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.


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 - workshops will focus on study and research grants and the application process
Thursday, January 28 | 4:00 pm 
Wednesday, February 5 | 2:00 pm 

Arts & Creative Projects - workshops will focus on the creative opportunities available through Fulbright including but not limited to the Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Wednesday, January 29 | 2:00 pm 
Thursday, February 6 | 1:00 pm 

English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Awards - workshops will focus on the English Teaching Assistant awards and the application process
Thursday, January 30 | 2:00 pm 
Tuesday, February 4 | 12:30 pm 

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


January Professional Development Workshops


Early Career Publishing in the Social Sciences: How will it be Possible? (PFF/PFP/PIE)

January 22, 2020, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Dr. Mark Souva, Political Science

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.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5yWGsSoQ12PLDmJ


PIE Coffee Hour and Teaching Workshop (PIE)

Supporting Students with Diverse Needs

January 23, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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

Presenters: Ellie Magill and Jessie Grace, PIE Teaching Associates

Description:A panel of professionals from across the university who work to support students with unique circumstances, including veterans, minority students, non-traditional students, and student-athletes will give insight and advice on how graduate assistants and instructors can best support diverse needs in and outside of the classroom, followed by an open Q&A. Free pie and coffee are also included, thanks to the FSU Congress of Graduate Students (CGS). 

Register: http://bit.ly/PIE1-23-20-3pm


Personal Statement for Non-Native English Speakers (OGFA)

January 27, 2020, 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Hecht House

Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Grill and Dr. Maria Mendoza, CIES

Description:In this session, Dr. Jennifer Grill and Dr. Maria Mendoza, faculty in the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES), will cover the vocabulary, phrases, and organizational patterns needed to draft a strong personal statement suited for various kinds of fellowship applications. Participants will be invited to attend Writing Sessions later in the semester where community, time, space, and assistance will be provided to help with strengthening writing skills and revising draft documents.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Iv720es2LgqGuF


Preparing Cover Letters & Application Packets for Academic Positions (PFF/PFP/PIE)

January 28, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Dr. Brad 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.

Register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nWCoZYZ1RrHggZ


Recognizing and Avoiding Plagarism (CIES)

January 31, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

310 Hecht House

DescriptionInternational students often struggle when including information from various sources in an essay or research paper. In this workshop, participants learn the difference between quoting, para phrasing and summarizing information for a paper. Practical suggestions for helping international students understand and avoid plagiarism will be offered.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2gVxh8m3b2gxhaJ


February Professional Development Workshops


International Scholar Writing Session (OGFA)

February 3, 2020, 12:30 PM- 2:30 PM

Hecht House

Description:Do you need to draft a personal or research statement for a fellowship or award application? Here are a few quiet hours for you to write and receive help with strengthening your writing skills and revising drafts of your documents.

Register: https://cies.fsu.edu/programs/english-academic-purposes/international-student-and-scholar-writing-support


English Pronunciation Tips(CIES)

February 3, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

310 Hecht House (CIES Conference Room)

DescriptionAs 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: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3shanHkTeVv17Jb


Writing the Curriculum Vitae (CV) Workshop and Lab (OGFA)

February 5, 2020, 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Megan Crowe, Career Center

Description: Megan Crowe, Graduate Liaison for the Career Center, will facilitate a workshop on how to tailor the Curriculum Vitae and/or Resume for a fellowship/award application. We will discuss how the mission of a fellowship sponsoring agency affects this content. Bring a hard copy of your CV or Resume for review.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_261oakeHcbj9mXX


Protecting Your Designs, Inventions, Writing & Unique Packaging (PFF/PFP/PIE)

February 6, 2020, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Devin Soper, Scholarly Communications Librarian, Office of Digital Research & Scholarship

Description:Attend this workshop to learn how patents, trademarks, and copyrights are essential when you hope to sell your work. There is also another form of protection-”trade dresses”-as decided in a 1992 Supreme Court decision that found a chain of Mexican restaurants’ interior design was unique and protected.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o4rD0XCPaVfmRf


PIE Coffee Hour and Teaching Workshop (PIE)

How to Create a Teaching Portfolio

February 7, 2020

Session 1: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (register: http://bit.ly/PIE2-7-20-3pm

Session 2: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (register: http://bit.ly/PIE2-7-20-5pm)

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

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of The Graduate School, Director of PIE

Description:Creating a teaching portfolio is am important way to illustrate the strategies and techniques to use to help support and encourage student learning. It also gives you the opportunity to reflect on your teaching 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 give you examples and time to discuss 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. 

* Please note, this is the same, identical workshop, just offered at two separate times- no need to attend both! 


Solving the Mystery: Research Data Management (PFF/PFP/PIE)

February 12, 2020, 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Dr. Nick Ruhs, STEM Data & Research Librarian, Dirac Science Library

Description:Research data management concerns data organization throughout the entire research lifecycle, starting from project ideation all the way to data archival and reuse. Recognizing its importance, many federal and private funding agencies now require that researchers submit a data management plan (DMP) with a grant application, outlining how they plan to handle their data throughout a research project. This workshop will provide an overview of data management best practices, funder requirements, and resources that are available to help manage data and craft a data management plan.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0U03nVRvrxGG4m1 


Using Online Pronunciation Resources (CIES)

February 19, 2020, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

102 Hecht House (Computer Lab)

DescriptionImproving pronunciation requires practice and repetition. If you want to work on your pronunciation by yourself, this workshop is for you.  You will learn about online resources that are helpful for independent pronunciation practice. The workshop will be held in a computer lab to give you the opportunity become familiar with the resources and practice.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dd1QDliDDuvlG9T


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

February 21, 2020, 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House (3009)

Presenter: Julie Haltiwanger, FSU Human Subjects (IRB) Team

Description:Will you be using human 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 research with human subjects!

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8hVPNk59SsNvLuZ


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/

 

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