Schedule

GEOG 695B

Professional Development

Connie Woodhouse (conniew1@email.arizona.edu)

 

SCHEDULE

Fridays afternoons, 1:30-3:00
ENR2 #S-223, unless otherwise specified

 

Spring Semester 2017

 

Friday, January 27: PEDAGOGY

Led by Connie Woodhouse and Erin Dokter

For the first part of the session, Dr. Erin Dokter, from the Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) will be providing an overview of the teaching resources, support, and training available through OIA.

For the second part of the session, we'll discuss other resources available on campus and outside of campus, as well as graduate student teaching needs that don't appear to be met (with the goal of identifying resources to meet these needs).

 

Friday, February 17: PUBLISHING

Led by Jeff Banister and Kevin Anchukaitis

This session will cover many aspects of publishing, with a particular focus on the process of manuscript submission and the review process that follows.

 

Friday, March 24: FINDING AN ACADEMIC JOB

Led by J.P. Jones, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

For advanced students preparing for job searches within the next 18 months. The multiple stages of securing professional employment within academia: Locating opportunities, researching the positions, preparing letters of application, handling an offer.

 

Week of March 27/April 2 (several sessions TBD): AAG PRESENTATION PRACTICE

Organized by Orhon Myadar

Bring your draft presentations (oral or poster) for friendly feedback.

 

Friday, April 21: FINDING A JOB: Non-Academic Careers

Organized by Connie Woodhouse

A panel of SGD faculty and affiliates will discuss non-academic career options and opportunities.

 

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Fall Semester 2016

 

Friday, September 30: WORKSHOP on TRAVELING INTERNATIONALLY

Led by Laura Provencher and panel

The goal of this session is to initiate a dialogue with graduate students (and faculty participants) to promote awareness to best practices, risks, and UA requirements and support of safety in planning international research and travel.

 

Friday, October 14: GRANT and FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Led by Shelley Hawthorne-Smith (Grad College Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement) and a Graduate Student panel

The first part of this seminar will be on fellowship opportunities for international travel and research. In the second part, a panel of graduate students will discuss opportunities for funding within and outside of the UA.

 

Friday, November 4: GRANT BUDGETS

Led by Beth Stahmer, Director, SBSRI, and Christine Duddleston, SGD Business Manager

For all student who need to include budgets as part of grant proposals, especially but not only for NSF DDRI. Grant budget management will also be discussed

 

Friday, December 2: CV Workshop

With Katherine Snyder, Kevin Anchukaitus, and Stephanie Buechler

Bring your CV for this interactive workshop designed to polish and tune your CV.

 

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Spring Semester 2016

 

Friday, January 29: PUBLISHING

Led by Jeff Banister and Kevin Anchukaitis

Includes selecting a journal, preparing your submission, the review process, and guidelines for reviewing manuscripts.

 

Friday, February 19: THE JOB TALK

Led by Vin Del Casino

For students who are preparing for or thinking about job interviews.

 

Friday, March 11: EFFECTIVE GRAPHICAL PRESENTATIONS

Led by Kiyomi Morino, Tree-Ring Lab

Guidelines for effective powerpoint presentations, sample presentations, and with potential for discussing your own presentations.

 

Week of March 21-25 (several sessions TBD): AAG PRESENTATION PRACTICE

Organized by Steve Yool

Bring your draft presentations (oral or poster) for friendly feedback.

 

Friday, April 15: FINDING A JOB: Non-Academic Careers

Panel of SGD faculty and affiliantes will discuss non-academic career options and opportunities.

 

Friday, April 22 (to be confirmed): CREATING YOUR GRAD STUDENT WEB SITE

Led by Melanie Colavito

Bring your laptops and learn how to get started on creating your website (or build on what you have already started).

 


 

Fall Semester 2015

 

Friday, September 18: CREATING A MAP

Led by Chris Lukinbeal [Held in Spatial Analysis Lab, ENR2 #S-547]

Learn some basics for creating a simple map for your presentation or publication.

 

Friday, October 9: GRANT BUDGETS

Led by Cecile McKee, Asso. Dean, SBS, and Nick Smith, SGD Business Manager

For all student who need to include budgets as part of grant proposals, especially but not only for NSF DDRI.

 

Friday, October 16: FINDING AN ACADEMIC JOB

Led by J.P. Jones, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

For advanced students preparing for job searches within the next 18 months. The multiple stages of securing professional employment within academia: Locating opportunities, researching the positions, preparing letters of application, handling an offer.

 

Friday, October 30: PIVOT WORKSHOP & GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Led by Beth Stahmer, SBS Research Institute (SBSRI)

PIVOT is for all students seeking outside sources of research funding. Bring your laptops for this very hands-on workshop where you will learn how to do customized searches of this powerful research funding database. This session also includes a panel of SGD grads who will discuss the various grant and fellowship opportunities available around the UA campus.

 

Friday, November 20: CV Workshop

Led by Greg Barron-Gafford, Chris Scott, and other faculty

Bring your CV for this interactive workshop designed to polish and tune your CV.

 


Spring Semester 2015

 

Friday, January 23: THE JOB TALK

Led by Carl Baur and Liz Oglesby

For students who are preparing for job interviews

 

Friday, February 20: PUBLISHING A to Z

Led by Connie Woodhouse and Jeff Banister

Includes selecting a journal, preparing your submission, the review process, and guidelines for reviewing manuscripts.

