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RCR Lecture Series

RCR Lecture Series

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Learn the Art of the Literature Review

Learn the Art of the Literature Review

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Tame the Formatting Beast!

Tame the Formatting Beast!

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PAW (Professional & Academic Workshop) is a consortium of student support organizations who offer workshops and/or speaker series for the benefit and improved success of students. PAW was created through Graduate Studies to reduce redundancy of offerings, improve attendance and relevancy of the workshops offered, and to provide a current calendar to alert participants of upcoming events. Our PAWt-ners work together to assess workshops, provide certificates of completion, and coordinate marketing. 

Navigate the menu below to discover the wide variety of workshops available to you, ranging from teaching to research to funding and more! Many of these workshops are developed for graduate students; however, they would also be informative and useful for undergraduate students, staff, and faculty.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY & RESEARCH ETHICS

academic integrity and research compliance

Conducting research with integrity is a matter of excellence. As researchers, writers, scholars, students, producers of creative works, teachers and members of the University of New Mexico community, we are all expected to follow guidelines, policies, and procedures that represent UNM values with regard to responsible conduct of research, professional ethics, and academic integrity.

AIRE provides you with tools and resources to improve your awareness of responsibilities for learning and adhering to university expectations regarding academic integrity, responsible conduct of research, and other scholarly activities.

The Responsible Conduct of Research (or RCR) workshop series, offered by AIRE, is a course of study intended for the researcher to explore research ethics and the impacts it has on science. Federal funding agencies have provided new regulations mandating RCR certification of those who are funded by federal dollars. At UNM we believe the mandate is not as important as it is to participate in RCR training and to discuss real-life issues and dilemmas that we face during our careers. 

Research Ethics Academic Year 2015-2016 Course and Workshop OVERVIEW.  Please see particular sections for details of each series or presentation.  For a 1 hour credit in this course, please register through the usual process using the CRN (as listed below).  1-credit courses require 800 minutes (13 hours) of instruction or activity.  RCR certification requires 8 hours (minimum) of face-to-face (or mixed methods) content discussion. Contact Dr. Gannon (wgannon@unm.edu ) for further information. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about academic integrity or research ethics. Thank you for your commitment not just to doing research, but to doing research well. Workshop evaluation


DATE TITLE TIME PRESENTER LOCATION
12 - 13 August 2015

Biology 502 sec 025 (CRN 39577): Intensive Research Ethics Course. This is an accelerated Responsible & Ethical Conduct in Research class that covers 14 hours of instruction through face-to-face discussions and out-of-class assignments over two days. All content areas required by federal agencies are covered. 

Contact Carol Martin (Biology) or Instructor to register (override necessary)

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wed and Thurs

William Gannon Castetter 107

25 August 2015 to 27 October 2015

The Researcher and Social Responsibility: This 10 week workshop series will explore the scientist and where she interacts with society. Participants are not required to attend all sessions; however, students who attend all ten sessions will be eligible to receive RCR certification and/or transcripted credit (OILS 593 sec 001, CRN 55131). All the required RCR content will be covered in a highly relevant, dynamic format. Guest speakers will talk about big data, worker inequality, animals and their legal rights, GMO foods and control, global change as an ethical issue, and more! 

Syllabus

Click here for a detailed schedule

Click here to register for one or more sessions. (Those desiring transcript credit must also register on Banner.)

Teaching Presentations.

4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Tuesdays

William Gannon Zimmerman Library 254

November - 6, 13, 20 December - 4

Physics 500 - Departmental Research Overview - Responsible Conduct in Research. 
Objectives:
1. Introduce students to the key ideas underlying the responsible conduct of research.
2. Certify the students to work on National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institute of Health (NIH) grants as required by the US Federal Government

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday

DR. Schwoebel Physics & Astronomy Building, Room 190

Contact:

William Gannon
Academic Integrity & Research Ethics 
Room B69, University Advisement & Enrichment Center Building
(505) 277-3488 
grad.unm.edu/aire

ACADEMIC SKILLS AND SUPPORT

Graduate Studies

The Graduate Resource Center (GRC) is offering a variety of free workshops this semester. Each workshop, presented by either UNM faculty or graduate students, addresses a topic area that is essential to building graduate student academic and professional skills.

Complete list of Fall workshops will be updated soon.

