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Brown Bag Lunch Club

Remember, it’s only brown bag if you don’t RSVP on time!



Stay tuned for more Brown Bag Lunch Club meetings this semester!



  • Monday, September 17: Navigating academic relationships
  • Thursday, November 15: How to prepare a syllabus
  • Tuesday, April 11: Writing for Publication
  • Thursday, Dec. 1 @ noon: Writing Studio workshop
  • Thursday, Oct. 20 @ noon: How to Grad School
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21: Job Search
  • Thursday, Oct. 9: The End is Near: Jobs, Fellowships, and a 6th year
  • Thursday, Oct. 2: Travel and Reimbursement BBLC [handout]
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2: Representatives from the IRB will join us for an information session and Q&A.
  • October 3: Peabody technology resources (w/ special guest Brian Smokler)
  • October 15: Create your website
  • January 23: Student handbook revision w/ Melissa
  • February 3: New professor (and post doc) w/ Annie, Erica, Eve, Katie, Min-joung, & Nate
  • August 31: Wiki in the university
  • September 25: How do I write this Thing (aka the dissertation)?
  • November 1: IRB
  • November 15: Departmental supports for doc students (aka LEAF), Dean Craig Anne Hefflinger (guest)
  • January 30: Tech Tools (citation software presentation & peer knowledge sharing)
  • April 3: Job Seekers
  • December 9: Marta Kobiela presents Drs. Paul Cobb, Rogers Hall, and Kevin Leander:  “Applying for Jobs and Reading Job Opening Postings”
  • November 9: Katie Taylor (guest Jen Holt):  “Academic Writing”\
  • October 11: Marta Kobiela (guests Dr. Leona Schauble and Dr. Debbie Rowe):  “CVs and Cover Letters”
  • February 24: “What’s on the other side?: Leaving Vanderbilt and going to work”
  • March 14: Professors talk about their writing
  • April 5: Tech Tools
  • Wednesday, April 6: Blaine Smith and Dr. Derek Bruff in Rotunda:  “Visual Tools for Presenting Ideas to Students or Colleagues”  [resources]
  • Thursday, March 3: Marta Kobiela:  “Transcription and Video Analysis Software”
  • Wednesday, February 9: Tanya Flushman and Jasmine Ma: “IRB!”
  • Thursday, November 4: Jasmine Ma:  “Technology Tips”
  • Wednesday, May 12:  “CV BBLC”
  • Thursday, April 8: BBLC Q&A edition
  • Wednesday, October 14: Kara Jackson and Amy Cassata-Widera: “What’s this post-doc business all about?”
  • Thursday, April 9:  Julie Justice: “What I know now:  Looking back at grad school as a new faculty member”
  • Thursday, March 19: Jasmine Ma: “Technology Show and Tell” [Resources] [pdf]
  • Tuesday, February 10: Jud Laughter: “Teaching Teachers to be Change Agents”
  • Tuesday, January 20:  Tara Alvey and Chris Keyes: “Cases that follow cases for building pedagogical knowledge: Constructing meaning in multimedia case reports”
  • Thursday, November 6: Patrick Tiedemann shares his proposal topic, “Literacy as negotiation: Conceptualizing the network of negotiations that comprise 21st century literacy”
  • Wednesday, September 17: 1st and 2nd year project review
  • Thursday, March 2: Hosted by Dennis Davis
  • Wednesday, March 12: Hosted by Betsy Watson, Tanya Flushman, Brian Rose, and Mikel Cole: “I didn’t know you studied that!”
  • Thursday, February 28: Hosted by Julie Justice and Kerry Hofer: “Understanding the Job Search Process So That You Can Be Doing Now What Will Land You Your Dream Job Several Years From Now “
  • Tuesday, February 12: Hosted by Chuck Munter: “A Collaborative Interaction Analysis of Video Data”
  • Friday, February 1: Jasmine Ma, Technology Edition [pdf]
  • Tuesday, November 13: Sue Ganguly