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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

More workshops coming soon!


  Past Workshops

Topic: Successfully Supervising Graduate Students’ Theses and Dissertations

Organized by: Dr. Patti Giuffre and Dr. Candace Hastings

Presented by:

  • Dr. Patti Giuffre, Assistant Dean, Graduate College and Professor, Sociology
  • Dr. Ron Hagelman, Associate Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Dr. Maureen Keeley-Vassberg, Professor, Department of Communication Studies
  • Dr. Alejandra Sorto, Professor, Mathematics

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!

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View the recorded presentation!


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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