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April 2018

Rise Colloquium: What do the NAEP test results for mathematics mean and how can we help students navigate real world data?

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

      Dr. Franziska Peterson Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics and RiSE Center and Bryn Keenhold Master of Science in Teaching program, RISE Center   Politicians and educators are currently discussing the results of various student assessments, both nationally and internationally. The release of the 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores for mathematics have led to several conclusions, which differ depending on who is using what data and how. Which of these should we believe? If there…

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May 2018

Using Zoom in your Classroom

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Zoom is a video and web conferencing software that shares many of the features of Adobe Connect, allows you to record your sessions, and even transfer these recording directly to our new video streaming platform Kaltura. Faculty can use Zoom to manage the synchronous components of their online courses, hold virtual office hours, and promote virtual student collaboration. This workshop will support faculty teaching with Zoom. We will explore how to set up your Zoom account, schedule meetings, share content,…

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Registration Deadline: Access + Success for Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning

May 4
UMA

Come  join UMA for a day of presentations on teaching and learning with technology! This year’s theme has been selected by the planning committee as “Access & Success” to encompass matters of accessibility, navigation, college-readiness, and retention for students across the University of Maine System with a particular emphasis on distance teaching and learning in all its varieties. For more information and to register click here.      

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Graduate Commencement Ceremony

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alfond Arena, Alfond Arena
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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The inaugural Graduate Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 3–5 p.m. at the Alfond Arena honoring graduate students with conferred degrees from December 2017 and candidates for degree in May and August 2018. A reception will immediately follow in Wells Conference Center. For more information, visit umaine.edu/graduate/grad-commencement or contact the Graduate School at umhooding@maine.edu or 207.581.3291.

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September 2018

UMaine NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Workshop

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Graduate School and Office of Research Development is offering an overview workshop on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to be held in 57 Stodder Hall on September 6, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. The workshop is intended for prospective student applicants, faculty advisors, and departmental administrators.  Presenters will give an overview of the NSF GRFP funding competition, the UMaine application process, and share grant writing strategies. Light refreshments will be served. NSF GFRP Eligibility: The eligibility criteria…

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Graduate School Picnic

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come join the Graduate School staff kick off the 2018-19 Academic Year at the annual Graduate School picnic! All graduate students, faculty, and their families are welcome!

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August 2018

New Graduate Student Orientation

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The UMaine Graduate School will be hosting an orientation for all new graduate students in Donald P. Corbett, Room 100. The schedule for the day and more information will soon be posted here.

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The UMaine Graduate School will be hosting an orientation for new Teaching Assistants (TA) in Stodder Hall. The schedule for the day and more information will soon be posted.

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CMJ Teaching Orientation Workshop: Lesson Planning

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Dunn Hall, Room 401, 5724 Dunn Hall, Room 401
Orono, ME 04469-5724 United States
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A session from the Communication and Journalism Teaching Orientation, designed for new Teaching Assistants. Contact Liliana Herakova (liliana.herakova@maine.edu) to register and for more information. Capacity is limited to the first 10 registrants.

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CMJ Teaching Orientation Session: An Instructor’s Role in the Classroom

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dunn Hall, Room 401, 5724 Dunn Hall, Room 401
Orono, ME 04469-5724 United States
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A session from the Communication and Journalism Teaching Orientation, designed for all Teaching Assistants. Contact Liliana Herakova (liliana.herakova@maine.edu) to register and for more information. Capacity is limited to the first 10 registrants.

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