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Academic and professional development, wellness, and social events for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are regularly offered by TTU Libraries, the TLPDC, IT Technology Support, the Ethics Center, the Women's Studies program, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the University Career Center, Worldwide eLearning, the Graduate School, and the Graduate Student Advisory Council.

You can explore the opportunities from here! For event details, click on the event title in the calendar or scroll through the events list under the calendar. Click to view a  larger version of this calendar.

* Attendance fulfills part of the requirement for receiving Graduate School travel or fellowship funding
+ Graduate students can attend online and/or later access a recording from the Distance Education Resources page

 

Distance Graduate Students: Events with an available or pending recording or livestream are indicated with a plus (+) before the title in the monthly calendar and in the event list below. Links are provided in the event details as soon as they become available and on the Distance Education Resources page

Graduate School Travel Fund and Fellowship Recipients: As a requirement for receiving travel and/or fellowship funding from the Graduate School, you must attend at least three professional development workshops (one for part-time fellowship recipients) sponsored or co-sponsored by the Graduate School. These events are indicated with an asterisk (*) before the title in the monthly calendar and with a red title in the event list below the calendar. Distance graduate students can attend events marked with an asterisk (*) and a plus (+) as well as view archived events for professional development credit.

Once you attend an event, you must record your attendance with the Graduate School through the following link: http://ttu.mobi/travel.

  

June 2016 Events

*MATLAB ShortCourse
Monday, June 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This ShortCourse provides an introduction to the MATLAB technical computing environment. The course is intended for beginning users. Topics include: Working with the MATLAB user interface, Entering commands and creating variables, Analyzing vectors and matrices, and Visualizing vector and matrix data.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level mathematics and experience with basic computer operations is assumed for this ShortCourse.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Graduate Research Fellowship Peer Review Workshop
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Room 41 in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) will conduct peer reviews with applicants to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

If you would like to apply for this program, please fill out the letter of intent at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/docs/NSF_GRFP_LOI_2016_June16.pdf. Send the completed letter to the Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Tim Dallas, Ph.D. at tim.dallas@ttu.edu. Forms must be sent to Dr. Dallas no later than July 15, 2016
For more details and deadline go to https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

Coordinator: Kristin Messuri, Writing Center Associate Director

*Microsoft Access - I ShortCourse
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This beginner-level Access ShortCourse will help familiarize you with the fundamentals of Microsoft Access 2013 to help you get started using this program. You will be introduced to the rules and guidelines for creating a relational database. In this course you will learn the foundation of a good database design.

This course assumes that you are familiar with the Microsoft Office 2013 new interface.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Fulbright Peer Review Workshop
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Room 41 in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) will conduct peer reviews with applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 8-12 month grant funding for study, independent research, or teaching abroad. The program is open to graduate students in any field. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program.

All interested students must follow the TTU internal application process to be eligible to apply with Fulbright. Applicants must submit the following Intent to Apply form to the TTU National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF) Office by July 1, 2016: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Forms/FulbrightLetterOfIntent.pdf. For more information on the TTU internal application process, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Scholarships/Fulbright.php.

Coordinator: Kristin Messuri, Writing Center Associate Director

*CV / Résumé Workshop
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 1-2 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: none needed

Learn how to build your CV and/or résumé for an academic and/or non-academic job search. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you

* Gain information about the essential elements of a CV & Resume
* Find out about the order of headings on CV & Resume
* Learn about the document critique services offered at the TTU Career Center

Contact Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

Presenter: Nicole Noble

*Microsoft Excel Data Analysis ShortCourse
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This ShortCourse will cover some of the statistical analysis functions built into Excel, as well as those included with the Analysis ToolPak. In this course, you will learn how to use Excel 2013 for Descriptive and Inferential statistics, t-Test, ANOVA, Correlation, and Regression.

This course assumes the basic knowledge of Excel 2013 and knowledge of basic college level statistics.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Microsoft Expression Web ShortCourse
Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This course covers the basics of Microsoft Expression Web. Expression Web is a web site designing software from Microsoft. It is a tool for building and enhancing Web sites with design elements such as cascading style sheets. Instead of being part of the Office suite, Expression Web is part of the Expression suite. Microsoft Expression Web gives you all the tools you'll need to produce high-quality Web sites the way you want them. Expression Web enables you to design, develop, and maintain exceptional standards-based Web sites.

