The Graduate School and its partners deliver courses designed to support students. Please check the course catalog to confirm the term the course is offered.
Applying for graduate or professional school can be a daunting task. How and where to apply, how to choose an advisor, what to look for in a school, and how to obtain funding are hurdles to overcome during the application process. Supplemental materials will be provided as part of the course materials.
Incorporates academic, confined water and open water training to prepare the student to manage the task loading associated with performing scientific tasks underwater. Introduces the diver to basic techniques and equipment used in underwater data collection. Qualifies the student for acceptance into the OSU Scientific Diving Program as a Scientific Diver-in-Training, at the discretion of the DSO and OSU Diving Control Board. Includes field trips.
Graduate student learners will be oriented onto paths that will help lead them toward degree completion and success. Students will receive foundational knowledge about graduate school requirements, effective mentor/mentee relationships, financing their education, research integrity and professional conduct, innovation and commercialization, and other soft skills essential for their progress through their graduate program.
Self-directed learning experience, providing structure and context for professional development opportunities in teaching, such as workshops, seminars, webinars, symposia, and other relevant programming. Designed to encourage and reward continuing investment in the development of knowledge and skill sets as educators. Consists of participating in self-selected teaching-related programming (in-person or online), as well as reading, writing, and reflecting on your chosen experiences. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.
Covers 10 topics in responsible conduct of research: ethical decision making; human subjects; animal welfare; data acquisition; sharing and ownership; research misconduct; conflicts of interest; authorship; peer review; mentor/trainee responsibilities; and collaborative science. Useful to all students who conduct scholarly activity.
Careful examination of all aspects of research data management best practices. Designed to prepare students to exceed funder mandates for performance in data planning, documentation, preservation and sharing in an increasingly complex digital research environment. Open to students of all disciplines.
Workshop-style course resulting in applications that are ready for IRB review. Ethical issues in research will be discussed. Students will draft all submission materials outside of class and participate in the critique of each other's protocols and consent forms. IRB approval will not be granted as part of this class.
An examination of multidisciplinary scholarship on difference, power, and discrimination; critical pedagogies; and curriculum transformation. Discussions of theory and research are coupled with practical hands-on opportunities for students to develop and hone their teaching and course development skills.
Prepares students to develop and teach distance courses. Students explore practical aspects of course development and facilitation: a brief history of distance education and pedagogical theory; course design principles; engagement of adult learners; active learning; and investigation of how online instruction, in addition to offering flexibility and convenience, also offers distinct pedagogical benefits. Open to students in all disciplines.
Examination and analysis of theories and research related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on theoretical applications for GTAs, instructors, and other who teach in the college and university classroom.
Exploration of research and research-based practices related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with emphasis on course design, facilitation, and other instructional techniques for GTAs, instructors, and others who teach in the college and university classroom.
Life is busy and hectic. Have you stopped to intentionally find ways to slow it down or learn ways to increase your happiness with life? This course provides a one hour-intentional pause to take stock of your well-being and apply theories of positive psychology and mindfulness more readily into your life and course of study/profession.
Provides a culminating experience required for all graduate students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching and for other graduate students seeking a structured opportunity to develop their teaching portfolio.
Prerequisites: GRAD 560 with C or better and GRAD 561
Provides a framework for the in-depth internship experiences required of all graduate students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching and for other graduate students seeking a structured opportunity to reflect on and improve their teaching.
Prerequisites: GRAD 560 with C or better and GRAD 561
For students with TOEFL scores above the OSU minimums but who lack confidence in English composition for advanced academic purposes, this course focuses on graduate-level writing for english-language learners in all disciplines. It covers both grammatical issues that commonly arise within scholarly argumentation and rhetorical strategies for achieving greater clarity and persuasiveness in framing research methods and results. This new course was created in partnership with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.
Scientific and Technical Research Writing is for graduate students who are looking to practice writing and communicating about their research and learn more about how writing is accomplished in their field of study. Students do not need to come into the course with a data set and can be at any place in their graduate program. We’ll analyze how writing is done by experts in your field, find out what to expect from your thesis or dissertation project, and write an article that can reach a much wider public. Perhaps most importantly, students can also choose a writing project they want to work on and get one-on-one help on that project from writing faculty.
For grad students who have completed their research and are ready to write a thesis/dissertation. Please contact Vicki Tolar Burton for more information.