Schedule (Tentative)

  • Event
    Date
    Description
    Course Material
  • In Class
    09/09/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Introduction, course overview, and Paper Reading Part 1

    Before class: Sign up on EdStem, complete the pre-class survey, create a slide introducing yourself on the class google-slides.

    In class:

  • In Class
    09/16/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Paper Reading Part 2
  • In Class
    09/23/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Faculty Visit

    Before class: None

    In class:

    • Guest: Professor Stuart Shieber
    • Discussion about computational linguistics, the dissemination of research, and Professor Shieber’s professional trajectory
  • In Class
    09/30/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Communication in collaborative environments

    Before class: In this class we will discuss and practice how to update your advisor / collaborators on recent progress. Please come to class with a topic in mind – a project (e.g. current or past research project, a hobbie, etc.) that you have worked on but haven’t yet completed. The topic should be reasonably technical (your fellow classmates should only have a partial prior understanding of the topic).

    In class: How to communicate about weekly progress with your collaborators

  • In Class
    10/07/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Examining the nature of science

    Before class: TBD

    In class:

  • In Class
    10/14/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Faculty Visit

    Before class: TBD

    In class:

  • In Class
    10/21/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Fellowships

    Before class: TBD

    In class: Discussion with PhD Student-Panel

  • In Class
    10/28/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Debugging unhealthy self-expectations

    Before class: Parts 1 and 3 from How to make the most out of your PhD

    In class:

    • Discussion with PhD student-panel
    • Special note: no faculty present
  • In Class
    11/04/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Faculty Visit

    Before class: TBD

    In class:

    • Guest: TBD
  • In Class
    11/11/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Managing your advising relationship

    Before class: Part 2 from How to make the most out of your PhD

    In class:

    • Discussion with PhD student-panel
    • Special note: no faculty present
  • In Class
    11/18/2021 09:45
    Thursday
    Class discussion: reflections on the past semester

    Before class: TBD

    In class: Discussion