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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
Introduction to Course Design Session III: Writing a Syllabusz_gs_pdevTeaching This workshop outlines the components of a learning-centered syllabus, incorporating the goals and assessment methods from the first “Fundamentals of Course Design”...3-109:30 AM
Conducting a Savvy Search - Spring 2017z_gs_pdevCareer Use a multi-faceted approach to your job search. Gain insights on the variety of career options available to graduate students, learn where to begin, discover helpf...3-105:00 PM
EAP Workshop: Keys to Academic Writing in the USz_gs_pdevResearchWhat is the key to an effective academic essay? What is the most convincing way to craft a written argument for an audience of scholars? In this workshop, you will l...3-105:15 PM
Ethical Leaders in STEM Info Sessionz_gs_pdevNotre Dame This information session will cover the Ethical Leaders in STEM program goals, application and selection process, and the activities that comprise the program with ...3-212:15 PM
CEPS Workshop: Community Engagement and Higher Education: History, Contexts, and Futurez_gs_pdev Colleges and universities increasingly advocate community engagement as a means to apply learning, serve community interests, and enhance relevance. Explore the his...3-203:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: No More Ugly Presentations - Lessons, Tips, and Tricks from a Graphic Designerz_gs_pdevProfessional Development Sarah Edmands Martin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design, will share insights into symbolism, meaning, and clarity of form found in promoti...3-301:00 PM
Introduction to Course Design Session IV: Lesson Planningz_gs_pdevTeaching Once you've established the goals, assessments, and broad structure of your course, how do you plan out each class session? This interactive workshop will give an o...3-609:30 AM
EAP Social Nightz_gs_pdev Join the members of the EAP team for an evening of food and social events 3-805:15 PM
Authentic Teachingz_gs_pdevTeaching In this unconventional workshop, participants will explore what teaching means to them and reflect on being true to themselves in the classroom. This will lead to o...3-903:30 PM
Barry Lopez Lecture: The Writer and Social Responsibilityz_gs_pdevEthicsBarry Lopez was born in 1945 in Port Chester, New York. He grew up in Southern California and New York City and attended college in the Midwest before moving to Oreg...3-905:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: Graduate Student Fellowship Winners Q&A Panelz_gs_pdevResearch Thinking about applying for a grant or fellowship in the future?  Want to improve your chances for a second shot at a major award?  Just wondering what is involved ...3-1001:00 PM
Application - Graduate Dissertation and Thesis Campz_gs_pdevPre-Application for Dissertation Camp - Spring Break 2017Spring Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is ...3-1308:30 AM
Application - Graduate Dissertation and Thesis Campz_gs_pdevPre-Application for Dissertation Camp - Spring Break 2017Spring Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is ...3-1408:30 AM
Application - Graduate Dissertation and Thesis Campz_gs_pdevPre-Application for Dissertation Camp - Spring Break 2017Spring Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is ...3-1508:30 AM
Application - Graduate Dissertation and Thesis Campz_gs_pdevPre-Application for Dissertation Camp - Spring Break 2017Spring Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is ...3-1608:30 AM
Microsoft Word: Using Word for Your Academic Writing Projectsz_gs_recommendedResearchWritten and oral communication Let MS Word simplify the formatting of your research writing projects! Using practice files based on the Graduate School's dissertation template, participants will ...3-1601:30 PM
Application - Graduate Dissertation and Thesis Campz_gs_pdevPre-Application for Dissertation Camp - Spring Break 2017Spring Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is ...3-1708:30 AM
New in Pedagogy Research: Student Perceptions and Effective Teachingz_gs_pdevTeaching Description coming soon! 3-2002:00 PM
EAP Workshop: Revising, Editing, and Online Writing Toolsz_gs_pdevResearch For most of us, the most challenging step in producing a publication-worthy piece of writing comes in the revision process. What are the best practices for improvin...3-2205:15 PM
CST Conference: Soul of Development: 50th Anniversary of Populorumz_gs_pdev  Populorum Progressio by Pope Paul VI is widely regarded as the "magna carta of development" as it provided the basis for many of the Catholic Church’s policies on ...3-2308:00 AM
Having Your Students Prepared for Class Discussionz_gs_pdevTeachingPresenter(s): Kasey Buckles, Associate Professor of Economics, and Brad Gregory, Professor of History More information coming soon! 3-2409:30 AM
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
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
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