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FALL BLITZ Professional Development Marathon

October 9-10, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WALC

Please join us over fall break, October 9th and 10th for the Professional Development Fall Blitz. There will be over 60 short workshops presented over two days. This is a great chance for you to sample a few courses in several professional development series and see which ones you like. Some of the workshops will apply to the Graduate Teaching Certificate. Workshops will be offered from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm both days and each workshop will last 50 minutes. You can attend as few as one or as many as you like. If you pre-register, we will also be providing food.

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Title: Building and Updating a CV
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Morgan 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

This workshop will cover strategies for highlighting your academic accomplishments across teaching, research, and service activities through the development of your CV. We will discuss organizational strategies, common pitfalls and mistakes, and general best practices of CV design.

Title: BYOT: Bring Your Own Teaching Situation
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE -- Dr. Dan Guberman et al 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

Bring your situation, opportunity, or problem related to teaching at Purdue and we will draw on the knowledge and expertise of those attending – including instructional consultants from the Center for Instructional Excellence consultants – to address your needs. No judgment. No evaluation. Confidential. Supportive. Research-based. Ask your questions and we’ll do our best to help you find answers. *This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Chill Out- Learning to Talk about Your Research
Series: Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

Forty-seven percent of the graduate student show signs of depression – often because of academic disengagement. Getting comfortable with communicating your research topic can reduce stress. In this session, we will do a speed version of communicating our research and through explaining what we do can tell us something about who we are.

Title: Citation Management
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

A citation manager is a tool or software that can help you save, store, and manipulate your scholarly references. But which is best for you? What is the difference between EndNote and Zotero and all of the others? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions, this is the session for you. We will discuss the benefits and challenges with using a citation manager and discuss how to choose which one will work best for you.

Title: Citation Management Help Desk
Series: Help Desk
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 1:00-5:00 PM

The Libraries will run a Citation Management Help Desk to assist Grad students with individual questions/needs. Pre-registration is not required, but helpful to determine interest for the help desk staffing needs. Drop-ins are welcome.

Title: Crafting Your Teaching Narrative: Teaching Statements/Philosophies Part 1
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE -- Dr. Dan Guberman et al 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

A teaching statement/philosophy is more than just a requirement for many faculty positions. A well-crafted narrative requires you to describe, document, and reflect on how you put your beliefs and goals into practice to help students learn, whether you are in front of a class, running a lab, or conducting office hours. There will be time during the session to get feedback on your ideas and/or current state. *This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Data Management for Human Subject/Participant Data
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries- Kendall Roark
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

This workshop will introduce workshop participants to best practices and university resources for data management of human subject/participant data (quantitative & qualitative).

Title: Data Visualization
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

Workshop presented by the Purdue Libraries

Title: Deciding where to publish
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

What value do publishers contribute to scholarship? What are the roles of publishers, editors, and peer-reviewers in the scholarly communication landscape? This session will provide an overview of the scholarly communication landscape. It will also offer guidance on ethical publishing practices; and, how to spot unethical, or even illegitimate, publishers.

Title: Demystifying Social Justice and Inclusion in Graduate School: Where do I fit? How do I relate?
Series: Identity
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

This session will illustrate interdisciplinary concepts of social justice and inclusion. As a group, we will also discuss how these concepts impact our daily lives and how they may fit into our research and professional development plans through research methodologies, additional research aims, and leadership opportunities.

Title: Effectively Communicating Your Needs
Series: Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

Finding your voice in graduate school is critical to a successful transition from undergraduate student, graduate student and career professional. What are your career goals, what if they change during graduate school, how can I take control of my professional development to open my possibilities and how do I approach my major professor and mentors about my needs? We will present a summary of the issues and an overview of solutions.

Title: Emotional Intelligence: The Employment X Factor
Series: Leadership/Teamwork
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

This session will provide a primer to the concept of emotional intelligence: what it is and why it is important in the professional environment. Attendees will learn about additional resources that they can use to conduct a self-assessment and improve their own emotional intelligence.

Title: From How We Learn to How We Teach: Insights from Cognitive Science
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE -- Dr. Ludmila Nunes D. Nunes 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

Understanding how you learn and process information can have a big impact on the choices you make while teaching. Research at the interface between cognitive science and education provides useful insights about how humans process information and how to translate those insights into effective teaching and learning strategies. In this session, we will debunk some of the most common learning myths and provide training on how to use research-supported strategies that increase students’ motivation and performance. *This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Grad Teacher Certificate - Help Desk
Series: Help Desk
Presenter: CIE 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

The Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE) will run a drop-in table to answer individual questions for Grad students who are working on the Grad Teacher Certificate Program. Pre-registration is not required, but helpful to determine interest for the help desk staffing needs. Drop-ins are welcome. *Attendance does NOT count toward the Certificate program.

Title: Improv for the Researcher
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

No comedy skills needed but a willingness to improve your communication, active listening and engagement skills is critical. Improvisation will teach you about heightening your awareness and improving your listening skills. It is more about connecting with your audience than acting skills. It can also help you hone your key messages when speaking time is short at conferences and can actually increase the quality of the audience-speaker interaction

Title: Interdisciplinary Research: Managing Multiple Identities in Graduate School
Series: Identity
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

This session is for graduate students in all types of programs who are interested in learning more about being engaged in cross-curricular partnerships and research collaborations, and how to leverage these experiences in the future.

Title: Introduction to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE -- Dr. Emily Bonem 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

Teaching is an opportunity for research, not only to improve your own instruction but also as a member of a scholarly community that generates and shares knowledge about teaching and learning. This session introduces key concepts and resources to help you get started in SoTL. *This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Leading Teams/ Herding Cats
Series: Leadership/Teamwork
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

This general session provides tips and tricks to leading in various professional environments and the differences that exist. Concepts discussed will include understanding environmental differences for leaders, personal vs. positional leadership, transactional vs. transformational leadership and other similar concepts.

