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To complete the Certificate Program students must complete 5 required workshops, a total of 8 elective workshops, and a successful Capstone Experience.


Content for Communication

5 workshops - ALL REQUIRED

  • Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Communication Process: Developing Written and Oral Projects
  • Academic CVs/Graduate Resumes -OR-
    Graduate Student Resumes for Industry
  • Public Speaking
  • Visual Rhetoric



Research and Professional
Communication Skills
  Technical Tools for
Choice of 5 workshops   Choice of 3 workshops
  • Academic Interviewing
  • Crafting a Research Statement
  • Crafting a Teaching Philosphy Statement
  • Crafting Your Online Professional Presence

  • Essential Databases and Research Resources: Getting Started with Your Research

  • Global Communication Issues
    Grant Writing

  • How to Present a Poster Session

  • Interviewing for Graduate Students

  • Media Management and Promotion

  • Networking For Results

  • Preparing a Job Talk

  • Pitching Your Work to the Public

  • Writing a Literature Review (The Writing Process/Research Process)

  • Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver (Certificate of Completion from course “Creating a First Website in Dreamweaver CC 2015″ can be submitted for credit)

  • Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

  • Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts (Certificate of Completion from course “Data Visualization Tips and Tricks” can be submitted for credit)

  • EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management

  • LaTeX : Technical and Scientific Documentation (INTRO)

  • MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization (Certificate of Completion from course “Up and Running with MATLAB” can be submitted for credit)

  • Using InDesign for Professional Posters & Brochures  (Certificate of Completion from course “InDesign CC 2017 Essential Training” can be submitted for credit)

  • Using Presentation Software (Prezi) (Certificate of Completion from course “Prezi Essential Training” can be submitted for credit)


Capstone Experience

The capstone of this program is successful participation in a professionally reviewed communication experience. This may include a poster session, a presentation, a virtual presentation/webinar, a journal article, or other qualifying project. Evaluation of a capstone experience can be requested after all the required workshops and four(4) elective workshops are completed.

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