Professional Development Opportunity for CoLA TAs

From: <Hatcher>, Molly <molly.hatcher@austin.utexas.edu>

Are you a TA who is leading a discussion section for the first time who wanted to take GRS 097: Fundamentals for Teaching Assistants, but you weren’t able to apply/register because of a conflict? 

Would you be interested in another professional development opportunity that doesn’t require much of your time but will help improve your teaching?

CTL would like to offer the opportunity for a mid-semester feedback evaluation to TAs in the College of Liberal Arts who are leading discussion sections for the first time.  You simply need to reserve about 10 minutes of class time in early October for us to come to your class and have your students complete a questionnaire about your teaching effectiveness.  We will then process your students’ feedback and create a summary for you that can help you target areas of success and areas for improvement.  The only thing that we ask is that you fill out a survey at the beginning and end of the semester that asks some questions about your teaching practices and beliefs.  The survey also gives you an opportunity to share your thoughts about how graduate students can best be supported to prepare for teaching, which helps us refine our efforts to support graduate student development.  As a thank you for taking the time to fill out the surveys, we will send you a $25 Starbucks gift card once you have submitted the final survey.

Please send an email to molly.hatcher@austin.utexas.edu if you are interested.  We will accommodate as many requests as we can.

Molly Hatcher, J.D., Ph.D.

Program Coordinator, Graduate Student Development

FAC 213 | 512.232.5181

 

https://ctl.utexas.edu/services/graduate-student-development

http://www.facebook.com/gsiprogram

Graduate Portfolio Programs

Graduate Portfolio Programs
Portfolio programs are opportunities for students to obtain credentials in a cross-disciplinary academic area of inquiry while they are completing the requirements for a master’s or doctor’s degree in a particular discipline.  A portfolio program usually consists of four thematically related graduate courses and a research presentation; for master’s portfolio programs, a practical experience related to the portfolio program may replace the presentation.
 
Portfolio programs are not degree programs. 
 
Portfolio programs that may be of interest to Asian Studies students are:
For a complete list of portfolio programs, please see http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/docport/ .

 

Teaching Assistant Positions-First and Second Year Urdu

Teaching Assistant Positions-First and Second Year Urdu

Hindi Urdu Flagship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Hindi Urdu Flagship is an undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a wide variety of programs, including Business, Communications, Engineering, and Liberal Arts.

The first and only Hindi Urdu program of its kind, HUF combines an intensive four-five year curriculum, which includes a study abroad component, with individual attention and mentoring by Flagship instructors and native-speaker teaching assistants.

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
The purpose of these two positions are to provide instructional assistance to an instructor of Urdu 506/507 First Year and Urdu 312L/L under the guidance of the instructor and reporting to Hindi Urdu Flagship Associate Director Dr. Akbar Hyder.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 Assist the instructor with various duties associated with teaching first or second year Urdu Assist with lesson planning and coordination of in-class activities Assist with grading of assignments and exams Hold regular office hours to provide additional pedagogical support to students. Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Must be an enrolled student in a Masters program taking at least 9 hours during the semesters employed by the HUF program. Must possess very high level of proficiency in Urdu language. Professional demeanor. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Reliable, punctual, and have some flexibility in schedule for events including occasional evening and weekend events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Experience working with undergraduate students
 Experience in teaching, preferably in language pedagogy. Background in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, and/or education. Experience working with a diverse college student population Self-directed, requiring minimal supervision

TERMS OF EMPLOMENT
Fall 2014 appointment: August 27, 2014- December 31, 2014
 Spring 2015 appointment may be available depending on performance. Part-time position (20 hours) Salary according to College of Liberal Arts TA rates.

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT
Flexibility around your courses and course-work schedule Insurance benefits package
Tuition Reduction Benefit Hands-on work with students and program

SUBMIT RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST VIA EMAIL TO:
Selina Keilani, Assistant Director,  Hindi Urdu Flagship Program, 
selinak@austin.utexas.edu

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, August 22nd.

For more information regarding the program, please visit http://hindiurduflagship.org/

Teaching Assistant Position-First Year Hindi

Teaching Assistant Position-First Year Hindi

Hindi Urdu Flagship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Hindi Urdu Flagship is an undergraduate program at the University of Texas at Austin designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a wide variety of programs, including Business, Communications, Engineering, and Liberal Arts.

