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Fall 2019 Faculty Workshops

Advanced Writing Skills for Non-Native Speakers of English – 10/16/19 – 11/20/19

For non-native speakers of English who are at a relatively advanced level of proficiency and use written English as a means to communicate both formally and informally. The class meets six weeks for 75-minutes each week and includes six individual conferences with the course instructor. Focuses on academic writing for publication and grants, with particular attention to learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. Sessions are planned from 5:30 – 6:45 pm on Wednesdays however an alternative schedule may be developed to meet participants’ needs.
Phil Hubbard, Director, English for Foreign Students, Senior Lecturer, Linguistics

Launching a Research Team – Session 1: The Art of Creating the Right Team Culture and Setting Expectations without Micromanaging – October 22, Noon – 1:30 pm
Focuses on how to establish a team culture and how to provide the right level of guidance, including establishing and communicating your expectations.
John Boothroyd, AVP for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Launching a Research Team – Session 2: How to Give Effective Feedback to Pre- and Postdoc Trainees – November 21, Noon – 1:30 pm
Focuses on giving people feedback that helps them develop their full potential. In addition, how to solicit feedback on your own performance to develop and improve as a mentor/manager and team leader.
John Boothroyd, AVP for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Improving Writing Productivity – October 25, Noon – 1:30 pm
Addresses the challenges that academic writers experience while trying to maintain the level of productivity that their career demands, e.g., procrastination, time management, perfectionism, work/life balance, handling criticism, etc.
David Rasch, Psy D., Writing Coach

6 Techniques for Writing Concise Scientific Articles & Grants – November 15, 10 am – Noon
Research teams and individuals improve writing skills for biomedical and science journal articles and grants. You may invite all members of your research team to attend this program with you.
Michaela Kiernan, PhD, Senior Research Scholar SPRC, School of Medicine

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Susan Drange at sdrange@stanford.edu.