Graduate Education Week

The Graduate School is celebrating its 7th Annual Graduate Education Week to be held Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th 2015. Graduate Education Week (GEW) is a celebration highlighting the great work of our graduate students. In addition, the week will serve as an opportunity to attract prospective students and legitimize the need for continued funding of graduate education.

We welcome you to join us as NC State recognizes graduate education. A full listing of events is available below.

We hope to see you at the events!

All week long

PFL ON DEMAND WORKSHOPS | ALL WEEK LONG ONLINE

Can't make it to an event in person? Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) has workshops and seminars available on-demand for graduate students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No registration necessary--just enroll yourself in the Moodle project space for that workshop and you will have immediate access to the workshop materials.

Choose from our many great program options:

  • Fundamentals in Teaching: Classroom Assessment Techniques, Classroom Management, Establishing Authority and Credibility in the Classroom, and many more
  • Professional and Personal Development: How to Handle a Phone Interview, The Informational Interview, and more
  • Responsible Conduct of Research: Writing an Effective Research Statement, Writing Federal Research Proposals, and more
Monday, March 23

PDS: UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL | TALLEY 4280 (9:00AM-11:00AM)

Are you interested in learning more about your own personality style and values to leverage strengths to become a better leader? Curious about determining your passion and purpose? Then come to this interactive workshop to explore how to tap into your best strengths and achieve your goals.
Outcomes: In this workshop, students will:

  • Identify personal values
  • Describe how those values influence decisions
  • Determine how to use those values to achieve goals
  • Prepare to use values and passion to lead others

UGSA TRIVIA BOWL FINAL | MCDAID'S IRISH PUB, HILLSBOROUGH ST (7:30PM-9:30PM)

All semester, departments have competed against each other in the UGSA Trivia Bowl series. Tonight, the top teams from each round challenge each other for the ultimate prize: UGSA Trivia Bowl Championship! Congratulations to all of the departments who qualified for the final.

Tuesday,
March 24

UGSA OUTSTANDING GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARDS CEREMONY | MCKIMMON CENTER (12:00PM-2:00PM)

The University Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 12:00-2:00pm at the McKimmon Center. This annual event is a celebration of excellence in graduate student teaching and serves as the primary university-level forum for recognizing instructional efforts in the laboratory and classroom. We strongly encourage all departments to participate so that your students may receive the recognition they deserve.

Wednesday,
March 25

10TH ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM | MCKIMMON CENTER (1:30PM-5:00PM)

The 10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium will showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at NC State, in addition to providing students with the opportunity to practice their communication skills with those outside of their discipline. The symposium is also designed to demonstrate the importance of graduate level research to state decision-makers.

PDS: A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS | TALLEY 4280 (1:00PM-3:00PM)

Communication is one of the most important aspects of science. How you communicate depends on whether you are publishing results in a peer-reviewed journal, talking to a reporter, interacting with students, or discussing your research with the public. This workshop is designed to introduce you to utilizing art, specifically photography, as a means to communicate your research. This will be a challenging workshop that we hope will help you develop both your intellectual as well as photographic skills. In this workshop you will blend different photography techniques, enhanced communication skills, and your passion for your research in order to photograph your "craft." This event will be led by Dr. Jennifer Dixon, a postdoctoral scholar in Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences.

Thursday, March 26

TDSS: WRITING THE DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION OF YOUR DISSERTATION | TALLEY 4280 (1:00PM-2:30PM)

Writing the Discussion and Conclusion of Your Dissertation will introduce doctoral students to the key concepts of writing these final sections/chapters of their dissertations. We cover faculty expectations, describing your contribution to the field, and other required elements. Students will have time to work on their own dissertations in consultation wit the Director of TDSS. Students should register online at go.ncsu.edu/tdss_reg.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE | 1000 MAIN CAMPUS DRIVE, CENTENNIAL CAMPUS (2:00PM-4:00PM)

All graduate students and faculty are welcome to join us at the Graduate School's NEW location in the College of Textiles for a fun open house. Meet the people who work behind the scenes to help you through graduate school, enjoy some drinks and snacks, and even win some door prizes!  

Friday,
March 27

FIT: TEACHING PHILOSOPHY PEER REVIEW | TALLEY 4280 (9:00AM-10:00AM)

Description: Writing your teaching philosophy is one of the most challenging tasks you will do when developing your portfolio. It is also the most important. After you have completed Parts 1 and 2 of the Introduction to the Teaching Portfolio online module, bring two copies of your teaching philosophy draft to this informal session to work with a peer to develop your best teaching philosophy statement. This is the perfect opportunity to "field test" your philosophy, receive comments on your draft, and offer constructive feedback to one of your peers.
Note: This workshop does not count as one of the six required workshops for the CoAT program.
Outcomes: After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply feedback from peers to edit and revise their teaching philosophy statement
  • Offer constructive feedback to others who are writing their teaching philosophy statement
  • Apply the rubric and guidelines to evaluate the quality of teaching philosophy statements