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Research Associate Professional Identity Development (RAPID) Program: Level 2
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The Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning (TI) Research Associate (RA) Program holds the vision of creating a community of research, innovation, and excellence in undergraduate and graduate students employed at the TI. The Research Associate Professional Identity Development (RAPID) Program provides RAs an opportunity to enhance their TI training and learning by entering in self-study of the development of their professional identity. In Level Two, participants continue with the question, How do my daily experiences and practices as an RA impact my identity as an aspiring professional (adapted from Foot, Crowe, Tollafield, and Allan, 2014: 106), to create a detailed table of contents for a Research Associate (RA) Portfolio. This process draws on the diverse expertise of TI staff to support RAs in identifying and articulating the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests they bring to (and gain from) their role.
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Lunch & Learns
Participate in any three of the following Lunch & Learns: January 17 (12:00-1:00pm), February 7 (12:00-1:00pm), February 28 (12:00-1:00pm), March 21 (12:00-1:00pm), April 11 (12:00-1:00pm).
Field Notes
Maintain a record of their self-study in the form of field notes to identify and reflect on key moments in their professional identity development throughout their RA roles.
Research Associate (RA) Portfolio
Prepare detailed table of contents for a Research Associate (RA) Portfolio drawing from their learning throughout the semester.