Frontier hosted a symposium in October 2017 with experts to describe ways to disseminate scholarship, stay motivated to do scholarly work, and tips for keeping up with evidence in an area of study. The emphasis was on clinical scholarship and the Science of Teaching and Learning (SOTL).
This document has a link to the 2017 Mini-Symposium Attendee Folder (with resources for the speakers' talks), and to Padlets with more detailed information and links associated with the topics presented.
"The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Inc. serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. Through building intellectual and collaborative infrastructure, the Society supports the associational life that fosters scholarly work about teaching and learning."
Scholarly Work and Staying Motivated, by Dr. Diane Whitehead, author of "Essentials of Nursing Leadership and Managment" and "Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse."
Dr. Whitehead is full-time faculty at Walden University School of Nursing and teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She has authored books on nursing leadership, and online nursing education.
Disseminating Your Work: Advice from Expert Scholars Dr. Lisa Kane Low and Dr. Karen Reed
Dr. Reed is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing at U of FL, Gainesville. She has published and presented on nursing education and has worked in partnership to promote nursing education in Cambodia.
Dr. Karen Reed, Brief Biosketch_2017
Dr. Reed has a passion for studying health disparities. She has won awards from the University of FL as International Educator of the Year (2013) and as Teacher of the Year.
Dr. Kane is a certified nurse midwife, researcher, and clinical educator. She is Associate Dean of Practice and Professional Graduate Programs, and Associate Professor, Nursing, Obstetrics, and Gynecology, Women's Studies, at University of MI Ann Arbor.
These instructions describe an exercise conducted during our 2017 Mini-Symposium where we met with others in rotating groups to explore what interests others have that may be in common and may lead to collaboration or mentoring support for scholarship.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)_Dr. Diana Sturgis
In her presentation, Dr. Sturgis offered an introduction to SoTL, describing SoTL standards and steps to design a SoTL project. She explained SoTL genres of scholarship, and the value of SoTL to nursing education.
Dr. Sturgis presents to the 2017 Mini-Symposium for Faculty Scholarship on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She presents an Introduction to SoTL, SoTL Standards and Rigor, Steps to Designing a SoTL Project, Value of SoTL, SoTL Genres, and more.
Dr. Sturges is a Professor in the School fo Health and Kinesioloty at GA Southern Univ. in Statesboro, GA. Dr. Sturges assumes leadership roles in SoTL in her university and nationally and has published extensively in SoTL.
Essential Tools in Microsoft Word for Scholarly Writing_Gail Spake
This note board (padlet) offers links to download handouts for various Word tools and features, such as Table Tools, Track Changes, Essential Command Tools, and--most importantly--how to create a PERSONAL TOOLBAR.
Developing a PERSONAL TOOLBAR is likely the most helpful and time saving skill you can develop for using Microsoft Words. These instructions provide steps for how to create a Personal Toolbar, and a set of tools for nurse educators and scholars to include that support their scholarly and teaching writing.
This handout includes instructions for how to use essential tools for scholarly and academic writing: how to use Show/Hide (for codes in content); page breaks vs. section breaks; using a ruler and tab functions, applyting format attributes (or styling) text or objects; how to use Ribbons (various tool sets); and creating tables and figures.
Creating tables in Word is easy, but you must have command of the tools that help you align and format text. These instructions introduce terms for elements of a table, and essential tools for managing table formatting. For advanced technical documents, instructions are providing for captioning tables and then generating a List of Tables.
Track Changes is a way for MS Word to keep track of the changes made to a document. You can then choose to accept or reject those changes. Track Changes functions are located on the Review ribbon, controlled through tools in two sections: Tracking and Changes.
These slides show an outline of an interactive presentation that our FNU librarians, Billie Anne Gebb and Zach Young, led to show how faculty can stay current on topics of interest. Various approaches and resources were demonstrated and mini-symposium participants engaged in searches to explore some of the resources available through the FNU Library.
These slides presented by Dr. Mona Wicks, Ph.D, RN, FAAN, describe strategies and tips for staying motivated and disseminating sholarship for nurse educators. She explains the relationship between scholarship and the faculty role, and how to develop a personal scholarship plan.