the Office of Graduate Studies sponsored the Sixth Annual Dissertation Forum.
What is the Dissertation Forum?
This 1.5 day event provides information on resources and services for doctoral candidates currently working on prospectuses or dissertations. Sessions include information about conducting research, writing strategies, research tools, stress management and advice from recently hired assistant professors.
Date & Location
February 16 & 17, 2017; Grace Allen Room, LIB 4th Floor
Cost to Attend
The $25.00 registration fee covers the cost of food.
Thursday, February 16, 1PM-4PM
Welcome, Introductions, Meet & Greet
Resources for Doctoral Students
Office of Graduate Studies, USF Libraries, Writing Studio
Lightning Round Sessions
These 10 minute sessions will introduce you to apps and services that will make your life easier during the research and writing process.
After this introduction you will be able to determine which apps and services you would like to know more about, where to obtain individual assistance and where to register for more advanced training workshops. The apps and services covered will include:
- Scholar Commons
- Story Maps
- InterLibrary Loan
Friday, February 17, 9AM-4PM
Welcome and Breakfast
What Dissertators Should Know About the Office of Graduate Studies
Dr. Ruth Bahr, Assistant Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
How the Library Can Help You Get It Done
Todd Chavez, Dean, USF Libraries
Meet Your Librarian and Writing Studio Consultants
Nine workshops will be offered throughout the day. Each workshop will be marked as a Beginner Workshop or an Intermediate Workshop which will enable you to choose the best workshops for your needs.
New Faculty Panel and Q & A
Newly hired faculty members who recently went through the dissertation process will provide candid advice about planning and meeting your goals, practicing flexibility and patience with topic changes, research difficulties, managing dissertation committee challenges, etc. Faculty panelists will include faculty from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, The Arts, and Education. They will answer YOUR questions, so please provide input about what you would like to know.
Collaborative Insights, Goal Setting and Feedback
These workshops will inform you about the use of research tools, research and writing skills, use of media, publishing, legal issues, and other important aspects of the dissertation process.
LeEtta Schmidt, USF Libraries
Scholarly Communication (click for presentation slides)
Jason Boczar, USF Libraries
Tips & Tricks for the Literature Review – Beyond the Basics (click for presentation slides)
Susan Ariew, USF Libraries
Digital Media & Your Dissertation
Barbara Lewis, USF Libraries
Metacognitive Strategies for Research (click for presentation slides)
Maryellen Allen, USF Libraries
Matthew Cordner, Office of Graduate Studies
Writing Your Dissertation
Danielle Farrar, Writing Studio
Balancing Life & Stress Management (click for presentations slides)
TBA, Counseling Center
How to Work with Your Committee Members
Eric Hoyer, Office of Graduate Studies