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.

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate

Fall 2015 Workshops

September Workshops

Graduate Research 101 [Early Stage]

September 3, 2015, 11:00 AM

Location: Strozier 5A

Optimize your work as a graduate student and save time by using the resources available through University Libraries.  Learn how to access information resources, use a citation management system to create bibliographies, request a research consultation, and other library services and resources.

Graduate Research 101 [Early Stage]

September 3, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Optimize your work as a graduate student and save time by using the resources available through University Libraries.  Learn how to access information resources, use a citation management system to create bibliographies, request a research consultation, and other library services and resources.

Graduate Research 101 [Early Stage]

September 8, 2015, 7:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005B

Optimize your work as a graduate student and save time by using the resources available through University Libraries.  Learn how to access information resources, use a citation management system to create bibliographies, request a research consultation, and other library services and resources.

Overview of Citation Management Systems [All Stages]

September 9, 2015, 1:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Learn about three popular citation management tools that you can use to store and organize your references and to format citations and bibliographies. We will demonstrate RefWorks, EndNote Basic, and Zotero and discuss the different features of each.

Communicating In English: Overcoming Challenges 

September 10, 2015, 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: 310 Hecht House

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

As an international student, you may have faced some challenges when speaking with faculty, staff and other students.  In this workshop, we will discuss those challenges as well as strategies to improve your ability to communicate in English, including small talk, polite requests, and negotiation of meaning.  This workshop is recommended for first-semester graduate students. 

Register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4NSE1XlV7mETun3

Classroom Management(PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

September 10, 2015, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: PIE Teaching Associates

Learn about and discuss strategies for dealing effectively and professionally with difficult classroom situations, from student disruptions to how to cover sensitive topics. Ideas regarding how best to manage class time will also be addressed.

Click here  to register

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

September 11, 2015, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Dirac Instruction Lab 208

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.

How will I select and work with my major professor? Should I use Match.com©? [Early stage, PFF/PFP/PIE]

September 11, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3008

Presenters:  Dr. Kevin Beaver, Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice; Dr. Debra Fadool, Professor of Biology & Neuroscience and Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs; Dr. Kathleen Yancy, Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor

Description: Your relationship with your major professor is critical in order to succeed in graduate school. This faculty member will influence your program of study and the research/creative endeavor you pursue. Three outstanding FSU faculty members will share their suggestions for choosing a major professor so that you will be able work in ways that complement your major professor’s work style. Time will be allowed for discussion.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1ZgXfyJvWOGpSbX

RefWorks [All Stages]

September 15, 2015, 4:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager provided by Florida State University Libraries for all FSU faculty, students, and staff that allows you to export references directly from online databases; store and organize references; create formatted bibliographies in all major styles; cite references inside Word documents as you write. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

Finding Primary Sources [Middle/Late Stage]

September 16, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Thousands of primary sources are available online.  This workshop will highlight some of the freely accessible and library-provided resources for primary source research such as the Digital Public Library of America, Europeana, the HathiTrust Digital Library,  and the FSU Digital Library.

Technology 101: Free online tools, training and software at FSU [Early stage, PFF/PFP/PIE]

September 16, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Megan Del Debbio, IT Marketing Communications Manager, Information Technology Services (ITS)

Description: Research projects. Class. Group meetings. Work. Thesis paper. More class. How do you fit it all in? This workshop will teach you how to use campus technology to help you make the most of your time as a graduate student. Join us for a crash course on the many time- and money-saving services available to you through Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University. From online surveys to personal computer repairs, during this workshop you will learn about a number of free software and training tools, including:

  • How to download free Microsoft Office
  • Where to take your computer for discounted repairs and data recovery
  • How to access FSU computer software without setting foot on campus
  • What to do to protect yourself from phishing attacks and keep your computer clean

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0BYqqOMaxU7W0eh

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

September 17, 2015, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Strozier 5A

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.

You want me to describe my dissertation topic in three minutes? Really? [Late stage, PFF, PFP, PIE]

September 18, 2015, 11:00 AM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Judith Devine, Senior Associate Dean, FSU Graduate School

Description: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. The competition supports the development of doctoral students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate for an intelligent but non-specialist audience—using only one slide. In preparation for the fall 2015 competition, this workshop will demonstrate effective and ineffective techniques for 3MT slide development.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bpCUGz9MoYbm1V3  

The Secrets of English: Pronunciation Tips and Tricks

September 18, 2015,  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Location: 311 Hecht House

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Grill, International TA Program

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.

Register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0U6s82LbX9QG4xT

You want me to describe my dissertation topic in three minutes? Really? [Late stage, PFF, PFP, PIE]

September 18, 2015, 4:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Judith Devine, Senior Associate Dean, FSU Graduate School

Description: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. The competition supports the development of doctoral students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate for an intelligent but non-specialist audience—using only one slide. In preparation for the fall 2015 competition, this workshop will demonstrate effective and ineffective techniques for 3MT slide development.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bpCUGz9MoYbm1V3

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

September 21, 2015, 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Strozier 5A

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.

