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Academic and professional development, wellness, and social events for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are regularly offered by TTU Libraries, the TLPDC, IT Technology Support, the Ethics Center, the Women's Studies program, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the University Career Center, Worldwide eLearning, the Graduate School, and the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

You can explore the opportunities from here! For event details, click on the event title in the calendar or scroll through the events list under the calendar. Click to view a  larger version of this calendar.

* Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
+ Graduate students can attend online and/or later access a recording from the Distance Education Resources page

 

Distance Graduate Students: Events with an available or pending recording or livestream are indicated with a plus (+) before the title in the monthly calendar and in the event list below. Links are provided in the event details as soon as they become available and on the Distance Education Resources page

Graduate School Travel Fund and Fellowship Recipients: As a requirement for receiving travel and/or fellowship funding from the Graduate School, you must attend at least three professional development workshops (two for part-time fellowship recipients) sponsored or co-sponsored by the Graduate School. These events are indicated with an asterisk (*) before the title in the monthly calendar and with a red title in the event list below the calendar. Distance graduate students can attend events marked with an asterisk (*) and a plus (+) as well as view archived events for professional development credit.

Once you attend an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://ttu.mobi/travel.

  

August 2016 Events

*New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)
Monday, August 22, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
TTU Student Union Building (SUB)

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php

We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). For your convenience, NGSO will be offered on 2 different dates in the Student Union Building (SUB).

This year's NGSO presentations are designed to

• orient you to Texas Tech University graduate student life and services
• begin academic and professional development to support your graduate studies
• provide networking opportunities among graduate students and the Texas Tech community

See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php for the schedule, additional details, and registration. If you have questions, please email the Graduate School at gradschool@ttu.edu.

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Instructors will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*New Teaching Assistant Workshop
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Biology Building 100

Registrationhttp://www.depts.ttu.edu/taworkshop/

If you will be a new TA at Texas Tech you won't want to miss out on the 30th Annual New TA Workshop sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School. In addition to presentations on effective teaching, preparing for the first day of class, and managing stress and other key teaching topics, break-out sessions offer a selection of the following workshops:

• Classroom Conflict and Management
• Conducting Effective Labs
• Effective Grading and Assessment
• Avoiding Grade Appeals, FERPA
• Students with Disabilities

Please note that this the New TA Workshop is not a part of New Graduate Student Orientation. Learn more about the workshop schedule and distinguished speakers at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/taworkshop/.

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make word documents accessible to students who utilize screen readers. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Accessible Power Points
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make your PowerPoints accessible. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills. Please bring your laptop and a PowerPoint to work on.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO)
Friday, August 26, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TTU Student Union Building (SUB)

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php

We invite you to register now for New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). For your convenience, NGSO will be offered on 2 different dates in the Student Union Building (SUB).

This year's NGSO presentations are designed to

• orient you to Texas Tech University graduate student life and services
• begin academic and professional development to support your graduate studies
• provide networking opportunities among graduate students and the Texas Tech community

See http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/NewGraduateStudentOrientation.php for the schedule, additional details, and registration. If you have questions, please email the Graduate School at gradschool@ttu.edu.