Title: Literature Review writing
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

Workshop presented by the Purdue Libraries

Title: MBTI-WTH?
Series: Leadership/Teamwork
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

The Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI) is a widely-known tool for helping teams understand individual differences that may emerge when working in team scenarios. This session will provide an overview of the MBTI and how it can be used to construct teams and in existing teams to increase productivity.

Title: Online Professional Identity
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

This session will assist graduate students to deliberately develop an online professional identity that will uniquely identify them as an academic as well as positively highlight their personal strengths. Students will walk away with the knowledge and tools to create a unique professional identifier and an understanding of how to measure the impact of online scholarly communication.

Title: Onsite Academic Interview Fundamentals
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Morgan 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

This workshop will provide an overview of the entire on-campus interview process. It will highlight what to expect prior, during, and following a campus interview visit. The session will overview how to approach things such as job talks, teaching demonstrations, and other aspects of the interview process, including strategies for accepting, declining and negotiating job offers.

Title: Planning to Graduate On-Time
Series: Grad Logistics
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

Most graduate students don’t graduate on time because they do not have a plan of attack. Usually, graduate students are successful in their courses, but it is the policies, processes, and politics that trip them up. This session is designed to help students plan for graduate school and create a target for finishing on time.

Title: Preparing for Academic Interview Questions
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Morgan 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

This interactive workshop will outline common types of interview processes, including phone/Skype interviews and on-campus interviews. Through group activities, participants will gain experience answering faculty, administrator, and student-posed questions that commonly occur in job interview scenarios.

Title: Self- Advocacy and the Imposter Syndrome
Series: Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

Part of maturing as a graduate student is finding your voice and the confidence to know that you belong in your academic discipline. Any individual can be impacted by the imposter syndrome (IS), but minorities in a field are more susceptible, so addressing this early in your career is important. In this session, we will introduce examples of IS, implications on mental health and social justice. Quick tips on the power of positive thinking will be given.

Title: Staying Out of Plagiarism Hell
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

This session will focus on defining and outlining what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Attendees will learn about techniques they can use to sidestep traps that lead to plagiarism as well as tools they can use to check themselves.

Title: Story Telling 101
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to share your research knowledge with others in an engaging, memorable format. Stories are powerful and can connect you with an audience in ways that you might never connect with traditional presentation techniques. It can make your arguments more persuasive and transfer more information. If your presentations are more of a spewing of facts, rather than a cohesive story, this workshop is for you. In this workshop, we will create a few key stepping stones that you can use to progress through your story and work on the hook that will get an audience interested in your message early and keep them interested to the conclusion.

Title: Strengths Based Leadership: Talent Discovery & Development for Self and Teams
Series: Leadership/Teamwork
Presenter: Dr. James Hintz
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

Using CliftonStrengths, graduate students can assess personal talents, develop them into strengths, and apply them to academic, social, and professional lives. This session requires 2 pre-registration prior to October 5 by filling out the form at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BvCVnpskeQIuqMOm2 and registration on the Grad School registration page. Questions can be emailed to leadership@purdue.edu. The $10 online assessment test fee is being paid for by the Graduate School for Fall Blitz attendees.

Title: Telling Your Story with Data Visualization
Series: Data
Presenter: Lee Gordon 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

Because of the way the human brain processes information, using charts or graphs to visualize large amounts of complex data is easier than poring over spreadsheets or reports. Data visualization is a quick, easy way to convey concepts in a universal manner – and you can experiment with different scenarios by making slight adjustments.

Title: The Big R! Resiliency. Discuss Tools for Managing Stress and Wellness in Graduate School
Series: Identity/Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

This will be a reflective and interactive session. We will assess self-care, spend time discussing common negative thought patterns (and how to turn them around!), improved communication techniques, and resources on developing resiliency as you navigate the challenges of graduate study.

Title: Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Guidance & Deposit Procedures
Series: Grad Logistics
Presenter: Ashlee Messersmith
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

This session will focus on thesis & dissertation formatting and deposit procedures. Topics will include: Initiating the Electronic Thesis Acceptance Form (Form 9), Electronic Thesis Deposit (ETD) Procedures- Uploading your thesis to ProQuest, Formatting Guidelines for MS Word and LaTeX, Scheduling Deposit Appointments, and the Deposit Process.

Title: Understanding Copyrights: It's Gray and More Than One Thing
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

Most people think of copyrights as a singular, definitive “thing” and don’t recognize the nuances of copyrights. This session will define what a copyright is, what it protects, and how. It will also delve into issues of securing permissions for the use of copyrighted items and understanding when such permissions are needed.

Title: Using the Individual Development Plan to Navigate Your Own Path: Staying Unstuck! Or getting Unstuck!
Series: Identity
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/9/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool that provides graduate students and their mentors with the opportunity to share in a whole story approach to creating the academic and professional growth trajectory. It is intended to be a living document that is revisited continually as student’s progress through their programs, studies, milestones, and diversified pathways in their graduate careers. In this session, IDP examples will be given providing you with possibilities for integrating the IDP into your graduate program regardless of where you are in your timeline. Students will be asked to take time to consider their own personality traits, learning styles, and mentoring needs.

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FALL BLITZ Professional Development Marathon

October 10, 2017
8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
WALC

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Title: 3MT ‐ Three Minute Thesis
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

What does a winning presentation look like? Forget all you know about giving scientific presentations – a 3 Minute Thesis audience is different. You must have an emotional argument to support your scientific argument. In this workshop, we will explore why researchers have to communicate with the general public and we will cover the basics of what it takes to prepare a winning 3-minute thesis presentation that is accessible, visually appealing, and engaging.

Title: A Process for Dealing Difference
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE ‐‐ Dr. Charles Calahan 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

Your teaching is part of the commitment that Purdue (and every institution like it) makes to value diversity and inclusion and help students be global citizens. This session will introduce a 4‐step process that can help you, and your students, build bridges across differences. It works across all disciplines, topics, and teaching situations. You will generate a practical application to your class. *This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Building and Updating a CV
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Morgan
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

This workshop will cover strategies for highlighting your academic accomplishments across teaching, research, and service activities through the development of your CV. We will discuss organizational strategies, common pitfalls and mistakes, and general best practices of CV design.

