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Professional skills course developed

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Professional skills course developed

Peter Todd developed a required professional skills course for cognitive sciences students (13 enrolled, 12 trainees), designed to teach the professional norms of academic or applied cognitive science in preparation for work after earning the PhD. Topics include: the ethical conduct of research, grant proposal writing and review, critical reading of the scientific literature, scientific writing and reviewing, presentation skills, applying for jobs, teaching, international perspectives, challenges facing underrepresented groups in science, intellectual property rights, and issues in crossdisciplinary collaboration. The seminar is organized as a series of presentations and discussions led by IGERT faculty, as well as the students. Given that even experienced faculty have different views about the profession, the class gathers insight about aspects of professional development from advisers and collects it in a central class Wiki site.