Kennesaw State University

Graduate Student Professional Development

Graduate Student Professional Development Events

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

KSU Center, 3333 Busbee Drive,  Kennesaw, Georgia 30144.

RSVP to Graduate Student Orientation

This orientation is designed to be an introduction to teaching issues faced by graduate students at KSU (e.g., teaching expectations, active learning strategies for lecture or discussions, policies, grading, and more). This event is also an opportunity for graduate students to meet one another and to realize the many ways KSU supports them as teachers. This event is free and lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Virtual
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The most successful educators treat lectures and discussions as conversations with their students (Bain, 2004). How do we combine effective lectures and discussions to promote deep learning? In this webinar, participants will learn how to design interactive lectures that blend class discussion and other activities to boost student engagement and improve learning.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Workshop
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Virtual

This webinar is designed for faculty who are currently mentoring and advising graduate students or interested in applying for a TA or GTA. Drawing from evidence-based research, this interactive webinar explores general guidelines for how to productively mentor graduate students. Participants will establish effective strategies for initial meetings, explore mentors’ responsibilities, and identify effective practices to support graduate student teaching.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual
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Virtual

How can we proactively approach classroom management? Drawing from case studies and campus resources, this interactive webinar will examine multiple strategies to prepare for problematic student behaviors, facilitate reflective conversations, establish office hours, mitigate academic misconduct, and identify intervention basics.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 9:30am to 10:30am
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Virtual
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Virtual

Research shows that community and a sense of belonging are associated with improved motivation, conflict resolution skills, and learning in undergraduate instruction. However, graduate student teachers seldom receive specific training in creating community when teaching undergraduates. This webinar introduces graduate students to community-building strategies in the undergraduate classroom, which ultimately improves undergraduate learning and retention as well.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Workshop
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CETL House #3211: Lab

This dual purpose workshop is for all graduate students and those who would like to know more about how to use library resources (databases, indexes) and digital tools to collect, organize, and review literature. How do these research skills and processes connect to teaching undergraduate students critical thinking and academic literacy skills? Participants will explore how to apply their research skills to improve undergraduate teaching. Facilitated by Olga Koz and Linda Stewart.

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Virtual
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Virtual

This interactive webinar for graduate students and faculty addresses topics raised in The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy (Berg & Seeber 2016). We will explore connections between teaching and well-being and identify strategies and resources for slowing down in our personal and professional lives.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 11:00am
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Workshop
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CETL House #3211: Lab

If you’re interested in a career in academia, a teaching statement that describes your approach to teaching and learning will be a key requirement for future job applications. In this workshop, you will reflect on your beliefs about teaching and learning, identify theorists that align with your views, and articulate concrete ways your philosophy is enacted in online or traditional classroom settings. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing your materials for a job search.

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Workshop
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CETL House #3211: Lab

An effective teaching presentation that works for a range of audiences is essential for an academic job search. This workshop is intended to help you design a versatile and powerful teaching demo for the classroom or a job search. This workshop is designed for all graduate students interested in teaching or preparing their materials for a job search.

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