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Professional Development for Graduate Students

The Center for Graduate Life supports the success of graduate students from all disciplines by providing numerous academic and career professional development workshops. These graduate student professional development workshops are developed with the Graduate School's five core competencies in mind:  Communication, Leadership, Teaching & Instruction, Personal & Professional Growth and Advancement, and Research & Scholarly Inquiry. All enrolled graduate students are encouraged to add value to their degrees by attending these free workshops. Online registration for these workshops and more will be available by August, 2015.

Students are also encouraged to attend the various other workshops sponsored by our campus partners.

Download the current Professional Development catalog.

Workshop Categories & Registration Date/Time Location Presenter

Communications (Oral & Written)

An Introduction to Academic Writing in the U.S. TBD Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network TBD Cone 268 Shawn Smith, MBA
Presentation Skills for Grad School and Beyond TBD Cone 268 Shawn Smith, MBA
Competitive Grant Writing for Graduate Students in STEM Fields TBD TBD Lesley Brown, Office of Research & Economic Development
Fall Dissertation Boot Camp Oct. 11-13 Cone 268  
Dissertation Days: Topics are TBD 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4 from 10:00-4:00 Cone 268  
       

Leadership Skills

88 Keys to Success:  Tuning into your Inner Leader Oct. 22, 3:30-4:45 Cone 268 Dr. Dylan Savage
Leading Diverse Teams TBD Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
       

Teaching and Instruction (Training)

New Graduate Teaching Assistant Training Aug. 21, 9:00-12:30 CHHS 155 Various
A GTA Workshop:  Managing Difficult Students Oct. 7, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
A GTA Workshop:  Accent Coaching for International Students Nov. 4, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
       

Research, Ethics & Scholarly Inquiry

Survival Analysis with SAS - a Project Mosaic Workshop July 1 McEniry 420 12:00-3:00PM
Data Exploration and Visualization with Tableau - a Project Mosaic Workshop July 22, 23 CHHS 384 12:00-2:00PM
Essentials of Survey Research:  Sampling Design & Weighting - a Project Mosaic Workshop August 4, 5 McEniry 420 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Mentees' Rights and Responsibilities Sept. 23, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Jo Ann Lee
Using the Pivot Database to Search for Funding Opportunities TBD Cone 268 Susan Robinson, Office of Research & Economic Development
Inroduction to EndNote TBD   Beth Scarborough
       

Personal & Professional Growth and Advancement

Monday Mindfulness & Yoga Each Monday, 11:00-12:00 Cone 268 Cara Blevins
Achieving Work, Life, School Balance through Self-Compassion Oct. 6, 10:30-12:00 Cone 268 Dr. Jennifer Webb
Job Talks and Industry Interviews:  How to Make a Good Impression TBD Cone 268 Dr. Anita Blanchard
Becoming a Professional in Academia TBD Cone 268 Dr. Alan Rauch
Embracing Change:  Making the Most of Career Opportunities TBD Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
       

Professional Science Master's and Other Special Topics

Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network TBD Cone 268 Shawn Smith, MBA
Presentation Skills for Grad School and Beyond TBD Cone 268 Shawn Smith, MBA
       

Academic Courses and Public Lectures

GRAD 6020/8020 Transferable Skills for Career Success Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
GRAD 8990 - Academic Integrity Module Via Moodle Online Graduate School
GRAD 8001/6001 - Teaching at the University Level Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
GRAD 6011/8011 - Teaching at American Colleges and Universities: Perspectives for International Students Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
GRAD 8010/6010 - Graduate Level Writing for International Students Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
GRAD 8002/6002 - Responsible Conduct of Research Each Semester See Course Schedule Dr. Jo Ann Lee, Dr. Glenn Boreman
GRAD 6100 Quantitative Methods I:  Basic Statistics and Probability Fall See Course Schedule Dr. Stephanie Moller Smith
GRAD 8103 Advanced Quantitative Methods:  Time Series Analysis and Classificatory Models See Course Schedule See Course Schedule Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer