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Fall 2022 Workshops

 

TAMIU ARC's mission of developing a community of scholars placing greater value on graduate coursework and research led to the development of Professional Development Program. Beginning in Spring 2020, the Professional Development Program has provided frequent, high-quality workshops and training support for graduate students, faculty and staff. This gives the TAMIU community the resources, skills, and experience to go beyond with their education here at TAMIU. 

These workshops are conducted by both accomplished TAMIU Faculty and partners from other institutions, such as UT Health Science Center at Houston. Content varies from core competencies such as writing, presentation skills, to multiple course enhancement workshops on new research technology, methodology, and even how to publish in academic journals.

 

 

Fall 2022 events

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Spring 2022 Past events

PROF Center Workshop Publications

Presenter:

Dr. Kilburn & Dr. Tobin, ARC Leadership

Intended to guide faculty and staff. This session covers how to choose the right journals, how to utilize SciMago Journal Rankings, and how to gain insight on promotion and tenure committees. This session was co-presented with the TAMIU PROF Center, a resource for faculty and professionals.

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How to Make Surveys in Qualtrics

Presenter:

Tano Trevino, ARC Program Manager

Intended to guide graduate students on the survey tool Qualtrics XM. This session taught students to use TAMIU's preferred survey tool for research, work, or special projects. It was designed to help users such as students, staff, and faculty by delving into the basics of Qualtrics.

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Graduate Library Resources

Presenter:

Elizabeth Dezouche, TAMIU Librarian

Intended to guide 1st year graduate students on all things related to the TAMIU Library. This session targeted graduate students, teaching resources, tools, tips, and trips for active learning. It also taught discipline-specific library tools and how to get access to articles.

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Ref-n-Write Tutorial

Presenter:

Franco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

This workshop taught the writing tool, Ref-n-Write, is now available. Students who attended this tool tutorial workshop learned how to expand their academic vocabulary, create a personalized database of scientific, professional, and commonly use writing phrases and organize papers/references.

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Submitting to IRB

Presenter:

Brenda Guerrero, ARC Supplemental Instruction Leader

This workshop was designed to guide students who are thinking about doing research at TAMIU. This workshop taught tips, tricks, and hacks for submitting research requests to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at TAMIU.

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Python Coding Workshop

Presenter:

Roberto Torres Saenz, ARC Data Scientist

Intended to guide graduate students interested in learning the basics of the Python coding language. This coding language is perfect for developing and analyzing statistical information for all manner of research,

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NVivo Workshop

Presenter:

Tano Trevino, ARC Program Manager

Intended to guide graduate students on the NVivo note-taking tool. Perfect for professional students who are conducting qualitative research and interviews.

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Submitting Papers to Conferences/Publishers

Presenter:

Franco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

Intended to guide graduate students who want to submit their writing to conferences and publishers. One of the goals of serious, professional students will be to speak and communicate their research to an informed audience. This workshop was designed to help writers prepare both as presenters and as people seeking publication with journals.

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Formatting Posters for Conferences

Presenter:

Brenda Guerrero, ARC Supplemental Instruction Leader

Intended to guide graduate students who are preparing to present at conferences and other public speaking events. Our Supplemental Instruction Leader Brenda Guerrero teaches students the best techniques and methods for formatting and printing their posters to make the best presentations possible!

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Fall 2021 Past events

How to Start Writing Your Thesis

Presenter:

Franco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

Intended to guide graduate students on starting their thesis, and/or how to revise their current thesis as per TAMIU Thesis and Dissertation Manual. Templates, tools and other resources will be shared. Topics covered will be basics on developing an outline, drafting the introduction, organizing research, practicing healthy thesis writing time management, and how to refine your Thesis I or II process. This workshop will be on TAMIU campus with limited seating. Registration is required.

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RefWorks: Introduction & Basics

Presenter:

Franco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

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Cut your research writing time in half! Learn how to organize, share and cite sources for academic projects and papers with Refworks, an online citation tool. Our presenter will walk you through the basics of setting up your account, saivng a source, sharing sources with collaborators, annotating sources, creating bibliography/citation page and more! This workshop will be on TAMIU campus with limited seating. Registration is required.

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Equity & Inclusion: Developing Awareness and Skills

Facilitators:

Dr. Jared Dmello, Assistant Professor

Cindy Villarreal, ARC Program Manager

  

Be on the forefront of this culture of change! Join us for valuable conversations, activities and equip yourself with tools to develop skills to deal with personal differences, and advance equity and inclusion on our TAMIU campus. These research-proven techniques will empower both mentors and mentees to ensure a productive and inclusive partnership is formed. Everyone is invited and our facilitators will ensure this is a safe space for these important conversations. This workshop will be on TAMIU campus with limited seating. Registration is required.

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Ref-n-Write: Tool Tutorial

Presenter:

Franco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

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Writing for TAMIU students is about to get easier! We're happy to announce a new writing tool, Ref-n-Write, is now available. Attend this tool tutorial workshop and learn how to expand your academic vocabulary, create a personalized database of scientific, professional, and commonly used writing phrases and organize papers/references.

