Writing Resource for Graduate Students!

The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) is launching a new asynchronous virtual resource, Working on It, aimed at helping graduate students develop and refine a writing process that works for them. Composed of five primary strategies and techniques, this self-guided resource provides adaptable instructional exercises and commentary from graduate writers from across UW on how these practices have helped them cultivate their own writing practices. Check it out now!

Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements for ALL Academic Levels

In an effort to support our diverse UW student communities, several units and centers across UW are supporting a student workshop and information sharing for students and faculty interested in taking advantage of NIH Diversity Supplements. Diversity Supplements can provide between 6 months to 5 years of funding (research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance) for students and alumni supported by a faculty mentor/supervisor holding an eligible NIH grant.

 

What:  Virtual Workshop Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

for ALL academic levels (undergraduate, post-bacs, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows)

 

When: Tuesday, April 27th from 3-5 pm

 

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/DivSuppWorkshop

 

Who should attend? 

This virtual workshop is intended for eligible undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career faculty. For graduate students, post-docs, and faculty, supplements are intended support your transition into independent research careers. For undergraduate students, supplements are intended to give students a hands-on research experience.

 

What are Diversity Supplements?

Diversity Supplements are administrative grants that tie into existing NIH grants held by faculty. They directly align with the UW Diversity Blueprint, increasing a diverse student body and future workforce. Supplements provide up to 5 years of funding for research, professional development and academic support (i.e., tuition, stipend and health insurance).

 

Who is eligible to apply for NIH Diversity Supplements?  

Eligible applicants are US Citizens, non-citizen US nationals, and permanent residents that meet ONE or more of the following eligibility criteria: individuals from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For more information, please see eligibility criteria.

 

How much support do they provide to students and post-docs?

Diversity Supplements may provide up to 5 years of funding, which includes additional research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance, so that you can focus on your coursework and research project.

 

What information will the workshop provide?

Join any or all workshop sessions –  Tuesday, April 27th

 

3:00 – 4:00 pm Part I: General information Session

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits & more
  • Finding a faculty mentor and project
  • Application components
  • Process/Timeline
  • Additional resources

 

4:00 – 4:30 pm  Part II: Academic-level Breakout Session

Learn how to customize your application for undergraduate, graduate students, post-docs/faculty 

 

4:30 – 5:00 pm Part III: Faculty Meet-n-Greet Session

Informally meet faculty with eligible grants, learn about their projects and discuss potential supplemental projects 

 

Who is supporting this workshop? 

UW School of Public Health; UW School of Medicine (CEDI); UW Latino Center for Health; UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards; Center for AIDS Research (CFAR); Seattle Children’s; Fred Hutch; and University of California Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS)

TLC Spring Applications Open!

  • Are you a graduate or undergraduate student taking a reading- or writing-intensive class?
  • Is English your second, third, or fourth language?

Then consider joining the Targeted Learning Communities (TLC) program. Sign up today!

*Deadline: Saturday April 10th* (May still be taking applications, reach out via email)

 

WHAT WOULD I DO IN A TLC?

TLCs are meant to help you support your classroom learning, combine your personal goals with your academic goals, and create a learning community. If you join a TLC, you’ll be paired with 6-15 fellow students and 1 tutor-facilitator from our center. You will work together to decode academic and cultural norms, practice language acquisition, and develop collaboration skills. Your group will meet once a week on zoom for an hour for 7 weeks (weeks of Apr 12-May 24), however, some groups may start earlier depending on how quickly they fill up and can continue meeting after the first week of March if they so desire

 

TLCs can cover many topics, including:

  • Reading difficult course texts
  • Participating in class discussions and activities
  • Understanding assignments/feedback
  • Interpreting classroom and cultural norms
  • Finding support services
  • Professional development (resume, cover letters, etc.)

 

HOW TO JOIN TLC

  1. Make sure you one of the group meeting times work for you:
  • Undergraduate
  • Sarvin’s group: Tuesday 9:30-10:30am
  • Gio’s group: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30am
  • Fernanda’s group: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
  • Ashika’s group: Thursdays 6:00-7:00pm

 

  • Graduate
  • Brodie’s group: TBD (check our website for updates!)
    Emily’s group: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
    Safiya’s group: Wednesdays 2:30-3:30

 

  1. Fill out this sign-up form by Saturday, April 10th. Remember that TLC is on a first come, first serve basis so sign up as soon as you can.
  2. Expect an email from your peer facilitator by that Monday with a Zoom link for your weekly meetings.

 

If you have any questions about TLCs or forming a group, please contact Sarvin at sarvinm@uw.edu.

 

 

NEW ONLINE WORKSHOPS

The online workshop program aims to support multilingual and international students by strengthening foundational writing, reading and speaking skills through applicable exercises. It is designed to offer an environment where students are provided with the necessary building blocks to become confident and independent writers capable of producing quality work.

The Workshop program will cover many topics, including:

  • academic cultural norms
  • working collaboratively with instructors and peers
  • participating in class discussions and activities

Zoom links will be sent close to the date of the workshop; sign up here.

 

—–DATES—–

Workshop I: Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 1pm

We will engage with three predominant genres explored in introductory writing courses. Additionally, we will familiarize ourselves with English writing conventions and the structure of academic essays.

