Professional Development Workshops

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The Graduate School partners with the Career Center, the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards, the University Libraries, the Office of Distance Learning, the Center for Global Engagement, the Center for Intensive English Studies, and the Center for Leadership and Social Change  in offering professional development workshops during the academic year and summer terms as well.


The University Libraries offers many research-oriented workshops that may be used to meet requirements of the Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals Certificates. Workshops are intended to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to develop the following five core competencies: Communication, Teaching, Scholarly Development (advanced knowledge and skills), Professionalism (leadership, ethics, transferable skills), and Career Development. Each workshop listed below has one or more competency labels. Workshops are also intended to be appropriate at one or more stages of graduate study or postdoctoral experience: Early stage, Middle stage, Late stage, or All stages. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend workshops more than once and during any stage. The labels simply provide suggested attendance time-frames and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year.

For a matrix of recurring professional development opportunities grouped by core competency and labeled by stage of study, click here.

For a catalog of professional development opportunities that recur on a regular basis, during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters, every other semester or every other academic year, and may be appropriate for one or more of the five competencies described above, click here.

For an Individual Development Plan (IDP) template that facilitates specific, attainable and measurable goal setting, click here.


March 2017 Professional Development Workshops


Formative Assessment and Review Strategies (PIE/PFF/PFP)

March 23, 2017, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: PIE Associates, Kate Hill, Biology, and Ana Ndumu, Information Science

Formative assessment strategies are effective ways of gauging ongoing student learning to provide feedback for both the student and teacher.  In this session, participants will discover ways of monitoring student learning and improving content mastery through timely feedback and purposeful review activities.  The presenters will provide tips for large and small classes in a variety of content areas.

Free PIE & Coffee Included!

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5tAXhpTLeE6QZZb


Negotiating Job Offers

March 24, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars, & Fellows House, Room 3009

Presenter: Ms. Amanda Sargent, Assistant Director, FSU Career Center

Did you know that you can prepare to negotiate job offers? This workshop will include discussion of the uniqueness of each negotiation, factors that may be negotiated, what is involved in making the best decision, how to negotiate from a point of power, and the final steps.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d6lw0AnGAjcwQpT


Faculty in a Research Institution: Expectations, Opportunities & Challenges

March 28, 2017, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, Great Hall

Presenters: FSU administrators and faculty

The workshop will help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for faculty responsibilities in a research work environment. Senior administrators will provide their perspectives on faculty life and/or current responsibilities at FSU. This workshop can be used for the “Career Development” requirement for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF). Refreshments will be provided by the Congress of Graduate Students.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6lOZ1IxTwzvQpHT


SPEAK Test Information Session

March 30, 2017, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

310 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

This session will include a discussion of the SPEAK test format and scoring procedures, focusing on language competencies. The presenter will go over practice test questions. The standards for teaching assistants will also be discussed. This session is open to faculty and staff members who work with international students and wish to have a better understanding of the test.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DzwHjjyNNNi4o5


April 2017 Professional Development Workshops


Engaging Students with Social Media, Apps & More! (PIE/PFF/PFP)

April 3, 2017, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenter: Kendra Scholz, School of Communication

Learn about and practice using social media, apps, and more to help you engage your students both in and out of the classroom. You need not be a tech expert - all levels of experience are welcome! Come join us, and bring your laptop if you can (we will also have some laptops available for you to use)!

Free PIE & Coffee Included!

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6rqRsKdNQSP7AGh


PIE Coffee Hour & Teaching Workshop: Creating Student-Centered Learning Environments (PIE/PFF/PFP)

April 19, 2017, 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: PIE Associates, Vincent Lakey, Physics, and David Jeffcoat, Chemistry

Student-centered learning environments shift the focus of classroom activity from teacher to students. Instead of treating students as passive receptacles, this workshop will teach you how to stimulate, engage and help them become active participants in their own education.

Free PIE & Coffee Included!

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9HwmiDnCned4izj