Public Speaking Workshop for Graduate Students

220 Stephens Hall Geballe Room — Townsend Center, Berkeley

Lura Dolas (Senior Continuing Lecturer Emerita and former head of the UC Berkeley Acting Program) conducts a two-session in-person workshop to help graduate students deliver job talks and professional presentations clearly, confidently, and persuasively. The workshops offer techniques for neutralizing stage fright, identifying naturally expressive behavior, achieving personal connection in virtual presentations, and replacing flat jargon with engaging language. Exercises to expand vocal range and improve eye contact and use of gesture will enhance both live and virtual audience rapport. These workshops provide a safe, constructive environment to promote individual participation. In the first meeting, participants are given a series of exercises to enhance presentation of self and material. In the second, participants may present a short sample of a job talk or professional presentation for individual coaching. Workshop dates: Monday, October 30, 2023 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday, November 6, 2023 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Eligibility: UC Berkeley PhD students who have advanced to candidacy and are entering the job market, broadly conceived. Admission is limited. Priority will be given to students in the arts and humanities and related social sciences. Make sure to complete the Graduate Student Public Speaking Workshop Application by October 6th.

Maximizing bCourses Grading: Assignments, Quizzes, and Beyond

Online via Zoom

Join us for a workshop focused on assignments, quizzes, and grading to learn how to take advantage of more advanced features that will help you use bCourses to its fullest, freeing up your time for what matters most. In this workshop, you will learn how to: Use bCourses's grading tools to evaluate students effectively. Set up simple rubrics to help you grade. Use SpeedGrader to grade faster. Understand and apply grading rules that work for your class. Manage and interpret the Gradebook. Access resources and support to address any grading questions or challenges. This session will be held via Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link. ➡️ Register for this event here!⬅️