Faculty Development Workshops in Scholarly Writing and Publishing
In repeated job satisfaction surveys, more than 80% of faculty at U.S. colleges and universities report that they would like to produce and publish more scholarship. Yet it is also estimated that 85% of all research published in the United States is produced by just 15% of the professoriate, and a scanty publication record remains the leading reason for denying tenure or promotion. The individual and institutional costs of this "ambition gap"—in terms of faculty morale and retention, institutional prestige, and the advancement of knowledge—are enormous.
J. B. Barker-Nunn & Associates was founded to address this problem by providing scholars with specialized editing and coaching services. Working with clients from across the academy has affirmed our conviction that what most keeps faculty from achieving their research goals is a lack of training or mentoring in the process, tasks, and conventions of scholarly writing itself. Thus Jeanne Barker-Nunn also offers on-site faculty development workshops that provide participants with learnable principles and strategies for increasing the amount, quality, and success of their writing.
These workshops include half- or full-day sessions on the following topics:
The Successful Scholar: Strategies for Writing and Publishing
The Prospective Scholar: Mentoring Graduate Students in Writing for the Profession
Writing Your Way In: Scholarly Writing for Graduate Students
Also available are presentations and mini-workshops on a number of subtopics addressed in the longer workshops, such as the following:
How It Really Works: Demystifying Academic Writing and Publishing
Writing as Knowledge-Making: The Genre(s) of Scholarly Writing
Integrating Scholarship into the Teaching Life
The "Where" and "How" of Creativity: Creating the Conditions for Prolific Writing
What Are They Looking For? An Insider's View of the Submission Process
Now What? Decoding and Using Reader Feedback
The Secrets of Successful Scholars: How to Become More Prolific and Published
First Principles of Effective Scholarly Writing
From Practitioner to Researcher: Making the Transition
Creating a Self-Perpetuating Culture of Scholarship
Workshops can be tailored to the needs of a specific audience, presented as a single unit or series, and combined with institutional consulting and/or individual or small-group coaching sessions.