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Hello! The Kortschak Center will have Drop-in Hours starting Tuesday, May 26th through Thursday, August 6th. They will take place Monday-Thursday 12:00 PM PDT-2:00 PM PDT. The Drop-in Hours will be hosted via Zoom at https://usc.zoom.us/j/93102781913. All you have to do is join the link from your USC Zoom account and you can get assistance on a variety of topics including time management, organization, note-taking, test taking, reading, stress management, and self care. Drop-in hours are available for undergraduate or graduate students to meet with an academic coach without needing to make a reservation. These sessions may be held in... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Dr. Angela Bland will present NVivo at Weekend Write on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM PST. Join URL: https://uscrossier.zoom.us/j/9800246206 If you are considering qualitative methods or starting to analyze interview data, attend this workshop on NVivo. NVivo is a software for qualitative analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources, including: Organizing and coding multiple data sources in one central project file. Assigning attributes to data (e.g., demographics) for comparative purposes. Adding interpretations and notes. Querying and searching data. Visualizing data. (https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/what-is-nvivo) As a USC student you can download NVivo from USC Information Technology Services (ITS) at https://itservices.usc.edu/nvivo/. All... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Looking to get some assistance on building up academic skills to finish the semester strong? Come to USC KCLC's Skill-Building for Success workshop series. Every week there is a different topic that will be presented Tuesday-Friday via Zoom from 10AM-11AM PDT. Zoom link: https://usc-hipaa.zoom.us/j/4444089325 Week 1 (April 7-10): Online Learning Strategies Week 2 (April 14-17): Time Management Techniques Week 3 (April 21-April 24): Stress Management Tips Week 4 (April 28-May 1): Test-Taking Tactics Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
In light of the extended period of remote instruction until May 1, Weekend Write scheduled on April 4-5 is cancelled. If you require assistance, please contact your assigned DSC Specialist. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Are you beginning to feel overwhelmed with midterms, assignments, papers and balancing all of the things you need to do? If so, please feel free to drop by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity (KCLC) between Monday-Friday at 1-3pm to speak with an Academic Coach about how you can achieve your academic-related goals and fullest potential. This service is available for undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, on Friday, March 6th from 1-3pm, KCLC is partnering with the USG Student Assembly for Accessibility to host an event that promotes accessible study spaces for students with disabilities (featuring Professor Beau)! Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Join the AERA REAPA special interest group for the 2nd Informal Chat webinar hosted by the Grad Reps! Navigating the Job Market: PhD to Administration Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 12pm PST/3pm EST https://reapaaera.wordpress.com/2020/01/28/2nd-informal-chat-from-phd-to-administration/ Hear from and interact with panelists who are currently working in educational administration after earning a doctorate in education. Registrants will be provided a Zoom link the day before the webinar. ***REGISTER: bit.ly/reapachat Stay tuned on the blog and follow REAPA on Facebook. We will reveal the panelists each week leading up to the informal chat! -- Jude Paul Matias Dizon Pronouns: He/him/his Provost Fellow Doctoral Student,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity is excited to announce the Dissertation Skills Academic Support Group! This group is designed to provide skills, as well as support & discussion, around the common challenges in the dissertation process. At the beginning of each session group members will discuss their progress on their research, writing, general life tasks, & personal goals. Members share experiences, suggestions, insights, & perspectives with each other. Each group meeting will have a general theme (e.g. procrastination; time management, organization) about which we will discuss skills, strategies, and resources. During the end of each group meeting, members... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
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On Wednesday, January 29th Dr. Denisa Gándara will speak on the topic of Who Benefits from Promise (Free-College) Programs? as part of the Scholars of Color Lecture Series. Her talk is scheduled for 12:00 pm in VPD LL-101. Dr. Denisa Gándara is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Her research agenda broadly explores higher education policy formulation processes and impacts, especially on populations traditionally underserved in higher education. Her work appears in The Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and Review of Higher Education, and she... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
If you collected data and are starting to analyze it, you should attend the following presentations offered during Weekend Write on January 25: Presenting Results (Ch 4) WPH 403 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM Dr. Evelyn Felina Castillo Using NVivo to Analyze Qualitative Data - CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED DATE TBA WPH 403 at 1:30 - 3:30 PM Dr. Angela Bland To get the most out of these presentations, students should review Navigating the Dissertation, Data Collection and Analysis at http://dissertationedd.usc.edu/ii-data-collection-and-analysis.html, Chapter 4 at http://dissertationedd.usc.edu/1-chapter-4.html; and download and install the NVivo software from USC ITS, https://software.usc.edu/nvivo/. If you have any questions... