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.
Certificate of Specialized Instruction in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CSI-SoTL)
The Certificate of Specialized Instruction in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CSI-SoTL) was co-developed by the Office of the Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL and the Graduate School at ISU to provide an opportunity for graduate students to engage in study and reflection of research on teaching and learning to facilitate successful work as students and as future faculty.
To enroll in the CSI-SoTL program, email Jennifer Friberg, Cross Endowed Chair in SoTL (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10/5/18. Space may be limited, so spots in the CSI-SoTL program will be allocated on a first-come basis.
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.
Critical/Political Qualitative Research
In a workshop designed for graduate students, Dr Shirley Steinberg will discuss her and Joe Kincheloe’s notions of bricolage and critical qualitative research. Students will be able to interact and discuss their work and how to conceptualize critical and politicized research.
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: Lindsay Thompson, 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.
Negotiating Your First Job
Understanding the uniqueness of job negotiation can be difficult. Negotiating Your First Job will feature a panel of HR specialists discussing what factors may be negotiated, what is involved in making the best decision, how to negotiate from a point of power and the final steps. This event is designed to help students gain confidence and skill to negotiate their first job offers. A free lunch will also be provided during this event. Registration required.
Open Access Publishing for Graduate Students
This workshop will cover the basics of open access and copyright for graduate students who want to publish and present their research. Topics covered include benefits and considerations of open access publishing, choices for making your thesis or dissertation available online, understanding your rights as an author, and must-know tools and systems that support open access scholarship. This workshop is offered by The Graduate School and Milner Library as part of International Open Access Week 2018.
Overcoming the Impostor Syndrome: It’s Not Just You
At some point almost all academics—but especially graduate students--have felt like impostors. We are afraid that everyone will discover that we are frauds and don’t really know as much as we pretend to know. These feelings of being a fraud may negatively impact our ability to progress through our programs in a timely manner or teach effectively. This workshop explores the roots of the impostor syndrome and identifies strategies to overcome the feeling of being a fraud.
To Register: Send an email to Chasity Logan at email@example.com Indicate that you are registering for this workshop and let her know about any dietary restrictions you may have. Note: Seating is limited so do not delay in registering.
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.
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.
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.