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    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      CDL Conference
      April 23 - 24, 2010
      Saratoga Springs, NY
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Traditionally, why has it been important to publish?
      Publishing books and articles has been going on for a long time
      • Oldest scientific journal( Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London) dates back to 1669 (Allen, Olin, & Lancaster, 1994)
      • According to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Scholarly Publishing, there is an increasing emphasis by tenure and promotion committees on scholarly books, as opposed to articles (
      • “Publish or Perish” analyzes academic citations via Google Scholar.
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Traditionally, why has it been important to publish?
      In theory, it has been done to further scholarly and scientific knowledge
      Engaging in research and publication is central to an academic’s life-world (Hemmings, Rushbrook, & Smith, 2007).
      In practice, it has meant job security for tenured professors
      According to an UK ALPSP report, primary publishing objectives include ability to communicate with peers (33%), career advancement (22%), direct financial reward (1%) (Steele & Henty, 2003).
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      “Publish or perish”
      In Australia universities receive extra funding based on their academic publication rates and academic promotion is difficult without a good publication record (McGrail, Rickard, & Jones, 2006)
      Publications have become so important in generating funding and prestige, some research groups employ in-house editors (Jones, 1995)
      Being well-published is more important than being the best instructor (Babb & Mirabella, 2007)
      Decline of America’s colleges and universities related to trend toward research and away from teaching (Smith, 1990)
      Emory University offers a workshop on academic publishing that is available, free on iTunes.
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Who are the Adjunct Faculty; why do they teach?
      Strong growth over past 40 years; now almost 50% of teaching staff in degree granting institutions (Tipple, 2008)
      Demand for faculty with real-world experience by nontraditional/adult students (Puzzifero & Shelton, 2009)
      Greater need by institutions for scheduling flexibility (Berry, 1999)
      Declining educational funding (NEA, 2009)
      Increasing enrollments in online education (Allen & Seaman, 2008)
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Who are the Adjunct Faculty; why do they teach? According to McKenzie, Mims, Bennett, & Waugh (2000),
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Who are the Adjunct Faculty; why do they teach?
      • Motivation Factors (positive)
      Joy of teaching
      Personal satisfaction
      Flexible work schedule
      • Motivation Factors (negative)
      Job security
      Benefits (Shiffman, 2009)
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Growth of online learning, US (Allen & Seaman, 2009)
      Over 4.6 million students took at least one online course during fall of 2008, a 17% increase (compared to an overall higher education increase of 1.2%)
      More than one in four higher education students now take at least one course online.
      Less than one-third of chief academic officers believe that their faculty accept the value and legitimacy of online education. This percent has changed little over the last six years.
      The proportion of chief academic officers that report their faculty accept online education varies widely by type of school but reaches a majority in none
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Should Online/offline Adjunct professors publish?
      Few schools currently use publications as a decision maker (rarely shows up on ads) but……..
      Looks great on your application
      Makes the school look better
      Tenured faculty tend to accept you more easily (Babb and Mirabella, 2007)
    • Academic Publishing & Adjunct Professors
      Should Online/offline Adjunct professors publish?
      According to Alan Walker (“A President Speaks”, 2009):
      As an adjunct, published 17 articles for journals and conference papers between 1991 and 1999
      Direct support from employers/institutions was minimal; indirect support was participation in professional organizations and attendance at national and international professional conferences.
      UIU provides minimal support for adjunct scholarly support, due to limited resources
    • References
    • How to Publish?
    • Method
      Content Analysis
      Identify body of material
      Define the characteristics to be examined
      Examine the material for instance of defined characteristics
    • Body of Material
      Journal of Computing in Teacher Education
      Journal of Educational Computing Research
      Journal of Educational Media
      Journal of Educational Technology and Society
      Journal of Instructional Science and Technology
      Journal of Interactive Learning Research
      Journal of Interactive Media in Education
      Journal of Research on Technology in Education
      Journal of Technology & Teacher Education
      Journal of Technology Education
      Language Learning & Technology
      Teaching English with Technology .
      The New Curriculum
      Australian Journal of Educational Technology
      British Journal of Educational Technology
      Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
      Computer Assisted Language Learning
      Educational Technology Review
      From Now On
      Interactive Educational Multimedia
      International Journal of Instructional Media
      International Journal of Technology and Design Education
      Australian Journal of Educational Technology
      Journal of Computing in Higher Education
    • Characteristics
    • Sample of Data
    • Results
      Type of article: great majority require a mix of research application
      Topics: range from instructional design, subject matter content and evaluation
      Acceptance rate: go from a minimum of 13% to a maximum of 13%
      Frequency of publication: from a minimum of two to six times a year
      Length: from 2000 to 6000 words
    • Where to Start?
      Applied research
      Answer a specific teaching/learning question
      Link theory and practice
      Problems, issues and concerns
      Prior knowledge
    • Where to Start?
    • Recommendations
      Identify a Journal
      Find a Mentor
      Work with Guidelines
      Focus on product
    • Recommendations
      Rejected (Newman, 1992)
      Not suitable for the target audience
      Poor topic
      Inappropriate style
      Poor writing
      Chances of success
    • Promote Your Work
      Professional meetings
    • Limitations
      Sample size
      Assumptions about need of target audience
      Actual level of involvement of audience
    • Discussion and Future Research
      Importance was depicted
      Provided general guidelines
      Major publications outlet were identified
      Major requirements were identified
      Future research
      Identify need of the target audience
      Created collaborative groups
      Implement Scaffolding strategies
    • Questions?