The first and only Hindi Urdu program of its kind, HUF combines an intensive four-five year curriculum, which includes a study abroad component, with individual attention and mentoring by Flagship instructors and native-speaker teaching assistants.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The purpose of this position is to provide instructional assistance to an instructor of Hindi 506/507 First Year Hindi under the guidance of the instructor and reporting to Hindi Urdu Flagship Director Dr. Rupert Snell.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 Assist the instructor with various duties associated with teaching first year Hindi Assist with lesson planning and coordination of in-class activities Assist with grading of assignments and exams Hold regular office hours to provide additional pedagogical support to students. Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Must be an enrolled student in a Masters program taking at least 9 hours during the semesters employed by the HUF program. Must possess very high level of proficiency in Hindi language. Professional demeanor. Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Reliable, punctual, and have some flexibility in schedule for events including occasional evening and weekend events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Experience working with undergraduate students
 Experience in teaching, preferably in language pedagogy. Background in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, and/or education. Experience working with a diverse college student population Self-directed, requiring minimal supervision

TERMS OF EMPLOMENT
Fall 2014 appointment: August 27, 2014- December 31, 2014
 Spring 2015 appointment may be available depending on job and academic performance. Part-time position (20 hours) Salary according to College of Liberal Arts TA rates.

BENEFITS OF EMPLOYMENT
Flexibility around your courses and course-work schedule Insurance benefits package
Tuition Reduction Benefit Hands-on work with students and program

SUBMIT RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST VIA EMAIL TO:
Selina Keilani, Assistant Director,  Hindi Urdu Flagship Program, 
selinak@austin.utexas.edu

For more information regarding the program, please visit http://hindiurduflagship.org/

 

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

From: Candace D Queen <candace.queen@utexas.edu>
Greetings!

Welcome to the University of Texas at Austin! The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is an organization devoted to developing a sense of community among the graduate students of the African Diaspora at UT. Below are our upcoming events where you can meet our officers and current members, as well as learn more about our organization. If you have any questions or would like to be added to our listserv, email us at utbgsa@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you! 

 
UT Graduate Student Orientation Fair
When: August 25, 1 PM – 2 PM
Where: SAC Ballroom North
Stop by our table for information about the organization and to meet your officer board!
 
Welcome Reception
When: August 26, 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: Texas Union Eastwoods (Rm 2.102)
The Welcome Reception is open to new students interested in learning more about BGSA and other resources around campus. (Refreshments will be served!)
 
First General BGSA Meeting
When: September 5, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: SSB (G1.310)
Join us as we get to know one another and go over the year’s planned events. This will also be a great time to share your expectations. (Refreshments will be served!)
 
Kindest regards,
Candace Queen
M.A. Candidate, Advertising
University of Texas | Moody College of Communication

President | Black Graduate Student Association

Creative Director | Minorities in Advertising
Industry Relations Chair | Advertising Graduate Council

 

Graduate Student Assembly seeking departmental representatives

I’m writing to you, on behalf of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA), to remind you that at the beginning of the Fall semester wewill be looking for new Departmental Representatives. GSAflyer

Historically, it has been left up to each department (and thus, to the graduate coordinators) to hold elections for GSA representatives. I’m excited to announce that this year we plan to make your lives easier by streamlining this process!

We begin by making the nomination/voting process easier for students and graduate coordinators alike. Here’s how it will work:

  • In August, we will send out an e-mail to graduate coordinators announcing that nominations for GSA Representatives are open. We ask that you forward the email to your graduate students, which will contain a small description of the GSA and what we look for in representatives.
  •  Students will nominate themselves directly to us. We will turn around and prepare a ballot online. The link to that ballot will then be distributed to you, the graduate coordinator, to distribute toyour graduate students.  
  • After voting ends, we’ll contact you again to announce winners. At that time, we will send you the Membership Certification form, and ask you to pass this along to the elected representative(s).

