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School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies is committed to providing the best professional development opportunities to its students, faculty, and alumni. Listings of professional development courses and opportunities are listed below as they become available. For more information contact the School of Graduate Studies at (423) 439-4221 or by email at .




Courses for Faculty

GRAD 7800: Faculty Technology Leadership I
This course supports faculty interested in technology integration with education. Course content includes the use of course management system applications, multimedia applications, and applications required for efficient and effective delivery of electronic course materials. Production and incorporation of a multimedia learning unit into a course is the capstone project for this course

GRAD 7810: Faculty Technology Leadership II
This course builds on the skills of GRAD 7800 to support faculty interested in the creation of Web-based and Web-enhanced courses. Course content includes the use of advanced course management system applications, Web-based and Web-enhanced pedagogies and mechanics as well as principles of Web-based course design. Production of a Web-based or Web-enhanced course will be the final project for this course.

GRAD 7820: Research Grant Development I
This course exclusively for ETSU faculty members will provide instruction in grant writing, including the development of a long-term research agenda, the identification of funding sources for research, advance planning for grant proposals, and an introduction to writing grant proposals. Permission of instructor is required.

GRAD 7830: Research Grant Development II
This course, exclusively offered to ETSU faculty members, will provide instruction in grant-writing and revision, building upon the development of a long-term research agenda. Participants will develop communications plans for their research and a grant proposal for a funding entity.

GRAD 7850: Mentoring Student Research
The purpose of this course is to provide ETSU faculty with formal instruction on serving as mentors for research students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The course will help develop faculty skills in various aspects of mentoring, including outlining strategies for recruiting and funding student research; fostering discussion on best practices for effective mentoring; presenting approaches to ensure a successful experience for the student and mentor; discussing real life mentoring problems and identify solutions; and establishing a support group among faculty research mentors.

GRAD 7860: Teaching for Learning in Higher Education
This course explores factors that impact learning and motivation, learning theory, motivation theory, course organization/management, and assessment and feedback for college-level instructors, with the goal of enhancing their own instructional practices in their classrooms.



Courses for Students

GRAD 4017/5017: Responsible Conduct of Research
This course focuses on ethical principles that guide the conduct of research. It introduces students to the international and professional codes of ethics, government regulations, and institutional policies that relate to the responsible conduct of research. This course is delivered in hybrid mode and has 6 class meetings per term.

GRAD 5001: The Art of Self-Marketing
This course is intended to provide students with the necessary tools for seeking a first or new job. The course provides students guidance on how to conduct a professional self-assessment, what is the base for setting career goals and choosing internships/jobs to apply to. Along with learning about networking and obtaining job references, this class covers the internship/job searching process. A portion of this course has a practical approach on the creation/enhancement of resumes and cover letters. The course approaches, in a practical manner, the preparation process for the various types of internship/job interviews.

GRAD 5003: Career Planning
This course introduces students to the skills necessary to set and reach career goals. Topics covered include time-management strategies; setting short-term objectives that lead to long-term goals; and support strategies for professional development.

GRAD 5008: Interpersonal Interactions for Professionals
An introduction to the tools necessary to read through a range of material, process it quickly, form interpretations, and discuss differences of opinion in a civil fashion.

GRAD 5009: Leadership for Professionals
This course is intended to provide students with in overview of leadership as it applies to various professional fields. The course provides students with an understanding of the differences between leadership and management and how leaders can benefit from a balanced use of both. Along with learning about the different leadership types/styles, this class covers the leadership skills set every leader must develop to be successful. A portion of this course has an ethical approach on communication, motivation, and decision making. The course also provides students with an understanding of the best practices on leading change and diversity, and dealing with crisis.

GRAD 5110: Teaching Pedagogy for the Graduate Teaching Assistant
This course will focus on higher education teaching pedagogy and effectiveness. It is designed to complement discipline-specific activities such as "Supervised Experience in Teaching" courses, and it will emphasize effective communication as well as classroom management strategies. This course has an alternate delivery schedule and has 4 class meetings per term. (Enrollment is by permission of instructor.)

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