Monday, October 21, 2013

This Week's Workshops from the Office of Graduate Education


Higher Education Administration
Presenter: Dr. Christopher B. Howard

Please join us for the 2013 Neil S. Bucklew Lecture on Higher Education Administration, featuring Dr. Christopher B. Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College. Dr. Howard's talk will take place Tuesday, October 22 at 1:00 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center. One of the youngest college presidents in the nation, Dr. Howard is a rising star in higher education leadership. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy, was a Rhodes Scholar and earned a doctorate in politics at Oxford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Graduate Academy Workshops:

Creating Effective Scientific Poster Presentation: A Guide to Preparing and Presenting your Data.
Presenter: Dr. Joseph McFadden

This workshop will discuss how to prepare and present your scientific poster presentation. Topics will include poster content evaluation and organization, artistic design, oral presentation, how to avoid common mistakes, title creation, and winning a national competition. Previously used posters will be used for critique. All participants will receive a Do's and Don'ts Guide to Scientific Poster Presentation that includes a checklist and essential tips to success. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their own poster for review.

October 24, 2-3pm Evansdale Library Room 130

Teaching in Large Group Lecture Classes
Presenter: Dr. Mark Paternostro

Presentation will offer practical take-home strategies for creating engaging, interactive large group lectures.

October 28, 6-7pm Oglebay Hall Room 107

Becoming a Teaching Professor: PROS and CONS
Presenter: Dr. Lizzie Santiago

More universities are hiring faculty as "teaching professors" or full-time "lecturers." These faculty have higher teaching loads and lower research commitments than traditional tenure-track faculty at research universities. Come and learn about the career path of a Teaching Assistant Professor at WVU to learn more about this potential career.

October 31, 2-3pm Evansdale Library Room 130


Diversity Week 2013:

The Power of Privilege
Presenters: Sarah Erb, Stephanie McGraw, and Amanda McKinner, Doctoral Interns from the Carruth Center and Psychological Services

Discuss ways people can be privileged or discriminated against. Learn how people can use their privilege in positive ways.

October 21, 2pm Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair


Assistive Technology
Presenters: Barbara Judy, ADA Director and Founder of Job Accommodation Network (JAN), Lisa Dorinzi, MA, Trainer (JAN)

Learn how everyday apps and assistive technologies can help persons with disabilities in the workplace or academic setting.

October 21, 7pm Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair

For more information about Diversity Week 2013, please visit the following link:

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