The following workshops are taught as part of the Practical Professor Workshop Series. Note that not every workshop may be taught each semester. All Practical Professor workshops are available as presentations to faculty meetings, graduate student groups, or classes. Anyone interested in scheduling a special group session should contact the Graduate Student Services Department.
Crafting the Winning Curriculum Vitae
Within higher education, the curriculum vitae is the tool most often used both during the job search and throughout an academic career. This session will discuss strategies for developing a professionall curriculum vitae.
I Can't Believe I Missed That! Using Alert Services
How can you keep up with the latest research in your field? This workshop will offer suggestions for setting up profiles and alerts that can notify you when items of interest have been added to the library's indexes and databases.
Publishing 101: Navigating the Academic Publishing Process
This workshop provides an introduction to the academic publishing process. Topics covered include submission strategies, managing the relationship with editors and reviewers, and publishing best practices.
Before You Sign: Understanding Your Rights as an Author
What rights do you have as an author? Can you post your research online for others to read? This workshop will address common concepts and issues related to author's contracts.
Who's Citing You? Tracking the Impact of Your Research
This workshop will offer strategies, online tools, and bibliometric measures (including altmetrics) to help you track the impact of your research.
Improving Your Research Productivity
Want to make the most of your research time? This workshop provides strategies that can improve the quality and quantity of your research.
Strategies for Effective Writing with Quantitative Data
This session will introduce effective writing strategies when working with quantitative data. The workshop will draw upon examples from a variety of science and social science disciplines.
Using Scopus to Enhance Your Research Results
This workshop provides an introduction to the powerful research database Scopus. Strategies for customizing search results and evaluating research will be included in the session.
Tenure 101: Understanding the Tenure Process
This workshop provides a general overview of the tenure and promotion process.