Zotero [All Stages]

September 22, 2015, 12:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Zotero is a free, open source citation manager that can: automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases and more; save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records; format citations and bibliographies; sync your library across multiple devices. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions. 

Introduction to Nvivo [Middle/Late Stage]

September 22, 2015, 4:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

In this 60 minute workshop, participants will be introduced to Importing sources of text and media data (including: PDF’s, audio recordings, interviews, photos, video sources, datasets, social media, and literature review articles), coding data using NVivo Nodes, conducting various data queries, and classifying data sources by attributes to compare or cross tabulate between variables (using a Matrix Coding Query).

The Academic Interview: What to Expect & How to Prepare [Late stage, PFF/ PFP/ PIE]

September 23, 2015, 12:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Grant, Professor, Department of History

Description: Do you plan to attend a conference where you may have several interviews? How do you plan for a telephone interview? What should you expect during an interview at a neutral place, such as an airport? How do you prepare for the interview process on a college/university campus? These and other questions will be answered in this informative workshop led by an experienced faculty member.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_50wMeiuQpsGwzXv

RefWorks [All Stages]

September 23, 2015, 1:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager provided by Florida State University Libraries for all FSU faculty, students, and staff that allows you to export references directly from online databases; store and organize references; create formatted bibliographies in all major styles; cite references inside Word documents as you write. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

EndNote X7 [All Stages]

September 23, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Build a citation library, insert citations into papers, build bibliographies, and more with this powerful reference management tool. 

Using Personal Response Systems (Clickers) to Encourage Critical Thinking in the Classroom (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

September 23, 2015, 3:30 PM– 5:00 PM

Location: Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence and Fellows Society; Zhaihuan Dai, PIE Program Graduate Assistant, Educational Psychology & Learning Systems

Description: Do you wish you knew how to use technology to teach, and to help your students learn? This workshop will introduce you to clicker technology, and demonstrate how to use it to give your students opportunities to think more deeply and critically about the material in order to learn – not just memorize!

Click here   to register

Do you know how to craft cover letters and application packets for your dream job? [Late stage, PFF/PFP]

September 24, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Brad T. Gomez, Associate Professor and Placement Director, Political Science

Description: Do you know how to craft a cover letter and application packet for an academic position? What can you do to convince a search committee to interview you after reviewing your application materials? Participate in this workshop for a discussion of effective cover letters and application packets. Attend this workshop to learn from a faculty member who is also a placement director! 

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0Nwipa1iiUzK28t

EndNote Web [All Stages]

September 24, 2015, 4:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Learn to insert citations in research papers, format bibliographies, and share resources with collaborators. EndNote Basic is a cloud-based tool free to FSU students and employees. 

Zotero [All Stages]

September 29, 2015, 4:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Zotero is a free, open source citation manager that can: automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases and more; save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records; format citations and bibliographies; sync your library across multiple devices. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

Best Practices in Research Data Management [Middle/Late Stages]

September 30, 2015, 1:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Managing research data is a vital part of the research process. Data management is the process of controlling the information (data) that is generated during any research project. This workshop explores best practices in data management and how the proper handling of research data facilitates the research data lifecycle. Topics covered: research data lifecycle, file formats, storage and backup, archiving and reuse.

EndNote Web [All Stages]

September 30, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Learn to insert citations in research papers, format bibliographies, and share resources with collaborators. EndNote Basic is a cloud-based tool free to FSU students and employees. 

 

 October Workshops

Designing Effective Presentations [Middle/Late Stages]

October 1, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Posters and PowerPoint presentations provide opportunities to share information about your research with a wider audience.  This workshop will cover tips and techniques for displaying information in an inviting and engaging way.

Navigating Social Media Purposefully & Professionally [All stages, PFF/PFP/PIE]

October 2, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3008

Presenter: Ms. Mary Buzzetta, Graduate Assistant, FSU Career Center

Description: Do you know how to use social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to search for a position inside or outside of academia? Do you know the most professional characteristics of networking with social media? Who should have access to your profile, friends and photographs? You will leave this interactive workshop with answers to these and other questions as you prepare to enter the job market.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0p83AmvSjSQgcL3

Question Handling in the Classroom for International (and all) TAs (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

When: Monday, October 5, 2015;

            Session One: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM; Session Two: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: PIE Teaching Associates

Handling questions in the classroom can be very challenging. This workshop will teach you how to create a question-friendly atmosphere, clarify what is actually being asked, negotiate answering a question, and maintain focus in the classroom. Question-handling concerns specific to TAs whose first language is not English will also be discussed.

