Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional & Academic Development

Spring 2019

Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited.

Spring 2019 Professional Development Workshops

Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Information Session

Wednesday, February 6  |  5-6pm


Thursday, February 7 | 3-4pm (NEW DATE/TIME)

Both sessions will be held 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

Corboy Law Center (CLC), room 202 (tentative)

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

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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

Tuesday, February 13  |  4-5pm (NEW DATE/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), pt 2

Monday, March 18  |  4-5pm

Granada, room 291 (NEW LOCATION)

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 Research Symposium

Saturday, March 23  |  8:30am-5:30pm

Cuneo Hall/McCormack Lounge 

(Co-sponsored with GSAC) – The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Advisory Council will host the 11th annual research symposium as a forum for Loyola graduate students to present their scholarly work. Submission deadline is January 18.


Graduate Writing Series, pt 3 – Writing for Professional Use

Tuesday, March 26  |  1-2:30pm

Cuneo Hall, room 318 (NEW LOCATION)

The third in the Graduate School’s series on graduate writing this year, this final workshop is designed to equip graduate students for multiple professional applications of their abilities. Interdisciplinary in nature, this workshop is geared toward a particular emphasis on the range of publishing and writing expected of a graduate degree; the workshop considers professional journal reviews, conference and dissertation abstracts, grant foundations, and query letters. Participants may bring work-in-progress in order to examine and address different expectations of these genres, but the workshop is designed to support new writing as well. Conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor. Please RSVP here.


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