Research & Scholarship

Part of your role at Jefferson College is to be engaged in research and scholarship. These resources will help support your pursuits in this area.

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Announcing the "Jefferson Research Collaborative"

As a significant pillar of the faculty role, writing for publication can be a very challenging task for faculty in higher education. The Jefferson Research Collaborative is a uniquely designed faculty development series with the goal to increase scholarly activity in faculty through the development of skills and motivation in scholarly writing and scholarly project design and implementation. Pulling heavily from theory on the use of writing retreats to enhance faculty motivation in writing, the Jefferson Research Collaborative is a writing retreat with pre-retreat workshops to develop skills in scholarly activity. The Jefferson Research Collaborative is also designed to foster the formation of a community of scholarly writers, which will provide support to faculty through peer-to-peer and mentoring relationships. The design is such to not isolate faculty that feel unprepared to embark on scholarly writing, but to motivate faculty in a structured environment to learn about the scholarly process. During the series, participants will learn how to start and develop a scholarly project, the importance of peer feedback in the scholarly process, and produce a significant amount of writing towards a publication.

Jefferson Research Collaborative Schedule:

  • Pre-retreat Workshop #1 – March 18, 2016, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Developing your scholarly idea and turning your idea into a research question
     
  • Pre-retreat Workshop #2 – April 22, 2016, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
    Approaching your research question (implementation of your scholarship)
     
  • Writing Retreat – May 5, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    4 -1.5 hours blocks of writing
    2 – 30 min blocks of time to share with participants (paired prior to break)
    1 hour lunch break
    Access to mentors and consultations for your particular stage of writing

Participants that attend the entire series and retreat will receive a Certificate of Scholarship Development from the Jefferson Research Collaborative. Participants that attend at least one of the sessions or retreat will receive support throughout the semester and summer. Support will include scheduled meetings with mentors to continue support with project implementation and publication, as well as regular helpful reminders via
e-mail to continue project progression and maintenance of a writing routine.

To sign up for participation in the Jefferson Research Collaborative contact Kimberly Whiter, Director of Faculty Development at kawhiter@jchs.edu OR one of the Collaborators:

CCR (Coffee, Cookies and Research)

Coffee, Cookies, and Research (CCR) is an informal group made up of junior faculty that meet regularly to talk about getting started in scholarship/research. The goal of CCR is to support and foster faculty looking to start their  own program of scholarship. In the past, CCR has used senior faculty to motivate members through sharing their person journeys in scholarship/research. CCR also focuses on balancing scholarship/research with the other obligations of your position, to nurture an environment of continual pursuit of scholarly activity.

And very importantly, there are fresh cookies and coffee at every meeting!

Fall 2016 Schedule

  • Become a faculty member (not a teacher, not an employee)
    Thursday, September 15, 2016, from Noon -1 p.m.
    On Jefferson College campus, Room 501
     
  • Teaching is first and foremost, but not always
    Thursday, October 27, 2016, from Noon -1 p.m.
    On Jefferson College campus, Room 501
     
  • Starting a scholarly routine
    Thursday, November 10, 2016 from Noon -1 p.m.
    On Jefferson College campus, Room 501
     
  • The R&D Process
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016, from Noon -1 p.m.
    On Jefferson College campus, Room 501

Elsevier Publishing Campus

Improve your knowledge and skills in publishing academic research. Elsevier Publishing Campus is packed with free online training and advice! Visit the following link to create a profile and gain access to:

  • Interactive training courses guide you carefully through a topic and test your knowledge along the way. Average completion time is 15-30 minutes.
  • Online lectures present a topic by leading experts and engage in Q&A towards the end to boost the discussion. Average completion time is 15 minutes.
  • LIVE online lectures present a topic by leading experts and are followed by a live Q&A which you can join in! Average completion time is 50 minutes.

Attending and completing any of the above will result in your being awarded a Certificate of Completion. They will be available at the end of each course of lecture to download and they are automatically stored in your profile.

 https://www.publishingcampus.elsevier.com/pages/3/Colleges/College-of-Skills-Training.html

Carilion Clinic Research and Development Website

Clinical research is a fundamental and integral component of quality patient care. At Carilion Clinic, we are committed to improving the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. The purpose of our research is to promote excellence in the quality of care to our patients. 

https://www.carilionclinic.org/research-development

Carilion Clinic's Professional Development Research and Scholarly Activity Series

Scholarly productivity takes several forms at Carlion Clinic. We seek to advance scientific research as well as medical innovation and to share our findings with colleagues across the globe.  There are virtually unlimited opportunities available within our system to participate in basic science, clinical, translational, educational and quality-oriented research. - See more at: https://www.carilionclinic.org/professional-development/programs/researc...

Scholarly productivity takes several forms at Carlion Clinic and the VTC School of Medicine.  We seek to advance scientific research as well as medical innovation and to share our findings with colleagues across the globe.  There are virtually unlimited opportunities available within our system to participate in basic science, clinical, translational, educational and quality-oriented research. - See more at: https://www.carilionclinic.org/professional-development/programs/researc...

https://www.carilionclinic.org/professional-development/programs/research-curriculum

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