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Becoming a Scholar and Author: Publish in the #TACUSPA Journal


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The academic writing process and ways for Student Affairs scholar-practitioners, professionals, and graduate students to get involved with the TACUSPA Journal:

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Becoming a Scholar and Author: Publish in the #TACUSPA Journal

  1. 1. Becoming a Scholar and Author: Publish in the TACUSPA Journal Jeff Jackson, Ed.D. @jeffjackson Laura Pasquini, Ph.D. @laurapasquini #TACUSPA
  2. 2. Educational Session Evaluation Please provide feedback for the presenter(s):
  3. 3. #AcWri #ShutUpAndWrite Slide Deck & Resources: Jeff Jackson @jeffjackson Laura Pasquini @laurapasquini #TACUSPA
  4. 4. Why did you come today? What do you want to learn? Have a chat with someone beside you for 3 minutes or so then we’ll share with all
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  6. 6. 3 common thoughts: I don't know how to start... I'm not sure how to do it 'properly’ I don’t think I have the skills… {Additionally: I’m in the wrong session}
  7. 7. HOW TO: Get Started as a Scholar • Experience the Peer Review Process • Identify Your Research Purpose/Focus/Goals • Asking the Right Research Questions • Search for Empirical Literature • Design Research Methods: o Data collection o Data Analysis • Interpret Findings + Practical Implications Collaborate with Peers
  8. 8. Collaborate with Peers #TBT @BreakDrink 2012
  9. 9. (Hatfield & Wise, 2015) Why aren’t more Student Affairs practitioners involved in scholarly work to solve REAL problems in higher ed?
  10. 10. 1. Not expected of positions or not valued for role
  11. 11. The “Typical” SA Job Description • Challenge and Support Learners • Recruit, Hire, and Train Staff & Students • Recruiting, Advising, Mediating, Teaming, etc • Creating Programs, Projects, & More • Check/Update social media accounts • Participate in Committees/Counsels • Attend Professional Conferences • Facilitate LOADS of Meetings • Administrative Paperwork
  12. 12. #suedle by @_SueCaulfield We Balance a WHOLE LOT in SA!
  13. 13. c/o @ThesisWhisperer
  14. 14. 2. Not enough reading. Pixaby c/o KimKin
  15. 15. Your degree is the license to learn and research more!
  16. 16. TheLiteratureReviewCycle c/o @ThesisWhisperer
  17. 17. Crowdsource & Collaborate on Literature Review
  18. 18. Organize ALL Your References, Data, Thoughts, & Process Save refs Zotero/Mendeley Talk out loud on a podcast Team ideas on Slack, Blog it with Wordpress Skype for research meetings Use an Excel spreadsheet!
  19. 19. 3. Second-class citizen syndrome. Stop Calling It the Dark Side (Lehfeldt, 2017, Inside Higher Ed)
  20. 20. Generational Research (Stevens, 2012) • 1st Generation o Peer reviewed; Qualitative, Quantitative & Mixed Methods o E.g. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice (JSARP); Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) • 2nd Generation o Peer reviewed; Qualitative, Quantitative & Mixed Methods o E.g. Review of Educational Research • 3rd Generation o Might not be peer reviewed; editor/editorial board review o E.g. About Campus
  21. 21. 4. Inadequate preparation.
  22. 22. Academic’s top tips for publishing success
  23. 23. • Write clearly – clarity starts with the abstract • Put research in context – bigger issues in HE • Justify your proposal/paper – why publish it? • Be critical – be a ruthless self-editor • Get involved in peer-review for journals!! • Simplicity rules – “Explain to me like I’m 5” • Write for a wide audience: central argument • Tell a story: explain your key points • Listen to the peer reviewers – take feedback • Practice makes perfect –Always.Be.Writing. • Settle for imperfection – remove writing roadblocks • Network/Meet with scholars at conferences • Choose editors & publishers wisely (books)
  24. 24. 5. Silos on campus. Flickr photo c/o dsearls
