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Scholarly Success Skills for Graduate Students Series

Posted by Angela Brcka for University Libraries

Attend a Scholarly Success Skills workshop and discover the tools and skills you need to succeed as a graduate student. From data visualization to reviewing the literature to preparing for human subject research, these free workshops help you build the skills you need for your research and future careers. Connect with experts from the University Libraries and learn about consultation services.

Click on a title below to learn more about and register for a workshop.

DateTimeWorkshop
Monday,
Sept. 12
4 to 5 p.m.

Successfully Managing Your Graduate Projects

This workshop will give you the building blocks to confidently manage your files. Topics covered will include naming conventions, documentation, and storage.

Friday,
Sept. 23
Noon to 1 p.m.

Citation Counts and Journal Impact Factors for Tenure and Promotion

This workshop is designed to help faculty use citation counts and impact factors to show the impact of their research.

Tuesday,
Sept. 27
4 to 5 p.m.

Overview of Evidence Synthesis

This workshop will instruct participants on how to find evidence synthesis articles and review the purpose and application of the various types of evidence synthesis.

Wednesday,
Sept. 28
10 to 11 a.m.

Data Visualization Tools

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of data visualization tools including Excel Pivot Charts, Tableau, D3.js,  ArcGIS (pro, online, stories), QGIS, Google Earth Pro, and more.

Monday,
Oct. 3
6 to 7 p.m.

Overview of Systematic Reviews

This workshop will provide you with concrete steps in constructing comprehensive systematic reviews on your topic.

Wednesday,
Oct. 5
Noon to 1 p.m.

Scholarly Publishing: Finding the Best Publication Option to Maximize Your Impact While Avoiding “Predatory Publishers”

This workshop will introduce you to tools to identify potential journals in your field, investigate impact factors for journals, and other information to assess the quality and reputability of journals.

Thursday,
Oct. 6
Noon to 1 p.m.

How to Synthesize Evidence to Avoid Patch Writing

This workshop will help you improve your writing of any type of review article, and help you present evidence in a clear and ethical manner.

Tuesday,
Oct. 11
1 to 2 p.m.

Tips for Visualizing Your Data

This session will briefly outline the Libraries’ data and mapping services, introduce participants to the different types of visualizations and their uses, and engage in a discussion of the do's and don'ts of visualization.

Monday,
Oct. 24
5 to 6 p.m.

Scholarly Publishing: Finding the Best Publication Option to Maximize Your Impact While Avoiding “Predatory Publishers”

This workshop  will introduce you to tools to identify potential journals in your field, investigate impact factors for journals, and other information to assess the quality and reputability of journals. 

Tuesday,
Oct. 25
Noon to 1 p.m.

Conducting a Literature Review in Sciences, Health Sciences, or Engineering

This workshop will take you through the process of conducting a literature review in fields within the Sciences, Health Sciences, or Engineering.

Wednesday,
Nov. 2
4 to 5 p.m.

Conducting a Literature Review in the Social Sciences

This workshop will take you through the process of conducting a literature review in fields within the Social Sciences.

Thursday,
Nov. 3
Noon to 1 p.m.

Becoming Visible as a Scholar

This workshop will show you how to set up profiles to make sure your work gets disseminated and to find potential collaborators.

Monday,
Nov. 14
Noon to 1 p.m.

Preparing for Human Subject Research

This workshop will cover initial research setup, considerations about data collection, tips for managing your research files and preparing a regulatory binder, and guidance on data dissemination post-study.

Wednesday,
Nov. 16
5 to 6 p.m.

Becoming Visible as a Scholar

This workshop will show you how to set up profiles to make sure your work gets disseminated and to find potential collaborators.

Date: Monday, Sep. 12 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Friday, Sep. 23 - noon to 1:00pm Tuesday, Sep. 27 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Wednesday, Sep. 28 - 10:00am to 11:00am Monday, Oct. 03 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesday, Oct. 05 - noon to 1:00pm Thursday, Oct. 06 - noon to 1:00pm Tuesday, Oct. 11 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Monday, Oct. 24 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm Tuesday, Oct. 25 - noon to 1:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 02 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Thursday, Nov. 03 - noon to 1:00pm Monday, Nov. 14 - noon to 1:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 16 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Online and in-person at Waldo Library
Cost:
Free
Contact: Michele Behr
Email for more information