Professional Development Workshop Series

Spring 2015 University Libraries Workshops

All workshops listed here take place in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A) unless otherwise noted.

Best Practices in Data Management

  • 2/1- 5:00 PM (Strozier 005A)
  • 2/5- 5:00 PM (Dirac 208)
  • 3/23- 7:00 PM (Strozier 005A)
  • 4/1- 2:00 PM (Dirac 208)

Creating Engaging Poster Presentations

  • 2/24- 4:00 PM (Strozier 005A)

The Graduate School partners with the Career Center , the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards , the University Libraries , the Center for Global Engagement , the Center for Intensive English Studies , and the Center for Leadership and Social Change  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 timeframes and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year. For example, last spring, we offered the Contracts & Grants Workshop, while February 6, 2015, we will conduct the Faculty in a Research University: Expectations, Opportunities and Challenges Workshop.

  • 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.

Spring 2015 Upcoming Workshops:

How to Create a Teaching Portfolio (PIE/PFF/PFP) [Late Stage]

February 5, 2015; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 4:30 PM -5:30 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of The Graduate School & Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence and Fellows Society

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

*Click here  to register for the 3:00-4:00pm session by January 29, 2015

*Click here  to register for the 4:30-5:30pm session by January 29, 2015

 

Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) [PFF / PFP] [All Stages]

February 5, 2015; 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz

Description: Did you know that a curriculum vitae is longer than a résumé, and its format varies by discipline? This interdisciplinary, interactive workshop will include sample CVs to evaluate, tips for those seeking academic positions, and resources to explore following the workshop.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eEwCfyIsTfYpD3n

 

Faculty in a Research Institution: Expectations, Opportunities & Challenges [Middle Stage]

February 6, 2015; 8:30 AM – Noon

Location: Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Great Hall

Presenters: FSU administrators and faculty

Description: Planning an academic career? Then register and attend the February 6th “Faculty in a Research Institution workshop! This workshop will help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for faculty responsibilities in a research work environment. Senior administrators will provide their perspectives on faculty life and/or current responsibilities at FSU. This workshop can be used for the “Career Development” requirement for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF). Refreshments will be provided by the Congress of Graduate Students.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1XtDvBHPxLDxUtn

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

February 6, 2015; 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Early Career Publishing in the Humanities? How will this be possible? [PFF/PFP/PIE] [Late Stage]

February 10, 2015; 12:30 PM– 1:50 PM

05A Scholars Commons, basement of Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Grant, History Department

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.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dioykAgluRLJ8Kp

 

Avoiding Plagiarism [All Stages]

February 17, 2015;  4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

310 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

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

Please register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d7jqzmjyusVlhFH

 

Applying for Jobs Outside of Academia [PFP] [Late Stage]

February 19, 2015; 3:00 PM -4:30 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz

Description: Considering other job options? Learn about effective job search strategies for non-academic positions, steps to take, how to prepare your materials, and resources to use in locating jobs. *Coffee and snacks will be provided!

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8uhX4i39hArVyaF

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

February 20, 2015; 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dirac Room 208

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Go Big or Go Home: Activities for Large Classrooms (PIE/PFF/PFP) [ Early Stage]

February 27, 2015; 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associates: Micah Lomax, School of Music, Music Theory; Mary Marcous, Department of Philosophy

Description: Do you ever wonder how to get those 70 students in your lecture to wake up and participate? Teaching a large number of students can be difficult because of space limits, classroom sizes, or even the layout of the room. Come join us for our workshop where we will present a number of strategies and activities that facilitate engagement in classes with a large number of students regardless of subject area.

*Click here  to register by February 20, 2015

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

March 5, 2015; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

SPEAK Test Information Session [Early Stage]

March 17, 2015;  3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

310 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

Description: This session will include a discussion of the SPEAK test format and scoring procedures, focusing on language competencies.   The presenter will go over practice test questions. The standards for teaching assistants will also be discussed. This session is open to faculty and staff members who work with international students and wish to have a better understanding of the test.

