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College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

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Graduate Student Support Programs

College of Graduate Studies (COGS) often has events and workshops to support University of Idaho graduate students. Below is a list of some of workshops and support group meetings. Also, be sure to view our event calendar for upcoming events.

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Graduate Student Essentials

  • Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 7 – Oct. 5
  • Library First Floor Classroom & via Zoom

» Registration required: https://libcal.uidaho.edu/calendar/workshops/

This workshop series covers topics including essential library resources and services for graduate students; preparing for journal article publishing; using ArcGIS online; and organizing, managing, and storing your data. This series also includes a session of drop-in citation management help and an associated YouTube Playlist on how to use Zotero (free and open source!) to manage your citations.

Series schedule:

  • Sept. 7: 10 Essential Library Skills to Ace Graduate School
  • Sept. 14: Six Questions You Need to Ask Before Publishing a Journal Article
  • Sept. 21: Web Mapping for Every Discipline: How to Use ArcGIS Online
  • Sept. 28: Seven Tips to Make Your Data Management Life Easier
  • Oct. 5: Drop-in Citation Management Help
 
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Preparing Future Faculty

  • Tuesdays, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 7 - Nov. 30
  • Zoom ONLY

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/84339792938

In collaboration with the College of Graduate Studies (COGS), the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides dedicated instructional and pre-faculty development support for all Ph.D. students, TAs, and Post-docs. Through our affiliation with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), we further emphasize the professional development of STEM future faculty, with a focus on inclusive teaching and learning. The Preparing Future Faculty program provides an opportunity for credentialing in higher education pedagogy, through participation in the program.

LTD = Learning Through Diversity. This includes pedagogy workshops, CIRTL programming, and personal/professional development.

Series schedule:

  • Sept. 7: CIRTL Foundations: Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning Through Diversity (LTD)
  • Sept. 21: Inclusion by Design, Part 1: Designing a Successful Class and Syllabus (LTD)
  • Oct. 5: Inclusion by Design, Part 2: Inclusive Online Course Design and Practices (LTD)
  • Oct. 19: Using Your Learning Management System (LMS) Successfully
  • Nov. 2: Engaging Students with Technology
  • Nov. 16: Motivating and Engaging Students
  • Nov. 30: Handing Hot Topics and Difficult Dialogues
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Grad Student Support Workshops

  • Mondays 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, & Nov. 29
  • ISUB Clearwater Rm

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/s/89492225880

These monthly interactive workshops, facilitated by Dr. Dakota Mauzay (Clinical Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Testing Center) will explore topics of particular relevance to graduate students, such as Imposter Syndrome, balancing roles and responsibilities, and communicating with advisors. Dr. Mauzay is the new grad student liaison for the CTC. 

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Dissertation/Thesis Support Group

Faculty member Dr. Ben Ridenhour and Dir. of Grad Student Support Programs, will continue to facilitate a weekly dissertation support group aimed at candidate level doctoral students (though others are VERY welcome to attend, including those working on a thesis). The weekly meetings will involved goal-setting, trouble-shooting, and peer and faculty support activities. Get your dissertation finished with the support of your community and graduate!

Wednesdays: 4 - 5 p.m.
Zoom at: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/88106343402

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Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Workshops

  • Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 29 & Oct. 13
  • Zoom ONLY

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/84823659124

These workshops walk through how to start formatting your thesis or dissertation, provide helpful tips and guidelines, and describe all required components of a finished product. The second workshop focuses on troubleshooting any problems students encounter.

Series schedule:

  • Sept. 29: Getting Started on the Right Page
  • Oct. 13: Feedback and Troubleshooting
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Funding 102

  • Wednesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 27 or 28 
  • IRIC 321

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/87484998659

Join members of the College of Graduate Studies team along with other prospective students to learn the process of Grad School Funding. This session takes a close look at funding your graduate education. Choose ONE session to attend (content is the same)

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Master’s 101 & PhD 101

The College of Graduate Studies presents two workshops to guide you through every step of the Master’s and PhD processes, including dates, deadlines, planning documents, and explanations of COGS forms and procedures. Bring your questions!

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Professional Development Initiative

  • Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30
  • Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 3 & 17
  • IRIC 321

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/s/83748588657

Professional Development Initiative (PDI) creates and coordinates events, workshops, and classes; and provides services that will help ensure the success of graduate students, postdocs and other early career trainees academically and in their careers.

Series schedule:

  • Sept. 22: Preparing for Networking/Career Fair
  • Oct. 20: Resumes and CVs
  • Nov. 3: Online Job Applications
  • Nov. 17: Interviewing Strategies
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Prestigious Fellowship Workshops

  • Thursdays, 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30
  • IRIC 305

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/88143375602

This workshop series helps in preparing students to apply for featured prestigious fellowships. We introduce the three featured fellowships (NSF-GRFP, Ford, and NDSEG), delve into eligibility and application requirements, and begin developing the essays.

Series schedule:

  • Sept. 9: Workshop 1: Introduction to the Three Major Fellowships (NSF-GRFP, Ford, and NDSEG)
  • Sept. 16: Workshop 2: Developing the Essays and Statements
  • Sept. 23: International Students Workshop – Opportunities and Strategies
  • Sept. 30: Workshop 3: Panel of Current Student Awardees + Q&A
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Write-Ins plus Writing Workshops

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Sept. 8 (write-in) & Sept. 22 (workshop)
    • Oct. 6 (write-in) & Oct. 20 (workshop)
    • Nov. 3 (write-in) & Nov. 17 (workshop)
  • Library 1st Floor Classroom

» Zoom: https://uidaho.zoom.us/j/87956376332

Any graduate students or postdocs interested in getting some writing/studying done in a group environment for accountability are welcome. The second write-in session of each month begins with a one-hour workshop led by the Graduate Writing Tutor. Snacks provided!

Workshop Series schedule (4:30-5:30 p.m.):

  • Sept. 22: Proofreading Basics
  • Oct. 20: Citing Sources with Confidence
  • Nov. 17: From Complicated to Clear: Three Writing Principles for Improving Clarity
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Graduate Student Support Calendar

Contact

College of Graduate Studies

Physical Address:
Morrill Hall Room 104

Mailing Address:
College of Graduate Studies
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3017
Moscow, ID 83844-3017

Phone: 208-885-2647

Email: cogs@uidaho.edu

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