Fall 2020 deadlines

Independent Studies  deadline – instructions are attached. August 7
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office. For GSC consideration on August 15. (MA students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate in the Fall) August 5
The last day for regular registration. August 13
Graduation applications due August 25
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 7 October ) (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later semesters.) September 23
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.  September 29
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios and theses to all members of the

supervising committee. Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester. 

October 13
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations. October 27
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A & H Office (for GSC consideration on 11 November) (Students submitting proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later terms.) October 28
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, and dissertations. November 10
For additional university deadlines for dissertations and theses, see information from the Office of Graduate Education’s website. website
Last day of classes. November 25
Last day for final submission of portfolio (to the A&H Office) and theses (to Office of Graduate Education.) December 3
Independent studies registration deadline – Spring 2021 January 4

UTD Toastmasters

Learn public speaking and improve your life!

Public speaking is an important ability to develop, extremely helpful to people in academia to present papers, improve class environment, etc.

Learn public speaking at JSOM Friday Toastmasters club. Also, you will learn leadership. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student, or a professor, this club can be very helpful to you!

Given the current pandemic situation, we are meeting online, every Friday, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm through Zoom.

Guests Welcome!

To receive the Zoom link, email us:
president-1565753@toastmastersclubs.org

You can also visit our website at http://jmts.toastmastersclubs.org

Watch our promotional video:
https://youtu.be/9LceyT3EYf8

Our Mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

See you next Friday!

Alan Alanís, MA
President, JSOM Friday Toastmasters Club
Doctoral Candidate, Humanities – History of Ideas Ideas

Teach-Ins around the Theme of Living Legacies of White Supremacy at UTD and Beyond

Inspired by student outrage and global anti-racist activism, faculty, staff, and students have organized a series of teach-ins organized around the theme of “Living Legacies of White Supremacy at UTD and Beyond.”

The first two conversations in the series will happen on July 23. Each session will close with action items that participants can draw on to continue the work on campus and in the broader community.

All are welcome to join. Please circulate widely to your networks and follow the series on Facebook and Instagram

July 23, 11:30am-1pm: Teach-In: History, Holidays, Monuments, and Memory

Click here for full event details. All are welcome to join the Teams Live event. 

July 23, 2pm-3:30pm: Teach-In: White Supremacy, Merit Scholarships, and UT Dallas

Click here for full event details. All are welcome to join the Teams Live event.

This series recognizes and seeks to demonstrate solidarity with the initiatives that faculty and students across campus are organizing around these issues.  The organizers gratefully acknowledge the School of the Arts and Humanities for its sponsorship, as well as the staff of the Gender Center and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement for their contributions of time, labor, and vision. 

UTD Anti-Racist Teach-In Series. 60 likes · 59 talking about this. Inspired by student outrage and global anti-racist activism, faculty, staff, and…

Deadlines Summer 2020

Just a friendly reminder, registration for Summer 2020 is underway. Please consult the dates & links below and let us know if you have questions (contact information below).

Summer 2020 Independent study registration deadline
(online form available here , and yes, you have to log in)
May 15
Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, Casebooks, and Dissertations due in the  A & H Office  (for GSC consideration on 27 May)  (This is the only submission date for M.A. students wishing to graduate in the Summer 2020 semester. Enrollment in the Summer or Fall semester is required for all submissions.) May 20
Last day for regular registration May 21
Last day for submission of final draft of dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.  May 21
Last day for submission of final draft of portfolios, theses to all members of the supervising committee. Masters students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.  June 4
Graduation applications due June 11
Last day to request oral defense of portfolios, theses, & dissertations. June 18
Last day to hold oral defense of portfolios, theses, & dissertations. July 2
Last day for final submissions of dissertations. July 9
Last day for final submission of portfolios. July 30 Noon
Fall 2020 Independent Studies Registration Deadline August 3

Links to: Summer 2020 Academic Calendar Summer 2020 course schedule

Contact Information:

  • Pia Jakobsson, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, graduate advisor(pia.jakobsson@utdallas.edu): Program information and advising, registration for organized courses, holds, academic probation and MA graduation application activation
  • Alice Presti, Graduate Coordinator, presti@utdallas.edu: field exams, defenses, independent study registration (via updated web-form), portfolio, thesis, and dissertation proposals, Ph.D. graduation application activation, registration for dissertation hours (email request).
  • Julia Maddox, Graduate Admissions Coordinator jxm171830@utdallas.eduForeign language exams, Teaching Assistantships, Armstrong Fellowship Applications, admissions applications

To request an official appointment with Pia, Alice, or Julia, click here.

 Please, send your email request from your UTD email account.  Due to FERPA and UTD policy, we are unable to reply to non-UTD email inquiries and requests.  It would also be helpful to include “Registration Request – Semester – 2020” in the subject field of your email.  This will avoid delays and oversights when it comes to time-sensitive registration requests. 

After registration, please check in Orion that everything is as expected and refer to the academic calendar http://www.utdallas.edu/academiccalendar/ for changes, payments, and other deadlines. Note that it is the student’s responsibility to confirm enrollment and withdrawal to avoid late fees or other penalties.

 

Letter from UTD President Richard Benson

Another email from President Benson today. Among other things he says:
 
“The value of UT Dallas, like any great university, is not solely defined by what is presented in class, whether experienced in a large gathering or accessed via a computer. Rather, it is the whole of the experience, including learning from fellow students in casual settings, saying “hi” to a passing “Tobor” food delivery robot, or finding a peaceful moment amidst the magnolias and pools of the Margaret McDermott Mall.
 
It is no small loss when these joys are taken from us. I am particularly sorry for the Comets who are due to graduate this semester. We all wished for a different finish to your UT Dallas experience.
 
