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Professional Development Workshop Series

Each academic year, The Graduate School conducts a series of professional development workshops. These free workshops, led by FSU faculty and administrators, are designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Many professional development workshops listed below are approved for credit towards the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Certificate or the Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) Graduate Certificate.  In addition to the professional development workshops offered by The Graduate School, many academic departments and units on campus offer workshops that may provide credit towards the PFF and PFP Certificates.  Click here for a list of other campus-wide professional development opportunities.

 Click here to visit the Career Center's workshop page to see all past and upcoming workshops and events.

Click here to see all workshops being presented by the University Libraries in the Scholars Commons.

 

Summer 2014 Workshops:

Careers for PhDs in Academia: More than you think

Friday, May 9, 2014; 12:00 pm

College of Medicine Room 1302

The panel will introduce attendees to careers at universities and institutes for PhDs outside of the traditional academic path. In addition they will provide information on their trajectory and advice for those interested in pursuing similar careers. Come with your questions.  Pizza Lunch

Panelists: Dr. Jason Crowe - Biological Administrator I, Division of Food Safety, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Dr. Steven Marks - Teaching Faculty, Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Duncan Sousa - Facility Manager, Biological Science Imaging Resource Dr. Keisha John - Assistant Dean, FSU Graduate School

 

Bringing Out the Best in Your Students [PFF/PFP/PIE]

May 21, 2014, 12:00 -1:30 PM

William Johnston Building, Ground floor, room 060 (the Johnston Building is adjacent to Landis Green, facing Strozier Library and the new Honors, Scholars & Fellows House)

Presenter: Ms. Holly Hunt, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Description: As an instructor or teaching assistant, you can design your course and your student interaction in ways that help students learn and get the most out of their educational experience.  This interactive workshop is an opportunity to share and to gain some new ideas for helping students succeed.

Please register at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_86Q6KUHVGAMKGmF

 

The Academic Interview: What to Expect & How to Prepare

May 22, 2014, 12:30 – 1:50 PM

5A, Scholars Commons, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Grant, Department of History

Description: Do you plan to attend a conference where you may have several interviews? How do you plan for a telephone interview? What should you expect during an interview at a neutral place, such as an airport? How do you prepare for the interview process on a college/university campus? These and other questions will be answered in this informative workshop led by an experienced faculty member.

Please register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dmMxkUqBgrvKr4N

 

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

June 12, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

5A Scholars Commons, Strozier Library (basement)

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.

Please register. https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3sQjmGER06JU8J

 

Slaying the Dragon: The Top Ten Enemies of Writing a Successful Dissertation/Thesis, & How You Can Vanquish Them [PFF/PFP]

June 24, 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM

5A, Scholars Commons, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wells, Department of English

Description: In this workshop, graduate students will identify common obstacles to writing a dissertation/thesis and will receive tools, including apps for mobile devices, for overcoming them.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0U1wNNwrGKVtKYd

 

What should I know about the service expected of faculty? Why is service required? How will I balance my time among service, teaching and research?

June 26, 2014, 10:00-11:30 AM

05A Scholars Commons, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Amy Guerette, Associate Dean, College of Education

Description: The workshop will include discussion of the types of service required of faculty at various stages—assistant professors, associate professors and full professors--at various types of institutions. What qualifies as service varies by institution, so if you plan to work at a smaller institution or at a teaching institution, you should also attend this valuable workshop. [PFF/PIE]

Please register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bCIDRUat64ppNBP

 

Part I of You Want Me to Do What Now?: Writing in Your Field (Papers, Prospectus, Thesis/Dissertation) [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 1, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wells, Director of the FSU Writing Center

Description: Since every academic field has its own language, customs, values, and beliefs, graduate school can often feel like traveling to a new country.   Initially, many graduate students feel like tourists in their new discipline: they know where they want to go, but aren't quite sure how they will get there.  In this two-part workshop  (July 1 and July 8, 2014), participants will develop a personalized "guidebook" to help them understand the genres of writing their own field of study will require, and to locate on-campus resources specifically targeted to the needs of graduate student writers.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eCCq52Au6UNwZrD

 

Part II of You Want Me to Do What Now?: Writing in Your Field (Papers, Prospectus, Thesis/Dissertation) [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 8, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wells, Director of the FSU Writing Center

Description: Since every academic field has their own language, customs, values, and beliefs, graduate school can often feel like traveling to a new country.   Initially, many graduate students feel like tourists in their new discipline: they know where they want to go, but aren't quite sure how they will get there.  In this two-part workshop  (October 4 and 18, 2013), participants will develop a personalized "guidebook" to help them understand the genres of writing their own field of study will require, and to locate on-campus resources specifically targeted to the needs of graduate student writers.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3DlzxMLrP8tO9mZ

 

Do you know how to craft cover letters and application packets for your dream job? Attend this workshop to learn from a faculty member who is also a placement director!

July 17, 2014, 10:00-11:30 AM

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.

Please register at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkQIGvT47NrmgB

 

Bringing Out the Best in Your Students [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 24, 2014, 12:00 -1:30 PM

William Johnston Building, Ground floor, room 060 (the Johnston Building is adjacent to Landis Green, facing Strozier Library and the new Honors, Scholars & Fellows House)

Presenter: Ms. Holly Hunt, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Description: As an instructor or teaching assistant, you can design your course and your student interaction in ways that help students learn and get the most out of their educational experience.  This interactive workshop is an opportunity to share and to gain some new ideas for helping students succeed.

Please register at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0joe74CBdWaRD4F

 

 

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate

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