Title: Chill Out‐ Learning to Talk about Your Research
Series: Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

Forty‐seven percent of the graduate students show signs of depression – often because of academic disengagement. Getting comfortable with communicating your research topic can reduce stress. In this session, we will do a speed version of communicating our research and through explaining what we do can tell us something about who we are.

Title: Citation Management
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

A citation manager is a tool or software that can help you save, store, and manipulate your scholarly references. But which is best for you? What is the difference between EndNote and Zotero and all of the others? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions, this is the session for you. We will discuss the benefits and challenges with using a citation manager and discuss how to choose which will work best for you.

Title: Citation Management Help Desk
Series: Help Desk
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Libraries will run a Citation Management Help Desk to assist Grad students with individual questions/needs. Pre‐registration is not required, but helpful to determine interest for the help desk staffing needs. Drop‐ins are welcome.

Title: Creating your Online Portfolio‐ Letting others know you do great work
Series: Strategies for Success: from Grad school to career
Presenter: Cyndi Lynch 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

Need to develop your online portfolio? Topics discussed in this session will include: Beyond Your CV and Resume, Career Profiles, and Impact Statements.

Title: Cultivating a Mentoring Network for Career Success
Series: Strategies for Success: from Grad school to career
Presenter: Cyndi Lynch 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

You don’t have to do it all alone. Learn strategies to build your personalized networking agenda. Topics will include: career mentors, making connections, cultivating relationships, and the power of a thank you!

Title: Dissertation Writing Strategies
Series: Strategies for Success: from Grad school to career
Presenter: Cyndi Lynch 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

Need help writing your dissertation? This session will share tips on how to develop your customized writing plan.

Title: Distilling Your Message
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

Do you ever get caught in “lecture mode” when presenting your work? Do you find many researchers you listen to lose their energy, enthusiasm, and ability to engage you the longer they talk? Do you feel an obligation to let society know what you are doing and why? If so, come learn techniques for creating an engaging presentation. These tips will not only work for talking with the public and the news media but also for increasing the engagement quality of job seminars and conference presentations. One workshop might not make you an outstanding communicator, but you should be able to recognize when you are not communicating well and how to get back on track.

Title: Effectively Communicating Your Needs
Series: Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

Finding your voice in graduate school is critical to a successful transition from undergraduate student, graduate student and career professional. What are your career goals, what if they change during graduate school, how can I take control of my professional development to open my possibilities and how do I approach my major professor and mentors about my needs? We will present a summary of the issues and an overview of solutions.

Title: Emotional Intelligence: The Employment X Factor
Series: Leadership/Teamwork
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

This session will provide a primer to the concept of emotional intelligence: what it is and why it is important in the professional environment. Attendees will learn about additional resources that they can use to conduct a self-assessment and improve their own emotional intelligence.

Title: From How We Learn to How We Teach: Insights from Cognitive Science Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE ‐‐ Dr. Ludmila Nunes D. Nunes 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

Understanding how you learn and process information can have a big impact on the choices you make while teaching. Research at the interface between cognitive science and education provides useful insights about how humans process information and how to translate those insights into effective teaching and learning strategies. In this session, we will debunk some of the most common learning myths and provide training on how to use research-supported strategies that increase students’ motivation and performance.*This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Graduate Teacher Certificate Program
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE‐‐Karen Neubauer 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

If you are in front of students in a class, lab, or recitation at Purdue, the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program can help you further develop your teaching and learning strategies. In addition, documenting these instructional development efforts on your CV can help make you more competitive in the job market. This session will provide an overview of the certificate program, with time to answer questions. *Attendance does NOT count toward the Certificate program.

Title: Interdisciplinary Research: Managing Multiple Identities in Graduate School
Series: Identity
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

This session is for graduate students in all types of programs who are interested in learning more about being engaged in cross‐curricular partnerships and research collaborations, and how to leverage these experiences in the future.

Title: Literature Review writing
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

Presented by the Purdue Libraries

Title: Online Professional Identity
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 8:00 AM

Presented by the Purdue Libraries

Title: Onsite Academic Interview Fundamentals
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Morgan 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

This workshop will provide an overview of the entire on‐campus interview process. It will highlight what to expect prior, during, and following a campus interview visit. The session will overview how to approach things such as job talks, teaching demonstrations, and other aspects of the interview process, including strategies for accepting, declining and negotiating job offers.

Title: Planning to Graduate On‐Time
Series: Grad Logistics
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

Most graduate students don’t graduate on time because they do not have a plan of attack. Usually, graduate students are successful in their courses, but it is the policies, processes, and politics that trip them up. This session is designed to help students plan for graduate school and create a target for finishing on time.

Title: Preparing for Academic Interview Questions
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Morgan
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

This interactive workshop will outline common types of interview processes, including phone/Skype interviews and on‐campus interviews. Through group activities, participants will gain experience answering faculty, administrator, and student‐posed questions that commonly occur in job interview scenarios.

Title: Preservation and Curation of Research Data and Complex Digital Objects
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries - Carly Dearborn 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

Once you have wrapped up a research project, it is important to ensure that your findings are accessible to you and others in the long term. This workshop will give you strategies to preserve your own content and introduce tools which can help make the process of preservation more manageable.

Title: Self‐ Advocacy and the Imposter Syndrome
Series: Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Linda Mason 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

Part of maturing as a graduate student is finding your voice and the confidence to know that you belong in your academic discipline. Any individual can be impacted by the imposter syndrome (IS), but minorities in a field are more susceptible, so addressing this early in your career is important. In this session, we will introduce examples of IS, implications on mental health and social justice. Quick tips on the power of positive thinking will be given.

Title: Staying Out of Plagiarism Hell
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

This session will focus on defining and outlining what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. Attendees will learn about techniques they can use to sidestep traps that lead to plagiarism as well as tools they can use to check themselves.

