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Past Workshops

2019-20 Academic Year

Scholarly Organizations: Having a Successful Conferencing Experience

October 18

Let’s talk about conferences! Conferences are one of the first opportunities for graduate students to engage with fellow researchers and scholars as peers. However, planning and preparing for your first conference experience can be a nerve-wracking experience – especially if you will also be presenting. This workshop will equip you with all the tools necessary for making the most of your first conference, from navigating conference “norms” and conventions to networking and making a positive impression to anticipating what office supplies, presentation materials, and even clothing to pack.

The first half of the program will feature a guide to the academic conference experience by Dr. Marcus Johnson, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, CECH. The second half will feature a graduate student panel with experienced conference presenters. These students will speak about the ways they benefited from attending a conference, what they wish they could have done differently, and their tips for navigating the conference experience.

Navigating Between Disciplines: How to Make Your Research Speak to Any Audience

Workshop #1 in the workshop series, Composing Your Presentation Toolkit. This workshop was offered twice, on September 26 on the Medical Campus and October 3 on the West Campus. 

Instructor: Dr. Suzanne Boys
Professor of Communication & Public Relations Program Director

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, proposals for academic/research journal publication, conference presentation, and more. 

Preparing Future Faculty Information Session

This information session was held twice, on September 17 on the West Campus and September 30 on the 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. 
 

2018-19 Academic Year

Graduate Student Writing Workshops

The Academic Writing Center is offering a series of writing workshops. These workshops are tailored to the writing needs of the graduate student experience and will provide the skills that you need to be successful in your academic journey. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required. 

  • Cover Letter: February 6, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 475.
  • Graduate Reading Strategies: February 13, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 462.
  • Writing an Introduction and Conclusion: February 20, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 462.
  • Plagiarism and Paraphrasing: February 27, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 475.
  • Publication for Beginners: March 6, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 475.
  • Common Grammar and Punctuation Errors: March 13, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 462.
  • Developing Research Question and Starting Your Dissertation: March 27, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 475.
  • Writing Your Dissertation Proposal: April 3, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 475.
  • Comprehensive Exam Strategies: April 10, from 12-1pm in Langsam Library 475.

Questions? Email: joseph.cunningham@uc.edu.

Conflict Resolution for Graduate Students

Does meeting with your MA/PhD advisor totally stress you out? Does it seem impossible to fulfill your GA responsibilities and do excellent academic work at the same time? Are you suffering from a chronic case of "Imposter Syndrome"? The Ombuds Office is here to help! Come spend an hour learning constructive conflict tips and tools to help successfully navigate your graduate program at UC. Lunch will be provided. 

When: Wednesday, November 14, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Where: AACRC (60 W. Charlton St., West Campus) Main Lounge

Financial Literacy Workshop

Tuesday, November 7, 5–7 p.m.

Medical Campus, French East 135

Pizza will be provided. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Chalee Engelhard, or check out the event's official flyer

$tart $mart Workshop

Tuesday, October 23, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

TUC 417

Learn skills to negotiate salary and benefits for the job you want after graduation! 

Donuts & Development

Presented by The Graduate School. Thursday, September 6th, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., TUC 400ABC.

The Graduate School's "Donuts & Development” is a professional development event for all graduate students. The purpose of this event is to provide graduate students with a one-stop shop to visit representatives from various professional development groups, offices, and courses across the university. Stop by to grab some free breakfast and coffee and hear about opportunities for preparing for the job search, teaching preparation, writing guidance, diversity & inclusion events, and more!

Questions? Email gradcurrents@uc.edu

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session

Thursday, September 27, 12–1:30 p.m. 

AACRC (60 W. Charlton St., West Campus) Main Lounge

Calling all graduate students, postdocs and newly admitted students of PFF: if it’s your goal to be a professor one day, then please join us for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session.

The UC PFF program provides instruction in modern teaching and learning and offers rich mentoring experiences that strengthen these career skills. The PFF program: prepares graduate students for academic careers at postsecondary institutions; helps graduate students conduct productive job searches and achieve early career success; and provides professional development that does not extend time-to-degree.

If you would like more information about the PFF program, please contact gradpff@uc.edu.

