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Upcoming workshops and training events

Fall 2017


Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by UNCG Research.
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Below are several of the helpful workshops and training events taking place during the fall 2017 semester.


Banner Finance Contracts & Grants

Tues., 8/15, 1:00-4:00 PM, 209 Bryan OR

Tues., 9/19, 9:00AM-12:00 PM, 209 Bryan OR

Tues., 10/17, 1:00-4:00 PM, 209 Bryan OR

Tues., 11/14, 9:00AM-12:00 PM, 209 Bryan

This session will cover Contract and Grant specific Banner Finance Content. If you are a Principal Investigator, this is the only session you will need! This workshop will introduce you to the new Banner grant forms containing the details of the Contract and Grant awards in your organization. You will learn to query and view the awards to find the project and budget dates, indirect cost rates, agency information, etc. You will also learn to view the grant expenses and budget availability in both Banner INB and the UNCG Budget Query available in UNC-Genie (Self-service). Note that you must have a Banner account and Banner Finance Access to take this class. Access to Banner Finance requires a Banner user ID which is authorized for the specific data and functions for your need. Fill out the Banner Runtime Account Request at http://accounts.uncg.edu and follow the instructions. Access to your specific Banner Finance funds requires a Banner Finance Access Form. Complete this form (also at http://accounts.uncg.edu) and return it per the instructions. Register for the workshops at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Applying for Internal Research Awards (New Faculty Research Awards and Regular Faculty Research Awards)

Tues., 8/22, 9:00-10:30 AM, 1607 MHRA OR

Wed., 8/30, 3:00-4:30 PM, 1607 MHRA

This workshop covers what you need to know to successfully apply for New Faculty Research Awards and the Regular Faculty Research Awards. Faculty may apply for New Faculty Research Awards or Regular Faculty Research Awards from September 1, 2017, through October 18, 2017, at 5pm. For more information, guidelines, directions and forms, go to http://research.uncg.edu/internal-grants-and-awards/. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Introduction to Online Surveys using Qualtrics

Tues., 8/22, 3:30-5:00 PM, 209 Bryan OR

Wed., 9/20, 9:00-10:30 pm, 209 Bryan OR

Tues., 10/17, 9:30-11:00 AM, 209 Bryan OR

Wed., 11/15, 3:00-4:30 pm, 209 Bryan

This class provides an introduction to online surveys using Qualtrics. Topics include survey creation, survey collaboration, question types, survey distribution and results/reporting. Qualtrics is an online survey tool available for use by all UNCG students, faculty, and staff.  Open to UNCG faculty, staff and students only.

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu


Show Me The Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities

Thurs., 8/24, 11:0-1:00 PM, 304 Curry OR

Wed., 10/25, 9:00-11:00 PM, 304 Curry

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words.  Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by University Libraries and the Office of Sponsored Programs. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Intro to SPSS

Tues., 8/29, 2:00-3:30PM, 209 Bryan OR

Wed., 10/18, 3:00-4:30PM, 209 Bryan

This class will get you started using SPSS for data management and statistical analysis. Topics include data entry, data manipulation and a basic introduction to analysis in SPSS. Open to UNCG Faculty, Staff and Students only. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn: NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs)

Wed., 8/30, 12:00-1:00PM, 1607 MHRA

Come learn how you can be more competitive for an NIH LRP, and pay off student debt. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers. The LRPs repay up to $35,000 annually of a researcher’s qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research. Learn from UNCG awardees: Christopher Rhea of Kinesiology and Marianne LeGreco of Communication Studies have offered to share their personal stories in winning LRP awards. Their examples and advice could help you win an LRP. Bring your questions and feel free to bring your own lunch for this very casual discussion. To RSVP, please email or call Aubrey Turner in the Office of Sponsored Programs at aubrey.turner@uncg.edu or 336-334-4920.


Intro to SAS

Wed., 9/6, 9:00-10:30 AM, 209 Bryan

This class will get you started using SAS programs for data management and statistical analysis. Topics include a tour of the SAS windows (Enhanced Editor, Log, Output, Library, Results, etc.), input, import and export of data, important definitions and introduction to some basic SAS procedures. Open to UNCG Faculty, Staff and Students only. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Submitting a Grant Proposal to an External Agency

Tues., 9/12, 9:00-10:30 AM, 2711 MHRA OR

Wed., 11/01, 3:00-4:30 PM, 2711 MHRA

The workshop will go over the typical sections of a grant proposal. We will discuss who at the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) can provide assistance with locating funding opportunities, budgeting, and proposal development.

Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


RISE Network: Networking lunch with Becky Wai-Ling Packard Conversation Starters: Mentoring with Purpose

Fri., 9/15, 11:30-1:30 PM Faculty Center

In this networking lunch, Professor Becky Packard will engage us in a set of conversation starters that ask us to examine the mentoring we have (and need), such as whether we have a stronger infrastructure for newer students than for those graduating. We will also speak candidly about difficult moments in mentoring and advising. For example, how do we provide critical feedback on poor performance in ways that are constructive? How do we interrupt problematic classroom or lab or team dynamics? How do we do so in a way that keeps us moving forward productively without glossing over issues and without fear of straining relationships further? Participants will leave with a range of do-able action steps whether for mentoring initiatives they can implement in their departments or ways to continue the conversation with their colleagues into the future. Lunch will be provided and space is limited. Please RSVP to Victoria at rise@uncg.edu by September 11th, 2017. For more information about RISE – Research and Instruction in STEM Education, go to https://rise.uncg.edu/


Connecting To and Documenting Community-Engaged Scholarship at UNCG

Wed., 9/27, 12:00-1:00 PM, 1607 MHRA OR

Thurs., 9/28, 12:00-1:00 PM, 3603 MHRA OR

Wed., 4/18, 12:00-1:00 PM, 3603 MHRA

UNCG supports community-engaged teaching, research, and service. This brown bag will provide a brief overview of community engagement at UNCG. We will focus on best practices for identifying collaborators within the community, how to get the word out about your community engagement, and how to plan for documenting your community engagement for promotion, tenure, and/or annual reviews. The Institute for Community Engagement and Economic Engagement also creates and curates various resources that are available online at http://communityengagement.uncg.edu. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Intermediate Qualtrics

Wed., 9/27, 9:00-10:30 AM, 209 Bryan OR

Tues., 10/24, 3:30-5:00 PM, 209 Bryan

This 90 minute workshop focuses on some of the common but slightly more advanced features that are only mentioned in the introductory class. Topics include: customizing survey templates, working with survey blocks, using panels for e-mail invitations and piping custom text to your survey questions. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions on any other Qualtrics features. NOTE: It is recommended that users take “Introduction to Online Surveys Using Qualtrics” prior to enrolling for this workshop. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Entrepreneurial Journeys Speaker Series

HQ Greensboro, 111 W. Lewis Street

Entrepreneurial Journeys is a monthly speaker series hosted by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNC Greensboro, which features successful entrepreneurs. Check-in and networking begins at 5:00 pm and the speaker begins at 5:30 followed by time for Q & A. Free food and easy parking! Check the website for registration information and updated info on presenters as they are confirmed at http://entrepreneur.uncg.edu/entrepreneurial-journeys-speaker-series/.

  • 9/27 – Brian Hamilton, co-founder and head of product development at Sageworks
  • 10/19 – TBA
  • 11/8 – Sarah Evenson, founder and creative director of Marie Oliver, a Greensboro based clothing line
  • 1/24 – TBA
  • 2/21 – TBA
  • 3/22 – TBA
  • 4/11 – TBA

Human Subjects Research Training

Tues., 10/3, 9:00-11:00 AM, 2711 MHRA

This training is conducted to meet the federal requirements for research with human subjects and to fulfill the requirement to submit an IRB application to the UNCG IRB. It covers areas such as confidentiality, informed consent, recruitment, and the history of human research protection and is offered as an alternative to CITI training. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu .


UNCG Entrepreneur Day

Tuesday, 10/31

On Entrepreneur Day, successful entrepreneurs, many of them UNCG alumni, visit classes across the campus and share their experiences through solo presentations and panel discussions. Students receive exposure to new potential career paths, opportunities, and connections, while faculty benefit from guest speakers with content relevant to their courses.  Since 2012, approximately 50 classes with 2,000+ students have hosted speakers each year; 110 different faculty members teaching in 51 different subject areas have hosted 142 different guest speakers. Faculty members from all disciplines are recruited during the fall semester. To participate, contact Justin Streuli at 336-256-8649 or jtstreuli@uncg.edu. For more information go to https://startup.uncg.edu/uncg-entrepreneur-day/ .


Applying For Faculty First Awards

Wed., 11/29, 3:00-4:30 PM, 1607 MHRA OR

Thurs., 11/30, 9:00-10:30 AM, 1607 MHRA

Application Deadline Tuesday, February 28. Faculty First Awards are offered to tenure-track and tenured faculty in the form of “Tenure-Track Faculty First Awards” and “Tenured Faculty First Awards”. Faculty may apply for Faculty First Awards from January 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018, at 5pm. Faculty First Awards typically fund summer scholarship and require participation in a Spring 2019 presentation event. See more at http://research.uncg.edu/internal-grants-and-awards/. Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu.


Responsible Conduct of Research: Taking the High Road to Better Data 

Date, Time, and Location: TBD

In order to meet the requirements of NSF and NIH RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) training, a combination (multimedia approach) of training options is offered by the Office of Research Integrity at UNCG. “Responsible Conduct of Research: Taking the High Road to Better Data” is an in-person 2 to 2.5 hour training session in Responsible Conduct of Research practice. Topics include: Conflict of Interest in Research, Questionable Research Practices, Data Management, Authorship, and Mentor/Mentee Relationships. There is a different speaker for each topic, as well as case studies that encourage audience participation. Each attendee receives a certificate of attendance. Go to http://integrity.uncg.edu/training/ for more information.