In this issue:

  • New Course: GRAD 543: Dialogue Facilitation in Professional Contexts
  • Become a Graduate Writing Center Consultant
  • Fall Term GRAD Classes
  • Research Data Management Workshop
  • Workshop: Writing Superior Winning Proposals
  • Getting a Dam Job Career Series
  • Search Advocate Foundations Workshop Series
  • Social Justice Education

From the Graduate School

Grad 543: Dialogue Facilitation in Professional Contexts: Skills and Practice for Graduate Students (online, 3 credits)

The Graduate School is pleased to offer this brand new course fall term. The course offers a professional learning experience for graduate students looking to grow as a dialogue facilitator and integrate dialogue practices in their current or future professional responsibilities related to teaching, research, leadership, or service. Find it in the schedule of classes.

Become a Graduate Writing Center Consultant

The Graduate Writing Center is seeking applications from graduate students across the disciplines to fill multiple openings for the Graduate Writing Consultant position starting in the fall term.

Graduate Writing Consultants receive training to work with peers on a wide range of scholarly and professional documents and writing tasks. Additionally, Graduate Writing Consultants are trained to address general academic writing, disciplinary, and research writing conventions in one-on-one and group settings, and in online and in-person formats. Hours are flexible and can accommodate other existing part-time graduate employment.

If your career trajectory involves scholarly or other communication-focused work, training as a Graduate Writing Consultant provides you with tools to be an effective collaborator and reviewer of scholarly communication while you support the success of your peers at Oregon State University.

To apply, visit the OSU Jobs website.

Please email Chris Nelson, Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Upcoming GRAD classes for all majors

View the courses in the Schedule of Classes.

GRAD 516 - Graduate Teaching Seminar (1 credit, online)

This is a 1-credit, just-in-time pedagogy and teaching support course for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) at Oregon State University. This course will provide support for GTAs and other graduate students across OSU's academic disciplines who teach site-based, hybrid, and online courses. The course focuses on evidence-based pedagogical practices with an emphasis on practical strategies and problem-solving, and will be tuned to graduate students' needs and the classes they are instructing.

GRAD 520 - Responsible Conduct of Research (2 credits, online or Corvallis

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. Provides transcript-visible training in research ethics relevant to the Graduate Learning Outcome established by Faculty Senate to be able to conduct scholarly and professional activities in an ethical manner.

GRAD 543 - Dialogue Facilitation in Professional Contexts: Skills and Practice for Graduate Students (3 credits, online)

Offers a professional learning experience for graduate students looking to grow as a dialogue facilitator and integrate dialogue practices in their current or future professional responsibilities related to teaching, research, leadership, and/or service.

GRAD 550 - Introduction to Online Course Development and Facilitation (2 credits, online)

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.

WR 573 - Thesis and Dissertation Writing (3 credits, Corvallis)

This course assists students who are in the writing stages of their thesis or dissertation (or who might be writing the proposal for this work). We will first identify the expectations of a quality thesis in your respective fields, then analyze the ways they are met through writing, and finally, we'll execute an achievable plan to meet—and ideally, exceed—those expectations. This course emphasizes the cultivation of productive, healthy habits of writing, which necessarily includes strategies for self-assessment and for managing the mental and physical stresses that accompany such a major project. All of this is done with an eye towards drafting, developing, and revising specific sections of the thesis. By the end of the course, students will be able to articulate the purpose and stakes of their project, understand the writing conventions of the discipline in which it is written, and perceive which writing habits will ensure timely completion.

From our Partners

Research data management workshop

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data? The OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members. The summer workshop is July 10 to 13. Register at

Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals

The Professional Grant Development live online workshop, which is normally held at Portland State University, has moved online. It will include: the same length of instruction, interactive discussions, and one-on-ones with the instructor.

You will learn how to:

  • Research and identify potential funding sources
  • Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
  • Find foundation and corporate giving for the state of Oregon
  • Demonstrate the merits, excellence and innovation of your proposal
  • Write professional grant submissions that stand out against the competition
  • Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and project plan.

7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Time, July 25-26, 2023


Workshop Fee: $595.00 - Includes a comprehensive list of resources, workbook, and certificate of completion.

Rebate of $45.00 per person for two or more registrants from the same organization.

Current OSU graduate students can apply for the Professional Development Award to cover $500 of the cost.

Getting a Dam Job

Strengthen your resume, get noticed by employers, and land your first full-time job with summer term Getting Your First Dam Job workshops.

Still looking for a job post-graduation? Wondering why your resume isn't getting you noticed by employers? Maybe you have found a job, but you could use tips adjusting to professional life?

The summer term First Dam Job career workshop series (August 1-3) will help you address these scenarios and more. Register for one or all three of these virtual sessions to strengthen your resume and gain the skills you need to land your first full-time job. All three workshops will be offered virtually.

Search advocate foundations workshop series

July through Dec. 2023 options are now open for registration. Search Advocates are content-neutral external process advisors who work with search committees to enhance equity, validity, and diversity. The full series is four 4-hour sessions; please go to SA Workshops for the cohort schedule and a link to the registration system.

There are still openings in the series beginning Friday July 7 so register right away if you're interested in that cohort. For questions, please contact Anne Gillies, program director ([email protected] or 541-760-6160).

Social Justice Education

Social Justice Education Initiative workshops are open for registration through fall term 2023. The SJEI is a foundational professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. Join your colleagues to begin, or expand, your equity and inclusion journey. Contact SJEI director Jane Waite for further information: [email protected].