Title: Strengths Based Leadership: Talent Discovery & Development for Self and Teams
Series: Leadership/Teamwork
Presenter: Dr. James Hintz 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 4:00 PM

Using CliftonStrengths, graduate students can assess personal talents, develop them into strengths, and apply them to academic, social, and professional lives. This session requires 2 pre‐registrations prior to October 5 by filling out the form at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/BvCVnpskeQIuqMOm2 and registration on the Grad School registration page. Questions can be emailed to leadership@purdue.edu. The $10 online assessment test fee is being paid for by the Graduate School for Fall Blitz attendees.

Title: Success strategies for graduate school
Series: Strategies for Success: from Grad school to career
Presenter: Cyndi Lynch 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

This session will share strategies to be successful in: time management, goal achievement, setting priorities, mentoring, and funding. Attendees will gain knowledge on how to create an individual development plan.

Title: Teaching Portfolios: Start Now to Demonstrate Evidence‐Based Instruction
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE ‐‐ Dr. David Nelson 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

Purdue is one of many institutions that support evidenced‐based teaching: taking a scholarly and research‐based approach to helping students learn. Evidence of instructional development is required in everything from promotion‐and‐tenure packets, to hiring searches, to teaching certificates. This session is an overview of strategies for developing an effective teaching portfolio for teaching assistants.*This session will meet criteria for one hour of “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Teaching Statements/Philosophies Part 2
Series: Teaching
Presenter: CIE ‐‐ Karen Neubauer 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 1:00 PM

This is a hands‐on session that follows up to Part I, or for instructors who already have a draft and want feedback. *CIE sessions will meet criteria for “instructional development” toward the Graduate Teacher Certificate Program.

Title: Telling Your Story with Data Visualization
Series: Data
Presenter: Lee Gordon 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 11:00 AM

Because of the way the human brain processes information, using charts or graphs to visualize large amounts of complex data is easier than poring over spreadsheets or reports. Data visualization is a quick, easy way to convey concepts in a universal manner – and you can experiment with different scenarios by making slight adjustments.

Title: The Big R! Resiliency. Discuss Tools for Managing Stress and Wellness in Graduate School
Series: Identity/Wellness
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 2:00 PM

This will be a reflective and interactive session. We will assess self‐care, spend time discussing common negative thought patterns (and how to turn them around!), improved communication techniques, and resources on developing resiliency as you navigate the challenges of graduate study.

Title: Understanding Copyrights: It's Gray and More Than One Thing
Series: Communication
Presenter: Dr. James Mohler
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 10:00 AM

Most people think of copyrights as a singular, definitive “thing” and don’t recognize the nuances of copyrights. This session will define what a copyright is, what it protects, and how. It will also delve into issues of securing permissions for the use of copyrighted items and understanding when such permissions are needed.

Title: Using the Individual Development Plan to Navigate Your Own Path: Staying Unstuck! Or getting Unstuck!
Series: Identity
Presenter: Dr. Colleen Gabauer 
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 3:00 PM

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool that provides graduate students and their mentors with the opportunity to share in a whole story approach to creating the academic and professional growth trajectory. It is intended to be a living document that is revisited continually as student’s progress through their programs, studies, milestones, and diversified pathways in their graduate careers. In this session, IDP examples will be given providing you with possibilities for integrating the IDP into your graduate program regardless of where you are in your timeline. Students will be asked to take time to consider their own personality traits, learning styles, and mentoring needs.

Title: Working with Data
Series: Data
Presenter: Libraries
Date: 10/10/2017 Time: 9:00 AM

Presented by the Purdue Libraries

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This introductory grant workshop is the first in a series of three that will be offered this semester and again next spring. The workshops are sponsored by Purdue’s Graduate School in collaboration with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. This session will provide a great overview into the grant writing process that extends across all disciplines. This session is appropriate for both graduate students and postdocs. Please join us on October 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in WALC 1087, for grants and pizza. Register early as space is limited.

Title: Grant Writing: Key Grantsmanship Strategies for More Successful Proposals

Presenter: Sally Bond, Assistant Director of Research Development Services from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Date: October 18, 2017 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WALC 1087 

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of key grantsmanship activities including planning milestones, writing rationales, responding to solicitations, knowing your reviewer and managing internal reviews. The workshop will also focus on the importance of your persuasive argument and developing a compelling storyline. Finally, we will explore tips for applying these strategies to other contexts such as prelims/qualifying exams, fellowship applications, and manuscript writing.

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iGIANT Workshop: Impact of Sex in Space / Gender Influence on Research Design – Oct 5, 2017

Presenter: Dr. Saralyn Mark is a former Senior Policy Advisor to the White House during the Obama Administration and former Senior Medical Advisor to the HHS Office on Women's Health and NASA. Dr. Mark holds 4 academic appointments including at Yale and Kings College London. She is president of SolaMed Solutions and the iGIANT (impact of Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies), a nonprofit accelerating the translation of research into design elements.

Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017, Time: 2:30-4:30 pm
WALC 3122

Dr. Saralyn Mark will be hosting a workshop that will explore the impact of gender/sex on innovation and novel technologies. She will host a seminar prior to this workshop titled, Impact of Sex in Space, which will occur on October 5th at 11:00 a.m. in the PMU West Faculty Lounge. The subsequent workshop for all Graduate Students & Post-Docs on how gender might impact your research will take place later that afternoon in WALC 2087 beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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Title: “PULSe: Breaking the Convention: Diverse career paths to the academic life”

Time: October 4th, 6 to 8 pm
Venue: ARMS 1010

Panelists:

  1. Dr. Mark Sayles
    Currently assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering and Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue
    Previously trained as a surgeon in the UK
  2. Dr. Allen Drummond (via Skype)
    Currently assistant professor in Human Genetics at University of Chicago
    Previously worked at Trilogy as human resources director
  3. Dr. Steven Landry
    Currently associate head and associate professor of Industrial Engineering and associate professor of AAE (by courtesy)
    Previously commissioned in the US Air Forth
  4. Dr. Bridget Walsh
    Currently research scientist in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue (starting tenure-track assistant professor appointment at Michigan State University in Spring 2018).
    Previously a stay-at-home mom

Organized by Purdue Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program (PULSe) Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and the Purdue Graduate School

Program:
5:45 pm Door open
6.00 - 7:30 pm Panel discussion
7:30 - 8:00 pm Networking reception with the panelists

Description:
Being in graduate school you probably interact with professors on a daily basis, either with your research supervisors, collaborators, or instructors for your classes. But how much do you know about their career stories? At “Breaking the convention: diverse career paths to the academic life” career panel, we will discuss with four panelists about various non-research career experiences and how it can influence decision-making and shape career paths. Our panel consists of four successful researchers at different stages of their academic career and have different backgrounds from clinical medicine to the military. This is a great opportunity to have a conversation with the leaders and discover your own career path.