 

Friday, March 6: CREATING A MAP

Led by Chris Lukinbeal

Learn some basics for creating a simple map for your presentation or publication

 

Friday, April 10: EFFECTIVE GRAPHICAL PRESENTATIONS

Led by Kiyomi Morino

Guidelines for effective powerpoint presentations, sample presentations, and with potential for discussing your own presentations

 

Week of April 13 (several sessions to be scheduled): AAG PRESENTATION PRACTICE

Organized by Steve Yool, session times TBA

Bring your draft presentation (oral or poster) for friendly feedback

 

Friday, May 8: GETTING READY FOR FIELD WORK

Summer Send-Off Session: panel discussion with Liz Oglesby, Stephanie Buechler, Greg Barron-Gafford, and Chris Scott, lead by Orhon Myadar

 


 

Fall Semester 2014

 

September 19, 1:00-2:00:  CREATING YOUR GRAD STUDENT WEB SITE

Led by Melanie Colavito

Bring your laptops and learn how to get started on creating your website (or build on what you started last spring!)

 

October 3, 2:00-3:00  PIVOT WORKSHOP

Led by Beth Stahmer,  SBS Research Institute (SBSRI)

For all students seeking outside sources of research funding. Bring your laptops for this very hands-on workshop where you will learn how to do customized searches of this powerful research funding database.

 

October 17, 1:30-2:30:  FINDING A JOB: Academic Careers

Led by J.P. Jones,  Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

For advanced students preparing for job searches within the next 18 months. The multiple stages of securing professional employment within academia: Locating opportunities, researching the positions, preparing letters of application, handling an offer.

 

November 7: FINDING A JOB: Non-academic Careers

Panel of SGD faculty and affiliates will discuss non-academic career options and opportunities

 

December 5: CV Workshop

Led by SGD faculty.

Bring your CV for this interactive workshop designed to polish and tune your CV

 

 


 

Spring Semester 2014

Friday, January 31: Publishing an Article
Journal editors: tentatively, Dr. Joseph Wilder, editor, Journal of the Southwest; and Dr. David Plane.

Reviews the process of and tips for writing and submitting an article, responding to reviewer comments, and seeing your work to publication.

Friday, February 14: How to be an Effective Graduate Student
Peer-led session—leaders TBA with SAGA assistance

 

Friday, February 28, 1:30-2:30: Interactive Workshop: Creating Your Grad Student Website
Led by Melanie Colavito—bring your laptops and learn how to get started on creating your website

 

Friday, March 28: AAG Practice Talks, Session I 

 

Friday, April 4: AAG Practice Talks, Session II

 

Friday, April 18, 1:00-2:00: Life/Work: Achieving an Effective Balance
Led by UA Life & Work Connections’ Caryn Jung

Please join UA Life & Work Connections’ Caryn Jung, MS to discuss work and life balance considerations - while caring for yourself and others - during your academic career. General focus on sharing  issues and strategies together, with salient perspectives and UA resources. More is at http://lifework.arizona.edu and at http://lifework.arizona.edu/wwa/awlpaward.

 

Friday, April TBA: Getting Ready for Fieldwork

Summer Send-Off session—need ideas on what topics would be good—possibly Ethical Considerations in Fieldwork


 

Fall Semester 2013

October 4: FINDING A JOB I: Academic and Non-Academic Careers
J.P. Jones and Jan Monk

For advanced students preparing for job searches within the next 18 months. The multiple stages of securing professional employment within or beyond academia: Locating opportunities, researching the positions, preparing letters of application, handling an offer.

 

October 11: GETTING AN NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
Peer-led (TBA)

For students preparing to submit a proposal for an NSF Graduate Fellowship. Elegible graduate students are those who have not yet completed one full year of graduate school.  The deadline is early November, so this is a timely seminar

 

October 18: FINDING A JOB II: Interview Skills
Sallie Marston and Margeret Wilder

For advanced students preparing for job searches within the next 18 months, this session will provide information and practice in the interview process whether it’s an initial contact interview over the phone or an on-site visit. We will explore the kinds of questions likely to be asked and how to prepare for them as well as the kinds of questions you as a job candidate should be prepared to pose to your potential employer. We will conduct practice interviews to give students a sense of what the interview situation is like.

 

November 8 [NOW RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 15]: WRITING YOUR CV and BUILDING A WEBSITE
Diana Liverman

All levels. For this session, please check Diana's CV website and review the posted materials before you send her your CV. This session requires a submission of a draft CV, by Tuesday November 12th. Please email to Diana Liverman. We will provide hands-on advice on CVs. Professional web sites will also be discussed. Please send Diana the url of your web site if you have one.

 

November 22: DOUBLE HEADER, BEGINS AT 1:00

FINDNG THE PERFECT POSTDOC
Dan Griffin - 2013 PhD graduate of SGD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Scripps, (and future Asst. Prof., Univ. of Minn.)—1:00 to 1:30 p.m.  (via Skype),
followed by

THE JOB TALK (1:30-3:00)
Carl Bauer and Liz Oglesby

For students who are preparing for job interviews

 

December 12 (Thursday): PROPOSAL WRITING
Chris Scott and Connie Woodhouse

Especially for students who are drafting grant proposals (such as NSF Doctoral Research awards) for Spring submission.
NOTE: THIS SESSION MEETS ON A THURSDAY (DEAD DAY)