Graduate Community of Scholars (GCOS)

Welcome to the Graduate Community of Scholars!

The Graduate Community of Scholars (GCOS) at Binghamton University offers resources to help you thrive in your personal life and gain a competitive edge in your professional life - whether you're starting your master's degree or completing your doctoral degree.

We are a learning community that welcomes all graduate students, at all levels, in all disciplines.

Each semester, GCOS hosts a series of workshops designed to develop the graduate community as scholars, teachers, professionals and members of the Binghamton University community. These workshops join with various campus organizations, departments, centers or units to tailor the information to the interests and needs of graduate life. These workshops follow the Binghamton University PREP Model, which resolves around four themes and competencies that are vital for every graduate student: planning, resilience, engagement and professionalism.

Planning: Learn skills that emphasize proper planning throughout your graduate career, such as resume- and grant-writing, thinking like a professional and creating a syllabus.

Resilience: Learn strategies to ensure and thrive through writing planning for dissertations and theses and managing mental health as a graduate student.

Engagement: Learn strategies for effective communication, networking, and active involvement in the workplace, classroom and community.

Professionalism: Learn and maintain the highest professional standards in teaching, research and publishing.

These workshops are free and open to all graduate students in all disciplines.

If you are interested in more information or if you have a request for a particular workshop topic, please email Ellen Tilden at gcos@binghamton.edu.

Below is our Spring 2021 workshop schedule: 

Getting Ready for Spring - A Guided Workshop for Planning Writing Projects
Friday, February 26, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
If interested in attending, please register here. 
Managing Mental Health & Stress as a Graduate Student
Friday, March 12, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Samantha Symes, Mental Health Outreach Peer Education Program (MHOPE)
If interested in attending, please register here
Developing a Philosophy of Teaching (Part II)
Friday, March 19, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
If interested in attending, please register here
Style: Crafting Academic Prose in Your Discipline
TBD
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
If interested in attending, please register here
Getting Ready for Summer - A Guided Workshop for Planning Writing Projects
Friday, May 28, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
If interested in attending, please register here

Below is our Fall 2020 workshop schedule: 

Getting Ready for Fall - A Guided Workshop for Planning Writing Projects (PART I)
Friday, September 11, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
Getting Ready for Fall - A Guided Workshop for Planning Writing Projects (PART II)
Friday, September 18, Noon-1:30 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
Imaginary Table of Contents: A Generative Workshop for Academic Writers
Friday, October 9, Noon-1:15 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
Three Ways to Use Embodied Self- Awareness to Manage Stress
Friday, October 16, Noon-1 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Bathabile Mthombeni, University Ombudsman
Managing Mental Health & Stress as a Graduate Student
Friday, October 30, Noon-1 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Nicole Holmes, University Counseling Center
Developing a Philosophy of Teaching
Friday, November 6, Noon-1:15 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative
Best Practices for Virtual Interviewing
Friday, November 20, Noon-1 p.m.
Online (via Zoom)
Erica Kryst, from the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development
Dissertation Bootcamp
February 1 - February 5, 2021
Online (via Zoom)
Robert Danberg, from the Writing Initiative