Professional Development Workshops

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The Graduate School partners with the following units 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 time-frames 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.


February Professional Development Workshops


PIE Coffee Hour and Teaching Workshop (PIE)

TA Panel: How Digital Literacy Impacts Teaching & Research

February 25, 2020, Time is TBD

Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall, 4th Floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: Panel of experienced graduate student TAs

Description:An interdisciplinary panel of Graduate Student TAs will discuss ways in which our digital experience impacts the ways we teach, learn, and do research. This workshop is being offered in conjunction with the FSU University-wide 2020 Critical Thinking Symposium.

Register: http://bit.ly/PIE2-25-20


March Professional Development Workshops


PIE Coffee Hour and Teaching Workshop (PIE)

Metacognition: Guiding Learners in Thinking About How They Learn

March 9, 2020, 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall, 4th Floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: Fang Liang and Holly Stone, PIE Teaching Associates

DescriptionMetacognition, “thinking about one’s thinking”, helps students be aware of their own learning. Your students will be able to plan, monitor and evaluate their own learning, if you teach them some metacognitive knowledge and skills. Come to our workshop and share instructional designs to support students using metacognition.

Register: http://bit.ly/PIE3-9-20-2pm


Launching your Job Campaign(PFF/PFP/PIE)

March 11, 2020, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Megan Crowe, Assistant Director, Dunlap Career Center

Description:Provides an overview of key steps in the job search process, including job search myths, a discussion of various job search methods, essential job search tools and strategies, and how to make the process more manageable!

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8caMLCFIAMoVXxP


SPEAK Test Information Session (CIES)

March 24, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

310 Hecht House

DescriptionThis 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. Faculty and staff are welcome.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cCMR30YgTuALH9P


One Word After Another: A Practical Approach to the Practice of Writing (PFF/PFP/PIE)

March 27, 2020, 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Dr. Jude Marr, Director FSU Writing Center

Description:In this workshop we will consider creative, process-driven practices and strategies for getting started with a writing project, negotiating
the empty page, and keeping the momentum going through drafts and revisions. If you have ever stared at a screen, wondering where to even begin; or how to pick up where you left off as you wrestle your thoughts into two-dimensional linearity; or how to think about language as you polish your content--then you are in good company. Writing is often, of necessity, a lonely practice; but in coming together we can share what works and find new ways to succeed.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AodnSXuqMfv7SJ


April Professional Development Workshops


PIE Coffee Hour and Teaching Workshop (PIE)

Leading Classroom Discussions

April 8, 2020, 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall, 4th Floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: Juan Macy and Melanie Medina, PIE Teaching Associates

DescriptionLeading a group discussion that is productive and engaging can be a difficult task for both new, and experienced TA's and even lecture professors. In this interactive workshop, we hope to demonstrate useful techniques and strategies to maintain the positive dynamics of group learning while managing time and expectations. 

Register: http://bit.ly/PIE4-8-20-2pm


Job and Salary Negotiations (PFF/PFP/PIE)

April 9 2020, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Megan Crowe, Assistant Director, Dunlap Career Center

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 and delivery.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cu9mGhB5vkZ6GQR


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Information Session (OGFA)

April 15, 2020, Time TBD

Room TBD

Description: The Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards (OGFA), Office of National Fellowships (ONF), Faculty Development and Advancement (FDA), and FSU DAAD representative Dr. Weber will host an information session on various study and research opportunities administered by DAAD for undergraduate and graduate students. More information about DAAD Graduate Student opportunities can be found here: https://www.daad.org/en/find-funding/graduate-opportunities/


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Workshop Series (ONF/OGFA)

The Office of National Fellowships (ONF) and the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards (OGFA) will host info session about various Fulbright award programs. There are multiple dates and times scheduled for each type of Fulbright award to accommodate different schedules. All workshops will take place in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House (HSF) 3008.

Academic Grant/English Teaching Assistant Awards
Thursday, April 16 | 2:00 pm 

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