Professional Skills Development Workshops


The West Texas A&M University Graduate School hosts a monthly workshop series that focuses on professional skills development. Presented by WTAMU faculty, staff, and alumni, these workshops are open to currently enrolled doctoral and graduate students at WTAMU.

Workshops will be posted online for distance learning students after the event. Please note that there is a delay in posting videos online.

Interested in seeing a workshop that hasn't been offered? Contact the Graduate School with your suggestion.

Effective Online Course Design Workshop

February 23, 2023, 12:15-1:15 pm
Graduate Suite 103, Killgore Research Center and live via Zoom
This event is open to WT faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
Presented by: Irma Harper, Ed.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Associate Vice Chancellor Emeritus at Texas A&M University

Learning in the online classroom can be overwhelming for students. Student success in the online classroom is contingent on clear, creative, and consistent online course design and quality instructional resources and activities.

This presentation will cover the following objectives:

  1. Create a clear, consistent online course structure.
  2. Integrate strategies to help students navigate activities, assignments, and expectations assignments, expectations.
  3. Apply a student-centered philosophy to online course design.

A light lunch will be provided.
Pre-register for the workshop.

Past Workshops:

"Integrative Negotiations"

"Research Compliance and You"

"Thesis and Dissertation"

"Research Compliance and You"

"Resume Development"

"Time Management"

"How to Write Your Statement of Purpose"

"Nationally Competitive Scholarships"

"Zoom Best Practices"

  • Presenter: Dr. Yarbrough, Clinical Assistant and Virginia Engler Professor of Business Management
    Full Video Presentation

"Integrative Negotiations"

"LinkedIn and the Job Search"

"Research Compliance and You"

"Pipeline to Graduate Studies"

"Research Compliance and You"

"Surviving Your Thesis"

"Research Compliance and You"

"LinkedIN and the Job Search"

"Natural Born Researcher"

"Surviving Your Thesis"

  • Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Economics
    Full Video Presentation

"Writing Your Thesis: Formatting Tips"

  • Presenter: Daniel Klaehn, Director of the University Writing Center and Instructor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication

"Research Compliance and You"

"Recognizing Opportunities, Setting Expectations, and Providing Constructive Feedback"

  • Presenter: Dr. Bryan Vizzini, Professor of History

"LinkedIn and The Job Search"

"How to Survive Your Thesis"

  • Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Research

"Poster Presentations"

  • Presenter: Dr. Allison Berry, Assistant Professor of Business Communication & Management and Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement
    Full Video Presentation

"Graduate Student Research Grant Workshop"