Professional Development

The Institutional Review Board and You: An Interview with UNL's Research Compliance Staff

The safety and well being of human research participants is taken very seriously at UNL. The Institutional Review Board, which is overseen by UNL’s Office of Research, handles approval of human research.

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Academic Integrity

Learning Names

Knowing students’ names helps improve the classroom climate, but for many, learning a large number of names can be difficult and frustrating. But take heart!

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Preparing Students for Their Final Assignment

As the semester draws to a close, think about how to make the final assignment you require of students a learning experience they can carry with them as they move on in their course of studies.

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Create a Positive First Impression

First impressions matter in most situations and especially in the classroom. As a TA, you might be concerned about your role as an authority figure.

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What's in YOUR Syllabus?

One way to reach students early is to put in writing, and then discuss your course policies, requirements, tests and assignments with your students in class. If your syllabus is already written, use this checklist to test its adequacy.

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Understanding Who Our Students Are

August 2009

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The Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP): A Career Management Tool

In the August 2008 issue of Graduate Connections, we introduced you to the “Next Stage” approach to professional development, which requires you to “think ahead, look ahead, and . . .

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Individual Development Plan (IDP)

How to be Fair and Ethical in the Classroom

Many aspects of the teaching assistant's rolemay create ethical dilemmas of one sort or another.

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Teaching
Academic Integrity

Advice for Completing a Thesis or Dissertation

Research on graduate students' experiences with writing a thesis or dissertation suggests many students aren’t always sure what to expect when they begin the process. Dr.

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Writing
Dissertation
Thesis

Help Students Read the Research Literature

Do your undergraduate students seem to have trouble organizing or summarizing the primary or secondary literature in your discipline?

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