Perfect your teaching, writing, editing, mentoring and research skills with these free workshops for Berkeley graduate students.


Graduate Writing Center Workshops

Human Subjects Research: What Is It? How Do You Navigate Through The Irb Process?

A two-part series with Tani Prestage, M.A., M.P.H., C.I.P., Assistant Director, Office For The Protection Of Human Subjects


Workshop I: Fundamentals of Human Subjects Research

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10 to 11:30 am, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

  • This session is intended to be a basic introduction for students with little or no experience in human subjects research. In addition, submitting an exempt protocol via eProtocol will be addressed.

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Workshop II: Navigating the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 3:30 to 5 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Workshop is Full | Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • This workshop will cover in more detail how to write a comprehensive protocol narrative and how to submit non-exempt protocols for review via the eProtocol online submission process.

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


How to Write an Academic Grant Proposal

Monday, February 22, 2016, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall  | Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • This introductory workshop covers the basic principles of writing an academic grant proposal.

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Editing and Revising Writing Workshop

Friday, April 1, 2016, 2 to 4 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • how a professional editor works with a manuscript
  • how you can use the techniques of an editor to revise your own writing
  • how you can diagnose and avoid common writing errors and weaknesses

This workshop will enable participants to be able to step back and use the skills of a professional editor to revise and improve their own writing.

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Strategies and Skills for Mentoring: A Workshop for Graduate Students

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10 to 11:30 am, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will assist graduate students in establishing and working within the context of mentoring relationships with faculty. It will also provide graduate students with strategies and skills that they will need in mentoring undergraduates here at Berkeley and preparing for the mentoring they will do in future academic careers. Taught by Linda von Hoene, Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Sabrina Soracco, Director, Graduate Writing Center

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Writing the Dissertation: Strategies and Pitfalls

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3 to 4:30 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on the basic strategies of successfully writing a doctoral dissertation. It will cover both strategies for organizing a large research project and for writing up the results of that project.

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


Applying for a Fulbright-IIE Grant

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1 to 3 pm, 309 Sproul Hall Register Online | Workshop Description

This workshop will provide an overview of the Fulbright-IIE application process for UC Berkeley students who will be applying for a Fulbright-IIE grant this fall. With Gina Farales Blanco, Fulbright Program Adviser, Graduate Fellowships Office and Sabrina Soracco, Director, Graduate Writing Center.

Open to UC Berkeley graduate students in all disciplines. Preregistration is required. Wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, please call (510) 643-9392, ten days in advance of the scheduled workshop.


 

Workshops on Teaching for GSIs

The GSI Center’s Workshops on Teaching for GSIs cover a wide variety of topics related to university teaching and the GSI experience. The purpose of the series is to offer GSIs, and other graduate students interested in teaching, opportunities for hands-on learning and practical discussion about pedagogy. See the GSI Teaching & Resource Center’s website for the schedule and more information.