Academy of Scholars

The purpose of the Academy of Scholars pilot program is to draw upon the expertise of selected COE faculty to enhance the overall research profile of the College. For 2021-2022, five outstanding Academy of Scholars members were chosen based on their record of research productivity and the type of research support they will provide to their colleagues. The 2021-2022 Academy of Scholars Members are:

 

The support activities the Scholars will provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Workshops on increasing writing productivity, preparing strong grant proposals, and submitting high-quality journal manuscripts
  • Seminars on quantitative and qualitative research design and methodologies
  • Consultation regarding quantitative and qualitative methodology and data analysis
  • Pre-submission reviews of grant applications and journal articles

 

For more information about these workshops and services, please see the descriptions below. To register for any service or workshop, please complete the Request for Services form. This form can also be found when you click on any of the workshops or services listed below. If you have questions, please contact Sonya Kaminski in the COE Office of Research.

Increasing Writing Productivity

 

Increasing Writing Productivity

Workshop: Mindset for Academic Writing  

The ways in which we think about our writing and scholarship is absolutely critical to our success as scholars. Through a fall workshop (to be conducted virtually), Sonia Cabell will address important topics such as how to put writing/scholarship at the center of your work and addressing psychological barriers to writing. 

When: Friday, October 29, 1:00-2:30pm; Click here to register

 

Workshops: Planning and Organizing for Writing Success 

Planning and organization are keys to writing success. Successful planning can take place at the daily, weekly, semester, and long-range levels.  Through a series of two workshops (to be conducted virtually), Sonia Cabell will help faculty develop their strategic planning for a semester, establish a publication pipeline, and plan for weekly and daily writing. These workshops will include a discussion of strategically organizing schedules to prioritize writing time.

When: January 28, 1:00-2:30pm; February 25, 1:00-2:30pm; Click here to register

 

Faculty Writing Group

This will be an interdisciplinary group, organized by Sonia Cabell, that reads one another’s writing and provides feedback to improve the work. This group will meet monthly (virtually). In addition, Sonia will disseminate a protocol for creating and running writing groups so it can become a sustainable practice.

When: Monthly one-hour meetings, Sept-April, 1:00-2:00 pm; Fall Dates (click to register): October 22, November 12, December 10 (for this session only, meeting will be from 11am-12pm).

 

Co-writing Opportunities

Co-writing sessions are ones in which faculty come together virtually, share their goals for the session, write on individual work for a preset period of time, and then share what they accomplished at the end. Sonia Cabell will organize these sessions (to be conducted virtually).

When: Monthly two-hour sessions, on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00-3:00 pm; Fall Dates (click to register): October 5, November 2, December 7

 

Writing Retreat

Writing retreats can give faculty a boost that lasts longer than the retreat itself. Sonia Cabell will organize and lead this retreat (to be conducted virtually).

When: February 22, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Click here to register.

Planning the Research

Workshop: Qualitative Analysis for Quantitative Researchers  

In this workshop (to be conducted virtually or in person), participants will learn how to make the most of the qualitative data that are available to them in their otherwise quantitative studies. The workshop leaders, Vanessa Dennen and Michael Giardina, will focus primarily on identifying opportunities for qualitative data collection and approaches to qualitative data analysis that will help researchers deepen and enhance the understanding of the phenomena that they study. Topics to be covered include: helpful data collection and analysis tools; organizing and managing qualitative data; using frameworks to guide qualitative data analysis; ensuring rigor and quality when working with qualitative data.

When: Friday, September 24, 1:00-2:30pm; Click here to register.

 

Individual Assistance in Planning Qualitative Research Studies

Vanessa Dennen and Michael Giardina will provide ongoing support for individual and collaborating COE faculty who seek mentorship or consultation on designing and planning qualitative research projects.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

 

Individual Assistance in Selecting Appropriate Statistical Tests

Yanyun Yang will provide ongoing support for individual and collaborating COE faculty who seek mentorship or consultation on selecting appropriate statistical tests and planning quantitative research projects.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

 

Individual Assistance in Planning Grant-Funded Research

The COE Office of Research will continue to provide assistance in identifying and planning grant-funded research projects.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please contact Katherine Yaun

Analyzing Quantitative Data

Individual Assistance for Analyzing Quantitative Data

Yanyun Yang will provide ongoing support for individual and collaborating COE faculty who seek assistance in analyzing quantitative data for major research projects.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

Analyzing Qualitative Data

Individual Assistance for Analyzing Qualitative Data

Vanessa Dennen will provide ongoing support for individual and collaborating COE faculty who seek assistance in analyzing qualitative data for major research projects.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

Finding Funding to Support Research

Individual Assistance in Finding Funding Opportunities

The COE Office of Research will provide ongoing assistance in identifying viable grant opportunities for any research faculty member in the College.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please contact Katherine Yaun

Preparing Grant Proposals

Individual Assistance in Preparing Grant Proposals

The COE Office of Research will provide ongoing assistance in preparing grant proposals for all research faculty members in the College.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please contact Katherine Yaun

Receiving Feedback on Manuscript Drafts

Feedback on Manuscripts: Quantitative Research

Marty Swanbrow Becker will provide feedback on drafts of journal article manuscripts describing research that is primarily quantitative.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

 

Feedback on Manuscripts: Qualitative Research

Vanessa Dennen and Michael Giardina will provide feedback on drafts of journal article manuscripts describing research that is primarily qualitative.  

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

Receiving Feedback on Grant Proposal Drafts

Feedback on Drafts of Grant Proposals

The COE Office of Research and Marty Swanbrow Becker will offer pre-submission feedback on draft of grant proposals.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please complete Request for Services form.

Successful Submission

Seminar: Publishing Qualitative Research

In this seminar, Michael Giardina, Co-Editor of the SAGE journals Qualitative Inquiry, International Review of Qualitative Research, and Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies, and Vanessa Dennen, Co-Editor of The Internet and Higher Education will present a seminar (to be conducted virtually or in person) on the practices, politics, and strategies for publishing qualitative research, with the focus on increasing the likelihood that your manuscript or book project will be accepted for publication. Topics to be covered include: selecting the right journals and publishers; demystifying what editors and publishers do in terms of how they make their decisions on qualitative manuscripts and book projects; advice for engaging productively in the revise and resubmit process; and understanding trends in journal and book publishing worlds. 

When: Friday, March 4, 1:00-2:30 pm; Click here to register.

 

Support for Submitting Grant Proposals

The COE Office of Research will provide ongoing assistance in submitting grant proposals for any research faculty member in the College.

When: Ongoing support throughout the year; please contact Katherine Yaun