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.
Fall 2013 Upcoming Workshops:
Fall Strozier Library Workshops
Our fall workshops are free and attendance can be used for the PFF and PFP academic certificates. Examples are Using Academic Social Networks, Copyright and Your Dissertation, and Citations Using the Zotero Software.
For dates and times please visit: http://fsu.libcal.com/scholarscommons#!/month/2013/11
You want me to describe my dissertation topic in three minutes? Really?
Monday, December 2, 2013, 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Scholars Commons, room 5A, Strozier Library
This workshop is for doctoral students intending to participate in the Graduate School’s 2014 Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) competition. University Communications will lead this 3MT™ workshop and provide guidance for preparing a succinct description of the dissertation topic and its significance for a non-specialist audience. Tips will include the types of words, sentences and paragraphs to use, and ones to avoid. Discussion will include bringing your writing to life, including human interest with rhythm and pacing, and a “hook.” Pizza will be served. To attend, you must register. Registration will close Sunday, December 1st at 5 PM.
To register, please visit: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9zbY0f2uOgGn177
Boren Fellowship for Study Abroad
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Strozier Library, Scholar's Commons Room 005A
Presenter: Alison Mary Patz, Program Analyst for NSEP
The National Security Education Program (NSEP) is a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Fellowships provide funding for U.S. graduate students to study the languages and cultures of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The presenter, Ms. Patz, was a Boren Fellow herself while in graduate school (at the University of Wisconsin) and she can uniquely speak both to the reviewers' perspective (i.e. what they are looking for as they assess applications) and to the students' perspective (since she put together an application in 2008). Visit the Boren website [http://www.borenawards.org] for more information.
*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program
*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program
*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate