New Workshops for Faculty & Researchers: Topics include AI tools, inclusivity in the classroom, data management plans

Dive into 2024 with the Academic Commons workshops! Check out some of our sessions below and visit our calendar to view the complete list of offerings. In addition to our staff-led workshops, sign up for sessions hosted by experts from Packback and LabArchives.

On the calendar, find specific workshops by utilizing the search box and browse our sessions by using the left-hand category, location, and audience filters.  

Take a look at some of our upcoming sessions; click on a title to learn more and register:

Navigating DEI Dilemmas: A Case-Based Learning Experience (Case: Rita)
Wednesday, February 14, 1 pm

This workshop uses case-based learning to advance conversations about the ethical impact of learning management practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Analyze a specific case, debrief your analysis, and brainstorm how you can approach the work of equity and inclusion without predatory or representational attempts that exclude, tokenize, or further disparities in educational experiences. Sign up for more Navigating DEI Dilemmas sessions.

Inclusive Language and Writing Practices in the Classroom
Thursday, March 7, 12 pm

Evaluate your current syllabi, assignments, and policies to identify strengths and weaknesses related to inclusive language and writing. You will be provided with a brief overview of some inclusive practices for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or gender minority students and students with disabilities. We will then reflect and share as a group.

Creating a Data Management and Sharing Plan for Your Research
Wednesday, March 13, 12 pm

Get resources and advice about creating data management plans for research data using the 2016 FAIR Guiding Principles for Scientific Data Management and Stewardship. These plans are required for NIH grants, but data management is also valuable for every researcher to consider. It can help to preserve your data, make your research more visible, and it also aids in the advancement of the scientific community by allowing other researchers to access your data. 

Setting Students Up for Success with Research Assignments
Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 pm

If you are unhappy with the research assignments you receive from your students and think their research skills could use a boost, this workshop is for you! We’ll offer quick tips and suggestions to enhance your research assignment instructions to improve students’ research skills.