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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.