DATE TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER LOCATION
08/25/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Qualitative Analysis Claudia B. Isaac

George Pearl Hall (Architecture building)
Basement, room P104

09/01/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Literature Reviews Lori Townsend Zimmerman Library, Room 105 (Frank Waters Room)
09/08/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Intro to Quantitative Analysis Jose Bucheli Zimmerman 254
09/15/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Becoming a Compelling Communicator William Dunn Zimmerman 105 (Frank Waters Room)
09/22/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Building a Bibliography with Endnote X
Todd Quinn
Zimmerman 254
09/29/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Basic Prezi Kevin Comerford Zimmerman 254
10/06/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Style Manuals and Avoiding Plagiarism Carlyn Pinkins Zimmerman 254
10/13/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Theses and Dissertations 101 Graduate Panel Zimmerman 245 (Herzstein Reading Room)
10/20/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Enhancing Reading Skills Santhosh Candrashekar Zimmerman 254
10/27/2015 1:00-2:00 PM How to Present at a Conference Erin Watley Zimmerman 254
11/03/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Designing a Better Academic Poster Talal Saint-Lôt Zimmerman 254
11/10/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Preparing for Academic and Professional Careers Faculty & Staff Panel Zimmerman 245 (Herzstein Reading Room)


Contact:

Carlyn Pinkins
Graduate Resource Center
1057 Mesa Vista Hall
(505) 277-1097
http://unmgrc.unm.edu/ 

CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UNM Career Services

 

DATE TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER LOCATION
09/16/2015 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Engineering & Science Career Fair
  SUB Ballrooms
09/17/2015 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Business & Accounting Career Fair   SUB Ballrooms
10/01/2015 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Graduate & Professional School Fair SUB Ballrooms
11/19/2015 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Public Service Career Showcase SUB Ballrooms


Contact:

Caitlin Henke
UNM Career Services 
University Advisement and Enrichment Center
Room 220
(505) 277-2531 
career.unm.edu 

COLLEGE TEACHING AND RESOURCES

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The Center for Teaching Excellence serves as a general resource center for all UNM instructors including tenured and tenure-track faculty, lecturers, adjunct faculty, faculty on branch campuses, teaching assistants, clinician educators, and all others who have an instructional role in the classroom. It also offers the Graduate Teaching Academy to UNM graduate students, a program designed to improve graduate students' teaching skills and employment prospects, and oversees the CAPS program.

The CTL also offers OILS 583: Graduate Teaching, a one-credit course which introduces new teaching and graduate assistants to teaching at UNM.The course provides a supportive environment for new teachers, knowledge of pedagogical concepts, strategies for teaching UNM undergraduates, tips on establishing credibility in the classroom, help to overcome the language barrier (for international students), and help with developing a teaching philosophy statement.

Registration Information:

OILS 583 001 Friday 1:00 - 3:00 for domestic students.
OILS 583 002 Friday 3:00 - 5:00 for international students.

Click here to learn more

DATE TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER LOCATION
09/03/2015 3:00 PM What Kinds of Studying are Most Effective? An Introduction to CAPS and Learning Research Anne Compton, CAPS Associate Director Center for Teaching Excellence (UAEC, Room B20)
09/09/2015 2:00-3:30 PM Turn the Classroom Inside Out Tema Milstein UAEC, Room B20
09/15/2015 10:00-11:00 AM The Scholarship of Engagement: The Practice, Process, and Products of Community-Engaged Scholarship Monica Kowal UAEC B20
10/08/2015 2:00-3:00 PM Global Engagement at UNM Nicole Tami, Director of Global Education Initiatives UAEC B20
11/09/2015 1:30-3:30 PM Active Learning Strategies for Engaging Students in Lecture Halls and Learning Studios Aurora Pun and Sushilla Knottenbelt UAEC B20

Contact:

Aeron Haynie
Center for Teaching and Learning
Ahaynie@unm.edu
Zimmerman Library, 3rd Floor
cte.unm.edu

DISSERTATION/THESIS MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING

Graduate Studies

For Fall 2015 term, The Graduate Studies Office is presenting Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript workshops for graduate students who are interested in information that will help them understand the basic procedure to format their manuscript and meet the final degree requirement to submit electronically a thesis or dissertation to the LoboVault repository. The Graduate Studies Degree Requirement Deadline for Fall 2015 term is November 15, 2014, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. for graduate students to graduate for Fall 2015 term.

