NEIKON invites you to take part in Crossref LIVE Russia

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Dear members of ASEP!

NEIKON invites you to take part in Crossref LIVE Russia
Date: September 17, 2021

Broadcast start: 10:00 (Moscow time)
The online broadcast will be organized within the framework of the Special event “Scientific information and scientific resources in the conditions of the lockdown 2020-2021″.

https://conf.neicon.ru/index.php/science/overseas2021/schedConf/overview

During the broadcast, the following issues will be discussed:

registration of content in Crossref;

the importance of metadata for Crossref: quality and quantity;

how to improve metadata?

where to get help and support.

Registration for the broadcast is available here

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DI7KZRXtQjqz3gcrLituCg

Anyone can take part

Best regards, ASEP

New Courses in April!

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Academic Writing University Center (NUST MISIS)  offers free online courses: Rhetorical Strategies for Debate and Writing Research Grant Proposals

Register now!

Course #1: Rhetorical Strategies for Debate

Time: 18:00 to 20:00 on  Tuesdays 

Duration: 20 April to 8 June

Online platform: Zoom

Course description:

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion through

  • Analyzing persuasive texts and speeches
  • Creating persuasive texts and speeches

Through class discussions, presentations, and written assignments, you will have many opportunities to practice your own rhetorical skills. Via specific reading assignments, you’ll also learn some ways to make yourself a more efficient reader, as you apply your analytical skills on the texts themselves. This combination of reading, speaking, and writing will help you succeed in:

  • learning
  • reading and thinking critically
  • applying techniques of rhetorical analysis
  • applying techniques of argument
  • enhancing your written and oral discourse with appropriate figures of speech
  • applying techniques of oral presentation and the use of visual aids and visual rhetoric.

Upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  •  Develop and apply rhetorical strategies to determine validity and academic rigor of source material.
  • ·      Expand academic vocabulary to increase class participation and comprehension of academic texts at the graduate level.
  • ·      Employ various reading and writing strategies to improve comprehension and expression for academic purposes at the graduate and post-graduate level.
  • ·      Identify and address elements of rhetoric and persuasion in their own work.
  • ·      Create and deliver presentations of academic material.
  • ·      Use online and campus academic resources and support services.

Course #2: Writing Research Grant Proposals

Time: 18:00 to 20:00 on Thursdays

Duration: 22 April to 10 June

Online platform: Zoom

Course description:

Developing effective grant writing skills is essential in order to acquire competitive funding from government agencies and private foundations. Writing a successful grant proposal is a blend of art and science. It requires basic knowhow, content knowledge, writing proficiency, strong research skills, creativity, organizational ability, patience, and a great deal of luck. This course will provide students with the background necessary to understand the grant application process.

Upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • Apply strategic use of research skills to establish the research territory.
  • Understand the fundamental components of a grant proposal such as the abstract or summary, background and significance, specific aims/goals and objectives, project design and methods, sustainability, assessment, broader impacts, and cover letter as well as the overall grant submission process.
  • Expand academic vocabulary to increase class participation and comprehension of grant-related academic texts at the graduate and post-graduate level.
  • Employ various reading and writing strategies to improve comprehension and expression for academic purposes at the graduate and post-graduate level.
  • Create and deliver presentations of academic material.
  •  Use online and campus academic resources and support services.

Instructor: Leticia Medina

Leticia Medina (AWUC)

Email: leticiamedinatx@gmail.com

Leticia Medina is a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Texas, where she has also been a Lecturer in the Writing Program and an instructor in the English for International Students (EIS) program. Leticia’s teaching experience encompasses instruction in academic writing as well as teaching World and British literature. Most recently, Leticia taught Advanced English for Academic Purposes to international PhD students from a number of foreign countries, including India, Iran, Bangladesh, México, Brazil, China, Russia, and Angola, among others.

Register now!

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Gender Parity in the Academic Leadership

The forum was attended by more than 200 people: world-class experts, representatives of senior management of higher educational institutions of more than 50 Russian and foreign universities, leading scientists from 5 countries, researchers, and students throughout Russia. The forum discussed the existing barriers to the advancement of women in the academic field and ways to overcome them. During the discussion panels, a number of key issues were discussed: the gender gap in science and technology education, the gender division of labor, the dynamics of future jobs, and the success stories of women in science. All speakers of the forum stressed in their speeches that barriers to promotion in the academic environment for women do exist. In this regard, the forum discussed the best practices for restoring gender balance in scientific and educational organizations.

“Gender equality is a linear ethical paradigm, in which no one thinks about the gender of his interlocutor, colleague, or manager. This is an opportunity to be a professional and not feel any artificial barriers. This is a confidence that our competencies, thoughts, and achievements will be noticed,” said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST “MISiS”, at the opening of the forum.

This forum is the first online forum within the framework of the UK-Russia University Alliance project. In total, it is planned to hold eight Russian-British events dedicated to a variety of topics: from issues of academic mobility of students to the problem of climate change.

The next forum, titled “Academic mobility (students/scientists)”, will be held on January 19, 2021.
See you at the next event!

Invitation Gender Parity

“Gender parity in the academic leadership”

Dear colleagues!

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow in association with the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS” has launched the UK-Russia University Alliance online forums series with the first event on gender parity in the academic leadership.

This forum will cover the following topics:

-Gender Gap in STEM Fields
-Occupational Gender Segregation
-Gender Dynamics of Future Jobs
-The Case for Gender Parity

The online forum is scheduled for December 17, 2020, from 14:00 to 18:40 in Moscow time.

For more information, please check: http://uk-russia-alliance.ru/gender/eng