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Spring 2019 Professional Development Workshops

Spring 2019 Professional Development Workshops

Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Information Session
Wednesday, February 6  |  5-6pm
Thursday, February 7  |  3-4pm (NEW DATE!)
Both sessions will be in Granada, room 420 

The Graduate School, in partnership with the library, is offering a formatting session which will include general formatting guidelines, online submission procedures, and details about copyright issues for theses and dissertations.  Space is limited so if you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP to formathelp@luc.edu to reserve a spot. Please indicate in the email which session you would like to attend.

Visit the Graduate School’s formatting page for more information about submitting your thesis/dissertation, including formatting guidelines.

 

Graduate Writing Series, pt 1 – Introduction to Graduate Writing
Tuesday, February 5  |  7:30-9pm
Water Tower Campus
CLC 202 (tentatively)

Due to high demand in the fall, we are offering a second introductory workshop to the Graduate School’s series on graduate writing at the Water Tower campus. This session introduces students to three elemental areas of sound scholarly writing: organizing around a complex and worthwhile purpose, framing paragraph structure, and reassessing the source relationships. 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. This workshop is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines in The Graduate School. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, Senior Lecturer in English. Please RSVP here.

 

Three Minute Thesis Competition
Tuesday, February 12  |  4-6pm
Information Commons (LSC) 4th floor

Come support your colleagues in this unique competition. Competitors from across all programs of the Graduate School will use one static slide to describe their research in 3 minutes to a non-specialist audience. The winner will move on to compete in the regional competition later this spring. See the Graduate School’s website for more information on the competition and how to represent your department.

 

Graduation Information Session

Wednesday, February 13  |  4-5pm (NEW DATE AND LOCATION)

Cuneo Hall, room 103

This session will provide important information for all students planning to graduate this spring or summer and will answer the most common questions students have. Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.

 

Working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Monday, March 18  |  4-5pm
Granada, room 291

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 and training requirements
  • Determining the risk level
  • Determining the type of review required
  • Submission procedures
  • Checking submissions and CITI training status
  • Minimizing risk to subjects
  • Tips and suggestions for preparing proposals: 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. Please RSVP here.

 

Graduate Writing Series, pt 3 – Writing for Professional Use
Tuesday, March 26  |  1-2:30pm
Cuneo Hall, room 318

The third in the Graduate School’s series on graduate writing this year, this final workshop is designed to equip graduate students for writing in multiple professional venues with a particular emphasis on publishing and writing for, as well as reviewing for, professional journals. Participants will learn about the different expectations from these different venues and some skills in offering productive critique as professional reviewers. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students from any discipline. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor. Please RSVP here.

International Graduate Student Orientations

2018 International Student Orientations

The Graduate School is sponsoring ongoing orientation sessions to focus attention on the unique challenges faced by new international students and provide them with resources throughout the Fall semester. Each session will provide some time to socialize with other international students. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction, Sept 6, 3pm (Damen MPR South) –  This session will cover visa and legal requirements and an introduction to the Graduate School.

Session 2: Writing and Employment, October 2, 3pm (Cuneo 104) – This session will cover writing strategies and on-campus employment opportunities.

Session 3: Personal and Professional Support, October 23, 4pm (IES 123)– This session will cover resources for your health and wellbeing while in graduate school.

Session 4: Celebrate the Holidays, TBD – This session will provide a social time to celebrate the holidays with other international students.

Fall 2018 Professional and Academic Development Workshops

Fall 2018 Workshops

All workshops and brown bags will be held at Lake Shore Campus unless otherwise noted. You may register for all sessions here.

Can't make it to one of our workshops? Go to our Professional Development Resources for archived materials and videos from workshops.


Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Information Session

Thursday, September 6  |  5-6pm

OR

Wednesday, September 12  |  3-4pm

(Both sessions will be held in Granada 420)

The Graduate School, in partnership with the library, is offering a formatting session which will include general formatting guidelines, online submission procedures, and details about copyright issues for theses and dissertations.  Space is limited so if you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP to formathelp@luc.edu to reserve a spot. Please indicate in the email which session you would like to attend.

Visit the Graduate School’s formatting page for more information about submitting your thesis/dissertation, including formatting guidelines.


Graduate Writing Series pt 1 - Introduction to Graduate Writing

Tuesday, September 25  |  4-5:30pm  (Cuneo Hall rm 217)

The first of three in the Graduate School’s series on graduate writing this year, this first workshop introduces students to three elemental areas of sound scholarly writing: organizing around a complex and worthwhile purpose, framing paragraph structure, and reassessing the source relationships. 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. This workshop is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines in The Graduate School. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor. Click here to RSVP.


Diversity Issues in the Classroom: Advice for Graduate Student Lecturers, Teaching & Research Assistants

Thursday, September 27  |  5-7pm  (Institute of Environmental Sustainability rm 123/124)

In light of challenging politics and transforming attitudes about what is deemed acceptable to say in the classroom, Loyola graduate students have come together to put on a program designed for handling and negotiating issues of diversity and inclusion. The event is tailored for graduate students, teaching assistants, as well as research assistants. Joseph Butler (Research Assistant for Academic Diversity) and Dr. Christopher Manning (Associate Professor of History and Assistant Provost on Academic Diversity) will facilitate the program. Pizza will be provided at 5pm (first come, first served).

Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.


Working With the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Tuesday, October 16  |  4:30-5:30pm  (Granada rm 420)

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 and training requirements
  • Determining the risk level
  • Determining the type of review required
  • Submission procedures
  • Checking submissions and CITI training status
  • Minimizing risk to subjects
  • Tips and suggestions for preparing proposals: 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.


(RESCHEDULED) Graduate Writing Series pt 2 - Organization and Critical Methods for Graduate Writing

Thursday, November 29  |  4-5:30pm  |  Cuneo Hall 217 (NEW DATE AND LOCATION)

The second of three in the Graduate School’s series on graduate writing this year, this second workshop is a true workshop designed around the writing projects that graduate students bring with them. This workshop will emphasize both organizational and critical methods, and the new graduate mindset and methodology with which to apply them. Attention will be very focused and participants will utilize writing practices, instructor feedback and peer workshop skills; this workshop is designed to both pay particular attention to a project of the graduate student's selection, but also how to practice skills for ongoing application following the workshop. Attendees are expected to bring a writing project of value for development, even if it is in an early stage of articulation. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor. Click here to RSVP.

Keep an eye out for the final workshop in our series on graduate writing in the Spring!  This final workshop will focus on Writing as Professional development and will cover writing, editing, and reviewing for journals and general publication.