You are also welcome to run the election as you’ve always done, but we hope to decrease your work load with this new process. Please let me know when/if there are any upcoming events where we might be able to drop in or if you have any questions about the new process. 
Sincerely,

Stephanie Patchett

spatchett@utexas.edu
GSA Membership Director

October fellowships and September fellowships reminder

International Education Fee Scholarships - Study Abroad Office
amount: $1200
deadlines: 10/1, 3/1
The Study Abroad Office administers these fellowships which are used to support students who wish to do study abroad or research projects.
Application Deadline: Applications are due in October for programs beginning spring semester, and March for summer and fall semester programs.
 
National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program - National Academy of Education
amount: $25,000
deadline: 10/3
The Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. All applicants must provide a clear and specific plan for completing the dissertation within a one or two-year time frame.
 
Fulbright Critical Language Enhancement Award  - Department of Education
deadline: 10/14
The Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) provides an opportunity for Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantees to receive three to six months of intensive language study in addition to their research or study grants. The award provides a monthly living stipend and tuition reimbursement for grantees to pursue language training in the host country. Application for a Critical Language Enhancement Award is made in conjunction with the Fulbright U.S. Student application. Eligible Languages: Arabic (all dialects), Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin only), Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Russian, and Urdu.
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies - Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
amount: $5,000
deadline: 10/15
The WW Women’s Studies Fellowships support the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships - ACLS/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
amount: $25,000
deadline: 10/22
Eligibility : The program is open to Ph.D. candidates in a humanities or social science department in the United States. (1) * Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation (obtained ABD status) by the application deadline. * The program is restricted to graduate students who have progressed no further than the sixth year of the degree program.  (This includes time for a master’s degree obtained en route to the Ph.D.) (2) * Graduate students who currently hold or have previously held a dissertation completion fellowship are not eligible for the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. * Unsuccessful applicants may reapply to this program only once.
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies - ACLS / Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
amount: $30,000
deadline: 10/22
Eligibility • Pursuit of the Ph.D. degree at an accredited, degree-granting college or university. • Completion by the application deadline of all requirements for the Ph.D. degree except research and writing of the dissertation. • The application must be written in English by the applicant. • There are no residence or citizenship requirements. • Intrinsic significance of the topic and its potential contribution to Buddhist studies. • Coherence and cogency of presentation. • Feasibility of the plan of work. • Potential of the applicant for an academic career in Buddhist studies.

September Fellowships
Taraknath Das Foundation
amount: $6000-8000
deadline: 9/1
The Taraknath Das Foundation offers grants averaging $6000 to $8000 to graduate students holding Indian passports and enrolled in American universities in any field of study. Applicants should have completed one year of graduate work in the United States. The application form and all instructions are available on the Columbia University website under the South Asian Institute (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/sai/tdas.html).
CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award - Coordinating Council for Women in History (CCWH)
amount: $20,000
deadline: 9/15
The CCWH Catherine Prelinger Award is a scholarship of $20,000 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence. This award, named for Catherine Prelinger, a former CCWH president and nontraditional scholar, is intended to enhance the work of a contemporary scholar whose academic path has not followed the traditional path of uninterrupted study, moving from completed secondary, to undergraduate, then graduate degrees, followed by a tenure-track faculty position. This award is intended to enhance the ability of the recipient to carry on these CCWH traditions through contributions to women in history, either through scholarly or professional activity. Eligible applicants must be members of CCWH and must hold either A.B.D. status or the Ph.D. at the time of application. They shall be actively engaged in scholarship that is historical in nature, although the degree may be in related fields. Applicants will show evidence of a nontraditional professional career and describe a project that will further enhance women’s roles in history. How to Apply: Apply directly to sponsor by September 15.
World Politics and Statecraft Fellowship - Smith Richardson Foundation
http://www.srf.org/grants/world_politics.php  — note: website is currently down
amount: $7500
deadline: 9/24
Description/Eligibility: Supports Ph.D. dissertation research on American foreign policy, international relations, international security, strategic studies, area studies, and diplomatic and military history. The fellowship’s objective is to support the research and writing of policy-relevant dissertations through funding of fieldwork, archival research, and language training.  In evaluating applications, the Foundation will accord preference to those projects that could directly inform U.S. policy debates and thinking, rather than dissertations that are principally focused on abstract theory or debates within a scholarly discipline. Applicants should be ABD by the time of application, international applicants may apply. How to Apply: Contact Melanie Morgan (mmorgan@austin.utexas.edu) by September 24 to initiate internal application process.