2017–18 Academic Year

Get Up And Go! Preparing For Your Teaching Assistantship At UC

Presented by the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE)

Wednesday, August 22, 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Langsam Library Digital Commons (4th floor of Langsam Library in the back)

So you’ve been given your Teaching Assistantship and maybe a syllabus for the course or an email from the faculty member teaching the course. Now what?!  Up your teaching game and get off to a good start. Join the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE) for a half-day workshop that will provide you with tips and tricks that can be easily implemented from the first day of class onward. This workshop is designed to help graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) enhance the learning environment for their students, develop classroom management strategies, and consider what it means to be a TA outside of the classroom.

Register for this website at Faculty Development OneStop.

GATE Workshop: Teach Me to Teach (TMTT)

Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Langsam Library 480C

This day-long workshop, hosted by the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement, is intended primarily for graduate teaching assistants and instructors. Participants will be involved in hands-on activities designed to improve their teaching effectiveness and inform them about innovative and evidence-based pedagogical methods. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the skills and critical understanding necessary to enhance student learning.

How to Get Hired: Best Interview Practices Workshop For Graduate Students

Thursday, April 12, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

TUC 417

A workshop that provides students with best interview practices to build confidence, answer questions effectively and create engaging conversations with employers to make a great first impression using your personal brand.

Speakers: Christina Misali and Katie Fogarty from TiER1 Performance Solutions

$tart $mart Workshop

Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

TUC 417

Learn skills to negotiate salary and benefits for the job you want after graduation! 

Pursuing a Career in Academia: Panel Discussion with Tri-State Faculty

Thursday, March 1, 4–5:30 p.m.

TUC 427

Life as an academic, although prestigious and rewarding, can be challenging. Join the Preparing Future Faculty certificate program (PFF) on for a panel discussion with local tenured faculty about the ins and outs of obtaining a career in academia.

GATE Workshop: Teach Me to Teach (TMTT)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Langsam Library 480C

This day-long workshop, hosted by the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement, is intended primarily for graduate teaching assistants and instructors. Participants will be involved in hands-on activities designed to improve their teaching effectiveness and inform them about innovative and evidence-based pedagogical methods. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the skills and critical understanding necessary to enhance student learning.

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Classroom and Academia II

Friday, November 17, 2-3 p.m.

TUC 425

This workshop is tailored to graduate students, especially those who fill the dual role of student and teacher (TA). As part of the workshop, presenter Dy'an Marinos will focus on microaggressions and unconscious bias in the classroom, and how TAs (teaching assistants) can discover their own biases and address prejudices and preferences that arise during class sessions. All graduate students are welcome! You do not need to be a past or current teacher, and you do not need to have attended Level 1 of this same workshop to attend.

Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Classroom: For Graduate Students and TAs

Monday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

TUC 400A

This workshop is tailored to graduate students, especially those who fill the dual role of student and teacher (TA). As part of the workshop, presenter Dy'an Marinos will focus on microaggressions and unconscious bias in the classroom, and how TAs (teaching assistants) can discover their own biases and address prejudices and preferences that arise during class sessions.

All graduate students are welcome! You do not need to be a past or current teacher to attend.

$tart $mart Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

TUC 427

Learn skills to negotiate salary and benefits for the job you want after graduation!

Graduate Student Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Teachers College Building, Room 407 (the "Annie Laws Room").

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is partnering with the Graduate Student Governance Association and the Graduate School to present a workshop on competitive fellowships and scholarships for domestic and international students. Learn about competitive fellowships and scholarships from outside the university to support your graduate education!

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session

Thursday, September 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 
Tangeman University Center (TUC) 427

Calling all graduate students, postdocs and newly admitted students of PFF: if it’s your goal to be a professor one day, then please join us for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session.

The UC PFF program provides instruction in modern teaching and learning and offers rich mentoring experiences that strengthen these career skills. The PFF program: prepares graduate students for academic careers at postsecondary institutions; helps graduate students conduct productive job searches and achieve early career success; and provides professional development that does not extend time-to-degree.

If you would like more information about the PFF program, please contact gradpff@uc.edu.