2020-21 Events

2020-21 Graduate School Programming and Virtual Events


Fall 2020

Community-building meetings
These online community-building events bring students together to share ideas, questions, and concerns on various topics such as life in general, teaching, and learning online.

Students with Families | Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.

International Students | Mondays, 4-5 p.m. | Password: diversity

General Students | Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. | Password: diversity


Professional success advising office hours
  • Goal setting
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills
  • Well-being
  • Online teaching and learning

Mondays: 2-4 p.m.

Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Individual appointments may also be made in advance. Please contact padma@uoregon.edu

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Fall 2020 14-Day Writing Challenge

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It's very simple:

  1. You commit to writing every day for 30 minutes
  2. At the beginning of your writing time, you log in to the online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress at the end
  3. You take five minutes to support other writers in your group by commenting on their progress

October 19- November 1.

You must activate your free membership in order to view the full website and enroll in the course.


Career coaching drop-in

  • Accountability 
  • Goal Setting
  • Discovery 

Fridays, 10-11 a.m. | other times available upon request

Chat with career counselor Dani Amtmann to get started

Let's Talk

Easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member.

No paperwork or appointment necessary, students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis during available time slots. 

Consultations are typically 15-30 minutes and on an as-needed basis. 

2020 Webinars:  Succeeding and Thriving in Graduate School

Resilience Building for Wellness and Success

This workshop provides the foundations for resilience-building. The webinar will include an online presentation and handouts for students for developing actionable plans for resilience practice and self-assessment.

Thursday, October 15, 5-6 p.m.

Registration: Please RSVP for the webinar(s) you wish to attend.

Students will receive a Zoom meeting link and password after registration.

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Time Management and Organizational Skills

Teaching and learning as a graduate student while managing one’s personal life requires planning, goal setting, and organization. Students attending this webinar will receive customizable worksheets for managing their priorities and schedules to succeed in an online environment. Students will have the opportunity to seek individual consultation as well.

Thursday, October 22, 5-6 p.m.

Addressing Challenges: Hidden Curriculum and Stereotype Threats

Students who are underrepresented and minoritized by their identity attributes tend to face visible and invisible challenges in graduate education. This workshop aims to raise student awareness of unspoken norms and stereotype threats. It will provide strategies for successfully navigating the barriers to success and well-being. 

Thursday, October 29, 5-6 p.m.

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Life transitions--entering graduate school, switching to online or hybrid teaching and learning, encountering a new culture, becoming a new parent, and so on--can trigger various types of “impostor syndrome,” which can include an unhealthy perfectionism. This workshop will help students to assess the types of impostor syndrome they may be facing and develop self-affirmation and goal-setting plans.

Thursday, November 5, 5-6 p.m.


Addressing Microaggressions

This workshop is designed for students who encounter issues such as negative stereotyping and racial microaggressions that can impinge on the professional lives of underrepresented and minoritized students as well as international students. The workshop aims to equip participants with the resilience-building tools to practice self-affirmation and utilize self-empowerment strategies to address stereotyping and racial microaggressions.

Thursday, November 12, 5-6 p.m.

 NCFDD Webinars

Activate Your Free Membership

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Click the "Activate My Membership" button above to claim your membership!

How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and Haters in Your Midst

Join an NCFDD webinar on managing stress, haters, and rejection. Learning points include:

  • The impact of unmanaged stress and negativity
  • The most common areas of stress in academic life
  • Concrete strategies for managing the effects of stress

November 12, 11-12:30 p.m.

You must activate your free membership in order to view the full website and enroll in the course.

Engagement Matters: Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar

Join an NCFDD webinar on becoming a high impact scholar. Learning points include:

  • Strategies to succeed in reward systems
  • Projects with community partners
  • Examples of high impact community-engaged scholarship

November 17, 11-12 p.m.

You must activate your free membership in order to view the full website and enroll in the course.

Fall 2020 Programs: Student Engagement and Success


One-On-One Advising and Consultation Office Hours

  • Student success topics such as time management.
  • Resilience and well-being topics such as juggling work, family, and learning.

Open to all graduate students.

Mondays and Fridays: 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­p.m.

Please Join Us On Zoom

Individual appointments may also be made in advance. Please email Padma Akkaraju.

One-On-One Professional Development and Identity-Based Peer Advising by the Diversity and Inclusion GE

    • Graduate student life.
    • Professional development.

Participants: Graduate students with underrepresented identities

Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m. | Tuesdays, 11-12:30 p.m. | Join via this Zoom link

If the above times are not accomodating, please email Jonathan Pedroza (JP)

One-On-One Peer Advising by the Family Issues GE

Please connect with the Family Issues GE to discuss topics of concern.

Participants: Students with families

Mondays, 1-2 p.m. | Fridays, 1-3 p.m. | Join using Zoom ID 615 814 3379

If the above times are not accomodating, please email Pooria Manoochehri.