Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Virtual Workshop


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Graduate Workshop

Revamp your research assignment: An interdisciplinary graduate student virtual workshop

As a partner in student learning, the USU Libraries is holding a virtual workshop in which a group of graduate instructors engage in research assignment redesign. This dynamic and collaborative event is designed for graduate instructors who teach classes and design their own assignments. It will provide an opportunity for intensive peer feedback on a research assignment from an interdisciplinary group of colleagues, facilitated by librarians. Each group will also have an experienced teaching faculty mentor. Assignments can be for graduate or undergraduate courses in any department. All materials will be available via Canvas.

The virtual workshop will be held the week of December 14, 2020. Self-paced materials will be available in Canvas, and a small group meeting will be held for 60-90 minutes via web conferencing (time and platform TBD based on scheduling preferences); asynchronous options may be arranged if needed.

Participant commitment:

  • Submit a research assignment two weeks prior to the online workshop
  • Read two interdisciplinary colleagues’ assignments prior to the online workshop
  • Participate in a 90-minute Zoom meeting at a mutually agreed upon time, in which you share your feedback on your colleagues’ assignments and receive feedback on yours

Benefits to participants:

  • Receive feedback on a course assignment, from other grad instructors, a librarian, and a faculty mentor
  • Reflect on the design of a research assignment for your course
  • Engage in an online community of practice around teaching
  • Receive a $100 gift card to the USU Campus Store

Apply today!

Application deadline: Sunday, November 22, 2020
Submission of assignment materials deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020

Questions? Contact Rachel Wishkoski (