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GPSA Workshops

Mysteries Unveiled: Logistics of Academic Job Interviewing, Negotiating an Offer and Transitioning into a Professorial Position

Friday, January 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons – LLB 2141

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists
Dr. Alyssa Crittenden, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Arya Udry, Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience
Dr. Doris Watson, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education

Topics of Discussion:

  • The Academic Interview – How to Prepare
  • The Academic Job Offer – Things to Consider
  • Transitioning into a Professorial Position

Space is limited. Register today.
*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account.

Fore more detailed workshop information, please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

Making the most of your Google Tools & Creating a Strong E-Portfolio

Friday, February 6, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (2nd Floor) 2141

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Dr. Kendall Hartley, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, and Associate Dean,  Graduate College
  • Mr. Chinam Seto, Google Application Administrator, Office of Information Technology, UNLV

Topics of Discussion:

  • How to use Google Drive in collaborative research settings
  • How to make the most of your Google Tools
  • How to create a strong e-portfolio 

Space is limited. Register today.
*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.

For more detailed workshop information please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

Syllabus and Assignment Creation

Friday, February 13, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (2nd Floor) 2141

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Dr. Dave James, Associate Professor, Fellow NSPE, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction
  • Dr. Gwen Marchand, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education
  • Ms. Jennifer Whitmer, Ph.D. student, UNLV Graduate Student Teaching Awardee, Department of Sociology

Topics of Discussion:

  • What are the required and additional elements of a strong syllabus?
  • How can you create winning assignments?
  • How should syllabi and assignments be tailored for different teaching niches, such as online?

Space is limited. Register today. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.
*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.

For more detailed workshop information please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

It's your Future: Managing Competing Financial Goals

Friday, February 27, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (2nd Floor) 2141

Presenter: Mr. Tim McElroy, Senior Financial Advisor, Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, and UNLV Executive MBA (EMBA) Graduate

Topics of Discussion: Your financial success can start now. Consider how to manage debt, make savvy long-term investments, and hear about other key elements of financial literacy.

Space is limited. Register today.

*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account.

For more detailed workshop information please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

Polishing your Presentation Skills & Preparing an Excellent Poster

Friday, March 6, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (2nd Floor) 2141

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Ms. Katie Baustian, Ph.D. student, Department of Anthropology
  • Mr. David Montgomery-Blake, Computer Facilities Supervisor, UNLV Office of Information Technology
  • Dr. Ganqing Jiang, Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience

Topics of Discussion:

Do you have a conference approaching and what to "wow" your audience with your presentation? Don't miss this upcoming workshop. Tips on how to build your presentation skills as well as preparing a powerful poster will be addressed.

Space is limited. Register today. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.
*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.

For more detailed workshop information please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

Rights and Responsibilities of Graduate Student Researchers

Friday, March 13, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (2nd Floor) 2141

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lori Olafson, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, and Executive Director, Office of Research Integrity
  • Ms. Meg Wilson, Special Projects Coordinator, UNLV Graduate College
  • Dr. Jeff Kinney, Professor, Department of Psychology

Topics of Discussion:

IRB and the student researcher role in the protocol; training and certification (e.g., IACUC); assignment of responsibilities and student contributions in collaborative research; conflict resolution and resources for student concerns.

Space is limited. Register today. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.
*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account. Registration is only available through your RebelMail account.

For more detailed workshop information please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

The Ins and Outs of UNLV Graduate Student Financial Considerations

Friday, April 10, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (2nd Floor) 2141

Presenter: Mr. Norm Bedford, Director of UNLV Financial Aid and Scholarships Department

Topics of Discussion: Hear from a UNLV insider on the most common financial challenges UNLV graduate students face, along with discussion of campus resources and strategies for addressing these challenges. 

Space is limited. Register today.

*This link will take you to your RebelMail account. Please complete the online application once you log into your account.

For more detailed workshop information please visit: http://www.unlv.edu/gpsa/development.

Other Professional Development Opportunities

  • UNLV Libraries offers instruction — information sessions are provided for instructors that are designed to help students develop their abilities to identify, access, evaluate and make effective use of information in its various formats. You will need to complete an online request. Please submit the form at least one week prior to when the informational session is requested or call 702-895-2114 (on campus dialing: 52114) to schedule a class session. Classroom availability is on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • UNLV Libraries workshops A wide variety of Library workshops are offered to UNLV graduate and professional students. All sessions are free. For a complete listing of available workshops and registration please visit the library website.
  • Writing Center — The Writing Center can help you with any writing assignment, at any stage of the writing process. They can help you in person, or you can send your paper using the simple form on our Online Writing Lab (OWL) page. Grad assistants and adjunct instructors: the UNLV Writing Center will send a consultant to your class to talk about the services the Writing Center can offer your students. Call (702) 895-3908 to schedule a presentation.
  • Career Services — The mission of Student Career Services is to educate, prepare and assist students as they pursue the career development and job search process in a global and dynamic world of work.
  • Interfolio — Since 1999, Interfolio has been the best way to collect, manage, and showcase academic and professional credentials for post-graduate education, teaching positions in higher education, and other opportunities. Interfolio offers individuals one central place to store their most important documents, while also providing the means to distribute these materials to thousands of institutions across the county. Interfolio's services offer a revolutionary way for people to market themselves professionally.
  • Instructional Development and Research Events are open to all UNLV Grad Rebels. If you're interested please check out Instructional Development and Research Calendar of Events.