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Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

February 2020

From Class Projects to Programs: Developing and Using Assessments to Measure Student Progress

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   From Class Projects to Programs: Developing and Using Assessments to Measure Student Progress Dr. Donelle Posey, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology   In this workshop, participants will discover the purpose and types of assessments and rubrics, how to develop rubrics to assess student learning, and how to use these as feedback to students and instructors. We will discuss how assessment can be used in the classroom and beyond. Participants are encouraged to bring…

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Writing Lock-In I

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN I   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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Workshop and Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Application

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WORKSHOP AND PANEL DISCUSSION: THE ACADEMIC JOB APPLICATION Dr. Zach Heiden, Department of Chemistry   With recent government budget cuts throughout the United States and limited funds going to higher education, the availability of faculty positions have been few and far between. When a faculty position does open up, competition is high. Although many applicants are qualified, many applicants do not succeed in their search for a faculty position because they are simply not…

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Implicit Bias Awareness Training

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:    Implicit Bias Awareness Training  Dr. Jaime Nolan, Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence   The Implicit Bias Awareness Training is available to provide participants with a greater understanding of how their actions and decisions may be unconsciously affecting how we perceive candidates.  Awareness that implicit bias can occur during the search and hiring process is an important step in WSU’s commitment to hiring and cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce.  …

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March 2020

Building A Publishing Pipeline

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative and ADVANCE present:   BUILDING A PUBLISHING PIPELINE Erin Furtak, PhD from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity   As academics, we have been told to write often and as much as we can, but no one teaches us how to keep track of the many different projects that we may be working on at any given time. As a result, we are pulled in multiple directions, and incremental progress made on multiple manuscripts…

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Event and Online Networking

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Event and Online Networking Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) Attendees will learn how to use LinkedIn algorithms and other online platforms to support their job search, network effectively, and sell themselves to prospective employers. Attendees will also learn the key strategic concepts of networking, including crucial in person networking strategies, video meeting etiquette, how to set up and execute informational interview, and how to generate job referrals that lead to interviews and job…

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Imposter Syndrome in Academia

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Imposter Syndrome in Academia Dr. Wipawee "Joy" Winuthayanon, Professor School of Molecular Biosciences What is Imposter Syndrome? How does it affect our career in the academic field? How can we overcome this? In this seminar, Dr. Winuthayanon will share her personal experience regarding the topics.   **Appetizers will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 2

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   DATA LITERACY: BUSTING MYTHS OF BIG DATA -PART 2 Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk…

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“Data Privacy and Security” vs. “Personal and Research Data Management”

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   “Data Privacy and Security” vs. “Personal and Research Data Management” Tom Ambrosi, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer & Mike Kluzik, Director, Office of Research Assurances   A general overview of what every person, including graduate students, need to be aware of regarding data privacy and security will be presented.  Examples of information technology threats WSU typically sees and addresses will be given along with practical scenarios exemplifying the risks or challenges…

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How to Craft a Teaching Philosophy

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:            How to Craft a Teaching Philosophy        Erika G. Offerdahl, Associate Professor School of Molecular Biosciences, Associate Director for Undergraduate Education & Steve Hines, Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning; Professor Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology   In this workshop, you will learn how to communicate your scholarly approach to teaching and commitment to student learning (including inclusion and diversity) in a teaching philosophy suitable for academic job applications.     **Lunch will be…

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Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Non-Academic Jobs for Social Sciences

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative Presents:   Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Non-Academic Jobs for Social Sciences   The PDI is hosting a great graduate alumni panel who will talk about their experiences in non-academic jobs. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice and experiences in graduate school. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be welcome…

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April 2020

Work and Wellness Discussion Series: Outliers

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative and the Association for Faculty Women present: WORK AND WELLNESS DISCUSSION SERIES A discussion on: Outliers: The Story of Success  by Malcolm Gladwell   A Special Discussion with: Melanie-Angela Neuilly, Associate Professor-Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Interim Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Inclusive Excellence   The Work and Wellness Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students, faculty and staff…

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Panel Discussion: A view of Entrepreneurship & Patents Outside Academia

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative Presents:   Panel Discussion: A view of Entrepreneurship & Patents outside Academia   The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great panel who will talk about their experiences in entrepreneurship and patents. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice during their journey. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be welcome to…

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