Have a skill to teach or a method you'd like to learn? To start a workshop, just send a message to the listserv with your proposal, vision for how to make it happen, and any other details folks need. Workshops generally take on one of three formats:
- Finding a student, postdoc, or other instructor to teach a specific skill
- Using the resources GISER has developed to teach your own workshop
- Getting together a group of students together to learn and share methods and/or knowledge domains
Look for details on how to organize a workshop on this page very soon!
Some past GISER workshops
Political Advocacy: How to get involved with advocacy efforts within and across disciplines.
Envisioning Sustainable Urban Futures with Cultural Theory: Learning to work with Cultural Theory as an exploratory tool to help analyse and envision sustainable urban futures in a creative way.
Social Network Analysis: Exploration of social network analysis as a concept and methodology.
Portrait Photography: Use of natural light in photography; participants experimented with their own photos.
Leadership & Facilitation: Specific skills for facilitating a group, especially in an interdisciplinary context or when leading classroom discussion. Intended to help people become more reflexive and inclusive leaders.
Rigor & Creativity in Ethnographic Research: Exploration of the connected practices of rigor and creativity in ethnographic research.
Hidden Gems of ArcPublisher and ArcScene: Providing help for people to easily improve their map-making skills using two relatively accessible tools (ArcPublisher and ArcScene).
Introduction to R (IntRo): A first foray into R, one of the most widely used free software environments for statistical computing and graphics.
R Bootcamp: Three-day hands-on intensive on performing common statistical analyses and producing publication quality figures in R and RStudio (a free, open source, integrated development environment for programming in R).
Introduction to Survey Design: Introduction to survey research design, including measurement and implementation.
Some past GISER reading & working groups
SOS 598: Institutionalizing Interdisciplinarity: Creating and Maintaining Interdisciplinary Organizations (Spring 2011 & Fall 2011) -- Inspired by a desire to learn strategies that successful interdisciplinary organizations have deployed to support collaborative, synthetic research, this project was truly a ground-up effort that evolved through contributions of four graduate students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds. GISER funding allowed project collaborators to travel to a conference on the topic of interdisciplinary organizations to recruit participants for a study, interview top scholars leading major interdisciplinary research centers in the United States and abroad, and have those interviews transcribed. A forthcoming journal article from this collaboration discusses perspectives on managing people, places, and intellectual territory with dueling directives: to the discipline and the interdiscipline.
SOS 598: Measuring Resilience After a Catastrophic Natural Disaster: A case study of Fayette, Haiti after the 2010 Earthquake (Fall 2010)
Stoichiometric Relationships in Urban Systems: Comparing stoichiometric relationships of C, N, and P in urban and non-urban systems (Fall 2009)