GPAD Workshop Schedule and Abstracts

All GPAD workshops will be one-hour and will be held in the Kent Student Center Room 313.

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Fall 2014 GPAD Schedule Flier

Monday, FEBRUARY 9

10am- Using Your Online Presence to Get a Job

As the use of social networking skyrockets, finding jobs in the traditional way is now obsolete.  Employers now view your online presence to assess the kind of person you are, who you’re connected to, and how you present yourself.  Through the lenses of Facebook and LinkedIn, we'll discover how your web presence impacts your job search!

12pm- RefWorks Basic

RefWorks (from ProQuest) can help you manage library research and help with citations and references as you write papers, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will show you how to get started. The new ProQuest “Flow” will also be shown. Laptop not needed, but bring it if you already use the Flashzone-WPA on campus.

2pm- Searching for Grant Funding Opportunities

A critical step in obtaining grant funding is searching for and finding funding opportunities that will work for your topic. This session is a tutorial on how to best utilize COS, a funding opportunity database, to extract the most helpful and relevant information to you. The session also includes information about KSU's sponsored programs office and how it assists students in the grant process.

Tuesday, february 10

10am- Research Ethics and the IRB Application

This workshop will cover research ethics and will provide you with information about the IRB submission and review processes at Kent State. Topics include an overview of the IRB process, how to develop an informed consent document, and common submission mistakes.

12pm- RefWorks Advanced

RefWorks helps you manage the research you do for papers, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will show you how to use RefWorks when you are writing to automatically insert citations and references according to styles such as APA and MLA. Other advanced functions for managing research and collaboration will also be shown. The new ProQuest “Flow” will also be shown. Laptop not needed, but bring it if you already use the Flashzone-WPA on campus.

2pm- Résumés, CVs, and Cover Letters

This session conducted by Career Services will focus on writing Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters. Learn how to gauge when each document is appropriate and how to get the attention of the reader. Free online as well as in-person resources will be discussed.

Wednesday, february 11

10am- Best Practices for New TAs

This workshop provides information and advice for new teaching assistants in developing course material and assessing student progress. The session covers topics such as writing a syllabus, designing course lectures or discussions, and grading and evaluating student work.

12pm- Best Practices for the Online Classroom

This session will cover the five major components that are impacted by the online environment, and best practices to address them. Whether you're brand-new to online learning or you've taught or taken online classes, this presentation will help you think through how to set you and your students up for success.

2pm- Grant Writing

This workshop will provide an introduction to grant writing, including looking for possible funding sources, writing your application, working with collaborators, among other topics.

Thursday, february 12

10am- Interviewing and Negotiating Your Job Offer

In this session, you will learn about different types of interviews and interviewing tips. Additionally, recommendations will be shared on evaluating a job offer and negotiating salary and responsibilities with confidence.

2pm- Statistical Consulting and Research Software Support

This session will describe what software and services are available to graduate students working on their dissertation or thesis, and how graduate students can obtain research software (including SAS, SPSS, JMP, NVivo, Qualtrics, Stata, and R).

Friday, february 13

10am- What You Need to Know About Students and Plagiarism

This session is designed to introduce you to the basics of plagiarism education. We will cover the KSU policy on plagiarism, plagiarism school, and how to design assignments to help prevent plagiarism.

12pm- How to do a Literature Review

Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show you resources and steps for developing, managing, and completing literature reviews. Laptop not needed, but bring it if you already use the Flashzone-WPA on campus.

2pm- Technology Tools for Academic Succes

This workshop will introduce you to various technology tools to help you improve your productivity and increase work efficiency. These tools are handpicked to support graduate students in their diverse roles as students, assistants, teachers, and researchers. Participants are introduced to resources that will improve their skills in: time management, collaborative projects, presentations, academic support, and writing.