Mercy Umeri presents her graduate work to legislators in the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas.

WSU graduate student Mercy Umeri presents her graduate work to legislators in the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas at CGRS on March 10, 2017.

Professional Development Series Fall 2018

Professional Delopment Series listings

AUGUST 15 GTA WORKSHOP

Mandatory workshop for all new GTAs. Sessions on general pedagogy and using technology in teaching. Use this form to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/WSCLpr7hTXedoN9l2. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Presenters: Instructional Design and Access, Graduate School

8:30-4:30 p.m. | WSU Metroplex

 

AUGUST 16 • NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION 

Graduate school welcome. Student success panel & tips from WSU guest program and service resources.

Presenters: Graduate School, WSU program and service representatives

2-5:00 p.m. Check in at 1:30 p.m. | 208 Hubbard Hall

 

AUGUST 19 WELCOME BACK FALL PARTY 

Meet new friends. Join us for free eats, games, and fun!

Co-Sponsors: Grad School, Student Involvement, Student Success

5-7:00 p.m. | RSC Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes

 

AUGUST 24 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): WELCOME DINNER & COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Meet the Graduate School Dean, Dr. Dennis Livesay and Wichita community members. Learn invaluable tips about navigating graduate school in Wichita. After, meet your Graduate Student Association leadership team for food and fellowship.

4-6:00 p.m. | RSC 266 Herrman Room

 

Library Tips & Tools for Grad Students  Two time options. Registration preferred, but not required

AUGUST 28 5:00-6:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217| https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4303013

AUGUST 30 1:00-2:00 p.m. | Ablah Library 217 |https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4303018

Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research. Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers.

 

SEPTEMBER 6 GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Graduate Student Mentorship Program facilitates first-year graduate student transition to WSU and graduate student life. All incoming graduate students are invited to participate.

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room

 

SEPTEMBER 7 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW?

Researchers in all subject areas will learn to create a literature review from conducting comprehensive research, synthesizing perspectives, and presenting findings. [Engineering students: Nov 16 is the workshop on literature reviews using engineering sources.]

Presenter: University Libraries - Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event URL and registration: https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4246101

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217

 


 

 

SEPTEMBER 12 SPEAK FOR SUCCESS: PRESENTATION SKILLS

In a competitive world, knowing your audience and speaking effectively is key. Learn how to synthesize your research, speak persuasively, and explain the significance of your findings to different audiences.

Learn overall presentation skills and how to give an effective elevator speech.

** Recommended for anyone interested in a proposal submittal to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition**

Presenters: Elliott School of Communication - Lisa Parcell, Assoc. Prof. & Sandy Sipes, Senior Lecturer

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room

 

SEPTEMBER 13 Preparing a Competitive NSF-GRFP Application

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is one of the most prestigious programs to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. This overview includes tips for submitting a successful application. The NSF-GRFP is open to undergraduate seniors and 1st-year graduate students in a STEM discipline who are (or will be) pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree. Awardees receive a lucrative annual stipend and education allowance for three years to support their training.

Presenter: Graduate School - Dennis Livesay, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor, Assoc. VP ORTT

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 202 Shocker ‘70 Football Room

 

SEPTEMBER 14 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH ENDNOTE?

Learn to use Endnote to upload citation data from library databases, create new citations in various citation styles, organize citations, and insert citations into a MS Word document.

Presenter: University Libraries - Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event URL and registration: https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4246098

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217

 

SEPTEMBER 20 • MEASURING THE Impact of Research: Citation Searching and Altmetrics

Citation searching is not only a method for trying to quantify the impact of research and scholarship but can also be used to expand the results of subject searching. Alternative metrics (altmetrics) help you quantify the impact of an article on the Web. Bring your laptop for hands-on activity.

Presenters: University Libraries - Kathy Delker, Coordinator of Library Instructional Services & Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room

 

SEPTEMBER 26Culturally Responsive Teaching

***This event will be part of a series of events with a pedagogical focus that students are eligible to take throughout the year to earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge)***

Presenter: Kim McDowell

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room

 

OCTOBER 4 Teaching AND Material Development in Blackboard

***This event will be part of a series of events with a pedagogical focus that students are eligible to take throughout the year to earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge)***

Presenter: Media Resources Center - Carolyn Speer, Manager, Instructional Design & Access

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room

 


 

OCTOBER 10 Microaggressions AND the Classroom

Kevin Harrison and Carolyn Speer will provide an introductory and, if appropriate, closing framework to help attendees identify appropriate strategies for using these techniques to create a better classroom environment. Kevin would be able to provide general insight and Carolyn will provide the best practices for the online learning space. Kerry is also on hand if needed.

 ***This event will be part of a series of events with a pedagogical focus that students are eligible to take throughout the year to earn an alternative credential (non-credit badge)***

Presenters: Office of Diversity & Inclusion – Alicia Sanchez, Director & Danielle Johnson, Asst. Dir

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room

 

OCTOBER 18 • Clear, Concise, and Successful Proposals

Presenter: Office of Research – Fran Cook, Senior Grants, Contracts Administrator, Training Manager

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room

 

NOVEMBER 1 • Career Chats for International Students

International students - are you ready for the workforce – but missing that polish? Are you building a professional network? Come to this face-to-face interactive session and receive career tips from Wichita area employers. Register before Oct. 25 at wichita.edu/CareerChats. Log into Handshake with your WSU ID and password, and click “Join Event.”

