Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional Development & Academic Workshops

Fall 2016

Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Introduction to Graduate Writing

Tuesday October 4th │ 1:00 – 2:30 pm │ LSC │ Mundelein Center 404

Thursday October 6th │ 7:30 – 9:00 pm │ WTC │ Corboy Law Center Room 304

Feel like you need some assistance in your writing? All of us, regardless of our degrees and status, can benefit from someone who has made it his career to guide people to the next level of their writing ability. This 90-minute interactive writing workshop is specifically geared to graduate students who are struggling with graduate-level papers in their courses and individual research. The workshop introduces students to three elemental areas of sound scholarly writing: organizing around a complex and worthwhile purpose, framing paragraphs structure, and reassessing the source relationships. This workshop is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines in The Graduate School. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor.

Registration is required and limited to graduate students in The Graduate School. Please register by 48 hours of the session.  Click here to RSVP


Working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Wednesday October 26th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm in Granada 420, Lake Shore Campus

Graduate Students planning to conduct “Human Subject Research” should attend this information filled workshop. You will receive pointers for preparing your proposal and submitting it to the Loyola University IRB. 

Topics covered include:

  • The Types of Research Required to Submit to the IRB Consent & Training Requirements
  • Determining the Risk Level
  • Determining the Type of Review Required
  • Submission Procedures
  • Checking Submission and CITI Training Status’
  • Minimize the Risk to Subjects
  • Tips and Suggestions for Preparing a Proposal: Examples of Good and Bad Ideas

Andrew Ellis, Assistant Director for Research Compliance, will conduct the workshop. Space is limited. Graduate students enrolled in Graduate School programs will have priority on a first come, first served basis. Click here to RSVP.


Graduation Information Session

Monday, October 17; 4-5pm; Cuneo Hall 109

Wednesday, November 9; 5-6pm; Cuneo Hall 002

The University only holds one commencement ceremony per year in May but we have three degree conferral dates: December, May and August. If you plan to finish your degree for either December 2016, May 2017, or August 2017, you should attend one of these information session which will go over the eligibility process for conferral and also to participate in the May 2016 commencement ceremony.  We will offer several sessions both Fall and Spring semester.

Attendance is limited to graduate students in The Graduate School.  Click here to RSVP.

Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to gradschool@luc.edu.

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