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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
Foundations in Teaching Seriesz_gs_pdev This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, ...1-1809:30 AM
Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questionsz_gs_pdev Multiple choice tests are easy to administer, but good questions are hard to write. This workshop provides strategies, resources, and practice for designing questio...1-2303:30 PM
Teaching for Social Justice Using Community Based Learning (Panel)z_gs_pdev Panelists, Jason Ruiz, Associate Professor, American Studies, Kaneb Center Fellow, Maria McKenna, Associate Professor of the Practice, Africana Studies, Kaneb Cente...1-2410:30 AM
EAP Workshop: Surviving Winterz_gs_pdevProfessional DevelopmentThe South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation di...1-2405:15 PM
Foundations in Teaching Seriesz_gs_pdev This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, ...1-2509:30 AM
Foundations in Teaching Seriesz_gs_pdev This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, ...2-109:30 AM
Teaching with Current Eventsz_gs_pdev Student’s often want to see the “real-world” applications of classroom material. One method of getting students thinking about these practical applications is throu...2-209:30 AM
Lunch and Learn: Who Are You? Managing Your Professional Reputationz_gs_pdevCareer Whatever you call it (value proposition, scholarly identity, personal brand, etc.), your professional reputation precedes you whether you pursue a career in academi...2-201:00 PM
Book Workshop Part 1: The Book as Objectz_gs_pdevJoin Megan J. Hall, Ph.D. (Medieval Institute) and Julie Tanaka, Ph.D. (Curator, Special Collections) in Hesburgh Library Special Collections (Library 102) for a boo...2-202:00 PM
Gathering Early Semester Student Feedbackz_gs_pdev Research indicates that ongoing formative feedback from students and colleagues is the best way to improve teaching (National Research Council, 2003). Early semeste...2-703:30 PM
EAP Workshop: TAing and Advisor Relationshipsz_gs_pdevTeachingOne of the most enduring and important relationships you will form in graduate school is the one you will share with your advisor or PI. Constructing this relationsh...2-705:15 PM
Lunch and Learn: Processing Feedbackz_gs_pdevTeaching Feedback: How to request it, process it, and use it to better your work. Have you ever left a meeting with your advisor sobbing - or seething? Do you have a hard ti...2-901:00 PM
EAP Workshop: Academic Job Interviewsz_gs_pdevCareerThe academic job search is a difficult process. It is pitiless and impersonal, governed more by conventional standards than by any specific concerns of the job or th...2-1205:15 PM
Lunch and Learn: Public Perceptions of Expertisez_gs_pdevEthics2-1601:00 PM
The Three Big Isms: Racez_gs_pdev Using case studies, this workshop explores the topic of race in the classroom; more specifically, how each of these factors might influence educational attainment, ...2-1902:00 PM
EAP Workshop: Conferences and Networkingz_gs_pdevResearchConferences 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, ...2-2105:15 PM
Effective Lecture Strategiesz_gs_pdevAre you preparing to give a lecture, for the first or the fiftieth time? Wondering how you can engage your students during a lecture? This session will get you ready...2-2210:30 AM
Lunch and Learn: Open Science Framework (OSF) 101z_gs_pdevResearch Improve your research workflow! This session provides an introduction to using the Open Science Framework (OSF) - a free, open-source web application built to help ...2-2301:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: Postdoc or Not? All About Postdoc Positionsz_gs_pdevCareer Are you unsure if you need to pursue a postdoc or not? Do you have questions on how to find postdoc jobs? Join us to learn all about postdoctoral research associate...3-201:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: Art of Grantsmanship: Promoting grant writing in a resumez_gs_pdevProfessional Development3-901:00 PM
Course Design Bootcamp, Day 1z_gs_pdev **This is a 2 DAY workshop** Lunch will be served each day Interested in creating a course from scratch? At this intensive 2-day workshop, you will learn and apply ...3-1208:00 AM
Course Design Bootcamp, Day 2z_gs_pdev **This is a 2 DAY workshop** Lunch will be served each day Interested in creating a course from scratch? At this intensive 2-day workshop, you will learn and apply ...3-1308:00 AM
EAP Workshop: Revising, Editing, and Online Writing Toolsz_gs_pdevResearchFor 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 improving...3-2105:15 PM
CEPS Workshop: Higgins Labor Program will discuss labor issues in the academy. Friday, March 23, 8:30 to 10:30 am.z_gs_pdev Save the Date: The next graduate student workshop will be Friday, March 23, 8:30 to 10:30 am. Dr. Dan Graff of the Department of History and Director of the Higgins...3-2308:30 AM
Alternative Forms of Expressionz_gs_pdev Having students create a video, poster, or sound recording can be an appropriate alternative to written work and it helps develop media literacy. This session is a ...3-2309:30 AM
What I Learned About Teaching as a Westville Prison Instructorz_gs_pdev Panelists: Maria McKenna, Associate Professor of the Practice, Africana Studies, Kaneb Center Fellow, Kate Marshall, Associate Professor 20th- and 21st-Century Amer...3-2703:30 PM
EAP Workshop: Writing Cover Lettersz_gs_pdevCareerCurriculum Vitae, a Latin word which means ‘your story’ or ‘course of life’, is an effective way to make an impression on the employers. A CV contains a brief sketch...3-2703:45 PM
Design Thinking in a Classroomz_gs_pdev4-502:00 PM
Fostering Deep Learning and Creativity with Author Ken Bainz_gs_pdev Fostering Deep Learning and Creativity – Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do will facilitate.   4-602:00 PM
EAP Workshop: Understanding Political Correctness and Microaggressionsz_gs_pdevProf DevThe politics of language and identity in the U.S. are confusing, even for those of us who lived in the United States for our entire lives. It can be challenging to a...4-905:15 PM
Evaluating Neutrality in the Classroomz_gs_pdev4-1010:30 AM
EAP Workshop: Mentoring Studentsz_gs_pdevTeachingYou will probably have regular interactions with undergraduates while pursuing your graduate degree, whether in the classroom or in the lab. You will collaborate wit...4-1605:15 PM
What's New in Pedagogy Researchz_gs_pdev Drawing on recently published scholarship on teaching and learning, this workshop will explore what research tells us about the perceptions students bring to the cl...4-1709:30 AM
The Three Big Isms: Classz_gs_pdev Using case studies, this workshop explores the topic of class in the classroom; more specifically, how each of these factors might influence educational attainment,...4-1903:30 PM
EAP Workshop: Writing CVsz_gs_pdevCareer A neat and well-written cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview or having the CV/Resume ignored. This workshop will walk you through ...4-2403:45 PM
Teaching Well Using Technologyz_gs_pdevDuring Senior Week we will offer hands-on sessions to help you start working on the Teaching Well Using Technology Certificate. Please note that you can participate ...5-1508:30 AM
Teaching Well Using Technologyz_gs_pdevDuring Senior Week we will offer hands-on sessions to help you start working on the Teaching Well Using Technology Certificate. Please note that you can participate ...5-1610:00 AM