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Distance Education Resources

Professional Development Events

Graduate School Travel Fund and Fellowship Recipients: You may view these archived events for professional development credit. Once you view an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://gradwebprod.ttu.edu/AwardTracker/. Additional live events are available and can be located on the Graduate Events Calendar

Webinars

Present with Passion, Confidence, and Success

Presenter: Clifford Fedler, Professor College of Engineering

Content: This presentation is designed to help students prepare for presentations in a variety of academic situations. It includes some basics from beginning to end, graduate centered content, and advice from Dr. Fedler's extensive experience. The webinar also includes student interaction from participants at time of recording.

48 minutes (skip to 1 minute mark for content to begin)

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External Graduate Fellowships

Presenter: Tim Dallas, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Content: In this session, Dr. Dallas will cover fellowships broadly, tips for finding external fellowships, and content to develop for graduate fellowship proposals. Dr. Dallas has extensive experience and success in receiving grants and advising graduate students in the grant application process. This session is recorded from a regularly offered workshop.

45 minutes

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Grant Writing

Presenter: Clifford Fedler, Professor College of Engineering, and Michael San Francisco, Dean of the Honors College and Director of the Clark Scholars Program

Content: This is a robust workshop that delves into the process of grant writing. Topics covered are grant searches, application process, proposal structure, effective communication, and effective data representation. Each presenter takes time to present specific information about the grant writing process. The speakers change over at around 35 minutes.

1 hour 20 minutes

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How to Play Nicely with Others: Working and Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor, Committee, and Lab Supervisors

Presenter: Chance Brooks, Associate Professor & Associate Chair Animal and Food Sciences

Content: In this session, Dr. Brooks gives advice to students to help prepare navigating advisor and committee processes. His talk reviews frustrations, experiences, and common practices of graduate students in advising relationships.

47 minutes

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Anatomy of an Effective Hypothesis

Presenter: Amanda Williams, Educational Psychology and Leadership

Content: Dr. Williams provides a brief overview of research questions versus hypotheses. She prepares student to know when to use each one, the different types of hypotheses and when to use each type, and how to construct a proper hypothesis for your research study.

38 minutes

Click here to view webinar.

Present with Passion, Confidence, and Success

Presenter: Clifford Fedler, Professor College of Engineering

Content: This presentation is designed to help students prepare for presentations in a variety of academic situations. It includes some basics from beginning to end, graduate centered content, and advice from Dr. Fedler's extensive experience. The webinar also includes student interaction from participants at time of recording.

48 minutes (skip to 1 minute mark for content to begin)

Click here to view webinar.

 

Academic Writing Resources

Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center is dedicated to making all of its resources available to distance students. Distance Students are able to make appointments for synchronous online consultations by using our online appointment system.

Anachronistic appointments are only available through the University Writing Center .

Distance Students are also welcome to join us for any of our workshops, writing groups, or boot camps, links to register for these events can be found on our homepage by selecting the corresponding service or found in our regular email communication to all graduate students.

Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Information

All information relating to Thesis and Dissertation requirements can be found on the Graduate School website. Students should review deadlines and requirements at least one semester prior to their anticipated graduation.

Citation Style Guides

Connect to campus resources for citation guides for using APA, Chicago, CSE (Council of Science Editors), MLA, and Turabian.

Style guides will specifically be selected by professor, publisher, or based on industry standard. Students can consult their designated librarian or advisor or work with the Graduate Writing Center or University Writing Center to review formatting.

Human Research Protection Program and Institutional Review Board Resources

IRB Approval

IRB approval is needed when your project meets the definition of human subject research.

Research means a systematic investigation, including research development, testing and evaluation, designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge (45 CFR 46.102. Click here to learn more.

Human subject means a living individual about whom an investigator (whether professional or student) conducting research (45 CFR 46.102): Researchers who are in doubt about whether an activity constitutes research with human subjects should consult with the HRPP Manager or the IRB Chair. IRB approval is needed prior to recruitment of participants, consent/assent process, data collection, and/or gaining access to identifiers.

Does Your Project Need an IRB?

Learn more about the Submission Process and IRB Process Policies and Procedures Introduction.

Library Research Online Resources

The library home page offers information linked in the lower right corner for distance learners.

University Career Services Online Resources

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The University Career Center provides the majority of its services to distance students. If you would like access to any of the services offered face-to-face, contact your designated career representative

Many graduate specific workshops can be found on the Graduate School Event Calendar. Many of these are presented in the Graduate Center with links for distance students to join online.

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Other Distance Graduate Student Resources