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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! 

Click here for a detailed schedule

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

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
09/01/15 1:00-2:00 PM Literature Reviews Lori Townsend Frank Waters Room, 105 Zimmerman Library
09/15/15 1:00-2:00 PM Becoming a Compelling Communicator William Dunn Frank Waters Room, 105 Zimmerman Library
09/22/15 1:00-2:00 PM Building a Bibliography with Endnote Basic (Basic Information)- Video available here Todd Quinn
Zimmerman Library, Room 254
09/29/15 1:00-2:00 PM Basic Prezi Kevin Comerford Zimmerman Library, Room 254


Contact:

Anne Burtnett
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

Teaching Assistant Resource Centercenter for teaching excellence logo

The Teaching Assistant Resource Center (TARC) was developed during the 1982-83 calendar year to provide resources and training to graduate students at UNM for their instructional appointments and responsibilities.

TARC is a program that provides a variety of resources and training to Teaching Assistants (TAs):

  • TARC offers a one-credit graduate course, Informatics 583, as an introduction to post-secondary classroom teaching. A separate section is designed for international teaching assistants.
  • A special non-credit workshop series is offered during each semester. These workshops address issues particular to the TA community.
  • TARC staff members participate in the selection process for the Susan Deese-Roberts Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award each year.
  • Staff may be contacted for individual consultations regarding teaching responsibilities and methods.

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.

All workshops will be held in Room B21 in the basement of the University Advisement and Enrichment Center. Please visit oset.eventbrite.com to register for these workshops unless otherwise noted.

DATE TIME SUBJECT
CHECK BACK FOR FALL WORKSHOPS!


Contact:

Aeron Haynie
Teaching Assistant Resource Center
B21 Basement of the University Advisement & Enrichment Center Building
(505) 277-2711
cte.unm.edu

DISSERTATION/THESIS MANUSCRIPT FORMATTING

Graduate Studies

For Summer 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 Summer 2015 term is July 15, 2015, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. for graduate students to graduate for Summer 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.

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 SUBJECT LOCATION
 06/25/2015   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Manuscript Workshops 
Online Tutorial
 Student Union, Third Floor, Santa Ana Room A&B 
 06/30/2015   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM   Student Union, Third Floor, Santa Ana 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

DATE TIME SUBJECT PRESENTER LOCATION
06/02/2015 11:00 AM - NOON Funding Your Humanities Research: Individualized Help 
(For all Humanities faculty, students, and support staff.)
Elly Van Mil Humanities 519
06/03/2015 1:00 - 2:00 PM Humanities 446
06/10/2015 10:00 - 11:00 AM English Alcove (Humanities 2nd Floor)
06/11/2015 11:00 AM - NOON Ortega 323D

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
CHECK BACK FOR FALL WORKSHOPS!


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
09/11/2015 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


Contact:

Pavlina Peskova
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

STEM CAREER DEVELOPMENT

stem-collaborative-center

STEM Summer offers free events and projects for UNM students to explore different UNM STEM degrees and STEM career options. Some activities include:

  • Conduct research and design projects with faculty or industry leaders (even with very little coursework or work experience!). 
  • Travel with UNM faculty to various research sites in New Mexico and learn about their cutting-edge research.
  • Visit with New Mexico's STEM industry leaders to learn about their companies and how to get involved with their projects.

STEM Summer events are especially great for first- and second-year students who are interested in exploring different STEM disciplines or learning more about research and emerging technologies. If Grad students are interested in attending STEM Summer, Please contact the Program Specialist, Tara Hackel at tshackel@unm.edu

Check out our STEM Summer events here and sign up for any or all of our events. Click here to register for events.

To know more STEM Summer, visit http://stemsummer.unm.edu/. Schedule for STEM Summer events is available here.

Click here for STEM Summer Event Calendar.

DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION REGISTRATION
05/27/2015,
06/04/2015
5 Lab Days in
June & July
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
View Events for
Times
Caving: Searching for Intraterrestrials  El Malpais & UNM Main Campus click here
06/05/2015, 
06/17/2015 
2 Lab Days in 
June & July
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM,
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
View Events for 
Times
Parasite Field Days & Laboratory Research  Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge 
& UNM Main Campus
click here
06/05/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dramatic Diversity: 
Ecology Research at the Valles Caldera
Valles Caldera & Main Campus click here
06/05/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Ancient History:
Archaeology Research at the Valles Caldera 
Valles Caldera & Main Campus click here
06/05/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exploring a Supervolcano:
Geology & Hydrology Research at the Valles Caldera 
Valles Caldera & Main Campus click here
06/10/2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Wastewater Reclamation Plant Tour Wastewater Reclamation Plant click here
06/12/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Behind the Scenes at the Very Large Array Very Large Array click here
06/19/2015 11:00 PM -2:00 PM ABQ Start Up Tour FatPipe & ABQid click here
07/07/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Forest Restoration 101:
Data Collection & Field Day at the Valles Caldera
Valles Caldera & Main Campus click here
07/08/2015 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Sandia Day at the Advanced Materials Lab Sandia National Laboratories click here
07/10/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conducting Field Transects and Bird Surveys
at the Bosque del Apache
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge click here
July 13,15,20,
22,27,29
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Considering a Career in Medicine EDUC 212 click here
07/14/2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Observing Life Zone Changes 
at the Sandia Mountains
Sandia Mountains click here
07/21/2015 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Investigating Invasive Species:
Ecology of the Rio Grande
Rio Grande Valley Nature Center click here
07/25/2015
07/26/2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Exploring the Geologic Time Record in NM's Rocks Various NM Sites click here
07/29/2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Air Force Research Laboratories Tour Air Force Research Laboratories click here


Contact:

Tara Hackel 
program specialist 
(505) 277-0417
tshackel@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
CHECK BACK FOR FALL EVENTS!


Contact:

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