Grad

Workshops

Graduate students sit at a round table and talk at a workshop.

The Graduate School offers the Graduate Student Workshop Series, which supplements a student's academic training by providing brief, specific skill-building sessions on professional and personal development. UC faculty, alumni, staff and community partners act as topical experts and present on such topics as oral presentation, credit, budgeting and nonacademic career development. 

Upcoming Workshops, 2019–20

You can download presentations, handouts and other materials from previous workshops by going to the Past Workshops page.

Workshops

Preparing Future Faculty Information Session

This information session will be offered twice. Register here.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
From 12:00 - 1:30 PM  
Annie Laws Room (407), Teachers-Dyer Complex

Monday, September 30th, 2019
From 11:00 - 12:30 PM 
MSB 3051 (Medical Campus)

Interested in joining UC's Preparing Future Faculty program? Curious about a career in academia? Preparing to become a professor? Join UC's Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program for an informational session. During this session, we will cover the mission of PFF, the elements of PFF, and potential benefits of PFF. Come hear about the program and discover what PFF can do for you. 

Argument Composition: Audience Considerations

Late September/early October

Have you noticed that your written or oral communication skills need some refinement? Sometimes in grad school, we become accustomed to conversing and presenting research with colleagues in same field of study. This allows us to forget how to approach an interdisciplinary audience that isn’t familiar with the field’s foundational concepts or terms. This workshop will aid students in formulating an oral or written presentation that is accessible and interesting to a well-educated, broad audience; but at the same time, prevent the students’ research from being trivialized or oversimplified. It will address creating a narrative, choosing audience-appropriate language, persuasion techniques, and more. These skills will be useful for networking, seeking research/scholarship collaborators, grant writing, academic/research publication, conference presentation, and more. 

Visual Presentation Aids: Principles of Visual Communication

Mid to late October

What makes for a good visual aid? Effective visual aids can capture audience attention, provide an alternate method of sharing information to accommodate different learning methods, and can present complex information in a single glance. As such, visual aids should not be an afterthought, but should receive the same level of consideration as crafting an oral or written message. This workshop will cover principles of visual communication, including visual flow, use of white space and color, visual balance, identifying intuitive symbols for your audience, accessibility guidelines, accurately representing data, and more. 

Writing Your Diversity Statement Workshop

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
From 1:00 - 2:00 PM 
Room 160, Teachers-Dyer Complex

Join UC's Preparing Future Faculty program, in collaboration with the UC Academic Writing Center, in an interactive workshop on writing your diversity statement. This workshop is designed for those preparing to apply to faculty positions within academia. Students will receive instruction and tips on writing a diversity statement and will have the opportunity to interact with PFF and Academic Writing Center staff. Preparing faculy applications? This workshop might be right for you!

Strategic Public Speaking

Late October/early November

What makes for a good visual aid? Effective visual aids can capture audience attention, provide an alternate method of sharing information to accommodate different learning methods, and can present complex information in a single glance. As such, visual aids should not be an afterthought, but should receive the same level of consideration as crafting an oral or written message. This workshop will cover principles of visual communication, including visual flow, use of white space and color, visual balance, identifying intuitive symbols for your audience, accessibility guidelines, accurately representing data, and more. 

UC Workshops

UC academic departments and offices also provide workshops of relevance to graduate students. UC workshops are a collegial forum in which students can sharpen skills now while they prepare for their futures.

The Academic Writing Center offers free workshops to graduate students on important writing concepts. Workshops are typically one hour, and cover topics such as Creating an Outstanding CV, Composing a Literature Review, Starting Your Dissertation, and Overcoming Writer's Block. Visit AWC's Graduate Tutoring page for their workshop schedule and for graduate writing resources. 

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) offers an array of experiential workshops and learning modules tailored to the needs of graduate teaching assistants, faculty and others interested in improving their teaching.

The University Libraries offer workshops on both East and West Campus to support graduate students in their research.

Suggest a Workshop!

What would you like to learn? Write to us and we'll find experts to offer a workshop.