Faculty Scholars Institute

The 2019 Faculty Scholars Institute is scheduled for May 14-15, 2019. All members of the EKU community are welcome to participate. Attend individual sessions of interest or the entire day. 

Please select the sessions you plan to attend here. All sessions will take place in the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, Crabbe Library 318

Participants will receive a packet of resources and tools focused on designing and managing scholarly projects, with a focus on the publication process. 

Day 1: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Timeframe     Topic                Speaker      
9:30-10:00am Breakfast  
10:00-10:05am Welcome            Dr. Shirley O'Brien & Dr. Russell Carpenter      
10:05-11:00am Designing Productive Scholarly Collaborations: The Dos and Don'ts Dr. Jennifer Fairchild & Dr. Russell Carpenter
11:00-11:15am Break  
11:15am-12:15pm Social Aspects of Scholarship: Strategies for Promoting Your Work Dr. Matthew Winslow
12:15-1:00pm Lunch (Scholar discussions at tables) Dr. Cynthia Resor, 2018-2019 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Faculty Award Recipient
1:00-2:00pm Planning and Managing Scholarly Projects Dr. Jon Gore, Dr. Beth Polin, & Dr. Ryan Baggett
2?:00-2:05pm Break  
2:05-3:00pm Scholarship of Creative Endeavors: Process to Production  Professor Benjamin Cirgin (Art & Design), Dr. Susan Kroeg (ENG), Professor Ida Kumoji (Art & Design), & Professor David Mohallatee (Art & Design)
3:00-3:30pm Mentor Consultations  
3:45-4:45pm Farewell Reception for Dr. Minh Nguyen  

Day 2: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Timeframe     Topic              Speaker        
9:30-10:00am Breakfast  
10:00-10:15am Welcome

Dr. Shirley O'

Brien & Dr. Russell Carpenter

10:15-11:15am Designing and Planning Your Scholarly Agenda Dr. Judy Jenkins (Chemistry), Dr. Cynthia Resor (Curriculum & Instruction), & Dr. Charlie Sweet 
11:15am-12:15pm Lunch (Scholar discussions at tables) Dr. Gaby Bedetti, 2017-2018 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Faculty Award Recipient
12:15-1:15pm Planning Your Revise and Resubmit: Seeing the Opportunities Dr. Michael Chen, Dr. Eric Meiners, & Dr. Randi Polk
1:15-3:00pm Breakout Groups

1 - Grants & IRB (Gus Benson & Tiffany Hamblin)

2 - Research Methods (Dr. Eric Meiners, Dr. Sara Incera, Dr. Jon Gore)

3 - Approaching the Revise and Resubmit with Resilience (Dr. Molly Bradshaw) 



Description and Expected Outcomes

For faculty members to advance in their academic careers, they need to develop new skills, strategies, and guidance for managing scholarly projects. The Faculty Scholars Institute provides faculty with the skills, resources, and support needed to excel as productive scholars at EKU.

Expected outcomes include:

  • Strengthened skills applicable in the production of scholarship;

  • Increased knowledge of cultural competency approaches applicable across a range of scholarly endeavors;  

  • Enhanced knowledge of approaches to producing, managing, submitting, and enhancing scholarly projects;

  • Improved skills for those pursuing scholarship and preparing for the promotion and tenure process;

  • Enhanced ability to identify meaningful scholarly projects as well as their potential structures; and 

  • Development of writing skills necessary for producing high-quality scholarship.

Please contact us with any questions about the application process or the Faculty Scholars Institute:

Dr. Shirley O’Brien
Foundation Professor, Occupational Therapy; Coordinator, Faculty Innovator Program
2019 Co-Chair

Dr. Russell Carpenter
Executive Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Associate Professor of English, Editor, Journal of Faculty Development
2019 Co-Chair

Consulting Scholar-Leaders

Dr. Charlie Sweet
Foundation Professor and Emeritus Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Center

Dr. Hal Blythe
Foundation Professor and Emeritus Co-Director, Teaching & Learning Center