Resources

    Free Digital Resources

    LinkedIn Learning

    Don't miss out on this excellent resource provided for FREE through UofL! Enhance current skills, fill in resume or CV gaps, clarify and complete your unique set of skills, or even develop a new hobby through LinkedIn Learning

    Adobe Creative Cloud Training

    As an Adobe Creative Campus, all UofL enrolled students, faculty and students have free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Adobe Spark. 

    National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NFCDD)

    Did you know that the University of Louisville is an institutional member of the NCFDD? That means you have access to a slew of resources, including writing, dissertation, researching, teaching, professional development, accountability groups, listservs and other resources for FREE! Simply set up an account and off you go! 

    The Digital Transformation Center

    Our goal with Digital Transformation is to create a variety of ways in which we enable technology knowledge throughout UofL and our community. Check out this collected source of great resources!

    Other Resources

    Academic Skills

      1. 10 Tips for Mastering Your Qualifying Exam (link to article from Bitesize Bio)
        Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, studying
      2. Backwards Design for Summer Planning - workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems
    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, setting goals, planning
    1. "Choosing a Research Topic" (link to article from the Tags, Keywords: Chronicle)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research
    2. Graduate Student Orientation Handbook
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, academic, professional development
    3. Handbooks from your department and/or school, such as the A&S Grad Handbook
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, academic, professional development
    4. How Graduate School is Different from College (link to article)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, academic, professional development
    5. Internship and Fellowship Opportunities in Science (link to list from Science.gov)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research
    6. PhinisheD (link to discussion board for people trying to finish a thesis or dissertation)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, writing
    7. "Preparing for Your Comprehensive Exams" (link to article from APA)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, studying
    8. Reading and Responding to Graduate-Level Scholarship workshop (ppt)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Writing Center, academic, international
    9. Research Integrity office (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research, ethical, UofL office
    10. Responsible Conduct of Research (link to article from APA)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, academic, research, ethical
    11. The Role of Argument and Evidence in Graduate-Level Writing workshop (ppt)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Writing Center, academic, international
    12. Sample Dissertation Proposals (link to list from UT-Austin website)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, writing, academic, research
    13. Sample Thesis Proposals (link to list from UW-Milwaukee website)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, writing, academic, research
    14. The Successful Graduate Student (link to article in Journal of Academic and Business Ethics)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, academic, professional development
    15. Tips for Exam Preparation
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, academic, studying
    16. Writing Center (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, research, UofL office

     

     

     

     

    Career/Job Search

    1. Academic Jobs (link to list from Academic Employment Network)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    2. Academic Job Search (link to articles from UC- Berkeley)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
    3. Academic Job Search Resources (link to list from U of Minnesota)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
    4. Academic Mock Interview- (link to video)- shared with permission of Mike Sobiech
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    5. Academic Resume Samples
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, alt-ac, Career Colloquium
    6. Accepting, Declining and Negotiating Job Offers (link to article from Penn State)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, academic, Moving Beyond
    7. Alt-ac Academy
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
    8. Alternative Career Annotated Bibliography- from What Else Can You Do With That? workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, What Else Can You Do With That?, alt-ac
    9. Alternative Career Resources- from What Else Can You Do With That? workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, What Else Can You Do With That?, alt-ac
    10. Be Searchable handout - directions for developing an online portfolio and posting job materials, shared by Amy Lueck
      Tags, Keywords: technology, career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Be Searchable, Career Colloquium
    11. Building a Resume from a CV- shared by Michelle Rodems
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, alt-ac
    12. Career Development Center (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, UofL office
    13. Career Tips- gathered by attendees of the 2013 Career Colloquium
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
    14. Career Colloquium Powerpoint - shared by Michelle Rodems
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
    15. The CV Doctor (link to this series of articles from The Chronicle)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    16. CV Samples
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
    17. Dr. Karen's Rules of the Academic CV (link to article from The Professor is In)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    18. Dr. Karen's Rules of the Research Statement (link to article from The Professor is In)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    19. "Go Ahead, Haggle" (link to article from Chronicle about negotiating job offers
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    20. "Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin" (article from Inside Higher Ed)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, at-ac, Moving Beyond
    21. ***Hedging Your Bets: The nuts and bolts of going on the academic and nonacademic job markets at the same time - The Chronicle of Higher Education Tags, Keywords: Moving Beyond, career, job search, alt-ac, academic
    22. How to Leave Academia (website for Peer to Peer Post-Academic Support)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
    23. Job Listing Sources - where to find job listings in your field
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
    24. ***Portfolios for the Job Search (ppt)- shared by Elizabeth Chamberlain and Rachel Gramer Tags, Keywords: Moving Beyond, technology, career, job search
    25. Sample Job Search Log (Excel)- to keep track of your application process
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
    26. The Job Talk handout - shared by Beth Boehm
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, The Job Talk
    27. Leaving Academe (link to discussion forum from the Chronicle)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
    28. Leonard Cassuto's lecture- The Academic Job Market (link to YouTube video)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
    29. Leonard Cassuto's lecture- Audience Q&A (link to YouTube video)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, alt-ac, Moving Beyond
    30. "Negotiating a Job Offer" (link to article from U of Illinois)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    31. "Negotiating That First Offer" (link to article from Chronicle)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    32. PhDs.org- sample page and website link for job listings
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium
    33. Planning a Career after Graduate School (link to article from Modern Language Association)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond
    34. The Rhetoric of the CV (link to article in The Chronicle)
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving Beyond
    35. Transferable Skills Assessment - for alternative careers
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Career Colloquium, alt-ac, What Else Can You Do With That?
    36. ***Women in Alternative-Academic Careers (link to YouTube)- shared by Keri Mathis Tags, Keywords: Moving Beyond, career, job search, alt-ac
    37. "Preparing Doctoral Students of Language and Literature for a Variety of Careers"
      Tags, Keywords: career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond,

     

     

    Life Skills

    1. Backwards Design for Summer Planning - workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, setting goals, planning
    2. Campus Health and Insurance Introduction - shared by Carol Kloenne
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, insurance
    3. Campus Health Services (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, UofL office
    4. Child Care Resources (link to Women's Center list)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family
    5. Counseling Center (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, stress, UofL office
    6. Counseling Services for HSC Students (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, stress
    7. "Cultivating the Community of Scholars: Peer Relationships for Grad Students" (link to article from Grad Resources website by Nick Repak)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support, mentoring
    8. Diversity Made Simple: Understanding Important Terms (link to article from Purdue)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, diversity
    9. Early Learning Campus- preschool for university faculty/staff/students (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family
    10. Office of Diversity (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, diversity, UofL office
    11. Health Promotions Programming, including free yoga (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, stress, UofL office
    12. Financial Advice for Graduate Students (link to article from gradschools.com)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, finance
    13. Fitness and Wellness Information, including free exercise classes (link to Intramurals)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, health, work-life balance, UofL office
    14. Funding Opportunities (link to list from PhD Project)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, finance
    15. Graduate Student Life Handbook
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance
    16. "Grad Student to Professor" (link to article from Inside Higher Ed)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, career
    17. How to Deal With Conflict (link to article from Free Management Library)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support
    18. Independent Development Plan(link to website from UW-Madison)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, career
    19. LGBT Center (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support, UofL office
    20. Ombuds Office (link to website)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, support, UofL office
    21. Parental, Family, and Medical Leave Policy for Graduate Students (link to Graduate School web page)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family, UofL office
    22. "The PhD Experience" (link to article from UC-San Diego)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On
    23. "Secrets to Success for Life After Graduate School" (link to article from UC-San Diego)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, career
    24. "Sharing the Pain" (link to article from Science Magazine about dissertation/thesis writing support groups)
      Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, support
    25. Simple Steps to Master Your Use of Time (link to article from about.com)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, time
    26. Taking Time for Baby (link to message thread in Tomorrow's Professor)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, family
    27. Time Management Tips for Grad Students (link to article from about.com)
      Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, time
    28. Time Management for Graduate Students - workshop, shared by Michelle Rodems

    Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, work-life balance, time

       

       

       

       

      Mentoring

      1. "A New Model of Mentoring" (link to article by Kerry Rockquemore from Inside Higher Ed)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
      2. Mentor Center (link to website)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development, UofL office
      3. Networked Mentoring Map
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
      4. Peer Mentoring for Recruitment- shared by Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
      5. Peer Mentoring Handbook - shared by Michelle Rodems
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
      6. Strategies for Effective Mentoring Relationships (doc)- shared by Amy Lueck and Michelle Rodems
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
      7. 20-Minute Mentor on-demand videos available free to faculty
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development

       

       

       

       

       

      Networking

      1. "Becoming Part of the Research Community" (link to web article)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, networking
      2. "Career Advantages of Collaboration" (link to article from Science magazine)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, networking, collaboration
      3. "Collaborating and Coauthoring" (link to article from Inside Higher Ed)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, networking, collaboration
      4. "Demystifying Networking While in Graduate School" (link to article from gradschools.com)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, networking
      5. "Developing Sustainable Research Networks in Graduate Education" (link to article in Computers and Composition)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, networking, collaboration
      6. "Networking on the Network" (link to article from UCSD)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development, technology
      7. MentorCenter (link to GS' mentoring website)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development, UofL office
      8. Peer Mentoring Handbook- shared by Michelle Rodems
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, professional development
      9. "Present and Publish Your Research" (link to article from UBC)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, networking
      10. Graduate Student Council
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, networking, funding, UofL office

       

       

       

       

       

      Professional Development

      1. Advice on Writing Proposals to the National Science Foundation (link to article from CMU professor)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding
      2. An Open Letter to New Graduate Students (link to Chronicle article)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
      3. Graduate Student Orientation Handbook
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
      4. Graduate School Survival Guide (link to article from CS Student at UNC)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
      5. Graduate Student Professional Development (blog from Duke University)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond
      6. Grants.gov (link to website search page)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding
      7. Grant Writing Tips for Graduate Students (link to article from The Chronicle)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding
      8. Grant Writing Academy (link to brief online description of the Fall 2013 academy)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, funding, UofL office
      9. How to Survive Graduate School (link to article from Tulane University)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
      10. International Center (link to website)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning, international, UofL office
      11. Life of a Graduate Student (link to article from University of Maryland faculty)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
      12. Making the Most of Your Professional Development (pdf)- shared by Michelle Rodems Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On
      13. Three Tips for New Graduate Students (link to article from about.com)
        Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, transitioning
      14. ***Video Editing for Professional Purposes (ppt)- shared by Rachel Gramer and Megan Hartline Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, technology
      15. Writing a Fellowship Application workshop (ppt)- shared by John Jaynes
        Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, funding, writing
      16. Writing Grant Applications workshop (ppt)- shared by John Jaynes
        Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, academic, funding, writing

         

         

         

         

         