Please register online at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5hYgPy6AGkSMXTD

 

Fulbright Academic Grant Workshop

March 18, 2015 ; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room 3008 of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Description: The Office of National Fellowships (ONF) hosts informational workshops every semester to detail eligibility requirements and required application materials for nationally-competitive programs. Students are encouraged to attend these workshops to learn more about the opportunities available through our office, meet fellow students who pursued nationally-competitive programs, and meet the ONF staff who will be supporting them. For questions or information on the Office of National Fellowships at Florida State University, please visit their website at http://onf.fsu.edu/Workshop-Schedule  

 

The Versatile Ph.D.: Taking Advantage of Diverse Professional Opportunities after Graduation [PFF/PFP/PIE] [Late Stage]

March 18, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Great Hall

Presenter: Dr. Paula Chambers

Description: Worried about the job market?  Wondering what else you could do besides becoming a faculty member?  Ideas and encouragement will come your way from Dr. Paula Chambers, Founder and CEO of the Versatile PhD, a leading career resource for PhDs in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Chambers will describe her own journey from graduate student, to grant writer, to business owner; present important facts about the academic job market; demystify nonacademic careers; and suggest concrete steps toward finding your niche.

Please register at https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5pPwdtVTcU0uj5P

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

March 19, 2015; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dirac Room 208

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Graduate Student Mentors: Mentoring Undergraduates [Middle-Late Stage]

March 20, 2015; 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenters: A Panel

Description: Are you interested in mentoring an undergraduate student at FSU, but you are unsure of the expectations? Our panel will discuss the mentoring relationship from the perspectives of both the mentor and the mentee. Discussion will also include tips on connecting and communicating successfully and possible activities for graduate mentor/undergraduate mentee pairs. *Coffee and snacks will be provided!

Please register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_baaZuyRT30bUIPb

 

Fulbright Workshop: English Teaching Assistant (ETA)

March 24, 2015 ; 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

Room 3008 of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Description: The Office of National Fellowships (ONF) hosts informational workshops every semester to detail eligibility requirements and required application materials for nationally-competitive programs. Students are encouraged to attend these workshops to learn more about the opportunities available through our office, meet fellow students who pursued nationally-competitive programs, and meet the ONF staff who will be supporting them. For questions or information on the Office of National Fellowships at Florida State University, please visit their website at http://onf.fsu.edu/Workshop-Schedule  

 

Keeping Students Engaged (PIE/PFF/PFP) [All Stages]

March 25, 2015; 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associates: Kate Pierson, School of Theatre; Holly Widen, Department of Geography

Description: Is your class suffering from a spring break hangover? If so, join us as we collaboratively brainstorm ways to jumpstart your classroom through activities, student-centered discussions, and an engaging environment.

*Click here  to register by March 18, 2015

 

Fulbright Workshop: English Teaching Assistant (ETA)

March 25, 2015 ; 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Room 3008 of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Description: The Office of National Fellowships (ONF) hosts informational workshops every semester to detail eligibility requirements and required application materials for nationally-competitive programs. Students are encouraged to attend these workshops to learn more about the opportunities available through our office, meet fellow students who pursued nationally-competitive programs, and meet the ONF staff who will be supporting them. For questions or information on the Office of National Fellowships at Florida State University, please visit their website at http://onf.fsu.edu/Workshop-Schedule  

 

Negotiating Job Offers [Late Stage]

March 26, 2015; 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Stozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Associate Director, FSU Career Center

Description: Did you know that you can prepare to negotiate job offers? This workshop will include discussion of the uniqueness of each negotiation, factors that may be negotiated, what is involved in making the best decision, how to negotiate from a point of power, and the final steps.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bPJQaQx7GmOM0ux

 

Navigating Social Media Purposely & Professionally [PFF/PFP/PIE] [All Stages]

April 10, 2015; 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Dunlap Success Center, Room 1006

Presenter: TBA

Description: Do you know how to use social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to search for a position inside or outside of academia? Do you know the most professional characteristics of networking with social media? Who should have access to your profile, friends and photographs? You will leave this interactive workshop with answers to these and other questions as you prepare to enter the job market.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cwsRywywJ74SHvD

 

Question-Handling in the Classroom (PIE/PFF/PFP) [Early Stage]

April 14, 2015; 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Great Hall, 4th floor of the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence and Fellows Society; PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associate: Mia Gormandy, School of Music, Musicology

Description: Handling questions in the classroom can be very challenging. Sometimes it is difficult to understand what is being asked, or to even get students to ask or respond to questions at all. This workshop will teach strategies for learning how to create a question-friendly atmosphere, how to clarify what is actually being asked, language for negotiating answering a question, and ways to maintain focus in the classroom by gently and politely deflecting questions that are too far off topic. Question-handling concerns specific to TAs whose first language is not English will also be discussed.

*Click here  to register by April 7, 2015

 

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate