Professional Development Workshop Series

Summer 2015 University Libraries Workshops

BR101- Business Research Certification Program

  • Scholars Commons is pleased to host workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to graduate students and faculty.  Click here  to see all workshops associated with this program. 

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: Communication, Teaching, Scholarly 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 stage, Middle stage, Late 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.

Summer 2015 Workshops:

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Not-So-New Media: Teaching Online (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

May 20, 2015; 3:30- 5:00 PM

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

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Clark, Assistant Director for Instructional Development, Office of Distance Learning

Description: Asynchronous online courses can be a technical and pedagogical challenge. This session will provide an overview of best practices for setting up and delivering online courses at FSU: updating course sites, arranging for proctored exams, developing materials and assignments, using TurnItIn, and establishing good communication with students. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences with online instruction.

Click here to register – free pie & coffee will be served!

 

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

May 21, 2015; 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Strozier Library 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.

 

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

June 5, 2015; 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Dirac Conference Room 216

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?

June 8, 2015; 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Strozier Library 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.

 

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

June 12, 2015; 3:00 PM- 5:00 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:

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

Directions: The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is also called the William Johnston Annex, or the “Chick Fil A building”, and is located at 127 Honors Way, Between Cawthon Hall and the Johnston Building on Landis Green. You need to enter on the east side of the building – there is an elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor or you can take the stairs. The room, 3009, is located at the top of the stairs and will have a sign.

To register:https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5j9wHmm1dgYqCNv

 

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

June 16, 2015; 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Strozier Library 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.

 

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Keeping Students Engaged (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

June 18, 2015; 3:30- 5:00 PM

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

Presenter: PIE Program Graduate Assistant Holly Widen, Department of Geography

Description: Join us as we collaboratively brainstorm ways to jumpstart your classroom through activities, student-centered discussions, and creating an engaging environment.

Click here to register – free pie & coffee will be served!

 

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

June 19, 2015; 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Julie Haltiwanger, 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.

Directions: The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is also called the William Johnston Annex, or the “Chick Fil A building”, and is located at 127 Honors Way, Between Cawthon Hall and the Johnston Building on Landis Green. You need to enter on the east side of the building – there is an elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor or you can take the stairs. The room, 3009, is located at the top of the stairs and will have a sign.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PLHqPFkbcnl1SB

 

Publish or Perish: Early Career Publishing in the Social Sciences [PFF/PFP/PIE]

June 26, 2015; 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Art Raney, James E. Kirk Professor of Communication & Director of Doctoral Studies

Description: If you are mystified by the process of getting publications, confused by submission requirements, or terrified of rejection, then this workshop is for you. Publishing in the social sciences has a common set of practices and procedures. Dr. Raney’s workshop will be appropriate for graduate students and postdocs in any area of the social sciences. Topics will 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.

Directions: The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is also called the William Johnston Annex, or the “Chick Fil A building”, and is located at 127 Honors Way, Between Cawthon Hall and the Johnston Building on Landis Green. You need to enter on the east side of the building – there is an elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor or you can take the stairs. The room, 3009, is located at the top of the stairs and will have a sign.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_40DZn20Z1KqwS3z

 

PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Time Management: How Can I Do Everything? (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

July 7, 2015; 3:30- 5:00 PM

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

Presenter: Holly Hunt, Assistant Teaching Faculty, Academic Center for Excellence

Description: Graduate teaching assistants must learn to wear several hats at the same time: student, teacher, family member, and friend. Striking a healthy balance among these roles can be challenging. It may often seem like there’s not nearly enough time in the day to do all that needs to be done, let alone time to dedicate to playing each of these roles. This session will introduce graduate students to strategies and tools that can be used to more efficiently manage one’s time on a monthly, weekly and daily basis.

Click here to register – free pie & coffee will be served!

 

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

July 10, 2015; 3:00 PM- 5:00 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.

Directions: The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is also called the William Johnston Annex, or the “Chick Fil A building”, and is located at 127 Honors Way, Between Cawthon Hall and the Johnston Building on Landis Green. You need to enter on the east side of the building – there is an elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor or you can take the stairs. The room, 3009, is located at the top of the stairs and will have a sign.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3WqDd3uTaUj73n

 

Are you prepared for your STEM Conference Presentation?

July 17, 2015; 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Dr. David Whalley, E.P. Miles Professor of Computer Science & FSU Distinguished Research Professor

Description: Will you deliver a STEM research presentation at a conference and you are in uncharted water? No worries: During Dr. Whalley's workshop, you will learn how to develop a presentation with attention to audience and purpose, how to determine the design of your slides, how to customize slide material for a particular context, how to avoid technical surprises and prepare for questions from the audience.

Directions: The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is also called the William Johnston Annex, or the “Chick Fil A building”, and is located at 127 Honors Way, Between Cawthon Hall and the Johnston Building on Landis Green. You need to enter on the east side of the building – there is an elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor or you can take the stairs. The room, 3009, is located at the top of the stairs and will have a sign.

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

 

Publish or Perish: Early Career Publishing in STEM

July 24, 2015, 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Room 3009

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

Description: If you are mystified by the process of getting publications, confused by submission requirements, or terrified of rejection, then this workshop is for you. Publishing in STEM discipline has a common set of practices and procedures. This workshop will be 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 and resubmitting, and more.

Directions: The Honors, Scholars and Fellows House is also called the William Johnston Annex, or the “Chick Fil A building”, and is located at 127 Honors Way, Between Cawthon Hall and the Johnston Building on Landis Green. You need to enter on the east side of the building – there is an elevator that will take you to the 3rd floor or you can take the stairs. The room, 3009, is located at the top of the stairs and will have a sign.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9ZUCia9y5zrveex

 

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate