Professional Development Workshop Series

The Graduate School partners with the Career Center , the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards , the University Libraries , the Office of Distance Learning , the Center for Global Engagement , the Center for Intensive English Studies , and the Center for Leadership and Social Change  in offering professional development workshops during the academic year and summer terms as well.

The University Libraries offers many research-oriented workshops that may be used to meet requirements of the Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals Certificates. Workshops are intended to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to develop the following five core competencies: CommunicationTeachingScholarly Development (advanced knowledge and skills), Professionalism (leadership, ethics, transferable skills), and Career Development. Each workshop listed below has one or more competency labels. Workshops are also intended to be appropriate at one or more stages of graduate study or postdoctoral experience:  Early stageMiddle stageLate stage, or All stages. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend workshops more than once and during any stage. The labels simply provide suggested attendance timeframes and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year.

  • For a matrix of recurring professional development opportunities grouped by core competency and labeled by stage of study, click here .
  • For a catalog of professional development opportunities that recur on a regular basis, during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters, every other semester or every other academic year, and may be appropriate for one or more of the five competencies described above, click here.
  • For an Individual Development Plan (IDP) template that facilitates specific, attainable and measurable goal setting, click here.

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate

Spring 2016 Workshops

February Workshops

Early Career Publishing in the Humanities? How will this be possible? [PFF/PFP/PIE]

February 3, 2016, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM

Honors, Scholars, & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Grant, History Department

Description: A record of publication is often required to be competitive for faculty positions in the humanities. This workshop will explain the nature of the publication process, help students to compare and evaluate publication venues, and provide publishing strategies while preparing for the job market.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cGPQdDHb1jiDG61

The Secrets of English: Pronunciation Tips and Tricks

February 4, 2016,  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

311 Hecht House

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Grill, International TA Program

Description: As a non-native speaker of English, you may notice that your English sounds different from native speakers, but you’re not sure why. In this workshop, we’ll explore two aspects of pronunciation: reduced speech and linking. We’ll learn what these are and how they function, and we’ll practice these aspects through several short listening and speaking activities.

Please register at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_efjWW8BJ8LGVJxX

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: How to Create a Teaching Portfolio (PIE/PFF/PFP)

February 4, 2016, 1:30 PM- 3:00 PM, and 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM (this is the same session given at 2 different times)

Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of The Graduate School & Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence and Fellows Society

Description: Creating a teaching portfolio is an important way to illustrate the strategies and techniques you use to help support and encourage student learning. It also gives you the opportunity to reflect on your teaching and ways to improve for the future.  Not only is this a helpful exercise, but may be a requirement when applying for future employment. This workshop will show you how to assemble an electronic teaching portfolio. Requirements for the submission of teaching portfolios from nominees of FSU’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (OTAA) will also be addressed. *Free PIE & Coffee Included!

*Click here to register for Session 1 (1:30 PM- 3:00 PM)

*Click here to register for Session 2  (3:30 PM- 5:00 PM)

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

February 9, 2016, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Strozier 5A

Presenter: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

Interviewing for positions outside of academia: How to prepare

February 11, 2016, 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Honors, Scholars, & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Associate Director, FSU Career Center

Description: Interviewing is the most widely accepted method of selecting employees. The goal of an interview is to find out if you fit with the organization, if you have the skills you say you have, and if you can do the job. Based on your resume, they already have a good idea of your skill set. So the primary reason for the interview is to assess your personality and to fact check your skills. This workshop will clarify your role as the interviewee and how to prepare.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5uKoJbeJvOuCO7X

Writing the Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

February 17, 2016,  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

HSF 3009

Description: Learn what to include and what not to include on your fellowship application résumé or CV. Think of your audience and consider the mission and vision of the sponsoring agency. Dr. Janet Lenz (Career Center) will offer valuable advice, tips and strategies for writing an effective résumé or CV. 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

February 19, 2016, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Dirac 208

Presenter: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

February 22, 2016, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Strozier 5A

Presenter: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

Avoiding Plagiarism

February 23, 2016,  3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

311 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

Description: In this workshop, participants learn the difference between quoting, phrasing and summarizing information for a paper. Practical suggestions for helping both international and U.S. students understand and avoid plagiarism will be offered.

