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Graduate Education Week

A collaboration between the Graduate School and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC), Grad Ed Week is held annually in the fall semester. The 2019 theme is Acknowledging and Managing Imposter Syndrome/Phenomenon. In addition to daily events around this topic,...

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Communicating Scholarship to the Public

Graduate Certificate in Science Outreach The objectives of the certificate are to teach students how to integrate research and outreach, and how to facilitate a dialogue with the public.  Coursework concentrates on increasing the ability of students to communicate...

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Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program

Purpose of the PFF Program The Preparing Future Faculty Program (PFF) helps doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars learn about faculty roles and job expectations and helps ensure that future faculty are prepared to meet the challenges of the current...

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Academic Job Search

Faculty, research and administration positions in higher education generally are posted on national sites. American Association of Community Colleges Their job bank contains job vacancies at community colleges across the US. Vitae by Chronicle Careers  Considered by many as...

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Online Writing Support

Online Writing Tutors Writing tutors are available to help grad students improve English writing mechanics, (e.g., paragraph transitions, subject-verb agreement, or verb tense.) They can also help with any stage of the writing process, from initial brainstorming, to major...

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Research Compliance

Research compliance is a complex administrative area and includes research integrity, human subjects protection (the Institutional Review Board (IRB), storing and destroying research documents, research animal care and welfare (Office of Animal Resources, Animal Care Quality Assurance and the...

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Managing and Using Research Data

Data skills are in high demand by employers. Why? Because data are transforming society all around us – from science and engineering to medicine, finance, and business. Data Visualization The ability to teach others about your research findings is job...

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Teaching Resources

Educational Technologies at Missouri (ET@MO) ET@MO supports the meaningful use of technology to improve teaching and learning. With a focus on both pedagogical design and technology innovation and excellence, ET@MO staff (1) engage in relevant academic- and technology-oriented conversations,...

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Teaching & Learning Courses

The following professional development courses are open to all graduate students. AG ED LD 8350: College Teaching of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (3 credit hours). A course designed to assist current or future college faculty who wish to improve their teaching skills....

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Graduate Assistant Teaching Orientation (GATO)

This free, one-day workshop is designed to help meet the needs of graduate students teaching for the first time at MU. Free breakfast and lunch are included. Students should register in advance. Registration for GATO 2019 is now open. ...

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Orientation for New International TAs & Instructors (ONITA)

ONITA takes place during the week before the start of any regular semester. Prior to the fall semester, ONITA is scheduled for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday immediately before classes start. Prior to the spring semester, ONITA is scheduled...

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Mizzou Research Resources

MU has the nation’s most powerful University research reactor and is the largest U.S. producer of radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. The University has 17 research farms, research centers and forests covering more than 14,500 acres. MU operates...

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Columbia Resources

Living in Columbia Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Our city of about 100,000 people is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St....

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Funding Sources for Graduate Education

Fellowships are a type of aid granted to graduate students to help support their education. Some fellowships include a tuition waiver or a payment to the University in lieu of tuition. Most fellowships include a small stipend to cover...

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Minor in College Teaching Program

Approximately 93% of all colleges and universities in the United States are institutions in which teaching and professional service are emphasized as much as or more than research. The Minor in College Teaching (MICT), available to all MU graduate...

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CIRTL at MU

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM educationin...

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PFF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The PFF Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent Mizzou Ph.D. graduates and current Mizzou postdoctoral fellows to more fully prepare for an academic career. The program’s application deadline occurs each spring for the following fall when funding is...

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GRAD 9050: Building Leadership Potential with Transferable Skills

This is a 1 hour specialized leadership and transferable skills course that helps doctoral students recognize their potential and versatility for careers within and beyond the academy.  Framed by Brent Ruben’s Leadership Competency Scorecard 2.01, the syllabus is organized around four...

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Transferable Skills

As a grad student or post doc, you are building disciplinary expertise and a repertoire of research skills. Job-specific skills are colloquially referred to as “hard skills.” Less visible, but equally important, are the “soft skills” you have acquired: problem...

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