Click here   to register Session 1

Click here  to register Session 2

Copyright and Fair Use in Academic Publishing [Late Stage]

October 6, 2015, 12:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Getting ready to submit your dissertation or publish an academic paper? This workshop will show how copyright law affects various aspects of the publication process, including your rights as an author/creator, your use of others'  copyrighted work, and the role of publication contracts and licensing in the dissemination of your work.

Searching 101 [All Stages]

October 6, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Turn your research question into an effective search.  Find the right database, search, manage results, and access full text articles. 

Searching in the Sciences [All Stages]

October 8, 2015, 11:00 AM

Location: Dirac 208

Introduction to searching science databases, including Web of Science, Biosis Previews, SciFinder, and more. 

Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) [All stages ,PFF / PFP]

October 8, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Program Director for Instruction, Research, and Evaluation, Career Center; Educational Psychology & Learning Systems Department and Psychological and Counseling Services program; Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Counseling and Career Development

Description: Did you know that the curriculum vitae is longer than a résumé, and its format varies by discipline? This interdisciplinary, interactive workshop will include sample CVs to evaluate, tips for those seeking academic positions, and resources to explore following the workshop.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3mkKNLmAPBHI8QJ

Improving E-mail Communication 

October 8, 2015, 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

Location: 311 Hecht House

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Grill, International TA Program

Does writing emails in English cause you anxiety? Do you feel unsure of how to communicate politely and professionally? If so, this workshop will benefit you! We will cover language aspects of emailing such as how to open and close an email, phrases used for making requests, and language needed for discussing difficult situations. We'll also cover cultural aspects of email writing such as levels of formality and politeness.

Register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3BLteR8BzVF6vOZ

Creating Surveys Using Qualtrics [Middle/Late Stages]

October 9, 2015, 10:00 AM

Location: Strozier 005A

In this 60 minute workshop, participants will be introduced to Qualtrics and learn how to create and edit various types of surveys, activate and distribute surveys, and retrieve and analyze survey results.

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

October 9, 2015, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Strozier 5A

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.

Conducting a Literature Review [Middle/Late Stages]

October 13, 2015, 1:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

This workshop covers the steps in conducting a literature review with special emphasis on selecting and searching databases, citation tracking, and keeping current by creating search alerts.

Creating a Data Management Plan [Middle/Late Stages]

October 14, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Funding agencies are increasingly requiring grant applicants to submit data management plans (DMPs) with their grant proposals in an effort to promote data sharing and responsible stewardship of data by researchers. This workshop provides an overview of the landscape of federal funding requirements as well as walking the researcher through the process of creating a data management plan. This workshop is geared towards researchers actively working on a data-intensive project or who will be starting one in the near future. 

Do you know how to put your audience to sleep? This is also known as “death by PowerPoint.” [All stages, PFF/PFP/PIE]

October 14, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Judith Devine, Senior Associate Dean, FSU Graduate School

Description: Did you know that your PowerPoint is not your presentation? This workshop will clarify the reasons to use PowerPoint, and how to develop PowerPoint slides with compelling headlines or titles, enhancing colors, informative images, readable fonts, and effective backgrounds.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_08r7zdd8bVbUNsV

Best Practices in Research Data Management [Middle/Late Stages]

October 15, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Managing research data is a vital part of the research process. Data management is the process of controlling the information (data) that is generated during any research project. This workshop explores best practices in data management and how the proper handling of research data facilitates the research data lifecycle. Topics covered: research data lifecycle, file formats, storage and backup, archiving and reuse.

Basics of 3D Printing [All Stages]

October 20, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Learn about the process of 3D printing and explore modeling software used with the MakerBot Replicator.  (Due to the lengthy printing process, no complete designs will be printed during class.)  

Using Rubrics on Blackboard for Student Assessment (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

October 20, 2015, 3:30 PM– 5:00 PM

Location: Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: John Braswell, Instructional Technology Administrator, Office for Distance Learning

Description: Providing students with timely and useful feedback on assignments can be a daunting task, but the good news is that there are tools available to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. This workshop introduces participants to the inline grading and rubric features of Blackboard.

Click here   to register

Copyright and Fair Use in Academic Publishing [Late Stage]

October 21, 2015, 5:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Getting ready to submit your dissertation or publish an academic paper? This workshop will show how copyright law affects various aspects of the publication process, including your rights as an author/creator, your use of others'  copyrighted work, and the role of publication contracts and licensing in the dissemination of your work. 

Citation searching Using Google Scholar & Web of Science [Middle/Late Stages]

October 22, 2015, 1:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Cited searching is one of the most commonly used research techniques to determine whether an article/book has been cited by a different publication or to measure the impact of the research. Using this technique will help you identify key literature, top researchers, and other related works on a given topic.  In this workshop you will learn advanced search techniques to track citations, export records to citation management software, and set up citation alerts in Google Scholar and Web of Science.

