Dissertation Boot CampTuesday, May 30 – Thursday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
What is Dissertation Boot Camp? Dissertation Boot Camp helps students make significant progress on their dissertations. With an intense focus on writing, the camp provides the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation process. If you are struggling to find time and space to get going with your work, or just wish for a little more support as you do it, this program is for you.
Who is this for? This is for Ph.D. students who have achieved Dissertator status by May 1st and are in good academic standing. Students should have passed the proposal stage and be in the write-up phase.
What to Expect
- A supportive, quiet, distraction-free writing environment to boost your productivity.
- Three days of writing – spend 8 hours a day focused on your dissertation.
- Introduction to goal setting and a range of effective writing strategies.
- Short breaks scheduled throughout the day to clear your mind and refuel.
- Exercises and workshop activities for inspiration and stress relief.
- Food and refreshments to sustain you as you work.
- Writing tutors available for consultation every afternoon.
- Faculty mentors from a range of fields.
- A community of fellow Dissertators at UWM.
- Participants must bring their own laptops, notes and writing materials.
- Participants must agree not to check email, texts, social networks, or web during writing periods.
Location: To be announced.
Deadline for application/registration is May 22, 2017!
Questions: We are happy to provide more information and discuss the program with you. Please reach out by email to our professional development coordinator, Dani DeVasto (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New graduate-level course:
GRAD 801: Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals
Spring 2017 Topic: Core Academic & Transferable SkillsYou can now obtain credit on your transcript for “PFFP” offerings if you enroll in GRAD 801! This blended, one-credit course includes some face-to-face and some pre-recorded sessions. Requires graduate status. May be retaken with change in topic up to 3 credits.
- Identify strategies for successful and timely completion of your degree requirements.
- Better understand the values, expectations, and institutional contexts of higher education.
- Develop professional networks of peers, faculty, alumni, and other professionals who can contribute to your success through and beyond graduate school.
- Grasp current trends in higher education, make your degree more flexible, and prepare yourself to assume roles within a wide possible range of academic and professional contexts.
- Acquire skills that facilitate success in both academic and non-academic careers, such as career planning, mentoring, research, grant writing, conferencing and communicating work to outside audiences.
- Learn job search strategies and skills.
- Enhance cultural competence and understanding of diversity.
Graduate School Spring 2017 Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals Workshop SeriesThe UWM Graduate School organizes cross-cutting seminars, workshops and discussion forums to help you get acquainted with the expectations associated with graduate studies, move successfully through degree milestones, acquire a variety of transferable core skills, and also understand the "big picture" of higher education and academic life.
Faculty and staff from units across campus contribute to this ongoing series, supporting graduate student success as you envision and pursue your own future in and beyond the university. All students in UWM graduate programs are eligible to attend and participate in these events, free of charge.
Spring events are eligible for credit to students enrolled in GRAD 801: Preparing Future Faculty & Professionals. Spring 2017 topic: Core Academic & Transferable Skills.
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Climate Issues for Graduate StudentsFebruary 2, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Introduction to Graduate Funding OptionsFebruary 7
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences — 1:00-3:00 p.m., Kenwood IRC 1180
- STEM Fields — 3:00-5:00 p.m., Kenwood IRC 1140
Grant Writing Success for Graduate StudentsFebruary 8, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
- STEM Fields — Kenwood IRC 1160
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences — Kenwood IRC 1180
Succeeding in Graduate SeminarsFebruary 9, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Communicating Your Work to Outside AudiencesFebruary 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Union 280
Preparing Job Application MaterialsMarch 2, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Investing in Graduate Education: Understanding Financial Concerns in Graduate SchoolMarch 9, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Getting Ready for Research: IRB Boot CampMarch 16, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Lubar S250
Women in Academia: An Interdisciplinary PanelMarch 30, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Union 280
Exploring Careers Outside AcademiaApril 6, 2:30-4:00 p.m.
- STEM panelists — Lubar S250
- Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences panelists — Union 280