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You got into graduate school! Now what? Learn how to develop important skills that will get you through and excel in graduate school. Attending this workshop will help you:

  • State your degree, career, and personal goals;
  • Construct your roadmap for your graduate education;
  • Implement effective time management and writing habits;
  • Sustain your progress in graduate school.

You will also learn about resources Purdue has provided and made available for you! 

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Join us to learn more about: Writing roadblocks, writing strategies and rituals, common writing errors, and dissertation support groups!

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How do one secure funding? Learn all about funding options including fellowships, research, teaching, and assistantships!

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Be the best by receiving the best STEM grant in the field! We will discuss:

  • Experiences with application process
  • Questions and discussions with experienced fellows!

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Make the most of your graduate school experience by building your portfolio! Join us and we will equip you with:

  • Marketable skills
  • Strategic Plan
  • Resources available to you! (That you may not know about)

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Be professional and start your portfolio now! Taking this workshop, you should have the knowledge, tips and advice needed to develop your:

  • Resume
  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Research statement

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Build your network now! Attend this workshop and we will help you:

  • Improve your odds of not being screened out
  • Lead you to a deeper level of satisfaction with your efforts
  • Increase your chances of obtaining a second interview
  • Ultimately assist you to strategically stand out among other students

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Your CV and resume provide an important first impression to potential employers. Attend this workshop and experience:

  • Learning tips and strategies to format and update your work
  • Opportunity to receive feedback on your CV and/or resume
  • Learn to peer review!

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Personal relationships between you and well-respected experienced faculty/staff members are essential to success on your Graduate School Journey. Get it in this workshop!

  • Understand the difference and significance of the various types of mentoring relationships
  • Identify ways to make strong lasting connections
  • Discover ways to find a mentor and learn various mentoring strategies
  • Learn about and how to efficiently utilize mentor networking

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They say the new generation lack attentiveness in financial care. Be the outlier and know your money personality! Join our Preparing Future Faculty class for a special speaker from the financial industry who will give you the basics, tips and strategies for your financial life particularly in assessing your money habits, paying debts, creating a budget and more. Have questions? Get it answered in this workshop.

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Networking may be the key to getting the career you want, this workshop is an opportunity for you to polish your networking skills! Come learn:

  • Identify appropriate contexts and situations for professional networking.
  • Create and deliver elevator pitches
  • Tailor your narratives to different audiences
  • Develop your networking map and plan. (Yes! You need it!)

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Career Roadmap? Yes! Start yours now by attending this workshop!

  • Formulate a Career Strategic Plan
  • Create your Job Search Strategy
  • Develop & update your CV
  • Construct an Institutional Profile.

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A strong interview can help you open the door to career success! By taking this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify proper preparation techniques
  • Explain how types of interviews can differ
  • Practice answering questions they are likely to ask!

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Interview: done. Now what? Dr. Rebecca Doerge, Department Head, Statistics, will help you to be prepared. We will discuss:

  • Preparation
  • Travel
  • Expenses
  • What goes on during and after the interview.

Further, we will discuss what to consider, questions to anticipate, how to negotiate, how to decline a job offer, etc. Join us!

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Beyond “Finding it”: Learning through Information Literacy

This session explores key ideas related to how learners use information in the learning process. This session is open to those  Participants will create learning activities that enable students to effectively use the information to learn and complete research assignments.  Please check with your department for registration information. 

Data Management with NVivo

NVivo 11 (QSR International) is a computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS) package provided at no cost to the Purdue University community through ITAP, https://www.itap.purdue.edu/shopping/software/products.html or via a low-cost NVivo server license for collaborative projects via CLA BRASS, https://www.cla.purdue.edu/brass/index.html. This mini-workshop is designed to introduce NVivo users to data management best practices throughout the lifecycle of a research project. Participants should already have downloaded or obtained access to NVivo software. This is not an introduction to NVivo, for introductory tutorials please see the Introduction to NVivo powerpoint from CLA https://www.cla.purdue.edu/students/graduate/resources/NVivo.pdf or register for NVivo webinars at http://www.qsrinternational.com/purdue-university.

Introduction to Citation Management

A citation manager is a tool or software that can help you save, store, and manipulate your scholarly references. But which is best for you? What is the difference between EndNote and Zotero and all of the others? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions, this is the session for you.  We will discuss the benefits and challenges with using a citation manager and discuss how to choose which one will work best for you.

Citation Management with EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic citation management software is a clever tool to store, organize, and manipulate your citations.  With EndNote, users are able to build a personal library of citations that can be used to create in-text citations and bibliographies for documents, proposals, dissertations, and journal submissions.  Additionally, EndNote has powerful sharing capabilities that make working with a group easy.  In this session, we will discuss importing citations, exporting citations, Cite While You Write feature, and sharing with a group.  If possible, please bring your laptop.

Citation Management with Zotero

Think of the last research paper you wrote. How many sources did you cite in it? How did you manage all of those references and sources? For large papers, you may need to keep track of dozens or even hundreds of sources. After doing your research, you can waste hours and hours getting your citations into the proper format, in the correct order in your paper, and listed in your bibliography.  Zotero is a free citation management program that can help you collect, organize, and share your research.  This session is designed to help graduate students get started with Zotero.  Attendees will learn how to set up Zotero, gather citations, and generate bibliographies.

