Presentation on theme: "Curriculum Vitae “Course of Life” o What is an Academic Vita? o “Dos” of Vita Preparation. o “Don’ts” of Vita Preparation. o Examples of Academic Vitae."— Presentation transcript:
Curriculum Vitae “Course of Life” o What is an Academic Vita? o “Dos” of Vita Preparation. o “Don’ts” of Vita Preparation. o Examples of Academic Vitae. o What I want to see in yours! o What is IRB? o Graded Portion. o What is a Meta-Analysis?
What is an Academic Vita? An academic vita is a summary of your professional training and background. It serves much the same purpose as a résumé in the business world. In other words, a vita is an autobiographical account that provides the information on which a preliminary decision is made whether to admit you to a program or hire you for a job. Largely on the basis of your vita your application will be rejected outright, put into a doubtful category, or considered worth exploring.
What is an Academic Vita? Plural form is Vitae. Singular form is Vita. While resumes are rarely longer than one page, CVs usually are many pages long. Starting to work on a Vita, which is an ongoing project till the day you die, will keep you focused and will continually allow you to keep in mind where you need improvement. ◦THIS IS A VERY BIG DEAL!!!
What is an Academic Vita? The vita will stand in for you during the initial phase of screening hundreds of applicants. It conveys who you are and what the graduate program or employer will get if you are chosen.
“Dos” of Vita Preparation. Make your vita a clear and concise summary of your professional qualifications. Try to obtain copies of several vitae from individuals who are at your stage of professional development or slightly ahead. ◦One of the best ways to construct a vita is by seeing how others have done it. Take the time to create an elegant and inviting format, and be sure to laser print the final product on high quality paper. ◦Style matters, and your vita should appear professional, uncluttered, and friendly to the eye. Be sure to check the vita carefully for mistakes and typographical errors. ◦Without exception, it must be absolutely error-free. Have your faculty adviser, colleagues, family, and friends look over your vita before you send it out. ◦They will undoubtedly spot weaknesses you have overlooked and may be able to suggest ways of overcoming them.
“Don’ts” of Vita Preparation. DON'T give the appearance of padding your vita by including such things as extra-wide margins, high school accomplishments, or excessive detail about your research and teaching experience. ◦(e.g., details associated with running an experiment, such as "I contacted participants, scheduled them for sessions..."). DON'T list irrelevant personal information such as height, weight, health, or military status. ◦Listing hobbies and outside interests is also optional and should only be done if you feel it will enhance your image as a well-rounded professional. DON'T list categories that have only one item. ◦(with one exception: a section entitled "Publication" is acceptable for listing a single publication). DON'T use category subheadings that are more ambitious than their content. ◦(e.g., "Articles, Publications, and Grant Proposals" followed by only one grant proposal). Later in your career, you can add some of these sections (for example, "Professional Activities" might include editorships, memberships in academic or grant-reviewing committees, consulting work, and so on).
Examples of Academic Vitae Will be given separately in class!
What I would like you to include in your vita! Name and Professional Contact Information Current Professional Job (only if it is professional and pertains to your future career). Courses you have taken that apply to your profession. Scientific classes you have completed. Classes you are currently taking. Any certifications you have received. Any Academic Honors you have received. Current research projects you are on. ◦You are on one right now with me! Your current education. Association Memberships. Institutional and Community Involvement. Editorial Experience. References. ◦You can include me as one for now. Only include academic and professional references. Conferences attended.
Institutional Review Board The Belmont Report Office of the Secretary Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research April 18, 1979
Institutional Review Board Tuskegee Syphilis Study Stanley Milgram-Leadership Study Philip Zimbardo-Conformity Study Holocaust Research
Institutional Review Board http://www.ccccd.edu/irb/index.html ◦Collin College http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.p hp http://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.p hp ◦Research Certification
Graded Portion. You will receive 50 points for completing an Academic Vitae. You will receive 25 points for completing the NIH course. You will receive 25 points for filling out an IRB application for CCCCD. Your semester Thesis will be reduced down to 7 pages. I will give you a modified syllabus next week in print.
What is a Meta-Analysis? We will discuss in class.