common equitable teaching strategies and identify those that could be immediately implemented in their classrooms, laboratories, group meetings, or other professional s

The Future of Reading and Writing

As digital media continues to impact and envelop reading and writing practices, how is it shaping the future of reading and writing? In this session we will consider critical literacy and text production among youth and their communities that is often overlooked, and share successful experiences with guiding youth to read and write the world around them in ways that are relevant to their own realities. The session will open with a lightning talk by educator Catlin Tucker.

Light reception follows from 7pm to 8pm.


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