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Are you ready to have your best semester yet? Come drop by the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity to speak with an Academic Coach about how you can achieve your academic-related goals and fullest potential. This service is available for on-campus undergraduate and graduate students. Please note: drop-in sessions may be conducted in a group setting, dependent upon staffing availability and demand. USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/ On-Demand Workshops: https://kortschakcenter.usc.edu/on-demand-workshops/ Tools & Resources: http://kortschak.wpengine.com/tools-resources/ Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The 19th Annual StudentAffairs.com Virtual Case Study Competition (VCS) is now open for registration. The deadline for entering your team is Friday, January 31, 2020. The VCS pits teams of student affairs/counseling graduate programs across the country against each other. Teams are challenged to create a PowerPoint response to an of-the-moment case study scenario. DEADLINE: Friday, January 31, 2020 CASH PRIZES: First Place: $200 per person Second Place: $150 per person Third Place: $100 per person » Rules, Eligibility, & Submission Information Last year, we received 90 submissions from 60 different schools. the team from California Polytechnic State University -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2020 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants funding opportunity is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus. For program specific guidelines and submission instructions on the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants (DDRIGs) in SoS: DCI, please review the SoS: DCI DDRIG solicitation which may be accessed via the SoS: DCI DDRIG web site. Amount: Varies Deadline: February 10, 2020 Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The Working Group on Qualitative Research Methodologies and Epistemologies in Education Policy will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 8th, from 11:00 - 12:00 pm (WPH 900). All interested Rossier faculty and doctoral students are welcome to attend. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The applications for the Spring 2020 ODA has now closed because we have met capacity. For more information, please go to the DSC Blog, Events and Presentations or contact Dr. Ilda Jimenez at ijimenez@rossier.usc.edu. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
If you are starting to analyze interview data, attend this workshop on NVivo. As a USC student you can download NVivo from USC Information Technology Services (ITS) at https://itservices.usc.edu/nvivo/. All you need is your USC login and password. NVivo is a software for qualitative analysis of textual and audiovisual data sources, including: Organizing and coding multiple data sources in one central project file. Assigning attributes to data (e.g., demographics) for comparative purposes. Adding interpretations and notes. Querying and searching data. Visualizing data. (https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/what-is-nvivo) Dr. Angela Bland will conduct this NVivo workshop on Saturday, Dec 7 at 1:30 PM PST in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Dear USC Community, Please join USC Roski School of Art and Design faculty and students in an evening of creativity. Throughout Watt and Harris halls, indoors and outdoors, there will be installations, performances, and hands-on projects. The event is free and open to the public. My Yummy Tacos will be providing light bites. Looking forward to having you visit with us! Roski Student Services Team Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
Greetings, I am Monique Lane, Associate Professor at Saint Mary's College of California (located in Moraga, about ten miles southeast of Berkeley). I am writing to call your attention to a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Kalmanovitz School of Education that might be of interest to your current or former graduate students. The position is in Leadership and Organizational Studies at the Assistant level. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate and graduate learners, with the prospect of engagement in curricular and program development. The description and link to apply can be found here: https://apply.interfolio.com/70458. Please circulate widely among your... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
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USC Rossier is excited to announce the visiting faculty for its fourth annual Scholars of Color Research Lecture Series. Sponsored by the USC Rossier Office of Research, the 2019-20 series will bring seven visiting researchers to the USC campus throughout the school year to present to students, faculty and staff. Cheryl Matias 2019-20 IRISE Visiting Faculty, University of Denver Noon, November 20, 2019 Dauterive Hall LL-101 Dr. Matias’s research focuses on race and ethnic studies in education with a theoretical focus on critical race theory, critical whiteness studies, critical pedagogy and feminism of color. Specifically, she uses a feminist of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The Rossier Doctoral Support Center will be hosting a Weekend Write at the University Park Campus on Saturday, Nov 16 and Sunday, Nov 17 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you are interested in attending, please go to RSVP - Weekend Writes. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
The Rossier DSC's Five for Five presentations are now available online. The following topics are presented by Dr. Christopher Mattson. Reviewing the Literature (5x5 #1) APA 7th edition changes presentation (5x5 #2) Outlining and Structure (5x5 #3) Sources and Citing (5x5 #4) Reporting Findings/Results (5x5 #5) The APA is recommending that the 7th Edition of the Publication be used starting in Spring 2020. Please consult with your faculty accordingly. For more information about how the DSC can best help students and links to our most recent APA formatted templates, please visit our "Helpful Resources" page. Should you have any questions,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
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USC Rossier is excited to announce the visiting faculty for its fourth annual Scholars of Color Research Lecture Series. Sponsored by the USC Rossier Office of Research, the 2019-20 series will bring seven visiting researchers to the USC campus throughout the school year to present to students, faculty and staff. Niral Shah University of Washington Noon, November 6, 2019 Dauterive Hall LL-101 Dr. Shah’s research focuses on equity and implicit bias in STEM education. Although mathematics is often seen as “neutral” and “race free,” Shah’s research shows that math classrooms are highly racialized spaces. Through classroom observations and student interviews,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog
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USC Rossier is excited to announce the visiting faculty for its fourth annual Scholars of Color Research Lecture Series. Sponsored by the USC Rossier Office of Research, the 2019-20 series will bring seven visiting researchers to the USC campus throughout the school year to present to students, faculty and staff. Constance Lindsay UNC Chapel Hill Noon, October 31, 2019 Dauterive Hall LL-101 Dr. Lindsay has worked in education policy in various contexts, applying her research training in traditional studies and in creating and evaluating new systems and policies regarding teachers. Lindsay’s areas of expertise include teacher quality and diversity, analyzing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at Rossier Doctoral Support Center Blog