Upcoming Events

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Student Evaluations: Collecting Evidence and Fighting Bias

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In this workshop, we’ll discuss the ways that you can gather your own student evaluations that will support your teaching portfolio and ways that you can help overcome the research-proven biases in the evaluation process. This workshop is important for anyone considering a faculty career. 

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Faculty Interviews: Giving a Job Talk

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At research institutions, the job talk (and following Q+A) can be a make or break part of the faculty interview. In this short session, we will discuss the expectations of your audience, the structure of your talk, and how to handle challenging questions.

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Faculty Interviews: The Teaching Demonstration

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A majority of faculty searches now include a teaching demo. Although the content of the demo is important, it is your engaging and interactive pedagogy on display. Learn how to plan a lesson that makes a positive impression on both the students and the committee!

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Top Five Productivity Tools that Helped Me Finish My Dissertation

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Feeling stuck on your dissertation? Join Dr. Kate Henry, Productivity Coach and UMass alumna, as she breaks down five tools and approaches that helped her to find motivation, keep up momentum, and complete her dissertation.

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Recent News

Doctoral Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for December 5, 2022 – December 9, 2022

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Doctoral Oral Exams for November 28, 2022 – December 2, 2022

The Graduate Dean invited all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

3D Model System to mimic human tissue

The Power of Brain Mimicking

Becca Huber, a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering, wants to make it easier to get accurate information about human health. Currently, most medical drugs are developed using 2D plastic models that are inexpensive but do not effectively mimic human tissue. Huber is working to create an alternative 3D model system that could adequately and inexpensively mimic human tissue. 

Doctoral Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for November 14, 2022 – November 18, 2022

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

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Graduate School by the Numbers

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Brian Mullen applies positive pressure

With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brian has invented a vest that improves care for people with autism.