Please register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6LJY4t954K77zN3

Publish or Perish:  Conversations on Academic Publishing

February 25, 2016, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Strozier Library, Bradley Reading Room

Description: University Libraries, in collaboration with the Graduate School and the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, is excited to host its spring symposium, Publish or Perish: Conversations on Academic Publishing on February 25. The symposium is an opportunity for faculty, postdocs and graduate students to learn about the state of academic publishing by engaging with colleagues and leaders in the field.  In particular, the symposium will focus on exploring the following topics:

  • current trends and best practices in journal publishing 
  • the role of publishing in tenure and promotion at FSU
  • the intersection of open access and commercial publishing
  • what the future holds for the scholarly monograph

More information is available at https://www.lib.fsu.edu/events/academic-publishing-symposium/

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Go Big or Go Home: Activities for Large Classrooms (PIE/PFF/PFP)

February 26, 2016, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Associates, Mary Marcous (Philosophy), and Blair Thomas (Askew School of Public Administration)

Description: Do you ever wonder how to get those 70 students in your lecture to wake up and participate? Teaching a large number of students can be difficult because of space limits, classroom sizes, or even the layout of the room. This workshop will present a number of strategies and activities to facilitate engagement in classes with a large number of students, regardless of subject area. *Free PIE & Coffee Included!

*Click here to register 

 

March Workshops

International Fellowships/Awards (OGFA/ONF)

March 1, 2016, 4:00 PM

HSF 3009

Description: The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards and the Office of National Fellowships are teaming up to provide a fun and interactive workshop on international fellowship and award opportunities. 

 

Do You Understand the Contracts & Grants Process at a Research University? [PFF/PFP/PIE]

March 3, 2016, 8:30AM- 11:30 AM

Honors, Scholars, & Fellows House, 4th Floor: Great Hall

Presenters: FSU Office of Sponsored Research

Description: Are you a doctoral student, a student in a terminal master’s program or a postdoctoral scholar who plans to seek a faculty position after graduation? Attend this workshop to gain a better understanding of the proper administration of contracts and grants, including the federal and institutional requirements for contract and grant proposal preparation, submission, and post-award management.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PWwvCqi9qDyhMx

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

March 3, 2016, 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Strozier 5A

Presenter: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

March 14, 2016, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Strozier 5A

Presenter: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

Are you prepared for your Social or Behavioral Sciences Conference Presentation?

March 22, 2016, 3:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Proffitt, Associate Professor, School of Communication

Description: How do you convert a paper into a conference presentation? Will you talk with notes, read your paper, and/or use visuals (e.g., PowerPoint)? How will you ensure that your audience will “get” your message? Are you prepared for the audience’s questions? Dr. Proffitt will answer these questions and more when she leads you through the process of conference presentation preparation and delivery.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bKninsWw2qsyV2l

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Effective Communication in the Sciences (PIE/PFF/PFP)

March 23, 2016, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Associate, Nathan Crock (Scientific Computing), and Dr. Joab Corey, Associate Teaching Professor, Economics

Description: Being an engaging instructor is no easy feat. Doing so while teaching science or mathematics can be even more difficult. Join us while we discuss helpful tools and techniques to transform your classroom into a lively interactive learning environment! *Free PIE & Coffee Included!

*Click here to register 

SPEAK Test Information Session 

March 24, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

310 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

Description: This session will include a discussion of the SPEAK test format and scoring procedures, focusing on language competencies.   The presenter will go over practice test questions. The standards for teaching assistants will also be discussed. This session is open to faculty and staff members who work with international students and wish to have a better understanding of the test.

Please register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4JFoMIPP0fF7ssR

 

April Workshops

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Creating Student-Centered Learning Environments (PIE/PFF/PFP)

April 5, 2016, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor, The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Associates, Kate Carnevale (Chemistry & Biochemistry), and Sarah Wilcoxon (Dance)

Description: Student-centered learning environments shift the focus of classroom activity from teacher to students. Instead of treating students as passive receptacles, this workshop will teach you how to stimulate, engage and help them become active participants in their own education.*Free PIE & Coffee Included!

*Click here to register 

Negotiating Job Offers

April 7, 2016, 3:00PM- 4:30 PM

Honors, Scholars, & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Associate Director, FSU Career Center

Description: Did you know that you can prepare to negotiate job offers? This workshop will include discussion of the uniqueness of each negotiation, factors that may be negotiated, what is involved in making the best decision, how to negotiate from a point of power, and the final steps.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_b1wb4AEkkz73vkp