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OSU Graduate Digital Badge: Workshop Descriptions

Digital Badge Workshops

Digital Badge Workshops and Descriptions
 

Competencies

Communication

Instruction

Management

Research Services

Leadership

Wellness

 

Communication

        Involves developing clear, concise, and engaging speaking and writing skills for both public and specialist audiences.

 

  • Abstract Writing Workshop: Level II - Communication
    • The purpose of this workshop is to help graduate students understand both the use and importance of abstract writing and to walk away feeling confident in their ability to write one. The abstract writing workshop will include information on:
      • What exactly is an abstract and what are the different purposes for writing one?
      • What an abstract should include
      • What an abstract should exclude
      • Stylistic considerations when writing one
      • The importance of clear, concise and understandable language
      • What to do before submitting an abstract
         
  • The Basics: What Professionalization in Your Field Looks Like: Level I - Communication
    • An interactive presentation that discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining your professional identity as you enter the academic job market.
      • The importance of conference presentations: how to find CFPs, relevant and important conferences to your field, resources for funding (outside of your institution)
      • The need to publish- knowing the important academic journals in your discipline, the different tiers of academic journals, the audience you are writing to, the rate of acceptance
      • Networking and making connections: the Dos and Dont’s
      • Researching jobs and thoroughly reading and analyzing job postings
         
  • How To Write A Lot Workshop: Level I - Communication
    • This workshop will discuss how to begin (and finish) large writing projects, such as the thesis and the dissertation. While this workshop will provide tips and tricks to "writing a lot," we will also have the participants create their own writing goals and timelines in order to complete their large writing projects in a timely manner. The participants will read a quick excerpt to motivate them on their own writing and to realize it can be done.
       
  • Literature Review Writing Workshop: Level II - Communication
    • The literature review is often one of the most difficult genres and/or academic sections to compose in academic writing and scholarship. In this workshop, we will explore the rhetorical work literature reviews do, analyze and discuss samples, and share strategies for writing and revising our own literature reviews. We encourage participants to bring their own literature reviews with them, especially ones they are currently working on or anticipating to work on in the future. 
       
  • The Peer Review Process: Level III - Communication
    • Needing feedback on a conference proposal or an article you want to submit for a journal? This writer’s workshop will allow the participants to be part of the peer review process and give helpful and directive feedback on each other’s work. With a facilitator from the Writing Center, participants will get into small groups and workshop each other’s professional development materials and receive feedback on their work.
      • Learn how to effectively provide feedback
      • Discuss the need to demystify the publication process in one’s academic discipline
      • Workshop on a scholarly/professional development project (conference proposal and/or article)
      • Understand what the peer review process is like and how to successfully incorporate feedback
      • Come out with a revised proposal or article submission
         
  • Presenting with PowerPoint/Prezi/Posters: Level II - Communication
    • This is a workshop that will help participants understand the basics for creating effective presentations (for conferences, seminar presentations, dissertation defenses, job talks). Participants will bring a writing project they are planning on presenting in some way in the future and will learn how to present their writing projects to a wider, professional audience in a relatively quick and effective manner.
      • How to make an effective presentation
      • Use of visuals
      • Condensing work into a presentation format
      • Tailoring work for different audiences
      • Use of rhetoric 
         
  • Public Writing Workshop: Level II - Communication
    • To clearly and concisely communicate your research to a public audience is no easy feat and yet, it is a critical skill for graduate students to learn.  This workshop will focus on written communication and emphasize the importance of writing about research, often heavy with technical terminology and/or dense theory, in an accessible way to a public audience. Clarity, precision, coherence, and concision are crucial elements in communicating your written work effectively to different audiences, and in this workshop we will provide strategies for you to take into your writing. Please come to this workshop with your current research project and ready to do some writing. 

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Instruction

        Involves an understanding of learning modes and instructional strategies to best communicate information, concepts and  understandings to others.

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Management

         Involves learning and applying techniques for the best use of time, finance and resources for the successful development of relationships and careers.

 

  • Interview Skills: Level II - Management
    • Learn the keys to successful interviewing. Topics that will be covered will include how you can best prepare, what employers are looking for in a candidate, how to prepare to make a strong first impression, and other ways to set yourself apart from the competition.
       
  • Job Search Strategies: Level II - Management
    • You've got a winning resume, but where do you look for job leads? Come and learn about the skills necessary for your job or internship search, the OSU Hire System, Career Shift, and many other job databases that will help make your job search a success!
       
  • Targeted Materials (Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters): Level II - Management
    • Creating an impressive CV or Resume is your first step in getting your dream job. A good cover letter can land you an interview, and a bad cover letter can cost you the job. Are your job materials the best they can be? This workshop will give you the tools to strengthen and sharpen your cover letter and your CV/Resume.

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Research Services

         Involves developing skills and an understanding of tools for information and data discovery, organization and use.

 

  • Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students: Level II – Research Services
    • This workshop will answer common copyright questions that graduate students may have when writing their thesis/dissertation. Topics will include how to include copyrighted works (i.e., graphs, tables, charts, images, etc.) of others in your document, as well as how to protect your work and what options you have when you submit your thesis/dissertation and the impact these options will have when you try and publish your work later.
       
  • Creating Your EndNote Library: Level I - Research Services
    • Hands-on workshop that will introduce attendees to the basics of using EndNote. Topics covered will include creating EndNote libraries, managing and editing citations, organizing citations, and adding PDF files as attachments.
       
  • Customizing EndNote: Level I - Research Services
    • An introduction to the various ways users can customize EndNote, including the following elements: setting preferences; making global changes to citations; editing output styles; adding journal abbreviations (term lists); and determining how EndNote works with Word.
       
  • Data Management Planning: Level II – Research Services
    • Most nationally-funded research proposals must now include a plan for the creation, accessibility, and storage of data. Learn what you need to include in a data management plan and how to use the resources OSU offers to your advantage.
       
  • Determining Research Impact: Level I – Research Services
    • Impact factors and h-index tell only half the story. Some emerging tools look toward new sources of information such as web mentions and Twitter feeds. Altmetric, a new tool available from the OSU Libraries, will be covered and how it can help determine an article's impact factor.
       
  • Literature Review Research Made Easier: Level I – Research Services
    • In this workshop you will learn how to effectively conduct and manage your research using several Library provided online resources and Google Scholar. Topics covered will include:
      • How to maximize your use of specific databases in your field of research.
      • How best to use search alerts, interlibrary services (Borrow From Another Library), and managing your research citations using EndNote.
      • How to contact the subject specialist librarians in your subject area for more in-depth research help.
         
  • Mapping 101: An Introduction to Spatial Analysis using ArcGIS online: Level III – Research Services
    • This five-hour workshop is appropriate for students (undergraduates and graduates), faculty, and staff who are interested in learning about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the making of digital maps. For students, it's a way to get an instructor-led taste of GIS before committing to a full length course. For everyone, it's a way to see what's possible with maps. Facilitated by Kevin Dyke, Spatial Data Librarian.
       
  • Using EndNote Online: Level I - Research Services
    • A general introduction on how to use the online version of EndNote. Topics will include creating your online account, collecting and editing references online, sharing references when collaborating with others, and using the EndNote web version with Word on your computer.
       
  • Using EndNote With Word: Level I - Research Services
    • A general introduction on how to use your EndNote library with word to create bibliographies or to use to insert citations from EndNote into your Word document as you write and automatically create a bibliography at the end of your document.

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Leadership

         Involves engagement in community and professional organizations and development of leadership skills.

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Wellness

         Involves understanding the basis for wellness through good nutrition and exercise as well as healthy relationships and habits.

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