SPEAK Test Information Session 

October 22, 2015, 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: 310 Hecht House

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

This session will include a discussion of the test format and scoring procedures.   The presenter will go over the practice test questions and discuss the different competencies taken into account when grading. The standards for teaching assistants will also be discussed.This session is open to faculty and staff.

Register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0dixd2xd5y9rPSZ

I received an invitation to present a poster at my first academic conference, so how do I begin? [All stages, PFF/PFP/PIE]

October 23, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Amy Huber, Assistant Professor, Interior Design

Description: Imagine a crowded, noisy room, possibly with poor lighting and many other poster presentations. Given the previous setting, how will you communicate your research/creativity most effectively? Beginning with the rough draft stage, the use of color, font, and more will be covered in this workshop. There will be plenty of time for discussion, and of course, dessert provided by the Congress of Graduate Students!

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_56BpnlUlPKiK2FL

Conducting a Literature Review [Middle/Late Stages]

October 27, 2015, 4:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

This workshop covers the steps in conducting a literature review with special emphasis on selecting and searching databases, citation tracking, and keeping current by creating search alerts.

EndNote X7 [All Stages]

October 28, 2015, 11:00 AM

Location: Strozer 005A

Build a citation library, insert citations into papers, build bibliographies, and more with this powerful reference management tool. 

Creating a Data Management Plan [Middle/Late Stages]

October 28, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Funding agencies are increasingly requiring grant applicants to submit data management plans (DMPs) with their grant proposals in an effort to promote data sharing and responsible stewardship of data by researchers. This workshop provides an overview of the landscape of federal funding requirements as well as walking the researcher through the process of creating a data management plan. This workshop is geared towards researchers actively working on a data-intensive project or who will be starting one in the near future. 

Designing Effective Presentations [Middle/Late Stages]

October 29, 2015, 1:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Posters and PowerPoint presentations provide opportunities to share information about your research with a wider audience.  This workshop will cover tips and techniques for displaying information in an inviting and engaging way.

Applying for Jobs Outside of Academia [Late stage, PFP]

October 29, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, , Program Director for Instruction, Research, and Evaluation, FSU Career Center; Educational Psychology & Learning Systems Department and Psychological and Counseling Services program; Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Counseling and Career Development

Description: Considering other job options? Learn about effective job search strategies for non-academic positions, steps to take, how to prepare your materials, and resources to use in locating jobs.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3jxBFYoOssJZ9Ix

 

November Workshops

Best Practices in Research Data Management [Middle/Late Stages]

November 3, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: Strozier 005A

Managing research data is a vital part of the research process. Data management is the process of controlling the information (data) that is generated during any research project. This workshop explores best practices in data management and how the proper handling of research data facilitates the research data lifecycle. Topics covered: research data lifecycle, file formats, storage and backup, archiving and reuse.

Staying on Top of the Literature [Middle/Late Stages]

November 4, 2015, 3:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Use database and journal search alerts, RSS feeds, and other tools to stay current in your research area. 

Negotiating Job Offers [Late stage, PFF/PFP]

November 5, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Program Director for Instruction, Research, and Evaluation, FSU Career Center; Educational Psychology & Learning Systems Department and Psychological and Counseling Services program; Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Counseling and Career Development

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_9zwmNwW7FpICbFb

Developing Classroom Materials and Activities (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

November 6, 2015, 3:30 PM– 5:00 PM

Location: Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: PIE Teaching Associates

Description: Developing classroom materials and activities is vital to student learning and engagement, but can be challenging. In this session experienced TAs will share strategies and ideas for developing and assessing lesson plans and classroom activities.

Click here   to register

Creating a Data Management Plan [Middle/Late Stages]

November 11, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: Dirac 208

Funding agencies are increasingly requiring grant applicants to submit data management plans (DMPs) with their grant proposals in an effort to promote data sharing and responsible stewardship of data by researchers. This workshop provides an overview of the landscape of federal funding requirements as well as walking the researcher through the process of creating a data management plan. This workshop is geared towards researchers actively working on a data-intensive project or who will be starting one in the near future. 

Do you want your thesis/dissertation published AND your research will involve human subjects? Apply for Human Subjects approval ASAP! [All stages, PFF/PFP/PIE]

November 19, 2015, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Ms. Julie Haltiwanger, FSU Human Subjects Committee

Description: Clear away the confusion and simplify the Human Subjects application process by attending this workshop. When do you need Human Subjects approval? Why do you need to apply prior to conducting your research? What information is needed when you apply? You will leave the workshop ready to apply online for Human Subjects, or IRB, approval.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_a9SAbryXxZoMBUh