GROW Calendar

Fall 2020

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Wednesday, August 19th

1:00 - 2:00 pm 

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Professional Graduate Writing

Presented by: Dr. Marvarene Oliver

Academic writing at the graduate level can be anxiety-producing and challenging, even for students who have recently completed their bachelor's degrees. In this workshop, Dr. Oliver will discuss what it is and how it differs from non-academic writing, provide useful hints and broad "dos and don'ts" in academic writing, and the importance of understanding what is expected in particular assignments. She will also provide tips for reducing anxiety about writing in graduate school. 

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Wednesday, August 26th

6:00 pm

Webex

PDF

Session Recording

Surviving Grad School

Presented by: 

Ana M. Salazar, MS, LPC 

Graduate school is challenging, and it can seem as if time itself is working against you. Obligations, competing priorities, and managing day-to-day life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and lead us to wonder “How are we going to survive?”.

Meet with a counselor (and current graduate student) for a real-world discussion on prioritizing, asking for help, and surviving graduate school.

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Thursday, September 3rd

5:30 pm 

Webex

Session Recording

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Framing Research Questions

Presented by: Dr. Joshua Watson

I designed this session to assist students who are in the beginning stages of planning their dissertations. In our time together, we will examine the process of developing research questions to guide your research. Further, we will discuss how your view of the world and your place in it shape the specific research questions you will attempt to answer and the design you employ.  

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Wednesday, September 16th

6:00 pm

Webex

PDF

Session Recording

 

Problem & Purpose Statement

Presented by: Dr. Bethanie Pletcher

This workshop will assist you in crafting your study's problem and purpose statements. These statements are essential in guiding the course of your study. Tips and examples will also be shared.

Watch Dr. Pletcher's pre-recorded workshop and join her for a LIVE Q&A session on October 7th! 

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LIVE Q&A

Wednesday, October 7th

5:30 pm

LIVE Q&A

Webex

Pre-Recorded Session

PDF

Library Resources for Graduate Students

Presented by: Alexa Hight 

This workshop is an introduction to searching through the library's resources. Participants will learn how to conduct a database search, how to search for and within particular journal titles, and how to access and maintain access to discovered materials.

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Thursday, October 15th

6:00 pm 

WebEx

Session Recording

Literature Reviews

Presented by: Dr. Sandy-Ann Griffith

Attendees will learn how to write an introduction and literature review for their thesis/dissertation. Several topics including identifying the scope and impact of the identified problem, the research gap, the goal of the study, and how it strengthens the identified profession or field of study will be discussed. Attendees will practice applying each of these topics to their specific area of study.  

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Wednesday,
October 28th

5:30 pm

WebEx

Session Handout

Session Recording

 

Dissertation & Thesis Formatting Workshop #1&2

Presented by: Sophia Zaner, Angela Speaker & Alexa Hight

Does your program require a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation?

If so, this workshop will make your final steps easier!

-Learn required formatting for submission

-Become familiar with formatting templates

-Review final submission requirements

-Learn about copyright

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Wednesday, November 4th

12:00 pm

WebEx

PDF

Presentation Notes

Session Recording

Why Grad School?

Presented by: Dr. Karen McCaleb

Join Dr. Karen McCaleb, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, as she discusses the benefits of graduate school.

Come prepared to ask her your questions!

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Tuesday, November 10th 

6:00 pm

Webex Session Recording

 

Managing Your Motivation & Research

Presented by: Dr. Yuliana Zaikman

In this workshop, we will learn how to manage the fluctuation of motivation. We will also discuss strategies for finding and working with a mentor for one's research project. Finally, some tips on how to keep up your writing productivity will be offered. 

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Wednesday, November 18th

6:00 pm 

Webex

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