Research Boot Camp for New Faculty
New faculty often struggle to publish research during their first or second year
of full-time teaching. A dizzying array of professional responsibilities certainly
makes maintaining an aggressive research agenda more difficult than in graduate
school. The key is to develop a new practice for a new environment, to isolate productive
blocks of time for research and writing within a schedule that otherwise may seem
out of one’s control.
Sponsored by the Faculty Development Office in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Research Boot Camp is designed
to provide faculty the opportunity for focused, supervised writing time so that
you may make significant progress toward the completion of articles, book chapters,
grant applications, and other publishable research projects. You are a good candidate
for RBC if you have data collected for your article, book, or study, and now need
time, space, or more productive writing strategies to complete your writing.
Spring 2014 Schedule
All sessions are from 2:00PM to 4:30PM in
Old Main 109 on the following Fridays:
The Office offers a semester-long Research Boot Camp every spring term for new full-time
faculty in their first two years at Marshall. In the space of seven sessions during
the semester, RBC members engage in a total of 17 intensive on-site hours of research
writing. Each session also includes time for individual progress reports.
Participants must clear their schedules, make a commitment to attend all work sessions
for the Spring boot camp, and submit a work plan in advance of the first meeting.
(Instructions will be sent after you register.) Faculty at the South Charleston
campus will be accommodated remotely via polycom link. Those who complete the full
boot camp will receive $100 in travel funding.
If you would like to make substantial progress on your research, then Research
Boot Camp is for you! BYOL (bring your own laptop). CTL will provide
high-quality energy foods (no twinkies!). All sessions will convene in Old Main
Space is limited to the first 16 registrants. The registration
deadline for Spring 2014 is January 7, 2014. Questions? Call Sherri
Smith at 6-5268 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.