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RefWorks: Advanced

Presenter:

Janessa Berlanga, ARC Graduate Research Assistant

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Great for APA 7, MLA 8, Chicago, and other users! Attend this tutorial on creating and editing references and citations, saving documents in the cloud, and more! Open to TAMIU writers and researchers. Learn all the latest tips and tricks this software offers.

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Preparing for Academic Conferences

Presenter:

Janessa Berlanga, ARC Graduate Research Assistant

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If public speaking makes you uncomfortable, this is the workshop for you. TAMIU ARC Graduate Research Assistant Janessa Berlanga provides the TAMIU community with public speaking tips, methods for organizing your presentation, and other tips to give an excellent presentation at an academic conference.

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Cloud-Based Data Analysis Using D-Tale (Python Tool)

Presenter:

Roberto Torres Saenz, ARC Data Scientist

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This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about data analysis software and statistical research methods. This live workshop covered the Dtale cloud based data analysis tool for Python. It was be hosted by TAMIU Advancing Research and Curriculum's Data Scientist Roberto Torres.

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APA 7 Formatting Style

Presenter:

Franco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

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Worried about references and accidental plagiarism? ARC has got you covered! This workshop will cover everything you need to know about APA 7th Edition formatting, including in-text citations, references, and changes from the last version of APA citation style. Ideal for college writers in social science fields like psychology, sociology, and more!

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Spring 2021 Past events

Exploratory Data Analysis using Python

Presenter:

Roberto Torres Saenz, ARC Data Scientist

Learn how to look for trends in a data set, drill down information, generate facts and figures, and discover correlations within the variables. After the presentation, participants will get to explore a data set and perform an exploratory data analysis (EDA). This workshop will be on TAMIU campus with limited seating. Registration is required.

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SPSS: Tool Tutorial

Presenter:

Lesly Hernandez, ARC Supplemental Instruction Leader

Learn the fundamentals of IBM SPSS with this step-by-step introduction workshop along with hands-on learning through examples. You'll learn how to enter and edit data, how to conduct descriptive statistics, variable creation and manipulation and even how to create frequency tables. After the presentation, you will get to practice with sample data provided. This workshop will be on TAMIU campus with limited seating. Registration is required.

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Ref-n-Write: Tool tutorial

Presenter:

Mr. Francisco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

 

 

Writing for TAMIU students is about to get easier! We're happy to announce a new writing tool, Ref-n-Write, is now available. Attend this tool tutorial workshop and learn how to expand your academic vocabulary, create a personalized database of scientific, professional, and commonly used writing phrases and organize papers/references. In person workshop, with limited seating due to COVID-19 protocols. Must RSVP to attend.

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Defending & Submitting Your Thesis/Dissertation

Presenter:

Mr. Francisco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

 For those finalizing their Thesis II or dissertation, this workshop's for you! Our Writing Consultant will cover how to conduct your final defense for your committee and how to conduct final edits through the TAMIU College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School. This virtual workshop is open to all TAMIU students even those not enrolled in Thesis II. You'll also receive public speaking tips, appropriate presentation conduct, how to prepare and more! Must RSVP to attend.

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RefWorks- Advanced

Presenter:

Elizabeth DeZouche, Information Literary Librarian

Ready to organize your research and finalize that paper? Bring your work to this workshop! After this advanced workshop, you will be able to: export a Bibliography/Works Cited, create in-text citations, and more! All majors are welcome from both Undergraduate and Graduate level.This workshop is not for beginners of RefWorks. You must have some of your research done to find benefit from this workshop. Have registered for your free RefWorks account and have your first draft of your writing completed. Registration is required.

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How to Start Writing Your Thesis Workshop

Presenter:

Mr. Francisco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

Intended to guide graduate students on starting their thesis/dissertation, and/or how to revise their current thesis as per TAMIU Thesis and Dissertation Manual. Templates, tools and other resources will be shared. Topics covered will be basics on developing an outline, drafting the introduction, organizing research, practicing healthy thesis writing time management, and how to refine your Thesis I or II process.  

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RefWorks- Tool Introduction

Presenter:

Elizabeth DeZouche, Information Literary Librarian

Ms. DeZouche demonstrated to TAMIU students how to organize their citations using RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool. This online workshop aimed to aid you on your research writing, academic projects and papers. Learn how to easily share and cite your sources while saving yourself valuable time. All majors were welcomed from both Undergraduate and Graduate level.

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Fall 2020 Past events

Research Bootcamp

Presenters:

Dr. Susan H. Fenton, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

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Eight week long program for TAMIU upper-level undergraduate (60+ credit hours) or graduate students. Students will take on a research project while learning new skills such as data analysis, R programming language, overview of scientific method & research and ultimately produce a research paper ready to be submitted to a journal or publication, or present at an academic conference. Open to all Majors! Virtual instruction this Summer 2020.

