Events for Postdoctoral Scholars (Postdocs) at UCF. Managed by the College of Graduate Studies.

Upcoming Events

  • Presentation Skills (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Come to this calm workshop about a nerve-wracking experience: giving a presentation. For many individuals, the prospect of giving a presentation causes anxiety, and you might find yourself anxious and overwhelmed. Presentations may be inevitable, but there are ways to bolster your skills and confidence. This interactive workshop includes ways to prepare for your presentation, techniques while you practice your …

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  • Time Management: Strategies for Personal and Academic Success as a Graduate Student

    Virtual

    Managing your use of time is a key to living a successful, productive, and happy life! This presentation will address specific time management strategies including planning, balancing activities, setting priorities, making a schedule to fit all that you have to do and want to do as a graduate student, and other useful tips for making the most of your time. …

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  • Ethics: Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE (ONLINE) (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This engaging discussion-driven workshop offers an examination of relevant issues involved in the concept of "integrity" in one's role as a graduate student. Among the issues discussed are the relationship between research and personal integrity, the relationship of compliance and ethics, professional and personal codes of conduct, the meaning of "honor," and personal responsibility. This workshop is offered through the …

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  • A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism - ELECTIVE

    Virtual

    This session will outline ethical writing guidelines and define commonly found plagiarism practices. The student will gain an understanding on how to prevent plagiarizing another person’s work and learn the proper use of citations when drafting research papers and journals. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See …

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  • Writing an Introduction that Distinguishes Your Research - Online

    Virtual

    Writers are often expected to distinguish the contributions of their work from those of others. In this workshop, we will introduce participants to John Swales’s cross-disciplinary model for articulating the relationship between one’s research/scholarship and the broader contexts surrounding it. After introducing Swales’s research-based CARS (Create A Research Space) model, we will lead a series of activities that demonstrate the …

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  • Zotero Citation Management - Online (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This session will lead you through Zotero citation management features. Zotero is a free tool, and similar to other citation managers it allows you to organize sources for projects, import citations from databases, catalogs, and webpages, save PDFs, format citations and bibliographies in Word, and create groups for resource sharing. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies …

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  • EndNote Citation Management (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Citation management tools allow you to dedicate more time to research. Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. EndNote can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program …

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  • Selecting Journals to Publish Your Research – Online (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    How do you decide which journals are the best fit for your article? Learn about criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and factors like acceptance rates, audience, open access, and more. Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways …

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  • Achieve Your Goals!

    Virtual

    As a graduate student you likely have personal and academic related goals that you want to achieve. In this presentation, you will learn strategies for setting goals and ways of staying motivated to accomplish your goals. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See https://graduate.ucf.edu/pathways-to-success for details.

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  • Intellectual Property Rights - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This workshop addresses the various conflicts of interest encountered by faculty during their academic and research tenure. The session will address conflicts of interest between faculty and students, financial conflicts of interests related to sponsored research and conflicts of commitments related to faculty members institutional assignments and their private business or consulting activity. The objective of the session is to …

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  • Ethical Decision Making in Graduate School and Beyond - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Actions taken as a result of a decision made reflect one’s values and principles. Inherently, we know what is right and wrong behavior but do we understand how others judge right and wrong behavior. This seminar will provide problem-solving methods and critical questioning techniques associated with the practice of ethical decision making. During the seminar, participants will have an opportunity …

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  • Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship - CORE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This workshop will help to clarify rules governing authorship of peer-reviewed publications, with particular focus on archival journals. We will identify issues and decision making with respect to authorship through the instructor’s personal experiences and example case studies. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See https://graduate.ucf.edu/pathways-to-success for …

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  • EndNote Citation Management (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Citation management tools allow you to dedicate more time to research. Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. EndNote can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program …

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  • EndNote Citation Management (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Citation management tools allow you to dedicate more time to research. Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. EndNote can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program …

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  • Apps To Help Organize Your Research Life – Online (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Need help staying on task, keeping track of research sources, or organizing your time? There's an app for that! Join us as we cover how mobile apps can help you organize your graduate school life. Be sure to have your mobile device ready to test drive apps during the presentation. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies …

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  • Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality - CORE

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This workshop addresses research misconduct in the form of fabrication of data or experimental outcomes, falsifying data or originality of material (e.g., plagiarism) and breech of confidentially of data as it relates to human subjects or contractual obligations. An historical perspective is given to highlight some infamous examples of misconduct and the ensuing scandals when they were publicized. Some mechanisms …

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  • Identifying and Applying for Graduate Funding Opportunities - Online

    Virtual

    Do you need help identifying and applying for graduate funding? This workshop will discuss various types of graduate funding, provide students with suggestions on how to craft a competitive fellowship application, and offer tips on how to search for assistantships. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See …

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  • Finding & Using Academic Sources - Online (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This session highlights time-saving strategies to help you locate academic sources for upcoming course assignments and literature reviews. Learn how to find peer-reviewed articles, identify subject-related databases, locate related sources for topics, and how citation management apps can help you save, manage, and cite sources. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development …

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  • Recognizing and Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Research - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    In this session we will learn about different forms of cognitive biases and how they can show up in the research process. We will also discuss ways to be intentional in acknowledging and This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See https://graduate.ucf.edu/pathways-to-success for details.

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  • Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    In this session students will learn the 12 core areas of responsible conduct of research (RCR). The core areas will be explored using a combination of case studies and facilitated discussion. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the historical foundations of RCR within the broader landscape of ethics. Students will learn how to leverage communication and disclosure for the ethical …

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence – Online (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This session covers evaluating your publishing impacts and managing your online researcher profile. Learn about methods and tools to obtain citation counts and impact data, metrics to assist in identifying key journals and notable researchers, and why it’s important to develop an online profile using sites, such as ORCID, Research Gate, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar. This workshop …

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  • Can I Use That Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and other Copyrighted Materials - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    Can you use any image you find online in your presentation? Do you need to get permission to use a chart or graphic for your thesis or dissertation? These are just a few of the questions that we will explore in this session focused on the ethical and legal use of copyrighted images, graphics, and other visual materials. Attendees will …

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  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Teaching - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    A discussion of various issues that may and do arise in college and university-level teaching, including disruptive student behavior, academic dishonesty, FERPA, your responsibilities as an instructor or Teaching Assistant. Also included as a central feature is the place of the UCF Creed and UCF Golden Rule as guiding principles. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies …

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  • Zotero Citation Management - Online (Recurring Event)

    Virtual

    This session will lead you through Zotero citation management features. Zotero is a free tool, and similar to other citation managers it allows you to organize sources for projects, import citations from databases, catalogs, and webpages, save PDFs, format citations and bibliographies in Word, and create groups for resource sharing. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies …

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  • Presentation Skills (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Come to this calm workshop about a nerve-wracking experience: giving a presentation. For many individuals, the prospect of giving a presentation causes anxiety, and you might find yourself anxious and overwhelmed. Presentations may be inevitable, but there are ways to bolster your skills and confidence. This interactive workshop includes ways to prepare for your presentation, techniques while you practice your …

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