Upcoming Graduate Student Professional Development Workshops


January, 2018

APA Citation Style Library Resources and Information for Graduate Students
Presenter: Kim Kaufman
Michener Library, 335
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Are you curious about how to properly use APA style in your research papers? Do you have perplexing questions concerning the details of various citations? Then please join us for an interactive workshop about using the APA style. We will discuss how to find accurate information about the APA style, focusing on the library’s APA Style CENTRAL database and the APA Research Guide. We will cover the basics of using APA style for citations and we will also practice creating a reference list and in-text citations using a variety of sources. If you plan on using the APA style for a graduate research project, please come to this workshop with your questions!

Introduction to GSA Grants
Presenter: David Shimokawa
University Center, Aspen A & B
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. – noon

Learn more about the Graduate Student Association’s research and conference travel grant application. Learn how to maximize your potential funding, answer written questions to impress the review committee and see the common errors that get applications eliminated.

Introduction to Qualtrics
Presenter: Connie Couch
Michener Library, L-12 (CETL Lab)
Monday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Interested in conducting survey research in your next class? This workshop will introduce you to the Qualtircs Online Survey tool. By the end of the session you will have a basic understanding of how to navigate Qualtrics and customize your survey to meet your research needs.

Introduction to RefWorks
Presenter: Kim Kaufman
Michener Library, 335
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

RefWorks is a citation tool provided to students and faculty by the University Libraries. Come to this workshop for graduate students to learn how to use RefWorks to import citations from various databases, e-journals and websites. We will also cover how to organize your citations within RefWorks and how to use RefWorks to create reference lists in APA, Chicago, MLA and other citations styles. You will not regret learning how to best use this citation timesaver for your graduate research papers and projects!

IRB Review for Graduate Students
Presenter: Maria Lahman
University Center, Spruce A
Wednesday, Jan. 31, noon – 1 p.m.

This introductory workshop will help demystify the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process in research. This workshop is for graduate students who are in all stages of the research process and will focus on available resources, ways to avoid common submission problems and tips for most efficiently navigating the review process. Topics in this workshop will include the most common submission errors and ways to avoid them, when human subjects or their private information is used as well as handling issues throughout your data collection process.