Please refer to the NEW Manuscript Tutorial Module 1/Module 2/Module 3. This tool will help you become familiar with the Front Matter formatting and the procedures to submit electronically the thesis/dissertation manuscript to the UNM-LoboVault repository.

For more information refer to Thesis/Dissertation Manuscript Webpage.

This workshop will prepare the graduate student to format a thesis or dissertation manuscript by understanding the elements of the Front Matter and incorporating the Body of the Research into a one electronic PDF file. Also, instructions for the additional forms will be discussed, which are necessary for the final electronic submission process with the Graduate Studies Office. No registration is necessary. If the workshop is full , walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows.

DATE TIME LOCATION
   1st Workshop       09/15/2015        10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon       Student Union, Third Floor, Lobo Room A & B   
   2nd Workshop     09/21/2015        10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon     Student Union, Third Floor, Lobo Room A & B   
   3rd Workshop     10/14/2015        10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon     Student Union, Third Floor, Lobo Room A & B 
   4th Workshop     10/29/2015        10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon     Student Union, Third Floor, Lobo Room A & B 


Contact:

Doug Weintraub 
Graduate Studies 
Humanities building, Suite 107 
(505) 277-1578
dwein@unm.edu
http://grad.unm.edu

FEMINIST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Graduate Studies

The Feminist Research Institute is dedicated to the production of scholarship on women, gender, and sexuality, and to the creation of intellectual community among feminist scholars at UNM. UNM has a large number of feminist faculty and graduate students, and the Institute offers an opportunity to meet and work with others both within and across disciplines.

 

DATE TIME LOCATION SUBJECT PRESENTER
CHECK BACK FOR FALL EVENTS!  


Contact:

Justin Larsen
Feminist Research Institute
Humanities 464
femresin@unm.edu
(505) 277-1198 
http://femresin.unm.edu/

GRADUATE FUNDING & ASSISTANTSHIPS

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Offered through Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), these health and wellness workshops are free of charge to UNM students only. Please register for workshops by clicking here

Click here to learn details about the Online Modules/ Materials offered by SHAC Counseling Services.

DATE TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER LOCATION
08/20/2015 7:30 PM Taking Down Rape Culture
Tickets are free for UNM students, faculty, and staff with ID at UNM Bookstore
Laci Green SUB Ballrooms
09/01/2015 REGISTER BY THIS DATE to attend the UNM Student Veterans Retreat
09/03/2015 3:00-5:00 PM Tips and Tricks for Academic Success SHAC staff Student Health & Counseling
09/15/2015 12:00-2:00 PM

Borderlands: Managing One's College Identity
Free lunch provided

SHAC and El Centro staff El Centro de la Raza
09/21/2015 3:00-5:00 PM

Assertive Communication

SHAC staff SHAC
09/29/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression SHAC staff SHAC
10/01/2015 12:00-3:00 PM Test Anxiety SHAC staff SHAC
10/07-10/11/2015

UNM Student Veterans Retreat
REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1ST

SHAC staff Vallecitos Mountain Ranch
10/14/2015 3:00-5:00 PM Better Sleep SHAC staff SHAC
10/28/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Rewiring Your Brain: Changing Habits of Thought, Behavior, and Emotion SHAC staff SHAC
11/04/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression SHAC staff SHAC
11/06/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Anger Management SHAC staff SHAC
11/11/2015 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Laughter Yoga: Laughter for No Reason
Free lunch provided!
SHAC staff El Centro de la Raza
11/11/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Coping with Endings SHAC staff SHAC
11/17/2015 3:30-5:00 PM Healthy Relationships SHAC staff SHAC
12/04/2015 3:00-5:00 PM Anger Management SHAC staff SHAC


Contact:

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)
505-277-3136
studentcounseling@unm.edu

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT

Global Education Office

The Global Education Office (GEO) provides services to international students and scholars coming to UNM, coordinates opportunities for UNM students to study overseas and offers intensive English language programs to students interested in studying in the U.S.

As an advocate for international programs on campus, GEO helps to prepare UNM faculty, administrators, and students to understand and work effectively in a complex and rapidly changing global community.

