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.
Creating a Research Symposium Poster
A research poster needs to be both eye-catching and informative. In this workshop, learn the key design elements of a research poster, see examples of quality posters, and begin creating your poster utilizing PowerPoint. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. This session will be live streamed for those who are not 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.
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.
Fulbright Information Session
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects and for English Teaching Assistant Programs across the globe. These awards are appropriate for students conducting dissertation research abroad and students (with at least a BA/BS) who wish to teach English abroad. This workshop will guide potential applicants in selecting the appropriate award and preparing an application.
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. 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
Have you heard that formatting the thesis or dissertation is a nightmare? This workshop will show how you can format your document without stress and in a timely manner. You will learn the correct structure of the thesis/dissertation document, learn how to utilize the Graduate School template, and get some tips and tricks for working with Microsoft Word. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. This session will be live streamed for those who are not on campus.
Navigating the Writing Process
Are you spooked writing your thesis/dissertation? Looking for a magical solution to get through the writing process? Come discuss the best secrets faculty members discovered.
Researching, Writing, Citing with RefWorks
Streamline the entire process of managing your sources, In this workshop, learn how to use RefWorks to organize your sources, easily create in-text citations within MS Word, and automatically generate an appropriately formatted reference list. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. This session will be live streamed for those who are not on campus.
Securing your First Faculty Position
Get tips on securing your first position including such things as the application, interview and negotiating the job offer. The panel discussion will feature current department chairs at ISU. This workshop is focused on doctoral students seeking jobs in higher education, but anyone is welcome.
Securing and Negotiating your First Job
Get tips on securing your first job after Graduate School. Learn tips on the application process, interviewing, and negotiating the offer. 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 and doctoral students seeking non-faculty positions, but anyone is welcome. Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School & The Career Center.
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.
Selecting Journals for Publication
The process of scholarly publication can be challenging. Making the wrong journal choice can have both short and long-term impact on your academic career. In this workshop, learn how to find important metrics that will help you determine a journal’s ranking in your field, how long it could take to get an article published, and potential of being a predatory journal. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops. This session will be live streamed for those who are not on campus.
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. This session will be live streamed for those who are not on campus.
Using Concept Maps to Manage Your Time and Projects
As the spring semester begins are you already feeling overwhelmed? Are you unsure how to organize your great ideas into grand plans? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you won’t want to miss this workshop geared specifically for graduate students. Bring your laptop or tablet, because by the end of the workshop, you will have a workable solution to being pulled in too many directions. This workshop, sponsored by the Graduate School, will help you create a framework for a project in your life by incorporating concept-mapping and creating a timeline to complete your project in the midst of balancing work, school, and life commitments. This project can be a lesson plan, a class paper, or even your thesis/dissertation! The workshop is led by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Dr. Julie-Ann McFann, who has mentored numerous graduate students as they work towards becoming professors and Haley Palmer, a communication graduate student with a focus on project and lifestyle management. Both have a passion for planners and helping people reach their goals! Only 20 spots are available so register soon!
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.