Workshop Schedule | Graduate Studies | Kent State University

 

Want to join a GPAD workshop live via WebEx webinar? View instructions on joining the GPAD WebEx sessions. Email Kyle Reynolds at kreynol3@kent.edu for assistance.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

11am-12pm: SEARCHING FOR GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

A critical first step in obtaining research or project funding is finding the right grant opportunities. This session focuses on how to do so using COS Pivot, a funding opportunity database that is freely available to Kent State students, faculty, and staff. The session also provides information about KSU's Office of Sponsored Programs and how it assists students with grant application and management. Participants are encouraged to bring an Internet-capable device to set up a COS Pivot account and get hands-on experience.

12:30-1:30pm: HOW TO PREPARE 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.

2-3pm: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR 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.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

11am-12pm: PREPARING FOR COMPS: WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN'T?

This GPAD session is a panel discussion on the comprehensive exam process. While this process does vary from department to department, there are some similarities in how we study, what obstacles we face, and what we experience. Come learn the some of the best study tips, article and book finding suggestions, best places to study, time management skills, and how to build a support system in an isolating time.

12:30-1:30pm: PREPARING FOR THE THREE MINUTE THESIS

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition that is hosted in the fall at Kent State.  The competition helps graduate students develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills by crafting a presentation that explains their research in an engaging and concise manner.  Graduate students are given just three minutes and one PowerPoint slide as tools to explain their research. Learn more about the competition and receive advice from graduate students who have placed in the competition in previous years.

2-3pm: TEACHING PHILOSOPHIES: A GLIMPSE INTO YOUR CLASSROOM TO “HOOK” AN INTERVIEW

The teaching philosophy provides insight beyond your CV and cover letter.  It is a glimpse of who you are as an instructor, your beliefs about teaching and learning, and what your classroom does/would look like.  We all have one but articulating this in a clear and concise yet “catchy” way can be difficult.  This interactive workshop will not only go through suggested do’s and don’ts from hiring committees but also provide tools for reflecting, preparing and revising your teaching philosophy.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

11am-3pm: GREEN DOT BYSTANDER TRAINING

Interactive and informative, the Green Dot bystander workshop for faculty and staff provides an in-depth understanding about the Green Dot movement and the impact faculty and staff have on university culture around bystander action. It also includes an overview of power-based personal violence (intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking); a conversation about common obstacles preventing people from intervening; and finally a time for developing Green Dots you can implement in your work at Kent State.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (CANCELED)

11am-2pm: SAFE SPACE ALLY TRAINING 

Participants will have the opportunity to confront the idea of privilege, learn about the LGBTQ community, interact with students who identify as LGBTQ, and obtain the tools to develop plans for making a difference in their departments and within student interactions. The Safe Space Ally program is a comprehensive, ongoing training offered through the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training Lab of Kent State University, with the LGBTQ Student Center taking a lead role in providing curriculum and facilitators.  The training has the overarching goal of making KSU a safer, more welcoming space for all students. Safe Space Ally Training is a 3 hour training session, which consists of an LGBTQ Vocabulary 101, as well as a panel of students identifying as LGBTQ.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

11am-12pm: RESUMES, CVs, AND COVER LETTERS

This session conducted by Career Exploration and Development 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.

12:30-1:30pm: INTERVIEW DO’S AND DON’TS

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.

2-3pm: EMPLOYMENT SEARCH STRATEGIES - USING LINKEDIN

Worried about creating and managing another social media presence? Unsure of how to use LinkedIn for research and expanding your network? Discover how to get the most out of your LinkedIn account and connect with KSU alumni and other professionals

GPAD Schedule