Instructor: Jeff Luman

  

July 2016 Events

*Microsoft SharePoint ShortCourse
Friday, July 1, 2016 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform that makes it easier for people to work together. You can use sites to share documents, collaborate on projects, and share information. SharePoint 2010 works seamlessly with Office 2010 products to make your organizations workflow much easier to manage. Although the most common use of SharePoint is document management, it can be easily customized to fit the needs of your organization through use of shared calendars, task lists, and other features.

This starter course is designed for people who are inexperienced with SharePoint and to help them learn how to understand the roles of SharePoint 2010, how to access and navigate through a SharePoint site, and how to integrate with Office 2010 applications.

Instructor: Ian Wilkinson

*Microsoft Access - II ShortCourse
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

Access - Part II ShortCourse is designed as an intermediate course to Microsoft Access - Part I ShortCourse. This course explores viewing, editing, navigating, sorting, finding, and filtering records, in addition to printing data and implementing and maintaining table relationships. This course also covers Expression Builder, and calculated fields. You will learn how to create parameter queries that make a query ask for input.

This course assumes that you are familiar with database design basics.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Accessibility for the Web ShortCourse
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

Accessibility is a key component of any web design. Taking into consideration standards and practices that maximize the usefulness of your site to the widest variety of publics possible is not just a good idea but in many cases it is mandatory. This course will cover some basic information about how to meet accessibility guidelines and keep your web site compliant with various regulations. We will cover who accessibility affects as well as some techniques to create accessible images, tables and layouts.

Instructor: Jeff Luman

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Instructors will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Managing Your Citations Workshop
Friday, July 8, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Texas Tech University Library, Lab 150

Registration: not required

This workshop provides an overview of four citation managers available to Texas Tech students and faculty (EndNote Web, Mendeley, Zotero, and Colwiz). Based on what you learn at this workshop, you can decide which one will best meet your individual research needs.

Presenters: Kimberly Vardeman, Jon Hufford, and Brian Quinn

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make word documents accessible to students who utilize screen readers. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Accessible PowerPoints
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make your PowerPoints accessible. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills. Please bring your laptop and a PowerPoint to work on.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Transferable Skills from Academics to Industry
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 1-2 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons

Registration: not needed

Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on how to transfer your academic skills to an industry career. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you

* Identify transferable skills from academic experiences to industry positions
* Gain information concerning employers' preferences on employee skill sets
* Demonstrate ability to articulate transferable skills

Contact Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

Presenter: Nicole Noble

*Interview Tips
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons

Registration: not needed

Don't go out in the job market unprepared! Practice your interview skills and learn how to communicate your expertise with confidence. Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on how to interview.

Contact Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

Presenter: Nicole Noble

*Microsoft Excel ShortCourse
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

In this ShortCourse, you will become familiar with the fundamentals of Excel 2013. Topics include navigating within a spreadsheet, using worksheets and workbooks, entering information, using formulas, using functions, formatting information, printing, auto formatting, filling in information, sorting, and filtering.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*MATLAB ShortCourse
Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This ShortCourse provides an introduction to the MATLAB technical computing environment. The course is intended for beginning users. Topics include: Working with the MATLAB user interface, Entering commands and creating variables, Analyzing vectors and matrices, and Visualizing vector and matrix data.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate-level mathematics and experience with basic computer operations is assumed for this ShortCourse.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*3-D Printing ShortCourse
Friday, July 15, 2016 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

3D-Printing workshop is designed to introduce you to the Basics of 3D-Printers. In this short workshop, you will learn how a 3D-Printer work, what are the different types of printers and materials you can use, what can you print with a 3D-printer, and how expensive it is to use a 3D Printer? This introductory workshop will provide you with an overview of modern 3D-Printing processes. Specifically, we will discuss several forms of 3D printing, the types of software used to render 3D-Print files, and use cases for 3D printing, both Academic and Commercial. We will discuss 3D-Printing Services and Resources available on TTU campus, including services available through the ATLC. Additional topics include Best Practices for 3D-Design, Submission and Production, specific to fused Deposition Modeling and Additive Printing. This course will include a Live Demo of a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D-Printer.

