Becoming a First Year Faculty Member
Being a first year faculty member is a new experience for many who have just completed their terminal degree. This informal panel discussion will feature ISU faculty in their first or second year. They will share their insights into the job search process, positioning yourself for your ideal job, job negotiations, and expectations once you arrive on campus.
Choosing and Working with your Committee
Selecting your thesis/dissertation committee is one of the most important decisions you will make in the process. Get tips from faculty about who to select, the role of each member, the politics of committee members, and other do’s and don’ts.
Developing Research Posters from PowerPoint
Need a poster for the University Research Symposium? This workshop will help you design posters that will be both eye catching and informative using PowerPoint. Feel free to bring your laptop and any materials you have been working on. There will be time to practice the skills learned. The workshop is open to the first 32 people who register. Presented by: Anne Shelley, Milner Library
Establishing your ProQuest Account
Are you ready to upload your thesis or dissertation to ProQuest? Do you need help setting up your ProQuest account? We’re here to help! Drop by the Graduate School, 309 Hovey Hall, to work one on one with staff on setting up your ProQuest account. They will walk you through how to navigate ProQuest and help you answer questions in the system. This a drop in session and no registration is necessary. Bring a PDF copy of your draft thesis/dissertation.
Future Professors Development Circle
Explore pedagogical issues, effective and disruptive teaching strategies, and gain confidence in your ability to teach at the college level. This professional development circle helps graduate students to teach in the academy, whether they are currently teaching, working as a teaching assistant, or considering teaching as a career path. Share teaching tips, tricks, and get support from other future professors. Although the topic of each meeting will be based on chapters in the award-winning book, What the Best College Teachers Do (Harvard UP, 2004), there are no “required” readings. See the CTLT website for topics.
This workshop will feature staff from ISU’s Research & Sponsored Programs who will give you an overview of the grant writing process. Learn why we apply for extramurally supported projects, the administrative process required for submitting proposals, and helpful tips for producing high quality applications that will make you more competitive in getting awards. Lunch will be served & pre-registration is required. Presented by: Jason Wagoner, Research & Sponsored Programs.
Making Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Easy
Learn tips and tricks for working with Microsoft Word to format your research paper, thesis, or dissertation. While many students use Microsoft Word on a daily basis, there are simple settings and ways of doing things that even the savvy user can use to help format a thesis or dissertation. Feel free to bring your laptop and any materials you have been working on. There will be time to practice the skills learned.Comments from spring 2016 participants..."This was soooooo helpful!"; "What was covered was more than what I needed to answer my current questions. This is a good thing--I didn't know what I didn't know." The workshop is open to the first 32 people who register. Presented by: Jennifer Sharkey, Milner Library.
Negotiations for your First Job -
Higher Education Jobs
Get tips on negotiating that first job offer. Learn how to go about negotiation, what is negotiable, and hear the perspectives of the person hiring and the person being hired. This panel discussion will feature current department chairs at ISU as well as new faculty who have recently gone through the process. This workshop is focused on doctoral students seeking jobs in higher education, but anyone is welcome. Presented by: TBA
Negotiations for your First Job - Non-higher Education Jobs
Get tips on negotiating that first job offer. Learn how to go about negotiation, what is negotiable, and hear the perspectives of the person hiring and the person being hired. This panel discussion will feature alumni who have recently gone through the process. This workshop is focused on master's degree level students seeking jobs outside of higher education, but anyone is welcome. Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School & The Career Center. Presented by: TBA
Research, Writing, Citing with RefWorks
This workshop will introduce you to RefWorks software which will help you collect, organize, cite resources and then create bibliographies. RefWorks makes writing research more efficient by managing your sources.
Set-Up Your ProQuest Account
Need help setting up your ProQuest account for your thesis/dissertation? Drop by the Graduate School and get one on consultation on setting up the account, uploading drafts, and answering copyright questions. Bring your laptop if you have one.
Shut Up and Write Tuesdays!
Working on a thesis/dissertation, manuscript, or other project? Need time set aside to write? Join us for Shut Up and Write Tuesdays, a movement that started in San Francisco. It is a way for writers to structure their time and connect with others. The formula is simple: meet in a convenient location for an hour and catch up over coffee afterwards.
Selecting Journals for Publication
The process of scholarly publication can be challenging.This session will introduce library and online resources to make journal selection and manuscript submission easier. Participants will learn about journal ranking, impact factor, open access, and predatory publishers. A Milner librarian will provide checklists, tools, and helpful strategies for making strong publication choices.
This one-hour workshop provides a safe venue for graduate students to discuss concerns about teaching or TAing. Have a teaching problem you don’t know how to solve? Worries about things that can go wrong in the classroom? Learn teaching tips, tricks, and get support from experienced graduate instructors. Pre-registration is not required but please giving us a head’s up that you’re coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Although geared toward those just starting out in the classroom, this event is open to all graduate students with instructor or TA duties. Come to one or both days as best suits your needs.
Thesis and Dissertation Prep
This workshop will help students learn how to move through the thesis and dissertation process - from establishing the thesis/dissertation committee to successfully defending its research. Students will receive an overview of the steps to complete the research and copyright process. This workshop will be beneficial to anyone at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process.
Writing Boot Camp
The Writing Boot Camp is time where master's and doctoral students can spend uninterrupted time working on their thesis/dissertation in an informal setting with other students. We will provide lunch.