        Research

        1. Call for Papers Feed for English/Cultural Studies (link to CFP list from UPenn)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, presentations, conferences
        2. Call for Papers Feed for Humanities/Social Sciences (link to CFP list from H-Net)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, presentations, conferences
        3. Call for Papers Feed for Sciences (link to CFP list from AAAS)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, presentations, conferences
        4. "Finding the Perfect Postdoc"(PDF)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing, Finding the Perfect Postdoc
        5. Finding the Right Postdoc workshop (ppt) - shared by Thomas Geoghegan. At the request of the workshop presenter, you will be prompted for your UofL credentials to view this item
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing,Finding the Perfect Postdoc
        6. "Going in with Your Eyes Open: What to Ask Before Accepting a US Postdoc"
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing,Finding the Perfect Postdoc
        7. Get Published (link to article from U of California- Santa Cruz)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing
        8. Human Subjects Protection Program (link to website for IRB)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, UofL office
        9. Literature Searching Library Research Guide (link to UofL Library website)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, UofL office, Power Literature Searching
        10. Literature Searching Strategies handout (doc)- shared by Rob Detmering and Samantha McClellan
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, Power Literature Searching
        11. One-on-One Research Appointment with a UofL Librarian (link to request form)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, UofL office
        12. Navigating Issues in Research Compliance (ppt)- shared by Allison Ratterman
        13. National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Core Competencies Checklist (PDF)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing
        14. National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Fact Sheet
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing, Finding the Perfect Postdoc
        15. Publishing Advice for Graduate Students (link to article from Social Science Research Network)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, research, publishing, Finding the Perfect Postdoc
        16. "The Pipeline to Publishing" (link to article from the Chronicle)
          Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, publishing
        17. "Publishing: Advice and Information" (link to article from about.com)
          Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, publishing
        18. "TQ Editor's Ponderings" (link to blog about publishing from editor of TESOL Quarterly)
          Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, research, publishing, writing, international

         

         

         

         

         

        Teaching

        1. Classroom Assessment Techniques - shared by Michelle Rodems
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
        2. Creating a Teaching Portfolio (link to article from Washington University)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching
        3. Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning Blog (link)
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, UofL office
        4. GTA Academy
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, UofL office
        5. "I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching workshop (ppt)- shared by David Owen
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, diversity, Moving from Equality to Equity
        6. "I Just Treat Everyone the Same": Moving From Equality to Equity in Teaching workshop resources (doc)- shared by David Owen
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching diversity, Moving from Equality to Equity
        7. Teaching Students Information Literacy Skills (ppt)- shared by Rob Detmering and Anna Marie Johnson
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Students Information Literacy
        8. Social Identity Reflection Worksheet - shared by David Owen
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, diversity, Moving from Equality to Equity
        9. Student Development Theory Cheatsheet - shared by Michelle Rodems
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
        10. Teaching Toolbox Resources - shared by Michelle Rodems
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
        11. Teaching Toolbox workshop (ppt)- shared by Michelle Rodems
          Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, teaching, Teaching Toolbox
        12. ***Technology for Effective Teaching (ppt)- shared by Keri Mathis and Laura Tetreault Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, technology, teaching
        13. Why You Need a Teaching Philosophy Statement and How to Develop One (ppt)- shared by Marie Kendall Brown)
          Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, teaching, career

         

        Technology

        1. Beginning EndNote (link to guide from UofL Libraries) Tags, Keywords: technology, research, Moving On
        2. Be Searchable handout - directions for developing an online portfolio and posting job materials shared by Amy Lueck
          Tags, Keywords: technology, career, job search, Moving On, Moving Beyond, Be Searchable, Career Colloquium
        3. Delphi Center (link to website)
          Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond, UofL office
        4. Librarians can teach your class about information literacy (link to request form)
          Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond, UofL office
        5. ***Portfolios for the Job Search (ppt)- shared by Elizabeth Chamberlain and Rachel Gramer Tags, Keywords: Moving Beyond, technology, career, job search
        6. Using Technology to Support Critical Thinking (link to article from U of Oregon)
          Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond
        7. Teaching with Technology Bibliography (link to list on Wikispaces)
          Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond
        8. Teaching with Technology articles (link to list from TeAchnology)
          Tags, Keywords: technology, teaching, Moving On, Moving Beyond
        9. ***Technology for Effective Teaching (ppt)- shared by Keri Mathis and Laura Tetreault Tags, Keywords: Moving On, Moving Beyond, teaching, technology
        10. ***Video Editing for Professional Purposes (ppt)- shared by Rachel Gramer and Megan Hartline Tags, Keywords: Getting Started, Moving On, Moving Beyond, technology