How to Prepare for a Site Visit to an Archive Collection

Getting ready for an archival research trip? This workshop will teach you strategies to ensure you can make the most of your time in the reading room. You will learn how to prepare for research visits, work efficiently with archivists, find relevant collections, read and use finding aids, and pack for your visit. A behind-the-scenes tour of the Purdue Archives will be included to foster understanding of the complexities of special collections research centers.

Managing Your Online Professional Identity

This session will assist graduate students to deliberately develop an online professional identity that will uniquely identify them as an academic as well as positively highlight their personal strengths. Students will walk away with the knowledge and tools to create a unique professional identifier and an understanding of how to measure the impact of online scholarly communication.

Data Organization with Excel I

Excel is one of the most common tools used for research data management and analysis.  Even researchers that use tools such as SAS or R often use Excel for data presentation or publication.  Recent mandates from Federal funding agencies regarding data management plans include guidelines that explicitly require that research data be published in machine-readable formats that are suitable for reuse.  However, Excel workbooks are often idiosyncratically organized, making data reuse a challenge.

This workshop will focus on strategies to help students better manage their data in Excel.  Topics that will be covered: 1) optimal data organization using the principals of "tidy" data (http://vita.had.co.nz/papers/tidy-data.pdf), working with text files, data validation, data filtering and metadata.  The skills learned in this workshop will enable students to prepare datasets suitable for publication.  Prerequisites: basic Excel skills such as data entry and use of simple formulas.

Intro to Data Management (formerly Data Management 1)

This overview will discuss the data deluge and why and where to start to manage research data. The session will look at how and where data management and data curation fit into the research lifecycle. Resources to help with data management will be covered. We drill down into issues and problems people have about data, data management, and sharing, so bring your data management questions to this discussion.

EndNote Basic for Education Students

EndNote Basic citation management software is a clever tool to store, organize, and manipulate your citations.  With EndNote, users are able to build a personal library of citations that can be used to create in-text citations and bibliographies for documents, proposals, dissertations, and journal submissions.  Additionally, EndNote has powerful sharing capabilities that make working with a group easy.  In this session, we will discuss importing citations, exporting citations, Cite While You Write feature, and sharing with a group.  If possible, please bring your laptop.

Introduction to PURR (formerly Data Management 2)

One way to extend your research reputation and get credit for work is to publish data in PURR, the Purdue University Research Repository. PURR allows you to set up a private account where you can store and selectively share data with colleagues. It also allows you to publish data sets to get a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and citation for the data. This will allow you to link data to thesis/dissertation, facilitate others finding your data (e.g. via Google) and provide reports on how often data has been downloaded. Bring a laptop to start an account and get hands-on experience and advice.

Data Organization with Excel 2

Building on the skills learned in Excel 1, this workshop will introduce students to more advanced techniques to manage and manipulate data with Excel.  Topics that will be covered: 1) linking external data and 2) Pivot Tables and Charts and 3) Excel functions to create derived variables.  Prerequisites: Excel skills covered in Excel 1 Workshop.

Spatial Data Integration

Combining multiple datasets into the same application or database for visualization and analysis has become common practice in nearly every fields today. This workshop will focus on different skills and technologies to bring public domain datasets to maps for spatial visualization and analysis. Topics include publicly available spatial datasets, data integration skills, spatial visualization tools, and development skills. In addition, this workshop will prepare students to participate in the upcoming Purdue GIS development competition as part of the ESRI Development Center (EDC) program at Purdue University Libraries. Winners will be recognized nationally and have the opportunity to participate the national development summit.

Storage for Data Management & Sharing (formerly Data Management 3)

There are a plethora of resources that are available at Purdue and elsewhere for storing data, working with data, and sharing data.  It can be difficult to choose the most applicable solution for one’s data among all the possibilities.  Each resource, with its own strengths and limitations, satisfies the requirements of specific cases, and there is no resource that can fulfill all the needs of a researcher.  In this workshop, we will discuss the various resources for data management and sharing at Purdue and elsewhere, the criteria one can use for making rational choices, and if time permits, available tools for data transfer.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Are you part of a systematic review project?  What constitutes a systematic review can be confusing.  A systematic review is a research method that aims to answer a question by analyzing previous studies. In systematic reviews, the data to be analyzed are the literature (articles, chapters, conference papers) on a topic.  Other similar research methods are scoping, narrative and meta-analyses reviews.  Participants in this class will learn about these different review types and learn how to choose the appropriate type based on the research question and the resources available, including time and size of the research team. Common subject-related frameworks for breaking the research question into searchable ideas, such as PICO (medicine), SPICE (social sciences), CHIP (Psychology) will be discussed also.  This workshop is ideal for first-timers or PIs on a systematic or scoping review.

Retaining Your Copyright

This session describes the practical implications of retaining copyright for graduate students as they move into their future career. What are the tradeoffs that happen when you give your copyright to a publisher in exchange for publication? What are the benefits of retaining copyright for professional portfolios, teaching, and future research? How do you go about retaining copyright? How do you select journals that allow you to retain copyright?

Data Hand-off (formerly Data Management 4)

Joining a new lab or research project can be stressful, especially if you don't understand the data structures previously put in place by researchers who may no longer be affiliated with the project. This session will discuss ways in which to familiarize yourself with new data structures and ways to ensure your own data structure and organization can weather changes in staffing, versions, infrastructure, or software. Attendees will also learn the basics of digital preservation and how to keep your files (both personal and research) usable and accessible long-term. Bring your laptop to test new approaches and skills.

Storage for Data Management & Sharing

There are a plethora of resources that are available at Purdue and elsewhere for storing data, working with data, and sharing data.  It can be difficult to choose the most applicable solution for one’s data among all the possibilities.  Each resource, with its own strengths and limitations, satisfies the requirements of specific cases, and there is no resource that can fulfill all the needs of a researcher.  In this workshop, we will discuss the various resources for data management and sharing at Purdue and elsewhere, the criteria one can use for making rational choices, and if time permits, available tools for data transfer.

