The Seventh Annual Dissertation Forum
February 1 – 2, 2018
Sponsored by the Writing Studio, the USF Libraries, and
the Office of Graduate Studies
What is the Dissertation Forum?
This 1½ day event will inform you of resources and services for doctoral candidates who are currently working on prospectuses or dissertations. Sessions will include information about conducting research, writing strategies, research tools, stress management, and advice from recently hired assistant professors.
Grace Allen Room, Library 4th floor
The $25.00 registration fee covers the cost of food.
Thursday February 1, 2018, 1-4 pm
Todd Chavez, Dean, USF Libraries
Agenda & Introductions
Audrey Powers, Associate Librarian, USF Libraries
What Dissertators Should Know about the Office of Graduate Studies
Dr. Ruth Bahr, Associate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
Library Services & Library Liaisons
Nancy Cunningham, Director for Library Liaison Services, USF Libraries
Writing Studio & Mentors
Will Forde-Mazrui, Coordinator, USF Writing Studio
Can I Use That in My Dissertation? Tips on Copyright, Permissions, and the Use of Images
LeEtta Schmitt, Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian, USF Libraries
Friday February 2, 2018, 8:30 am – 4 pm
Registration & Welcome Breakfast
These will introduce you to apps and services to 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.
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. Panelists will include faculty from a number of USF colleges. They will answer your questions, so please provide input about what you would like to know.
Attend the workshops that meet your needs. They will focus on informing 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. Examples of workshops (subject to change):
|APA Style Central||Nancy Cunningham, USF Libraries|
|Balancing Life & Stress Management||Dr. Vincent Dehili|
|Conducting a Literature Review||Audrey Powers, USF Libraries|
|EDT Formatting Requirements / Q & A – Basic & Advanced||Matt Cordner, Office of Graduate Studies|
|How to Work with your Committee Members||Eric Hoyer, Office of Graduate Studies|
|IRB Workshop||Jamie Reddish|
|LaTeX||Daniel Romero Rodriguez|
|Metacognitive Strategies for Research||Maryellen Allen, USF Libraries|
|Scholarly Communication||Jason Boczar, USF Libraries|
|Style & Substance: What to Cite & When to Cite it||Will Forde-Mazrui, Writing Studio & Matt Torrence, USF Libraries|
|Writing your Dissertation||Will Forde-Mazrui, Writing Studio|