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Scholar Identity Development and Success in the Academy

Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 8:00am-12:00pm

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon B

Transitioning from coursework to dissertation writing, and then into Academe can be stressful and frustrating. Advanced doctoral students and new faculty are often left to their own devices or trial and error as they move from graduate student status to faculty member. Many struggle when it comes to gathering information and making decisions about organizing a research agenda, thinking through teaching, and protecting valuable time while engaging in meaningful service.

The 2017 AERA Barbara L. Jackson Scholars workshop will be two-fold. One part will provide current Jackson Scholars, Jackson Scholar Mentors, and Jackson Scholar Alumni the opportunity to engage in collaborative mentorship about navigating AERA. The second part of the workshop will aid scholars in both developing and articulating a thoughtful, concise, and strategic agenda for research, teaching, and service.

  • Navigating AERA: This interactive panel comprised of clinical, tenure-track, and tenured faculty will discuss strategies and provide helpful tips for Scholars about navigating AERA and ways in which the different conference opportunities contribute towards their success in the academy. The panelists will also share strategies for navigating the academy successfully – and how to turn disappointment, mistakes, and failure around for future success. The panel will conclude with an interactive Q&A session.
  • Scholar Identity Development: This interactive session will provide students and mentors the opportunity to think through long-term faculty identity goals in the areas of research, teaching, and service. Participants will discuss their goals and how these goals are connected to their scholar identity, then frame their scholarly impact in terms of broader impacts and the ways their research, teaching, and service statement appeal to a department/university in terms of mutual growth and potential. This activity will result in each participant having a “take-away” document that can serve as their roadmap as they begin thinking about applying for positions and/or working in the academy.
  • Publication and Collaboration: Scholars and mentors will be presented with an opportunity for collaborative publication. Scholars will be provided information about the protocols and timelines for collaborating with co-authors and have the opportunity to ask mentors and alumni questions about the publication process.

If you have any questions about the 2017 Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Workshop, please contact Angel Nash,