 

Fall internships at GENaustin

Internship Opportunities

Fall 2014 internship needs include:

  • Event planning—helping to plan our annual We Are Girls conference which serves 1,600 parents, girls and educators in November.
  • Fundraising—gaining first hand experience in the development program of a nonprofit.
  • Communications—contributing to social media, the agency blog/website, and external communications.

Each of these internship positions can also contain a direct service component, helping to lead our self esteem building programs with girls, if desired.

 

GENaustin is seeking strong leaders with a passion for girls’ issues to fill a number of unpaid internships within our agency. All interns must be committed to the mission of GENaustin, be team-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have reliable transportation. Internships typically last one semester (fall, spring or summer) and are anywhere from 10-40 hours/week.  Please use the application form to specify which areas of our work you are most interested in.   Thank you for considering GENaustin for your internship!   To apply, download the application form GENaustin Internship Application, fill it out and send it to volunteer@genaustin.org.

 

Internship Application Procedures
Applicants are interviewed and selected on a rolling basis. Placements are typically filled by these dates: Fall – August  31 | Spring –  December 5   1)      Please save your internship application and your resume using the following naming system. Application: Firstname_Lastname_Internship_Application.doc Resume: Firstname_Lastname_Internship_Resume.doc  (submission optional)   2)    Send your completed application material to volunteer@genaustin.org and use the subject line: Your name, internship.   Notice: GENaustin DOES NOT accept paper, mailed or faxed applications. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to download and submit this internship application. Please use a word processing program such as MS Word before submitting your application materials.  Also, please note that submitting a resume is optional.

Greater Austin Program Coordinator – GENaustin

Greater Austin Program Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Program Coordinator will perform the following duties in the Austin area:

Direct Service (60%)

• Assist in the implementation of all GENaustin programs, including: clubGEN, 180, Girl Talk Workshops, GirlConnect, We Are Girls Conference, Pathfinder and Summer Camps
•Facilitate a minimum of 5 groups/week, including both 180 and clubGEN groups
•Coordinate, schedule, and facilitate workshops for your assigned campuses
•Conduct intake, assessment and provide referrals to participants when appropriate
•Communicate with community, governmental, and school agencies around case management issues, when necessary
•Provide information, outreach and support to parents/guardians

Administrative (40%)

•Maintain and build relationships with school personnel¬ and community partners
•Assist in ongoing outreach and marketing efforts to increase GENaustin’s visibility at assigned campuses
•Oversee logistical details of groups such as recruiting participants, making reminders to participants, ordering supplies and administering program evaluations
•Attend monthly staff meeting, biweekly team meetings, and biweekly supervision
•Update attendance data on a monthly basis and submit monthly program report
•Assess effectiveness of curricula and update as appropriate
•Other duties as assigned

For more information, see http://genaustin.org/about/employment/

Assistant Instructor positions to teach Spanish

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is offering two Assistant Instructor positions to teach Spanish in the Fall 2014 semester.  These are the requirements:

-Be fluent in Spanish.

-Nine hour enrollment in a graduate program at UT Austin.

-30 hours of graduate credit.

-At least one year of teaching experience in an accredited college or school.

-398T: If you don’t have this requirement, we offer an intensive course beginning Wednesday, August 20, thru Friday, August 22, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, and continuing throughout the semester (1.5 hrs every Tuesday).

 

We offer:

-A monthly salary.

-A waiver to pay in-state tuition.

-Tuition Reduction Benefit.

-Insurance coverage as a UT employee.

 

This is a 20 hour position.  The classes are two hours MWF, for a total of six hours of teaching per week.  AIs are also required to have three hours of office hours per week.

 

If you have any questions or need more information please contact Laura Rodríguez: lrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu

Thank you!

Laura J. Rodríguez

Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The University of Texas at Austin

150 W. 21st. St. Stop B 3700

Austin, TX 78712

512-232-4502

lrodriguez@austin.utexas.edu