  25. 25. For SA Professionals to Write… • Be Curious – Ask Questions/For Evidence • Foster Habits – reading & writing scholarships • Find a Mentor – on campus, professional organization or at a journal • Be a Role Model – support early career scholars-practioners! • Collaboration – writing groups & research teams, FTW! (Adopted from Hattfield & Wise, 2015)
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  27. 27. 6.Lackofmotivation.
  28. 28. Write EVERY DAY to Form aHabit The Morning Pages from The Artists Way ~ Julia Cameron
  29. 29. Just write ONE paragraph at a time: Evidence to support or refute Reason you should believe this evidence How this topic relates to the argument I am making Topic sentence (no quoting other people now!) What other people say about this topic c/o @ThesisWhisperer
  30. 30. SA Leadership for Scholarship Directors, Managers, & SSAOS’s Need to: • Nurture early career scholar-practitioners • Create organizational expectations for research, writing, & publications • Provide professional development • Reward scholarship efforts • Work with graduate programs • Promote scholarship & research at conferences (Hattfield & Wise, 2015)
  31. 31. “If we want people to view themselves as scholar practioners, we need to foster this from the beginning of their professional careers.” (Hattfield & Wise, 2015, p. 81)
  32. 32. Perhaps you need a few ideas to get you motivated… Open Textbook: l
  33. 33. The Journal Submission Process
  34. 34. The Journal Submission Process
  35. 35. The Journal Submission Process
  36. 36. Where to Publish? Journal of College Student Development (JCSD) Journal of SA Research and Practice (JSARP) Journal of College Orientation & Transition (NODA) Career Development Quarterly (NCDA) NACADA Journal (Academic Advising) About Campus The Chronicle of Higher Ed Inside Higher Ed
  37. 37. Pssst! TACUSPA Has A Journal:
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  39. 39. VolunteertobeaPeerReviewer!
  40. 40. #AcWri Tech Tools Mentioned… Empirical Search Scopus + Journal Metrics SSCI Journal Index + Web of Science Google Scholar: Manage Your References + Storage Mendeley Zotero Dropbox Google docs Subscription Only RefWorks & EndNote
  41. 41. #AcWri Tech Scholar Profile Sites… Google Scholar Citations ResearchGate ORCiD Figshare Stay in touch with your team! Slack Channel:
  42. 42. A Few #AcWri Resources… Bad Ideas About Writing (eBook) • PhD2Published • The Thesis Whisperer • PhDivas Podcast • Research Whisperer • @BreakDrink #AcWri tips: On the Twitters or Instagram? Follow these writing/research hashtags: #phdchat, #AcWri, #gradchat, #ShutUpAndWrite, & #ScholarSunday
  43. 43. References • Belcher, W. L. (2009). Writing your journal article in twelve weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. Sage. • Delgado, A., & McGill, C. M. (2016). A guide to becoming a scholarly practitioner in student affairs by Lisa J. Hatfield and Vicki L. Wise (review). Journal of College Student Development, 57(7), 898-900. • Hatfield, L. J., & Wise, V. L. (2015). A guide to becoming a scholarly practitioner in student affairs. Stylus Publishing, LLC. • Rocco, T. S., & Hatcher, T. G. (2011). The handbook of scholarly writing and publishing. John Wiley & Sons. • Silvia, P. J. (2007). How to write a lot: A practical guide to productive academic writing. American Psychological Association. • Wasserman, I. C., & Kram, K. E. (2009). Enacting the scholar— practitioner role: An exploration of narratives. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 45(1), 12-38.
  44. 44. (Hatfield & Wise, 2015) What is best way to GET STARTED on your journey to being a scholar- practitioner? How will you BEGIN to research & write?
  45. 45. Thanks, Y’all! WRITE ON! Slide Deck & Resources: Jeff Jackson @jeffjackson Laura Pasquini @laurapasquini #TACUSPA
  46. 46. Educational Session Evaluation Please provide feedback for the presenter(s):