Graduate Professional and Academic Development


The Graduate College's Graduate Professional and Academic Development (GPAD) workshop series provides a diverse array of workshops in the areas of career development, research, college teaching, and professional/personal development. 


Upcoming Workshops: 

February 7: Student Engagement Series - Effective Lecturing

12-1:30  p.m. | 352 University Library or Microsoft Teams

Lecturing is a necessary component for delivering course content, but how can you keep students engaged during a lecture? In this session, we will discuss strategies for creating lectures that support student learning and keep your audience interested. 


February 10-11: Research Writing Retreat for Graduate Students

Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | University Library Third Floor & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | University Library Third Floor

Our program has been developed to help provide you with a quiet space so you can remain focused on your writing and the opportunity to network with other colleagues working on their writing projects. Plus, we will be providing you all of your meals in one place, so you don't have to break your focus by leaving to eat.

Register for the Retreat!


February 27: FlashPitch Information Session

2-3 p.m. | 352 University Library

Join us and LaunchNET to learn more about our annual virtual FlashPitch Competition.

Register for the Workshop!



You can also access on-demand video presentations of workshops in the GPAD presentation library. The library features presentations within three categories:

1. Research Fundamentals
2. Career Planning Essentials
3. Professional and Personal Effectiveness 

Students can also complete an assessment to receive a certificate of completion in each of the three areas that can be added to your resume or CV.

You can find presentation materials from previous workshops on our GPAD presentation archive webpage.