Category Archive: Scholarship

Jan 21

Weekly Work Habits and a Successful Academic Career

We become what we do. Our lives are shaped, in part, by the small choices we make every day.

Thirty minutes a day adds up to two and a half per week (5 days a week).  Over 50 weeks, that’s 125 hours. A good article might be researched and drafted in 125 hours. One article every 12-18 months is good productivity for a state university professor. Imagine if you wrote the equivalent of an article or a book chapter each year. What might you accomplish in a decade?  What might you contribute to your field?

For inspiration and a discussion of how to thrive as a university professor, check out  Kerry Ann Rockquemore’s How to Thrive Amid Academic Chaos in the Vitae area of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Take time to think about your weekly habits.  Are you incorporating time for steadily working toward a productive scholarly agenda? Who will you be in a decade?

Nov 07

Introduction: Federal Grant Writing Tips and Tricks Webinar

Get a personal introduction to federal grant writing with discussions that will focus on resources, tips & tricks for strong applications and proposal analysis from the grant maker’s perspective.  The content of the event will be developed based on the Research Interest Form completed by each participant prior to the session. This information will be used as examples during the discussion.

Presented by: The Georgia Digital Innovation Group

Facilitated by: Robin S. Lewis, CRA | Director, Office of Grants & Sponsored Projects |
Georgia College & State University
November 18, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 pm

CTLL will pay the $50 connection fee and offer viewing at these locations:

Cumming: University Center, Room 246
Dahlonega: Stewart Center, Room 260
Gainesville: Dunlap Mathis, Room 137
Oconee: Student Resource Center, Room 564

Please RSVP by Friday, November 8, 2013
If you are interested in signing up for the webinar above, please register here.  Or, send the name of the workshop and the campus on which you will attend to: rsvp.ctll@ung.edu.

Oct 29

UNG Libraries: Workshops to Support Faculty Scholarly Activity

UNG Libraries are offering ongoing sessions that support faculty in their scholarship and professional development.  Check out their workshops list.  They’re offering workshops on such things as bibliographic software and identifying the right journal for your scholarship (Identifying Publishers).  These are being held at all campuses.

Oct 29

Society for the Teaching of Psychology e-Conference: Teaching Competencies

Teaching Competencies

Society for the Teaching of Psychology e-Conference
Co-sponsored by the University of North Georgia’s Distance Education & Technology Integration
Friday, January 24, 2014
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology presents the 7th Annual Live e-Conference. The 2014 teaching conference will include topics such as (1) how do you know if you are a good teacher?; (2) how to elevate your teaching to standards of excellence; (3) a comprehensive operational definition of model teachers (4) evidence based practices for evaluating instructors; (5) student-centered syllabi design; (6) using and conducting SoTL in the classroom; and (7) how to align your teaching with APA guidelines.

Only Internet access is required to watch (and hear) the presenters; you will be able to test your connection before the conference. Registered participants will receive access instructions and passwords approximately one week prior to the broadcast. For additional information, contact Steven Lloyd (steven.lloyd@ung.edu) at 706-864-1445 or Enes Aganovic (enes.aganovic@ung.edu) at 706-867-3513.

e-Conference Program (all listed times are Eastern Standard Time)

9:30-9:45 am Logon to recheck your internet connection at your convenience
9:45-10:00 am Opening remarks: Welcome and Introductions

10:00-11:00 am Climbing the Teaching Hierarchy: Aspirational Benchmarks for Quality Teaching
Regan A. R. Gurung, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

11:00-12:00 pm Beyond Competency: Striving For Mastery In Your Teaching
William Buskist, Auburn University

12:00-12:30 pm An Introduction to the Characteristics of Model Psychology Teachers
Guy Boysen, McKendree University

12:30-1:00 pm Evidence Based Practices for Evaluating Instructors
Jared Keeley, Mississippi State University

1:00-1:30 pm It Starts With the Syllabus: A Primer for Constructing Student-Centered Syllabi
Aaron Richmond, Metropolitan State University of Denver

1:30-2:00 pm SoTL Knowledge in the Classroom: Applying and Creating Research
Janie Wilson, Georgia Southern University

2:00-2:30 pm Strategies for Addressing the Revised APA Guidelines for the Psychology Major
Michael Stoloff, James Madison University

2:30-2:45 pm Closing remarks: Acknowledgements

Thank you to the University of North Georgia’s Division of Distance Education and Technology Integration for producing and broadcasting the e-Conference. If you have technology-related questions, please contact Enes Aganovic (enes.aganovic@ung.edu; 706.867.3513) or Steven Lloyd (steven.lloyd@ung.edu; 706.864.1445).

Registration Fees

  • Individual Registration: $20
  • Institutional Registration: $50 (unlimited access for all faculty at an institution)

Registration Process

Register and pay for the conference

If needed, you may mail a check or purchase order payable to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, with a note specifying who the payment is for, to:

  • David Kreiner, STP Treasurer
    Department of Psychological Science, Lovinger 1111
    University of Central Missouri
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
    Email: kreiner@ucmo.edu

Oct 23

Scholarly Open-Access Publishing and the Peril of Predatory Publishers

The University System of Georgia offers a range of faculty and staff development programs.  Much of this is recorded and offered via USG iTunesU. For instance, a recent faculty development session “Scholarly Open-Access Publishing and the Peril of Predatory Publishers” with Jeffrey Beall, University of Colorado Denver, is now available on out iTunesU site.

Sep 19

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Faculty Scholar Brown Bag Seminars

Winners of spring 2013’s faculty scholar awards will be presenting their research at three seminars. Dr. Cosgrove will lead these sessions and offer insights into the criteria for these awards.

Faculty Scholar Brown Bag Seminar
Friday, September 27, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Facilitators:
Maryellen Cosgrove, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Yong Wei, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Locations:
Cumming Campus – University Center, Room 262
Dahlonega Campus – Library Technology Center, Room 163
Gainesville Campus – Dunlap Mathis, Room 137
Oconee Campus – Student Resource Center, Room 564

Faculty Scholar Brown Bag Seminar
Friday, October 25, 2013 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Facilitators:
Maryellen Cosgrove, Associate Provost
Sara Mason, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Natalie Hyslop, Assistant Professors of Biology
Jeanelle Morgan, Assistant Professors of Biology
Locations:
Cumming Campus – University Center, Room 262
Dahlonega Campus – Library Technology Center, Room 163
Gainesville Campus – Dunlap Mathis, Room 137
Oconee Campus – Student Resource Center, Room 564

Faculty Scholar Brown Bag Seminar
Friday, November 22, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Facilitators:
Maryellen Cosgrove, Associate Provost
Tony Zschau, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Daniel Hatch, Associate Professor of Psychological Science
Locations:
Cumming Campus – University Center, Room 262
Dahlonega Campus – Library Technology Center, Room 163
Gainesville Campus – Dunlap Mathis, Room 137
Oconee Campus – Student Resource Center, Room 564