Data Management with REDCap

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, web-based application designed to support traditional case report form data capture, online surveys, systematic reviews and other data management needs for research studies. It is provided at no cost to the Purdue University community through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). This mini-workshop is designed to introduce REDCap users to data management best practices throughout the lifecycle of a research project. This is not an introduction to REDCap. For introductory tutorials please see the Indiana CTSI knowledge base link from the address below. Participants should register for a REDCap account prior to participating in the workshop. If you have not already requested an account, please do so at https://www.indianactsi.org/tools/redcap.

Predatory Journals

EndNote Desktop

EndNote Desktop citation management software is a clever tool to store, organize, and manipulate your citations.  With EndNote, users are able to build a personal library of citations that can be used to create in-text citations and bibliographies for documents, proposals, dissertations, and journal submissions.  Additionally, EndNote has powerful sharing capabilities that make working with a group easy.  In this session, we will discuss importing citations, exporting citations, Cite While You Write feature, and sharing with a group.  If possible, please bring your laptop.

Zotero

Think of the last research paper you wrote. How many sources did you cite in it? How did you manage all of those references and sources? For large papers, you may need to keep track of dozens or even hundreds of sources. After doing your research, you can waste hours and hours getting your citations into the proper format, in the correct order in your paper, and listed in your bibliography.  Zotero is a free citation management program that can help you collect, organize, and share your research.  This session is designed to help graduate students get started with Zotero.  Attendees will learn how to set up Zotero, gather citations, and generate bibliographies.

Productivity Hacks: Tools and How-tos

Are you struggling to keep your information and research organized? Would your life be better with improved time management and prioritization? This session will share and demonstrate productivity and project management tools that can help graduate students optimize their workflows. Tools covered will include Trello, Evernote (free and premium), Dragon Naturally Speaking (free and paid), Google Drive, Keep, and Calendar, Asana, and more.

Data Organization with Excel 1

Excel is one of the most common tools used for research data management and analysis.  Even researchers that use tools such as SAS or R often use Excel for data presentation or publication.  Recent mandates from Federal funding agencies regarding data management plans include guidelines that explicitly require that research data be published in machine-readable formats that are suitable for reuse.  However, Excel workbooks are often idiosyncratically organized, making data reuse a challenge.

This workshop will focus on strategies to help students better manage their data in Excel.  Topics that will be covered: 1) optimal data organization using the principals of "tidy" data (http://vita.had.co.nz/papers/tidy-data.pdf), working with text files, data validation, data filtering and metadata.  The skills learned in this workshop will enable students to prepare datasets suitable for publication.  Prerequisites: basic Excel skills such as data entry and use of simple formulas.

Intro to citation management

A citation manager is a tool or software that can help you save, store, and manipulate your scholarly references. But which is best for you? What is the difference between EndNote and Zotero and all of the others? If you have ever wondered about any of these questions, this is the session for you.  We will discuss the benefits and challenges with using a citation manager and discuss how to choose which one will work best for you.

The Data Analysis Mini-Hack Series with OpenRefine

Do you use research strategies like text mining, social networking analysis, or data cleaning in your research? In this series of workshops, we’ll demonstrate research tools and provide datasets for hands-on exploration. You’ll walk away with exposure to tools and techniques that support your research and a better idea of the support systems available through Purdue University Libraries.

OpenRefine: In this workshop, you’ll use OpenRefine to import data in various formats, easily explore large datasets, and clean and transform data with basic and advanced cell transformations.

Navigating the archival research process

You are in the reading room, you are staring at the collection, now what? This workshop will teach you how to approach archival research whether you are in the reading room for a day or two weeks. You will learn strategies for taking notes and photos and making observations. You will also learn how to approach any surprises or new directions you may encounter.

The Data Analysis Mini-Hack Series with Voyant Tools

In this workshop, you’ll use Voyant Tools, a web-based text reading and analysis environment to learn how computer-assisted analysis works, to study texts, and to add interactive evidence to essays and research published online.

Systematic Review #2 (Jason)

Are you part of a systematic review project?  What constitutes a systematic review can be confusing.  A systematic review is a research method that aims to answer a question by analyzing previous studies. In systematic reviews, the data to be analyzed are the literature (articles, chapters, conference papers) on a topic.  Other similar research methods are scoping, narrative and meta-analyses reviews.  Participants in this class will learn about these different review types and learn how to choose the appropriate type based on the research question and the resources available, including time and size of the research team. Common subject-related frameworks for breaking the research question into searchable ideas, such as PICO (medicine), SPICE (social sciences), CHIP (Psychology) will be discussed also.  This workshop is ideal for first-timers or PIs on a systematic or scoping review.

The Data Analysis Mini-Hack Series with Gephi

In this workshop, we’ll use Gephi, a visualization and exploration software, to promote scientific work with high-quality printable maps suitable for poster creations.

Conducting a Literature Review

A literature review requires the writer to extensively gather and analyze scholarship related to their topic, to explain how their work fits into the larger conversation, and to justify their own research project. This session will help you find the most relevant and useful sources to review the literature related to your research question and to keep track of what you find.

Deciding Where to Publish and Present

Are you having trouble choosing the best place to publish or present your work?  Which publications have the biggest impact?  This workshop will provide a general overview of factors to consider when choosing venues to publish and present.  We will include a discussion of available tools and resources you can use to gather information and make informed decisions.

Managing your archival research assets

You’ve just returned from a week at the archives. You have hundreds of photos, piles of notes, and dozens of citations. How do you make sure you can find what you need when the time comes to write your thesis? In this workshop, you will learn basic records management strategies for keeping yourself organized. You will also learn how to manage your citations, request high-quality reproductions of archival material, and receive the appropriate permissions for including the material in a publication.

Data Preservation: preserving your digital research

Once you have wrapped up a research project, it is important to ensure that your findings are accessible to you in the long-term. This workshop will give you strategies to preserve your own content and introduce tools which can help make the process of digital preservation easier.

BibTex

Are you a LaTeX user confused by citation management?  BibTex is reference management software that allows you to easily cite papers, create formatted bibliographies in your LaTeX documents, and connect to citation managers like EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero.  This workshop will be an introduction to BibTeX, using the Overleaf platform licensed by Purdue.

