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The academic job market is more competitive than ever. Get ready to go on the job market by attending the 2023 Academic Job Market Boot Camp from Beyond the Professoriate. Designed to help you stand out as a candidate, this boot camp will demystify the various documents that make up an application package. This opportunity is made available to you by the OSU Graduate School and Career Development Center.
What to expect: One-hour workshops, led by Ph.D. experts, will help you strengthen your application package. This boot camp is designed for ALL disciplines: STEM, Social Science, Humanities & Arts graduate students, postdocs, and Ph.D.'s.
Location: Online! Attend the conference via Zoom webinar.
Attend live: August 21 to 25, starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
Video replay: Available to stream on demand after August 25th in the Beyond Prof platform. Register to receive notification when replays are available.
This boot camp is sponsored by the Global Higher Education division of ETS.
Usually only available in winter and summer terms, we are offering GRAD 514 in the fall term for the first time. The class covers the expectations for writing at the graduate level. In this class, you will:
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.
View the courses in the Schedule of Classes.
GRAD 514 - Introduction to Graduate Writing (3 credits, online) New section added for this fall, usually only in summer and winter
Covers the expectations for writing at the graduate level. Examines features of successful, graduate-level academic writing to produce documents for program, courses, advisors, and colleagues. Explores topics related to information literacy, proposal and grant writing, and general graduate writing strategies.
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.
BA 518 - Adopting the Entrepreneurial Mindset (3 credits, online)
Are you curious about innovation and entrepreneurship? Do you have an innovative idea but don't know what steps to take next?
Do you want to learn about the mindset that all employers are looking for? BA 518 may be the course you are looking for!
In this course, you will learn to:
Questions about the course? Email Professor Manuela Hoehn-Weiss.
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.
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. For questions, please contact Anne Gillies, program director ([email protected] or 541-760-6160).
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].