Presenters: Wichita Area employers TBD (CDC)

Co-Sponsors: Career Development Center & Graduate School

5-6:30 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room

 

NOVEMBER 2 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: WHAT MORE CAN I DO WITH ENDNOTE?

Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices.

Presenter:  University Libraries - Samuel Willis, Technology Development Librarian/Asst Prof

Event URL and registration: https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4246095

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217

 

NOVEMBER 7 LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW? 

Researchers in all subject areas will learn to create a literature review from conducting comprehensive research, synthesizing perspectives, and presenting findings. [Engineering students please note the workshop on literature reviews using engineering sources on November 16.]

Presenter: University Libraries - Meghann Kuhlmann, Library Instruction/Research Services Librarian & Asst Prof. Event URL and registration: https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4246086

4-5:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217

 

NOVEMBER 9 • Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

Oral presentations by students doing original research who were selected to participate through a 3MT Graduate School competition.

2-5:00 p.m. | RSC 306 W. Beggs Ballroom

 

NOVEMBER 14 Job Search Skills

Learn how to translate common skills learned in graduate school to skills employers are seeking from Jennifer Brantley, PhD. Register before Nov. 7 at wichita.edu/JSS.  Log into Handshake with your WSU ID and password, and click “Join Event.”

Presenter: Envision University – Jennifer Brantley, Manager of Public Education

12-1:30 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room

 

NOVEMBER 15 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): WRITING BOOT CAMP

Graduate Writing Boot Camps are designed for graduate and professional students with writing goals and deadlines to write in a quiet, supportive environment. Students can be more productive and accountable while writing with a supportive community. Snacks, coffee and tea provided.

5-8:00 p.m. | RSC 266 Pike Room

 

NOVEMBER 15 • CREATING EFFECTIVE RESEARCH POSTERS 

Interested in sharing your research?  Posters are an excellent way to share your work at conferences, competitions, and other events - but you need to make a good impression fast. Learn design and software tips to clearly convey methods and findings to a diverse audience, attract attention, and start a conversation about your research.

Presenter:  Meghann Kuhlmann, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event URL and registration:  https://wichita.libcal.com/calendar

2:00-3:30 p.m. | Ablah Library 217

 

NOVEMBER 16 • LIBRARY RESEARCH WORKSHOP: HOW DO I WRITE A LITERATURE REVIEW FOR ENGINEERING?

Engineering researchers will learn to create a literature review, from locating conference proceedings, standards and other primary resources to presenting findings.

Presenters: Sara Butts, Engineering, Patents & Trademark Librarian & Aaron Bowen, Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Event URL and registration: https://wichita.libcal.com/event/4246094

12-1:15 p.m. | Ablah Library 217

 

NOVEMBER 28 • GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA): COFFEE WITH THE DEANS

Have a question, concern, or idea you'd like to discuss? Or perhaps you’d like to chat about current events or just say hello. The GSA invites students to chat informally with the Dean of the Graduate School and other university leaders over a cup of coffee or tea and a sweet treat. Open to all students; no RSVP required.

12-1:15 p.m. | RSC 142 Harvest Room

 

DECEMBER 7 • GRAD STUDENTS AT THE ULRICH

Celebrate the end of a semester with friends. Come enjoy free beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres at WSU’s modern and contemporary art museum and check out the exhibit. Donated raffle prizes.

3-4:30 p.m. | Ulrich Museum of Art

Co-Sponsors:  Graduate School & Ulrich Museum of Art

 

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We would like to thank the following event partners: Career Development Center; Instructional Design & Access; Office of Research & Technology; Office of Diversity & Inclusion; Student Involvement; Student Success; Ulrich Museum of Art; University Libraries.

 

We thank the Student Government Association for generously funding Graduate School student events.

Graduate School professional Development SERIES & Community events

wichita.edu/pds

 

Additional resources for your success:

 

Library Workshops  

For a calendar of upcoming workshops, register at wichita.libcal.com/calendar/events

 

Career Development Center

Want help with a résumé, CV or job interview? CDC resources: wichita.edu/careerdevelopment

 

Instructional Design and access

Looking for teaching or classroom management tips? IDA can help: blogs.wichita.edu/idtgroup

 

Counseling & testing services

Grad students are more likely to be anxious or stressed. Take time out to manage, and succeed, through accessing low cost campus resources: wichita.edu/wellness

 

Travel Fellowships

Presenting research at a conference? The Graduate School supports professional development through travel fellowships. Apply at wichita.edu/gradtravel. The SGA also has funding: look for Funding/Individual:

http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=sga&p=/individual_funding_/

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Student Travel Awards

Don’t forget, we also support your professional development in other ways, including our travel fellowships. Please consider applying if you are presenting your research at a conference. See Student Travel Awards for more information.