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RCR: Research Ethics and Data Management in Physical Sciences - Sept 8, 2017
This Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop focuses on Research Integrity as it relates to data management and research ethics in the Physical Sciences. Dr. George Bodner, the Arthur Kelly Distinguished Professor in Chemical Education, will discuss the various ethical decisions we make during the course of a research career, including publications, who owns my data, what happens when I leave my program and how do I determine authorship in my field. He will offer some insight into how these dilemmas might be resolved. This workshop can be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies.

RCR: Responsible Authorship and Publication in Liberal Arts & Humanities - Sept 22, 2017
Dr. Ralph Webb, Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication will lead a discussion on the ethical concerns surrounding publication in the fields of Liberal Arts and Humanities. Dr. Webb will address such issues as Why publish? What are the differences in publishing in the humanities vs. STEM fields? Should you be sole author or is it better to co–author? How do you start the publishing process? Come prepared with questions. This workshop can be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies. Pizza and drinks will be served at 11:45 - please arrive before the speaker begins at noon, if you wish to eat, so as not to disrupt the conversation. Pre-registration is encouraged so an appropriate amount of food will be available.

RCR: Research Integrity in the Life Sciences - Authorship and Publication - Oct 27, 2017
Dr. James Mohler, Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Professor of Entomology will address hot topics including: How do you determine authorship on a publication? What are the rules for publication? Who owns the data? What are the rules associated with research misconduct? What really is plagiarism? This workshop can be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies. Pizza and drinks will be served at 11:45 - please arrive before the speaker begins at noon, if you wish to eat, so as not to disrupt the conversation. Pre-registration is encouraged so an appropriate amount of food will be available.

RCR: What You Should Understand About Copyright Before Publishing Your Research - Nov 7, 2017
Dr. Donna Ferullo, J.D., University Copyright Office will address the ethical copyright issues associated with publishing your research work. What is copyright? What are copyright requirements? What are copyrightable works? What are the exceptions to the copyright laws? Where does it fit in the research cycle? What is the Fair Use Doctrine? Where does plagiarism fit into this concept? Dr. Ferullo will cover these important topics and more. Come prepared for questions. It can be used to meet a requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies.

RCR: Research Integrity in Engineering and Technology - Authorship and Publications - Nov 15, 2017
This Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop focuses on Research Integrity as it relates to authorship and publications in the fields of Engineering and Technology. The presenters include Dr. Audeen Fentiman, Crowley Family Professor in Engineering Education and Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Interdisciplinary Programs and Joanne Lax, Graduate Student Tech. Communication Specialist. This workshop can be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies. Pizza and drinks will be served at 11:45 - please arrive before the speaker begins at noon, if you wish to eat, so as not to disrupt the conversation. Pre-registration is encouraged so an appropriate amount of food will be available.

RCR: Overview of Research Integrity Issues and Policy - Not offered in the Fall
Why should all researchers and scholars consider research integrity to be a core value and personal responsibility? What is research misconduct? What should I do if I believe that I have witnessed Research Misconduct? These and other questions regarding the ethical conduct of research will be addressed using a combination of lecture and case studies by Dr. Linda Mason, Associate Dean Graduate School. This is the perfect workshop for researchers wanting to clarify the gray areas we often find ourselves in when conducting research and publishing. It can be used to meet a requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies. Not available in Fall semester.

RCR: Ethics of Human Subject Research and the IRB Process - Not offered in the Fall
This Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop focuses on Research Integrity as it relates to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and human subject research. Dr. Nancy Hathaway, JD, CIP, the IRB administrator associated with Purdue’s Human Research Projection Program, will examine the ethics associated with using humans and other vertebrate subjects in our research projects. An attorney by trade, Hathaway has extensive experience in human subject protection ethics. This workshop can be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies. Not available in Fall semester.

RCR: Research Ethics and Integrity - Not offered in the Fall
This Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop focuses on the science and practice of research integrity, as well as Purdue policy and regulation on research ethics. Dr. Deborah Rupp, Research Integrity Officer and the William C. Byham Chair in Industrial-Organizational Psychology will examine the ethics associated with conducting research at Purdue in alignment with the code of conduct associated with research from design to publication. This workshop can be used to meet the requirement of face-to-face ethics training required of many departments, colleges, and granting agencies. Not available for Fall semester.

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    *Offered at Fall Blitz - October 9-10, 2017

*'Improv' - Techniques for the Researcher - January 24, 2018
No comedy skills needed but a willingness to improve your communication, active listening and engagement skills is critical.
Improvisation will teach you about heightening your awareness and improving your listening skills. It is more about connecting with your audience than acting skills. It can also help you hone your key messages
when speaking time is short at conferences and can actually increase the quality of the audience-speaker interaction

*Story Telling 101 - February 8, 2018
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to share your research knowledge with others in an engaging, memorable format. Stories are powerful and can connect you with an audience in ways that you might never connect with traditional presentation techniques. It can make your arguments more persuasive and transfer more information. If your presentations are more of a spewing of facts, rather than a cohesive story, this workshop is for you. In this workshop, we will create a few key stepping stones that you can use to progress through your story and work on the hook that will get an audience interested in your message early and keep them interested to the conclusion.

*3 Minute Thesis Overview: What does a winning presentation look like? - February 21, 2018
Forget all you know about giving scientific presentations – a 3 Minute Thesis audience is different. You must have an emotional argument to support your scientific argument.
In this workshop, we will explore why researchers have to communicate with the general public and we will cover the basics of what it takes to prepare a winning 3 minute thesis presentation that is accessible, visually appealing, and engaging.

*Engaging Presentations & Distilling Your Message - February 28, 2018
Do you ever get caught in “lecture mode” when presenting your work? Do you find many researchers you listen to lose their energy, enthusiasm, and ability to engage you the longer they talk? Do you feel an obligation
to let society know what you are doing and why? If so, come learn techniques for creating an engaging presentation. These tips will not only work for talking with the public and the news media but also for increasing the engagement quality of job seminars and conference presentations. One workshop might not make you an outstanding communicator, but you should be able to recognize when you are not communicating well and how to get back on track.

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