Time Management for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This session is being delivered in a face-to-face format. You'll need to come to the offices of the Center for Teaching Excellence to attend. There is not a virtual option available to attend this presentation.


Everything in academia - and in our lives - requires time. Organization of your time-work-space is a complex psychology to master, and requires determining your values and thinking about your personal vision and mission. How good are you at managing your time?

In this workshop, you will learn how to effectively implement project-forward and backward-looking skills to craft written plans and chart projects that must be managed while balancing responsibilities that are unique to graduate students and academics. Creating your daily 'To-Do' List, setting clear priorities, staying on track and determining your key result areas will allow you to focus and overcome procrastination. By creating blocks of time that are resistant to interruptions, you can batch your tasks, including grading tasks, scholarly reading, studying, remembering more and accomplishing more as you implement helpful techniques that dually serve as an investment in personal development.


Please note that a Therapy Dog from Therapy Dog International will be in attendance.


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Amanda Lancaster
Doctoral Candidate
Integrated Informatics
College of Engineering and Computing

Amanda Lancaster received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology, and has a masters in Applied Clinical and Pre-Clinical Research, specializing in Pediatric Research Trials.  She earned an advanced master's degree in Regulatory Affairs and is a recent graduate of The Ohio State College of Medicine Graduate Medical program for Biomedical Bioinformatics. Currently, she is doctoral student in Integrated Information Technology at USC's College of Engineering. Lancaster earned an award for working on the front lines of Covid-19 on the several University-wide database systems at The Ohio State University College of Public Health in 2021.