The schedule of the course for Fall 2014 is below. Please make sure to sign up on the Piazza forum to receive important announcements.
Please conduct all preparation before class.
Topics in italics are part of the in-house Responsible Conduct of Research training. To receive credit for this training, you must attend class on these days.
Fall 2014 Schedule of Lessons
|August 29||Introduction and Overview
|September 5||Fellowships: Why, where, how?|
|September 12||Motivation and Time Management
People Skills and Advisor Managment
|September 19||Recognizing Great Ideas
|September 26||Generating Great Ideas
|October 3|| Practical Survival Skills
|October 10|| Spreading Ideas
||Multi-Resolution Elevator Pitch|
|October 17|| Critiquing Ideas
|October 24||Graduate Student Panels
||Research Web Page|
|October 31||Mock Program Committee Meeting|
|November 7|| Teaching and Mentoring
|November 14|| Research Ethics I
|November 21||Research Ethics II
We are in the process of preparing the lecture notes for public release. As we release the notes for each lecture, we will also post a brief article to accompany the slides. In the future, we will prepare a video for each lecture topic, as well. We encourage you to work through the material on this site independently, and to post comments and thoughts to the articles and postings on the site. We will periodically also update the site with blog posts. Although many of the blog posts linked in the syllabus are from previous years, we intend to continue posting blog entries this year on new topics related to the Ph.D., and research in general. Please follow along!
This term we will be using Piazza for class discussion. The system is highly catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates, the TA, and myself. Rather than emailing questions to the teaching staff, I encourage you to post your questions on Piazza. If you have any problems or feedback for the developers, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find our class page on Piazza, where online discussions will be held.