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

Summer 2016 Workshops

June Workshops

Thesis, Dissertation, and Treatise Workshops

June 2, 2016, 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Strozier 5A Instruction Lab

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.

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

June 8, 2016, 3:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

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

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_6eXkfzWpjnZrHTv

Are you prepared for your Social or Behavioral Sciences Conference Presentation? [PFF, PFP/PIE]

June 9, 2016, 2016, 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

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

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_3QKHrs0gooN6iX3

Thesis, Dissertation, and Treatise Workshops

June 10, 2016, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Dirac Instructional 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.

Role Reversal: The Undergrad Perspective on Pedagogy [PIE/PFF/PFP]

June 13, 2016, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Great Hall (4th Floor) Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: Kate Pierson, School of Theatre, PIE Associate; Tim Hart, Junior BA Theatre Major; Chloe Wilson, Junior BA Theatre and Editing, Writing & Media Major

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside the minds of your undergrad students? What is it that they need and want from us as their instructors? The only way to know is to ask! Come join us as we swap roles and let two undergrads lead a workshop on creating a student-centered, engaging classroom environment.

*Click here  to register

Thesis, Dissertation, and Treatise Workshops

June 14, 2016, 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Strozier 5A Instruction Lab

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.

Publish or Perish: Early Career Publishing in STEM [PFF, PFP/PIE]

June 15, 2016, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Mark Riley, Distinguished Research Professor and Raymond K. Sheline, Professor of Physics

This workshop is appropriate for graduate students and postdocs in any area of STEM. Topics will include the publishing process, choosing a journal or conference, etiquette of responding to editors, handling rejection with your self-esteem intact, revising, resubmitting, and more.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5BWEsv1w3GhJdFH

Early Career Publishing in the Social Sciences [PFF, PFP/PIE]

June 28, 2016 , 10:30 AM

Honors, Scolars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Art Raney and James E. Kirk Professor of Communication

Topics include the publishing process, choosing a journal or conference, etiquette of responding to editors, handling rejection with your self-esteem intact, revising and resubmitting, and more.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1BT3sIXpnJFvNuR

 

July Workshops

What do I need to do to apply for, and receive, Human Subjects approval (also known as IRB approval)? [PFF, PFP/PIE]

July 11, 2016, 10:30 AM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Julie Haltiwanger, FSU Human Subjects Committee

Will you be using humans for your research study? Do you plan to publish the results of your research? Will you submit a conference presentation proposal? If so, this is the workshop for you—you must receive IRB approval prior to conducting human subjects research!

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bHn8AswcVpHHBCR

Small Changes for a Big Impact [PIE/PFF/PFP]

July 13, 2016, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Great Hall (4th Floor) Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: Kate Pierson, School of Theatre, PIE Associate and and Dr. Lisa Liseno, Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence

We all know the phrase, “good things comes in small packages,” but when it comes to teaching can small changes really make a big impact? Yes! Building on James M. Lang’s series from the Chronicle of Higher Ed, this workshop will offer a series of 5 minute activities and changes that can improve class participation, facilitate deeper learning, and help you connect with your students.

*Click here  to register