DATE TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER LOCATION
09/04/2015 2:00-4:00 PM Working in the US as an International Student TBA
09/11/2015 12:00-1:30 PM New Mexico in the Spotlight
Free lunch provided!
TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
09/14/2015 5:30-7:00 PM Car Buying Seminar TBA Baptist Student Union
09/18/2015 12:00-1:30 PM

Talk Like an American
Free lunch provided!

TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
09/25/2015 12:00-1:30 PM These Crazy Americans
Free lunch provided!
TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
10/02/2015 12:00-1:30 PM Street Smarts: Urban Survivor Skills
Free lunch provided!
TBA Ortega Reading Room 335
10/16/2015 2:00-3:30 PM How to Work the UNM System: Ethics in Academia Dr. William Gannon TBA
10/23/2015 3:00-4:30 PM Career Development: Resumes & Cover Letters
Refreshments provided!
Hodgin Hall, Bobo Room (3rd Floor)
11/13/2015 2:00-4:30 PM Work Visas and Permanent Residency TBA


Contact:

Eduardo Nunez
enunez81@unm.edu
Global Education Office
2120 Mesa Vista Hall
(505) 277-0050
http://geo.unm.edu/ 
 

IRB - HUMAN SUBJECTS RESEARCH

IRB Human Subjects Research

The UNM Office of the Institutional Review Board (OIRB) provides weekly workshops to help UNM researchers understand and navigate the UNM IRB. Individual consultations are also available by appointment. 

The schedule below is subject to change, so for the most up-to-date information as well as how to register for a workshop, please visit the OIRB website. NOTE: Pre-requisite for these workshops is successful completion of the CITI Human Subjects Research Course (Social Behavioral or Biomedical – this depends on the nature of your research).

DATE TIME SUBJECT LOCATION
07/01/2015 1:00-2:00 PM

Protocol & Consent Workshop

OIRB Offices:
1805 Sigma Chi Rd. NE
Lower Level (Back Entrance)

07/09/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRBNet Workshop
07/15/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Regulations Workshop
07/23/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Elements Workshop
08/05/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRBNet Workshop
08/13/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Regulations Workshop
08/19/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Elements Workshop
08/27/2015 9:00-10:00 AM Protocol & Consent Form Workshop
09/02/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Regulations Workshop
09/10/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Elements Workshop
09/16/2015 9:00-10:00 AM Protocol & Consent Form Workshop
09/24/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRBNet Workshop
10/07/2015 1:00-2:00 PM IRB Elements Workshop
10/15/2015 1:00-2:00 PM Protocol & Consent Form Workshop
10/21/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRBNet Workshop
10/29/2015 9:00-10:00 AM IRB Regulations Workshop

Contact:

Kathleen Schmidt
UNM Office of the IRB
1805 Sigma Chi Rd. NE
(505) 277-2644 
http://irb.unm.edu

STUDENTS OF COLOR MENTORSHIP AND SUPPORT

project for new mexico graduates of color

The Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color (PNMGC) is a student based organization that is working to build community among historically underrepresented students at the University of New Mexico. PNMGC was founded during the 2002-03 academic year by a group of UNM graduate students of color who recognized the need for an organization that could provide them with various forms of academic, cultural, and leadership support. Currently, PNMGC works with both undergraduate and graduate students to help them succeed and grow while at UNM. Their programming includes undergraduate outreach initiatives, leadership workshops and retreats, monthly social gatherings, academic research presentation opportunities. 

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
08/25/2015 8:30-10:30 am ¡Bienvenida! Welcome Back! SUB Ballroom C
09/16/2015 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-1:00 pm Peer Mentoring Orientations SUB Lobo A
09/17/2015 12:00-1:00 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm Peer Mentoring Orientations SUB Lobo A
09/24/2015 1:00-2:00 pm Getting the Most Out of Your Peer Mentor SUB Trial/Spirit
Week of Sept. 27 Networking Event TBD
09/30/2015 11:00 am-12:00 pm Positive Communication SUB Lobo A
Week of Oct 19 Networking Event TBD
10/29/2015 1:00-2:00 pm Time Management for Students SUB Lobo A
11/11/2015 11:00 am-12:00 pm Mentoring & Diversity SUB Lobo A
12/04/2015 12:00-2:00 pm End of Semester Celebration SUB Lobo A & B


Contact:

Stephanie Sanchez
Project for New Mexico Graduates of Color
Lobo Lair Room 1046
(505) 277-7397
gradpeer@unm.edu
pnmgc.unm.edu