 

Student Board Application

Enhance your global leadership at the University of Washington: Apply for the FIUTS Student Board!

 

The FIUTS Student Board is a year-long learning and leadership experience that amplifies the organization’s mission of international understanding, supports programs, and represents the diversity of the UW. This is a great opportunity for UW students to develop leadership and teamwork skills, while fostering global community on campus. Members build professional networks and gain real-world experience working with the nonprofit sector. Election to the student leadership team is a competitive process and applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are currently being accepted.

 

·         Advocate for FIUTS values of peace, community, diversity, dialogue, engagement, and service

·         Improve your leadership, organizational, event-planning, and communication skills

·         Learn about the nonprofit sector while serving on a nonprofit Board of Trustees

·         Work closely with FIUTS staff in carrying out the organization’s programs and mission

 

All UW students welcome to apply!

International, U.S., Undergraduate, Graduate, and IELP

 

Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on April 9, 2021

Apply online: https://www.fiuts.org/apply-for-the-student-board

Odegaard Writing & Research Center Hiring Peer Tutors for 2021-2022

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly peer tutor positions beginning Fall Quarter 2021 and continuing through Spring Quarter 2022. If you know someone who might be both interested in and qualified to apply for work as a peer writing tutor at the OWRC, please feel free to share the following link to our application (https://depts.washington.edu/owrc/hiring).

 

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and research center that aims to support UW students, staff, and faculty on their diverse writing and research projects through one-to-one tutoring sessions, workshops, and other programs.

 

Our tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of academic fields, and we provide a rich learning environment for writers and tutors alike. We consistently hear from tutors that their work here is challenging and transformative.

 

Peer Tutor Applications are due on Sunday, April 25th at 11:59 pm. We encourage applicants to bring their materials to the OWRC and discuss them with our current tutors—just make an appointment and we’ll see you online. Students who have applied in the past are welcome to apply again. Please email owrc@uw.edu if you have any questions!

 

Speech Improvement Center is Hiring

Hello University Washington

Speech Improvement Center is looking to hire spirited, dedicated, and proficient speech therapist to grow with our company! We are actively hiring in several locations throughout the Los Angeles County and beyond!

We are also very thrilled to inform you about our referral program where you can earn up to $800 per person that you refer!! This is only valid until the end of March.

Below, please find further details on the amazing opportunities with Speech Improvement Center and how our referral program works!

Speech Improvement Center is seeking a spirited, dedicated and proficient Speech Therapist to grow with our company!

Have you just graduated and are looking to gain some experience?
Are you committed to improving the lives of children and their families?
Are you looking to blaze your own career path where you can unleash your management skills and hone your therapy abilities?

If you answered yes to these questions, we want you to join our team of speech therapists who you can collaborate with and who are caring and fun loving.

Speech Improvement Center provides speech and language therapy for young children in a clinic setting. We have several locations throughout the Los Angeles County and beyond!

Speech Therapists Daily Activities:
• Research fun games and activities parents can do to practice therapy with their children
• Provide one-on-one therapy for patients and consult family members on therapy sessions • Write out SOAP Notes and Professional evaluations
• Participate in weekly meetings to review new cases and progress of current cases
• Ongoing speech screenings

What You Need to Qualify for the Position:

A desire to work with kids and see them grow and succeed
Great work ethic to enable completion of reports and notes on time

Benefits we offer:

  • Full Time Positions
  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Ongoing Trainings
  • Paid Educational Units

• Relocation Assistance • Medical Coverage
• Vacation Pay
• Holiday Pay

If you want to learn more about our company, then send us your resume at join@speechic.net or call us at (818)206-4547

You can also visit our website at: www.speechic.net

Job Opportunities Full-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty

Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Florida International University, Communication Sciences & Disorders Department in the Nicole
Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-earning position, Open Rank: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to begin August 2021. The faculty member will be an integral part of the Master of Science program in Communication Sciences and Disorders and the pending interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D on the FIU campus. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching didactic courses at the MS level, PhD level, and in the post-baccalaureate prerequisite certificate program, as well as maintain an active programmatic line of research. Candidates with expertise in dysphagia, speech science, and voice/voice disorders will receive
preferential consideration. Other areas may include one or more of the following: cranio-facial disorders, anatomy and physiology of speech mechanism. Minimum qualifications include an earned research doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a related discipline.

The unique focus of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is one of cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD) and bilingualism. The goal of the Department is to educate CLD professionals to meet the needs of multicultural individuals with communication disorders.

The Master of Science degree program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The mission of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences is to teach, conduct
research, and serve the community. NWCNHS prepares diverse healthcare professionals as providers and leaders in the delivery of high quality, accessible, and culturally competent care within a highly technological and global environment. The College also promotes, expands and validates scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice through interdisciplinary research.

Qualified candidates should apply to Job Opening ID 523198 at www.facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, application and complete required materials must be received by April 19, 2021. Application review will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 2021 or earlier.

For questions or additional information, please contact Search and Screen Chair Dr.
Eliane Ramos by phone (305-348-6589) and email (ramoseli@fiu.edu).