Instructor: Rebecca Massey

*Fulbright U.S. Student Program Writing Workshop
Friday, July 15, 2016 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 153

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Students who are currently working on a Fulbright U.S. Student Program application are invited to join this writing workshop to receive feedback on their current application essay drafts. An electronic copy of the student's draft essay will need to be submitted to the student's faculty mentor and to the Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF) at nisf@ttu.edu, two days prior to this workshop. Please contact us for additional information about the this workshop.

For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program

Presenter: Wendoli Flores, Director of the Office of National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF)

*Microsoft Expression Web ShortCourse
Monday, July 18, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This course covers the basics of Microsoft Expression Web. Expression Web is a web site designing software from Microsoft. It is a tool for building and enhancing Web sites with design elements such as cascading style sheets. Instead of being part of the Office suite, Expression Web is part of the Expression suite. Microsoft Expression Web gives you all the tools you'll need to produce high-quality Web sites the way you want them. Expression Web enables you to design, develop, and maintain exceptional standards-based Web sites.

Instructor: Jeff Luman

*SAS - I ShortCourse
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

SAS (pronounced saas) is a computer application that can be used to perform statistical analyses. This ShortCourse will introduce you to SAS Syntax-based programming. It is intended to familiarize new SAS users for Windows interface, and teach the basic programming skills needed to perform elementary data manipulation and analytical tasks in SAS.

This ShortCourse assumes that the users are familiar with elementary statistics.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Negotiate Your Salary
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 1-2 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons

Registration: not needed

Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on how to negotiate your salary presented by Dr. Nicole Noble, University Career Center counselor. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you

* Recognize when to discuss salary
* Learn where to research salary information
* Identify techniques for negotiating salary

Contact Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

Presenter: Nicole Noble

*Personal/Professional Branding
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-3 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons

Registration: not needed

Join us in the Graduate Center for a workshop on personal and professional branding. Designed for graduate students, this workshop will help you

* Understand necessary elements for professional branding
* Establish goals for professional branding
* Identify strategies to network and increase professional branding

Contact Nicole Noble at nicole.noble@ttu.edu for more information about this event or other University Career Center (UCC) services for graduate students. Visit the UCC in the Graduate Center, Room 43C (in the west-wing of the Administration Building) on Thursdays 2-3 p.m. Find more career resources for graduate students at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/careercenter/gradstudents/index.php on the UCC website.

Presenter: Nicole Noble

*Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions ShortCourse
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

In this ShortCourse you will learn how to create formulas in Excel 2013. How to use Excel's built -in , predefined formulas, called functions, to make quick work of complex calculations. Several financial, mathematical, and statistical functions will be introduced.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Microsoft PowerPoint ShortCourse
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This course introduces the basics of creating a PowerPoint presentation using outlining, graphing, and drawing tools and creating a Web page from the presentation. Topics included are ways to deliver a PowerPoint presentation including self-running presentation.

Instructor: Shannon Fleming

*Adobe Photoshop I ShortCourse
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

In this course you will learn about some of the basic tools and palettes in Photoshop. Topics will include selecting; transforming; layers; masking; text, including special effects; and using the gradient tool in making montages. Specific examples will be used in the class to help in the learning process. You will receive all the files and materials you need for the class.

Instructor: Joshua Pia

*SPSS - I ShortCourse
Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

SPSS provides a powerful statistical analysis and data management system in a graphical environment, using descriptive menus and simple dialog boxes to do most of the work for you. Most tasks can be accomplished simply by pointing and clicking the mouse. This ShortCourse will cover basic statistical procedures with IBM SPSS Statistics, the Statistical software for the Social Sciences.

This ShortCourse assumes that you are familiar with elementary statistics.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Adobe Dreamweaver ShortCourse
Monday, July 25, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

Dreamweaver is a powerful tool that makes creating your own website easy. In this class, you will learn how to use Dreamweaver to edit and format text, create links, and work with images. We will also explore some of the basics of the CSS panel to help establish a consistent design for your website.

Instructor: Jeff Luman

*Graduate Research Fellowship Peer Review Workshop
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Room 41 in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) will conduct peer reviews with applicants to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees. In order to be eligible to apply, students must be citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.

