August 20-21, 2014


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Conference Program

The CTL invites proposals from graduate students and faculty for UMSL’s 2014 Graduate Student Conference. Offered annually, the GSC is a two-day professional development conference for all graduate students. A joint effort of the Center for Teaching & Learning and the Graduate School, the GSC provides workshop, networking, orientation, resource, and development opportunities for every level of grad student, across all disciplines. Specialized sessions for students whose graduate assistant duties include teaching and research address the needs of both beginning and more experienced TAs and RAs. All sessions are offered in three concurrent tracks: Surviving & Thriving in Grad School, Professional Development, and Teaching & Learning. A sample of last year’s topics includes:

  • Grad School Realities
  • Balancing Demands
  • Employment Choices
  • Research Tools
  • Establishing Authority
  • Motivating Students
  • Teaching Online
  • Campus Policies
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Getting Published
  • Academic Relationships
  • Getting IRB Approval
  • Writing in Grad School

The conference will take place on August 20th and 21st . All sessions are 50 minutes.


Questions? Contact Chani Smason at smasonc@umsl.edu or at 314.516.7131.

2013 Conference Program

2012 Conference Program

2011 Conference Program

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