We — as do you — know why this period of social isolation is so vital. Lives are at stake. We want all in the UT Dallas community to stay healthy, and we want your relatives and friends to stay healthy. I know what sacrifices you have made, and I am extremely grateful to all Comets for helping us work through this threat. The University will do all that it can to help minimize the disruption in your lives while ensuring that we provide you with the greatest possible safety — our top priority.
Thank you, Comets, for your courage. UT Dallas is a very special university because of all of you. Your fortitude in the face of adversity will forever be a singular point of pride in this University’s 50th year.”

Changes and continuity

I hope you all saw the email from President Benson on Thursday, informing us about changes to the campus schedule in response to the national spread of covid-19 (coronavirus). Some highlights:

 

  • Spring break will be extended by one week. Classes scheduled for March 23-27 are canceled. Faculty and staff will use the next two weeks to prepare to transition courses to online delivery.
  • Classes will resume March 30. When classes resume, we will shift courses to an online format.  Students will be notified by their instructors about accessing content and coursework on our eLearning platform.
  • Student housing and many services will remain available, some with reduced hours.

 

We (the staff and faculty of A&H) will be available, through email and Teams and e-Learning, so please check in with us if you have questions.

 

 

Summer Job – Institute of Reading Development

Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

The Institute of Reading Development offers summer reading skills programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Since 1970, the Institute’s teachers have helped over 3 million students master valuable reading skills and develop a lifelong love of reading.  Programs designed by the Institute give students the right skills, books, and experiences that result in greater success in school and beyond.

We are currently hiring hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs. As an Institute teacher you will:

  • Earn up to $8,000 in one summer. Our full-time teachers typically earn $550-$700 per week.
  • Improve your teaching skills and confidence during our comprehensive, paid training program.
  • Gain over 400 hours of classroom teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 4-year-olds to adults.
  • Help your students become successful readers with a love of great books.

We are seeking applicants from any academic discipline. All applicants must have an undergraduate degree or higher in their field before the start of our teaching season.

Successful Institute teachers:

  • Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • Are responsible and hard-working, with good communication and organizational skills
  • Will be patient and supportive with students

Learn more about teaching for us and apply today: Summer Teaching Jobs

 

Job – Lecturer US History Jewish American History

The Department of History at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time lecturer of United States history, with a preference for Jewish American history, to begin in Fall 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates who could teach both Jewish history and women’s history; otherwise the specialization is open. Candidates with expertise in any aspect of United States history are invited to apply. We seek candidates for this position who are dynamic and creative teachers, committed to mentoring and educating our large and diverse community of students.

A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required. Responsibilities include teaching high-enrollment U.S. history survey courses; teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization; and performing departmental service. Candidates with experience advising students, completing projects of academic administration, and/ or teaching online are especially encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate will join a vibrant history department at an R1 university and have the opportunity to participate in a number of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives. The UNT Department of History hosts the university’s minors in African American Studies and in Mexican American Studies, as well as its undergraduate certificate program in Food Studies. Several of our faculty members hold affiliations with the UNT Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and with the Latina/o Mexican-American Studies Program. The department is also home to UNT’s renowned Oral History Program, to a number of digital scholarship projects, to the UNT Military History Center, and to UNT’s Jewish and Israel Studies Program. Our graduate curriculum is structured around concentrations in U.S. history, European history, military history, and a thematic concentration titled “Body, Place, Identity.” We have more than 30 full-time faculty members; more than 500 undergraduate majors and minors; and nearly 100 graduate students. Our department teaches more than 8,000 students annually.

 

See more details and application information here:

https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000520123-01?cid=VTEVPMSJOB1

Spring 2020 deadlines

Please note the following Spring 2020 deadlines for proposals, submissions, and defenses. Alice Presti will be out on maternity leave November 14, 2019 – February 19, 2020.

N.B.  All proposals should be submitted to your individual committee members for their approval at least one week before the submission deadline. (Earlier submission to the committee is strongly advised.)  Otherwise, you cannot expect faculty members to read and approve drafts in time to meet deadlines.

All proposals must be submitted as a Word-compatible attachment sent to AHproposals@utdallas.edu as well as signature pages and proposals must be submitted in hard copy.

Spring 2020

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony & Spring Commencement.

December 13 Last day to submit completed and signed forms (with reading list) for independent study to Pia Jakobsson.
January 6 Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A&H Office (for GSC consideration on 15 January). (This is the last date for Proposals from students expecting to graduate in the Spring semester) (Submit hard copies to Julia Maddox in JO 4.503)
January 22 Applications for Graduation due online (contact Pia for MA and PhD)
February 1 Teaching Assistant Applications due (submit to AHTAApp@utdallas.edu)
February 5 Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A&H Office (for GSC consideration on 19 February) (Students submitting Proposals on this date will graduate in summer or later semesters) (Submit hard copies to Julia Maddox in JO 4.503)
February 19 Last day for submission of final draft of Dissertations to all members of the supervising committee. Doctoral students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.
March 5 Last day for submission of final draft of Portfolios and Theses to all members of the supervising committee. Master’s students who do not meet this deadline will not graduate this semester.
March 19 Last day to request oral defense of Portfolios, Theses, & Dissertations.
March 25 Proposals for Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations due in the A&H Office (for GSC consideration on 8 April) (Students submitting Proposals on this date will graduate in spring or later terms)

(Submit hard copies to Alice Presti in JO 4.510)

April 2 Last day to hold oral defense of Portfolios, Theses, and Dissertations.
April 9 Last day to upload Dissertation for final review by the Graduate Education Office.
April 16 Last day to receive approval of final version of dissertation by Graduate Education Office.
April 30 *noon Last day for final submission of Portfolios (to the A&H office.)

Last day to receive approval of final version of Theses by Graduate Education Office.

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