Academic and Research Skills

Graduate Education Week

March 22-26th, 2021

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DAY ONE.

March 22th, 2021

5:00pm 6:15pm

 

Staying healthy in graduate school: A #1 priority

Brett Ashmun

Graduate school is often associated with habits that can be detrimental to one's health. This conversation will address that unhealthy culture and provide strategies to prioritize your health during graduate school.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/3893625414

Maintaining healthy personal and professional relationships while in graduate school.

Dr. Joseph Carranza

This session will cover relational management strategies in personal and professional contexts.  We will discuss communicative behaviors that establish and maintain healthy personal relationships, supportive and productive peer relationships, and a collaborative relationship with your thesis or dissertation chair and committee.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/86579071440

6:30pm- 7:45pm

Mental health during COVID19: Resiliency through graduate education

Taylor Whitehead

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/81137501396

Making presentations that don’t suck

Dr. Steven Drouin

This workshop teaches you skills and techniques for making effective presentations. You will discover how the use of PowerPoint/keynote/slides can help you minimize flop and maximize pop.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/84023238347

 

DAY TWO

 

Tuesday March 23th, 2021

4:00 -5:00pm

 

Faculty Panel (Dr. Renato Alvim, Dr. Aryan Alami, Dr. Jose Diaz Garayua, Dr. Sebastian Sclofsky, and Dr. Adam Devitt)

Males pursuing graduate schools: Our goals, journeys, challenges and achievements.  

Moderator: Dr. Virginia Montero Hernandez

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/83430482536

 

5:00pm -6:15pm

 

Applying for graduate programs

Dr. Matt Cover

Whether you are a master’s student thinking about doctoral programs, or an undergraduate student or alum considering graduate school, there is a lot to think about! In this session we will discuss some of the similarities and differences among graduate programs, with a focus on the application process: finding the right programs, and the common components of most applications.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/82657145025

Understanding the thesis/dissertation process

Dr. Aletha Harven

In this workshop, you will learn about the culminating projects that graduate students have to work on as part of their Master’s and Doctoral programs. You will understand the stages and timeline of the process, the demands of writing a thesis and a dissertation, and the skills required to engage in these processes successfully.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/4153932508 

 

6:30pm- 7:45pm

Exploring Student Empowerment for Graduate Students

Dr. Cassandra Drake

In this workshop, participants will explore empowerment at the graduate level. This includes identifying key resources, establishing a road map, clarifying a research trajectory, and building relationships with faculty and chairs/advisors.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/87959249679

Building ethos. Speech preparation techniques that will boost your confidence and your credibility.

Dr. Joseph Carranza

Learn ethos centered techniques for your research presentation or defense that will help you manage your public speaking anxiety while increasing goodwill, competence, integrity, and dynamism. 

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/88331044825

 

 

DAY THREE

Wednesday March 24th, 2021

5:00pm -6:15pm

Using technology as an ally: Study skills and organization in graduate school

Brett Ashmun

In this conversation, I will share some of my experience researching and writing my dissertation, and I will show technological resources I have discovered during my EdD journey to make my work more efficient. While I will be hosting, my aim is to help you identify resources you can integrate into your schoolwork.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/3893625414

The art of revision and peer review: Building skills to read deeply and provide constructive comments and revisions for your (and your peers’) writing

Nancy Au

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/89581824204

 

6:30pm- 7:45pm

 

Navigating graduate education as a BIPOC student

Dr. Mary Roaf

This presentation identifies the challenges and opportunities of graduate students of color, as well as how to maintain self and sanity through proactive and creative ways to garner support.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/85233986624

Writing support for graduate students: Services at the Writing Center

Jacqueline Hollcraft  & Maria Camarena

Join us to learn how the Writing Center supports graduate students by working collaboratively with them to craft their writing and develop their writing process through graduate peer tutoring, asynchronous tutoring, and faculty writing and citation coaching.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/84427093115

 

DAY FOUR

Thursday March 25th, 2021

5:00pm -6:15pm

 

Staying motivated in graduate school

Dr. Aletha Harven

Graduate school can be challenging and intimidating. However, you can learn strategies to stay engaged and motivated in the tasks. This workshop will discuss how to approach your graduate education experience without putting your mental health at risk.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/4153932508 

 

Creating and participating in graduate writing groups

Dr. Monica Flores

This workshop will explain the benefits of creating and maintaining a writing group to complete those challenging writing projects necessary for graduate study.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/84282493416

 

6:30pm- 7:45pm

Reading research like a Pro

Dr. Steven Drouin

Reading research is very different from other types of text. This workshop will walk you through strategies for reading research/academic research articles like a pro.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/89698500631

Entering the Publication World as a Graduate Student

Dr. Cassandra Drake

This workshop will examine recommended strategies for planning and writing for publication while working toward your doctoral degree. Students will learn how to target publication outlets based on their intended career goals post graduation.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/81611042420

 

DAY FIVE

Friday  March 26TH, 2021

4:00 – 5:00pm

 

Faculty Panel (Dr. Mirta Maldonado-Valentin, Dr. Erin Hughes, Dr. Monica Flores, Dr. Cueponcaxochitl Moreno Sandoval, Dr. Anysia Mayer)

Females pursuing graduate education: Our dilemmas, choices, and accomplishments

Moderator: Dr. Virginia Montero Hernandez

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/j/89856241281

 

5:00pm -6:15pm

Professional lives: Career goals and resume building

Jaskaran Dhesi

In this workshop, we will discuss how to think about your career goal after graduate school and how to create an effective narrative that is conveyed through cover letters and resume development.

Meeting URL: https://csustan.zoom.us/my/jdhesi

 

6:30pm- 7:45pm

Writing at the graduate level: Editing and correcting text as a multilingual learner.

Dr. Mirta Maldonado-Valentin

This workshop will help students identify errors systematically and understand how to articulate feedback that helps them correct these patterns of ineffective writing. If you are a multilingual writer, you will be guided to establish similarities and differences between linguistic patterns in your writing and the linguistic patterns in standard academic English.

Meeting URL:  https://csustan.zoom.us/j/84886641260