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Professional Development for Graduate Students

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Professional Development Opportunities

Ohio University offers many different professional development opportunities. The information below is divided into the following categories.


Ohio University Orientations

  • The GSO Online Module is mandatory for all incoming graduate students. To see instructions and/or to access the link, see the following Graduate College GSO Online Module web page.
  • Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) is scheduled once a year. For more information, click Graduate Student Orientation.
  • International Student Orientation occurs before each term. For more information, click International Student Orientation.
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  • Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation is an annual event scheduled the Tuesday before fall term begins. For more information, click Teaching Assistant (TA) Orientation.
  • Program/Department/College Orientation - Please consult with your program/department/college about upcoming orientation activities.

Professional Development Workshops
Fall 2019

  • Want to attend? See RSVP instructions described below.
  • Want a printable PDF?
Date and Time Topic Facilitator/s Location

Thursday, Sept. 19

1 - 2:30 P.M.

Learning How People Learn 

Learning How People Learn Workshop

There is ample evidence that shows engaging students in the learning process increases their attention and focus, motivates them to practice higher-level critical thinking skills and promotes more meaningful learning experiences. This workshop will explore ways to engage our students more deeply in their learning, and ways to create a lively, dynamic classroom in which students are excited to learn and have the drive to keep exploring until they succeed.

RSVP by emailing millerb3@ohio.edu.

Tim Vickers
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Global Leadership Center,
RTEC 314

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Noon - 1:30 P.M.

Virtual Reality Classroom Management

VR Classroom Management Brown Bag

John Bowditch
Associate Professor, Scripps College of Communication, GRID Lab

Patti McSteen
Associate Dean of Students

Rick Sargent
Detective, OUPD

Maureen Wagner
Assistant Dean, College of Fine Arts

Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center,
3rd Floor Baker Center

Thursday, Oct. 3

1 - 2:30 P.M

Learning the Basics of Backward Design

Learning the Basics of Backward Design

Backward design is a process that instructors can use to design learning experiences and instructional techniques to achieve specific learning goals. Backward design begins with the outcome(s) of a unit or course - what students are expected to learn and be able to do - and then proceeds "backward" to create lessons that achieve those desired outcomes.

RSVP by emailing millerb3@ohio.edu.

Kyle Rosenberger
Instructional Designer
Ohio University Office of Instructional Innovation and 
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Larry Hess
Instructional Designer
Ohio University Office of Instructional Innovation and College of Business

Global Leadership Center,
RTEC 314

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Noon - 1:30 P.M.

Where do you turn when you need help as a GA/RA/TA?

To RSVP - Email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Jenny Hall-Jones
Associate VP and Dean of Students

Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center,
3rd Floor Baker Center

Thursday,
Oct. 17

1 - 2:30 P.M.

Developing a Teaching
Philosophy & Portfolio

Developing a Teaching Philosophy & Portfolio

This workshop is an introduction to teaching portfolios including a description of the materials that comprise a portfolio, and the systematic steps taken to create an effective and professional teaching portfolio. The facilitator will provide an overview of analyzing and presenting evidence in the portfolio. Also, participants will connect the artifacts that comprise the portfolio with the teaching philosophy statement and/or teaching responsibilities statement, along with the other portfolio artifacts.

To RSVP - Email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Tim Vickers
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Global Leadership Center,
RTEC 314

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Noon - 1:30 P.M.

Understanding Student Privacy: FERPA 101

To RSVP - Email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Barb Nalazek
Interim General Counsel

Cherise Olmo
Associate University Registrar

RTEC 217

Friday,
Oct. 25

1 - 2:30 P.M.

Fostering and Promoting an Inclusive Learning Environment

Promoting an Inclusive Learning Environment

This session will help graduate and international students understand microaggression in the United States and offer common scenarios and examples.  This interactive workshop will also offer practical techniques and strategies to help students foster and promote an inclusive campus and learning environment.

To RSVP - Email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Winsome Chunnu-Brayda,
Director, Multicultural Center

Baker Center 231

Thursday, Nov. 7

1 - 2:30 P.M.

Grading & Assessment:
Providing Effective Feedback to Help Students Learn

Grading and Assessment

This session is designed to introduce and discuss various techniques for addressing students’ comprehension and resultant work. Various creative, simple yet effective evaluative techniques will be explored. 

To RSVP - Email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Tim Vickers
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Global Leadership Center,
RTEC 314

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Noon - 1:30 P.M.

Taking Care of You: Self-Care for Graduate Students

Self-Care for Graduate Students

Feeling stressed because of that final paper or exam!

Cannot remember the last time you something for you!

For graduate students, the struggle is real. Share with other graduate students facing the same challenges. Learn and practice important strategies to re-energize.

To RSVP - Email millerb3@ohio.edu.

Kathy Fahl
Assistant Dean of Students

Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center,
3rd Floor Baker Center

Wednesday, Dec. 4

4 - 6 P.M.

American Association of University Women's (AAUW) Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiations

This salary negotiation workshop presents the wage gap, with a discussion of the gender wage gap and how to combat it by improving one's salary negotiation skills. Salary negotiation is analyzed through budgeting, salary benchmarking, and negotiation tips and tactics.

To RSVP - Registration is free but required. 

Sponsored by Women's Center, the Graduate College, and the CLDC.

TBD Alden Library 319

Other Workshops - Fall 2019

Thesis and Dissertation Services (TAD) Workshops: Thesis and Dissertation Services offers the following workshops to assist students in preparing and filing theses and dissertations.

For more information, see the Thesis and Dissertation Services Workshops website.
 

Ohio University Libraries Research Workshop Series: The Ohio University Libraries offers a variety of research workshops to assist graduate students in the development of their research skills. These skills range from how to conduct research and capture your references to designing a research poster and publishing your graduate work. These skills are necessary for any level of research including a thesis or dissertation.

Upcoming workshops include:

Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (Online Training)
This online training is offered through a partnership between the Graduate College and the Campus Involvement Center. Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students includes Title IX and Clery Act training which equips graduate students with the tools needed to navigate new and complex relationships including how to identify and respond to harassment from a faculty member or advisor, other workplace-based harassment, how to respectfully engage with undergraduate students, and how to respond to student disclosures.
Target Audience
: All graduate and professional students

Structure: This training is offered in a two-part format.
Part one takes approximately 45 minutes. Part two includes a survey and requires 5-10 minutes (ideally after a 30-day intersession).
Requirements for training completion: You will need a computer with access to the internet and audio capabilities. You will use your entire OHIO ID (e.g., ab000000@ohio.edu).  and password to create your account.

Content Access: To access, click the Graduate College Sexual Misconduct Policy and Resources web page.

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Professional Development Workshops - Spring 2020


 

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Additional Resources for Teaching Assistants