This spring, the Writing Studio, the USF Libraries, and
the Office of Graduate Studies sponsored the Sixth Annual Dissertation Forum.
Scroll down for links to presentation handouts and slides

What is the Dissertation Forum?

The Dissertation forum is an annual event that 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.

This year’s Dissertation Forum has concluded. Be sure to check back periodically for information regarding next year’s forum!

Date & Location

Check back on information regarding next year’s Dissertation Forum!

Cost to Attend

The $25.00 registration fee covers the cost of food.

Forum Schedule

Thursday, February 16, 1PM-4PM

Welcome, Introductions, Meet & Greet

Resources for Doctoral Students
Office of Graduate Studies, USF Libraries, Writing Studio

Lightning Round Sessions
Apps and services covered:

  • BrowZine
  • One-Tab
  • NVivo
  • RefWorks
  • Scholar Commons
  • EndNote
  • Scalar
  • Scrivener
  • Tiki-Toki
  • Story Maps
  • InterLibrary Loan
  • Tableau

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


New Faculty Panel and Q & A
Newly hired faculty members who recently went through the dissertation process 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 included faculty from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, The Arts, and Education.




Closing Discussion
Collaborative Insights, Goal Setting and Feedback

Workshop Information

ETD Formatting Requirements Q & A
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

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