By Maria Zafonte
We have welcomed students back to campus and are gearing up to provide our learners with engaging learning opportunities that help them grow in mind and spirit. As the flurry of newness and preparation clears and as we move into the hard work of the semester, we can forget that faculty need to grow and learn as well. In addition to the myriad professional growth and learning opportunities provided by Faculty Development, faculty can grow through engaging in scholarship opportunities and by conducting research. Here are eight ways that CIRT can help you in your scholarly endeavors throughout the year:
- New to scholarship or just need a refresher? CIRT’s Research Ready modules are self-paced trainings providing a wealth of resources and information about all aspects of the publication process.
- Are you a planner who needs an overview of what research at GCU entails? CIRT has been working hard to make the process easier and clearer. Begin by downloading the Research Process Flow Chart for a great visual of the scholarship process:
- Scholarship Momentum is a self-paced online workshop that provides a concise and informative overview of research areas, along with ideas and tools for making the process manageable. https://cirt.gcu.edu/gcufaculty/frc/facultyacademy/odw/scholarship_momentum
- Do you have your research idea but need the inspiration to sit down and write? A collaborative writing circle can help. A weekly writing group that meets virtually or face-to-face can keep you on task and help break your writing project into manageable chunks. No more excuses! Contact Morgan Denney for more information or to sign up: morgan.denneygcu.edu
- Not quite ready to write? Are you in the idea stage and need some help shaping a project? Set up office hours with Scott Greenberger or Jean Mandernach to get some individualized feedback from the experts. Request an appointment using this link: https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/researchsupport/consultation
- Maybe instead of starting research from scratch, you have a dissertation that needs to get published. Check out the Research Ready tutorial Dissertation to Publication. Divided into short modules, this training discusses important aspects of the process such as how to pare down the dissertation to an acceptable article length and selecting the right journal.
- Research goes easier and faster if you have people to collaborate with. If you have an idea but want to team up with someone to execute it, contact CIRT and we can get your project jumpstarted and set you up with a research team.
- Do you have a great research question but no time to hit the lit? Check out the Purple file. This tool is a partnership between the GCU Library and CIRT. Fill out your research question and in a few days you will receive 5-10 articles geared toward your topic. Check it out at: https://cirt.gcu.edu/research/developmentresources/purplefile