The following are workshops we offer. *Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, these workshops are only open to University of Michigan-Flint faculty, staff, and students.*

Introduction to Qualtrics

This two-hour session will introduce participants to Qualtrics; a specialized tool used for online survey research. The workshop will cover the basic functions of creating/editing a survey, distributing the survey, and analyzing the results. This session will be facilitated by Andre Louis.

This workshop will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, February 16, 2015 from 10 am - 12 pm (3153 WSWB)
  • Friday, March 13, 2015 from 2 pm - 4 pm (3153 WSWB)

To sign up for one of these sessions, visit:

Introduction to eRearch (IRB Training)

Mary Mandeville of UM-Flint's Institutional Review Board (IRB) offers training in eResearch, the online system for submitting research projects for IRB review and approval. To set up a time to meet with Mary, please contact her via email.

Effective Presentations

In this workshop, Andre Louis will provide students with tips on how to effectively present their research, particularly at conferences. Key areas to be discussed include: presentation content, design, and performance. 

Grant Proposal Writing

Led by Christine Black, this workshop will guide faculty members through the proposal development process, with an emphasis on responding to federal announcements. Black supports UM Medical School faculty and the research enterprise in proposal development, faculty training and internal foundation reviews. She has mentored hundreds of faculty and is noted for her ability to work with both seasoned researchers, as well as novice investigators initiating their first proposal. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and the Faculty Mentoring Program. Lunch will be served at noon, and the workshop will begin at 12:30.

Friday, October 30, 2015 @ noon.

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Scholarly Writing with Robert Lucas, PhD.

This session is designed to help faculty members deal with impediments to their serious scholarly writing. Special emphasis is placed on research demonstrating practices that work in an academic setting.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to combat the environmental and psychological barriers that keep them from getting to their serious academic writing, how to manage their writing so that it fits the time they have available, how to sustain the commitment necessary to see a project through to the end, how to vary the development and drafting of projects to improve communication significantly, and how to build collegial networks to support, encourage, and promote writing and publishing.

Lunch will be served at noon, and the workshop will begin at 12:30. Space is limited, with priority given to faculty members.

Friday, March 18, 2016 @ noon

Seating is limited, so please register today!