Professional development workshop series

In collaboration with the Graduate Student Association, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate School is pleased to offer a series of seminars and workshops to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop and enhance their professional skills to succeed in their current positions and future careers. All of the workshops are open to any graduate student or postdoc and registration is encouraged.

  • 1/19/2022: Citation Management Tools: Zotero
    • Date and time: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: JCSU 356, Rita Laden Senate Chambers
    • Speakers: Teresa Schultz, Social Sciences Librarian

    Register for Citation Management Tools Workshop

    Learn how to use Zotero to easily manage sources and generate citations with little fuss.

  • 1/25/2022: Citation Management Tools: Endnote (In-Person)
    • Date and time: Tuesday, January, 25, 2022, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
    • Location: JCSU 356: Rita Laden Senate Chambers
    • Speakers: Amy Shannon, Life & Environmental Sciences Librarian 

    Register for the Citation Management Tools Endnote Workshop

  • 2/2/2022: Extension of APA Skills (Intermediate Level)
    • Date and time: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m. 
    • Location: JCSU 356, Rita Laden Senate Chambers
    • Speakers: Elena Azadbakht, Health Sciences Librarian

    Register for the Extension of APA Skills Workshop

    Learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the finer points of APA style such as how to cite multiple sources at once and how many in-text citations to include when referring to the same source multiple times within a single paragraph. We will also discuss how to cite non-standard sources including data visualizations, press releases, Tweets, and various types of government documents.

  • 2/8/2022: Assignment Design is for Everyone: Creating Engaging, Equitable, and Plagiarism-Proof Assignments
    • Date and time: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m.
    • Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom
    • Speakers: Elisabeth Miller, Director of the Writing & Speaking in the Disciplines Program &
      Ruth Sylvester, Graduate Student Assistant Director of the Writing & Speaking in the Disciplines Program

    Register for the Creating Engaging Equitable and Plagiarism Proof Assignments

    This workshop provides attendees with a foundation to build assignments that truly match their goals as teachers. We will discuss strategies for designing accessible, original, and clear assignments in a variety of teaching contexts, and instructors will have time to draft an assignment idea.

  • 3/8/2022: Beyond the Brochure: Incorporating Multimodal Assignments and Activities in Any Class
    • Date and time: Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom
    • Speakers: Ruth Sylvester, Graduate Student Assistant Director of the Writing & Speaking in the Disciplines Program

    Register for the Writing Diversity Statements Workshop

    This workshop explores the exciting possibilities that multimodal elements can bring to your assignments in any class. We will explore options for bringing innovative assignments into your classroom – from podcasting to websites to postcards, collages, and video narratives. We will discuss strategies to effectively and efficiently bring more multimodal tools into your teaching.