If you would like to apply for this program, please fill out the letter of intent at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/docs/NSF_GRFP_LOI_2016_June16.pdf. Send the completed letter to the Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Tim Dallas, Ph.D. at tim.dallas@ttu.edu. Forms must be sent to Dr. Dallas no later than July 15, 2016
For more details and deadline go to https://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

Coordinator: Kristin Messuri, Writing Center Associate Director

*SAS - II ShortCourse
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

In this ShortCourse you will learn more about SAS Syntax-based programming in Windows environment. Some SAS mathematical and statistical functions, as well as, some popular statistical procedures such as PROC TTEST, PROC CORR, and PROC REG will be discussed also.

In this ShortCourse it is assumed that you are familiar with elementary statistics and you have already taken SAS ShortCourse - Part I.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Fulbright Peer Review Workshop
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from noon-1 p.m.
Graduate Center Commons (Room 41 in the Administration Building west-wing basement)

Registration: not required

The Graduate Student Writing Center (GSWC) will conduct peer reviews with applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides 8-12 month grant funding for study, independent research, or teaching abroad. The program is open to graduate students in any field. For more information on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-us-student-program.

All interested students must follow the TTU internal application process to be eligible to apply with Fulbright. Applicants must submit the following Intent to Apply form to the TTU National and International Scholarships and Fellowships (NISF) Office by July 1, 2016: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Forms/FulbrightLetterOfIntent.pdf. For more information on the TTU internal application process, please visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nisf/Scholarships/Fulbright.php.

Coordinator: Kristin Messuri, Writing Center Associate Director

*Microsoft Excel PivotTable ShortCourse
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

Excel PivotTables, are a great way to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data. You can also use PivotTables to make comparisons, detect patterns and relationships, and discover trends. In this ShortCourse you will learn how to create, format, and print PivotTables.

Participants should have basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2013 to gain the most from this ShortCourse.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

*Adobe Photoshop II ShortCourse
Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC2 Lab (Room #21), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

In this advanced course you will learn how to correct torn photos, remove unwanted items, and perform simple lighting corrections. You will also learn how to use some tools that will enable you to turn an ordinary or dull image into an image that will stand out and capture the attention of the viewer.

Instructor: Joshua Pia

*SPSS - II ShortCourse
Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This ShortCourse will cover more of Statistical Analyses such as T Tests, ANOVA, and Linear Regression, using SPSS software.

In this ShortCourse it is assumed that you are familiar with elementary statistics and you have already taken SPSS - I ShortCourse.

Instructor: Heide Mansouri

  

August 2016 Events

*Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Analytics ShortCourse
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

This ShortCourse for Texas Tech University web editors and developers is designed to assist in creating web pages that are properly constructed using the best practices to insure they are optimized for modern search engines. In the first hour of the course we cover the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) including tagging, images and links, proper headings, meta information, and content relevance. The techniques are all explored within the OmniUpdate environment. In the second hour we cover web analytics, learning how to measure collect and analyze your web traffic. We will cover the what kinds of information one can get from analytics in addition to what information is important and how to use things like bounce rate, page hits, and demographics to help improve your overall site.

Instructor: Jeff Luman

*Accessibility for the Web ShortCourse
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 2-4 p.m.
Advanced Technology Learning Center (ATLC), PC1 Lab (Room #23), Texas Tech University Library basement

Registration: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/itts/training/shortcourses/index.php

Accessibility is a key component of any web design. Taking into consideration standards and practices that maximize the usefulness of your site to the widest variety of publics possible is not just a good idea but in many cases it is mandatory. This course will cover some basic information about how to meet accessibility guidelines and keep your web site compliant with various regulations. We will cover who accessibility affects as well as some techniques to create accessible images, tables and layouts.

Instructor: Jeff Luman

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 3-4 p.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Instructors will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Accessibility in a Nutshell
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This lecture will go over the federal guidelines instructors need to know to keep their courses accessible. Instructors will leave with a check list of items to implement into their courses and learn about the resources at Worldwide eLearning.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Making Your Word Documents Accessible
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 9-10 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make word documents accessible to students who utilize screen readers. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills.

Presenter: Jackie Luft

*Accessible Power Points
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 10-11 a.m.
Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, University Library, Room 152

Registration: http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu/View/Member/ShowAllEvents.aspx

Part of the TTU Worldwide eLearning "Steps to Online Accessibility" Series. This workshop teaches you simple steps to make your PowerPoints accessible. Learners will receive instruction and guided time to practice their new skills. Please bring your laptop and a PowerPoint to work on.

Presenter: Jackie Luft