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Faculty Development Workshops

The Graduate College is partnering with Faculty Development to provide training workshops for new and current faculty members on a variety of topics related to graduate education. For other workshops for faculty not related to graduate education, please visit Faculty Development.

  Upcoming Workshops

Topic: Successfully Supervising Graduate Students’ Theses and Dissertations

Format: Faculty Focus webinar

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 10:00-11:30 AM (ZOOM only)

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Description: Are you new to supervising student research? Is it your first time to supervise a thesis or dissertation? Do you want to learn more about effectively supervising your students’ research? Then this is the workshop for you! The first portion of the workshop (45 minutes) will include a panel of faculty from master’s and doctoral programs who will respond to prompts about working with students and supporting student progress. The second portion of the workshop (30 minutes) will be break-out discussion sessions, in which faculty will discuss how to handle different scenarios. Then, the groups will come back together for 15 minutes to share main points from their break-out discussions. Faculty attendees will leave the workshop with student-supportive strategies and a packet of resources.

  Past Workshops

Topic: Recruiting and Mentoring Students at Texas State

Presented by: Dr. Sandy Rao, Assistant Dean, and Dr. Eric Paulson, Associate Dean

Description: This workshop address resources and strategies designed to support programs in their recruitment efforts and provide faculty with best practices in mentoring graduate students.

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Topic: Supporting Graduate Students for External Fellowships, Awards, and the Academic Job Market

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz, External Funding Coordinator, and Dr. Andrea Golato, Graduate Dean 

Description: Writing letters of recommendation can help your students, Texas State, and your own career trajectory. This workshop provides tips on streamlining the process, crafting effective messages, and formatting.

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Topic: Graduate College Services to Faculty in Support of Graduate Education

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Golato, Graduate Dean, and Dr. Sandy Rao, Assistant Dean

Description: The mission of the Graduate College (GC) is to provide vision, leadership and direction for excellence in graduate education at the university. While the GC is recognized for the services it offers to graduate students and academic units, it also supports the mentoring and scholarly activities of graduate faculty. Come meet the GC deans to learn more about how they are supporting faculty in research and mentoring endeavors, thereby promoting successful and innovative graduate education.