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Graduate Professional Development Events

Graduate professional development at Notre Dame is focused on four core components: Career Development and Placement, Ethics, Research, and Teaching. The list below shows the composite schedule for all currently scheduled professional development events.

If you have questions about the listed events, or would like to suggest an event, please contact Professional Development.

Note: The professional development events page focus primarily on academic and career-oriented workshops and events. For social events geared toward graduate students, we invite you to visit the Graduate Student Union's social calendar. For social events geared toward postdocs, visit the Postdoc Events page.

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  • Research
  • Ethics
  • Teaching
  • Career




Upcoming events:

TitleDescriptionDateTime
Microsoft Word: Using Word for Your Research Writing Projectsz_gs_recommendedResearchWritten and oral communication Learn how advanced functions of MS Word (and templates!) can actually help you simplify the formatting of your research writing projects. Using practice files based...3-2801:00 PM
Learning Inside Out with Portfolios in Sakaiz_gs_pdevTeaching Normally students submit papers and projects from the outside in a gated learning management system (Sakai) for a lone instructor to grade. What if there was a way ...3-2902:00 PM
Experts Discuss ... The Role of the Expert in Democracyz_gs_pdevEthics Over the past 70 years, policy-making has become increasingly entangled with technical expertise. From climate change to macroeconomics to drug regulation, proper p...3-3003:30 PM
Workshop: Just Wagez_gs_pdev Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:30am to 1:30pm The workshop will explore criteria for a just wage in the light of Catholic Social Tradition such as: “family wage,” “asse...3-3108:30 AM
The Role of College: Enacting Empirically-Based Practices that Help Students Learn and Developz_gs_pdevMatthew J. Mayhew, PhDThe Ohio State UniversityMonday, April 3, 2017 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (lunch provided) Geddes Hall Coffee HouseCenter for Social Concerns Matthew ...4-311:30 AM
Small Teaching Book Talkz_gs_pdevTeachingJames M. Lang, Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, will give a talk on "Small Teaching," his most rece...4-702:00 PM
Dissertation Day Camp - April 2017z_gs_pdevThe Hesburgh Libraries and The University Writing Center cosponsor this Dissertation (or other large writing project) Day Camp. This camp is best suited for graduate...4-809:30 AM
Helping Students in Distress: Tips for Faculty and TAsz_gs_pdevTeaching As a teacher, students view you as a source of instruction, assistance, and sometimes personal support.  In your conversations with students, some will naturally sh...4-1010:30 AM
EAP Workshop: Conferences and Networkingz_gs_pdevCareer Conferences are often fun, motivating events that will push your research forward and allow you to interact with other researchers in your field. But just as often,...4-1205:15 PM
A Landscape View of Digital Teaching and Learning: How to Jump Inz_gs_pdevTeaching Participants will be introduced to differences between traditional face-to-face learning and online learning. The session will help participants begin to imagine ho...4-1809:30 AM
Using Rubrics to Assess Student Workz_gs_pdevTeaching Rubrics make grading criteria clearer to faculty and students, students turn in better work, and feedback is more objective and consistent. In this workshop, we exp...4-2003:30 PM
Screencasting with Camtasia (Maker Series)z_gs_pdevTeachingA screencast is a video of what’s happening on a computer screen. There's usually an audible narration and it can include highlighting, arrows, and other effects. In...4-2503:30 PM
Facilitating Discussion in the Humanities and Social Sciencesz_gs_pdevTeaching When done well, classroom discussions can meaningfully engage students with course material and improve learning. The panel will discuss effective methods for facil...4-2709:30 AM