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RefWorks Virtual Workshop

Presenter:

Elizabeth DeZouche, Information Literary Librarian

Ms. DeZouche will demonstrate to TAMIU students how to organize their citations using RefWorks, a web-based citation management tool. Join this online workshop to aid you on your research writing, academic projects and papers. Learn how to easily share and cite your sources while saving yourself valuable time. All majors are welcome from both Undergraduate and Graduate level.

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How to Start Writing Your Thesis Workshop

Presenter:

Mr. Francisco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

Intended to guide graduate students on starting their thesis/dissertation, and/or how to revise their current thesis as per TAMIU Thesis and Dissertation Manual. Templates, tools and other resources will be shared. Topics covered will be basics on developing an outline, drafting the introduction, organizing research, practicing healthy thesis writing time management, and how to refine your Thesis I or II process.  

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Data Cleaning Workshop

Presenter:

Mr. Roberto Torres-Saenz, ARC Data Scientist

 Cleaning data is a crucial first step before any analysis, and regularly the most time consuming. The quality of data analysis is directly affected by the quality of your data. TAMIU ARC's Data Scientist will guide participants on cleaning procedures critical to ensure data is ready for analysis. Topics covered will be what types of errors could exist in a dataset, how to deal with those errors, determine if data is still useful, and how to calculate a sample size. 

 

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How to Defend Your Thesis, Proposal or Dissertation

Presenter:

Mr. Francisco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant

This live, virtual workshop is for students who want guidance preparing for their Thesis/Dissertation Defense or Proposal. Writing Consultant Franco Zamora will cover public speaking tips, organization strategies, how to address your Thesis Committee during the defense, and former recent defendees will share their advice. Great for students nearing the completion of their Proposal in Thesis I or who are preparing their final defense for Thesis II or dissertation.

 

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The Basics of Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

Presenter:

Dr. Wanzhu Shi, Assistant Professor 

 SEM or Structural Equation Modeling largely used in the social science field, links survey design to data analysis. Participants will learn in this workshop the basic concepts of SEM. They will get to work with actual examples from the field by ultimately practicing survey design and construct the measurement model by the end of the workshop. Dr. Wanzhu Shi is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Administration program. Her current research interests focus on nonprofit management, social media usage in public sectors, and community assessment.

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Editing Your Thesis or Dissertation

Presenter:

Francisco Zamora, ARC Graduate Writing Consultant & COAS's Miguel

This live, virtual workshop is designed for Thesis II or dissertation students who have successfully defended their thesis or dissertation and who are working on the revising and editing process for either COAS or the Graduate School. This workshop will cover proper formatting techniques and methods for the thesis or dissertation, including the Table of Contents, the Title and Approval page, necessary forms, proper citation use, and other essential pages. This is the best way to make sure that you finish your manuscript with the fastens revision process possible.                                                       

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How & Where to Publish

Presenters:

Dr. Ken Tobin, Professor & Dr. John Kilburn, Associate Vice President 

Drs. Tobin and Kilburn will discuss how faculty should select an academic journal to maximize their chances of promotion and tenure. they will review how the Scimago Journal Ranking web site can be a powerful tool in deciding how to disseminate your research. Dr. Tobin will also share his insights into what promotion and tenure committees' value as significant scholarship. While this workshop targets junior faculty, all students and faculty are welcome.

 

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Spring 2020 Past Events

Writing & Research Workshop

Presenters:

Franco Zamora, Writing Consultant 

Elizabeth DeZouche, Information Literacy Librarian

 

Guided tutorials on using online citation resources such as Endnote. Graduate students will also participate in mentored writing exercises and learn about receiving personalized writing guidance from our Graduate Writing Consultant. There will be a reference section library tour at 5:30pm prior to the workshop. Those interested should meet in front of Starbucks. Spaces are limited.

Developing Posters

Presenters: 

Dr. Alison M. Hadley, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Kenneth J. Tobin, TAMIU ARC Co-Director

Workshop will help students design and effective poster presentation for professional conferences. Students will receive tips of inserting figures and images and appropriate amount and size of text. Additionally, students will learn the various resources for printing the final poser version. Using PowerPoint, students should complete the workshop with a working draft of their poster. 

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Developing Oral Presentations

Presenters: 

Dr. Alison M. Hadley, Visiting Assistant Professor

Workshop will help students organize and execute an effective oral and execute an effective oral presentation for professional conferences. Tips will be given on visual aids including tips on the amount and size of text and use of images. The workshop will include advice on giving an oral presentation, including use of notes, eye contact, staying within time limits, and posture.

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RefWorks Workshop

Presenters:

Elizabeth DeZouche,  Information Literacy Librarian

RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool that makes research management and paper-writing easy. This workshop will guide students on using the online tool which will aid in the organization, sharing and citing of sources for academic projects and papers. Start saving yourself time today, try RefWorks and be more productive! View video tutorial via link below.

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