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Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 8:30am-12:30pm

 Pre-conference Workshops are available at an additional cost of $140.00 for all attendees.

(Breakfast prepared only for the attendees who are registered for the Pre-conference Workshops)

 

Writing for Publication in Academic Journals

Presenter(s): Alice Scales, Dr. Shirley A. Biggs, and Dr. Sharnon Nelson-La Gall

This workshop is designed to discuss with participants how to prepare manuscripts for review. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers, copy of a draft manuscript in electronic format, and a copy of the manuscript in hard copy to the session for study.

Framing and Maintaining a Research Agenda

Presenter(s): Fred A. Bonner, II, Ed.D.

This 2.5 hour workshop will assist tenure-track faculty in the critical process of designing and maintaining a scholarly research agenda. One of the most critical topics that faculty must address in their bid for both tenure and promotion is how to successfully frame and operationalize a line of scholarly inquiry. From developing a researchable topic to revising and resubmitting a peer-reviewed publication, understanding the complexities of navigating the research terrain is key. This hands-on workshop will focus on steps necessary in framing and maintaining an active research agenda. In addition session participants will be involved in both practical and theoretical applications to enhance their understanding of the tenure and promotion process.Workshop foci include:

(1) Moving from presentation to publication

(2) Turning the dissertation into peer-reviewed articles

(3) Tips for negotiating the tenure track (explicit and implicit rules)

(4) Planning your research agenda (15-point attack plan)

Social Networking Tools for Educators

Presenter(s): Dr. Fatima Barnes

The roles of educators and librarians are forever changing due to ongoing inventions of new technologies and resources. These new technologies and resources include learning management systems, library systems, and Web 2.0 technologies (social networking tools). Upon entry into the workforce, faculty and librarians often find themselves lacking in technological skills than students whom they teach (Hartman, J. L., Dziuban, C., and Brophy-Ellison, J., 2007). Most of these technologies have a lot of potential, but to make sense as teaching and productivity tools we need to embed them in some kind of larger pedagogical structure. The goal of this workshop is to explore these technologies in categories, i.e. productivity, file sharing, research, brainstorming, mapping, presentation, and security.This workshop willprovide you aselection of tools to integrate into your daily life, research, and teaching.

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