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2020 Fall Webinar Series

Juggling Multiple Writing Projects…and Completing ALL of Them

Date & Time: Thursday, October 8, 3-3-30 p.m. ET


Presenter: Christine Tulley, Professor of English and Founder and Director of the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing, The University of Findlay

How Writing Faculty WriteChristine TulleyBecause of the time it takes to get an article or a book published, productive academics typically work on more than one writing project at a time. The challenge many faculty face is how to keep track of all of the pieces of each writing project and make sure each is completed to a final submission stage. In this 30-minute webinar (short but packed with powerful advice to provide you with more time for writing!), Christine Tulley, author of How Writing Faculty Write and career advice columnist for Inside Higher Education, will share how to develop and use a multiple writing project tracking system that logs all stages of all of the projects and schedules writing time for each to aid in multiple writing project management. Learn more

Seven Time Management Strategies to Begin, Keep Working on, and Complete Your Projects

Date & Time: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 1-2 p.m. ET


PMary Beth Averillresenter: Mary Beth Averill, academic writing coach, editor, and author of How to Become an Academic Coach

Most of us have had the experience of finishing a project at the last minute or late, and not being proud of what we have accomplished. Maybe we just couldn’t seem to find the time to devote to the project or we were frequently interrupted. Procrastination is a term applied to putting things off until later, but what can we do about it? In this webinar, we explore 7 proven strategies for getting started, keeping at it, and finishing our projects. Learn more

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Writing a Dissertation and Beyond: Tips & Tools for Launching and Maintaining Your Academic Writing Productivity

Date & Time: Wednesday, December 9, 1-2 p.m. ET


Presenters: Danielle Feeney, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Special Education in the Patton College of Education, Ohio University; and Margarita Huerta, Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education in the College of Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Maggie HuertaDanielle FeeneyWriting productivity is important for academics at all levels. For graduate students, in particular, writing is essential for completing a dissertation. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of doctoral students do not complete their degrees, often dropping out during the dissertation writing stage. How can graduate students launch a healthy writing habit in order to complete their dissertations and maintain academic writing productivity as faculty?

In this one-hour webinar, presenters Danielle Feeney and Margarita Huerta will discuss research-based, practical tools and tips that have helped them successfully complete dissertations and launch productive academic careers. They will also discuss the versatility of transforming and personalizing these tools to help manage other aspects of academic life and work. Learn more

2020 Summer Webinars - Watch On Demand

How to Use Any Textbook as the Foundation for an Online Course

Use a Textbook as the Foundation for an Online CoursePresenter: Pat McKeague, Mathematics Textbook Author, Owner, XYZ Textbooks

Whether you use your own textbook in your class or you are using an adopted textbook, this webinar by Pat McKeague will show you how to use any textbook as the foundation for an online course. McKeague shares a step-by-step method for using a textbook to set up an online course using the tools in your LMS, an LTI connection, and video, to create a course that is an exciting, worthwhile experience for your students. Watch

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A Crash Course in Creative Commons Licensing

Presenter: Danielle S. Apfelbaum, Senior Assistant Librarian, Farmingdale State College, and Derek Stadler, Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College

ApfelbaumStadlerWebinarDid you know that over 1 billion works -- including scholarly articles and a growing number of academic textbooks -- have been licensed with a Creative Commons (CC) license?  Though widely adopted, these continually-updated, legally-enforceable tools remain a mystery to academic writers. Many authors are unaware of the permissions afforded to them through the CC licenses, and many are unaware of permissions afforded to users when a specific CC license is applied to their work by an open-access publisher. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to understand how copyright and the CC licenses work in concert to protect author rights while communicating additional permissions to users, identify and interpret each of the six CC licenses, determine how CC-licensed materials may or may not be used without permission in traditional and open publications, and select a license should attendees wish to openly license their work. Watch

Revising Scholarly Manuscripts—Quickly and Well

Presenter: Tara Gray, author of Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar

Revising Scholarly ManuscriptsOrganization is the skeleton of a manuscript, its very structure. Get it right and the manuscript works. Get it wrong and it doesn’t. In this one-hour webinar, presented by Tara Gray, author of Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar, you will learn how to organize paragraphs around key or topic sentences and how to organize manuscripts around an “after-the-fact” or “reverse” outline. You will also learn how to solicit and use informal feedback effectively by asking just the right readers for feedback and by asking specific questions, such as, “What one place in the manuscript is least clear? Least organized? Least persuasive? Watch

Drafting Scholarly Manuscripts—Quickly and Well

Presenter: Tara Gray, author of Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar

Drafting Scholarly ManuscriptsWriting daily in short bursts of time (at least 15-30 minutes) helps get ideas on paper. A hundred scholars were studied who succeeded in writing 30 minutes a day, four days a week. They tripled their productivity from finishing two manuscripts per year to nearly six. But how to get started and stick with it? This webinar shows you how.

You can also greatly enhance your productivity by free writing or writing rapidly without self-censorship and without revising as you write. Free writing is casual, conversational, spontaneous, disorganized and clear only to you (if that). It is also fun to write! Nonetheless, important ideas emerge that can be easily shaped into a full paper. In this one-hour webinar, presented by Tara Gray, author of Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar, you will learn how to use these two writing strategies to increase your writing productivity. Watch

An Editor’s View From Journal Article Submission to Publication

Presenter: Micki M. Caskey, Professor, Portland State University

Editors View From Journal Article Submission to PublicationPublishing peer-reviewed journal articles is often considered the gold standard in academia. Yet, what really happens when you submit your article to an academic journal? In this session, Micki Caskey, Former Editor of Research in Middle Level Education Online, an international peer-reviewed research journal, demystifies the journey your article takes during the publication process--from the moment you click on “submit” to the journal’s publication decision. What will improve the likelihood of an “accept” decision? What can you do to avoid the “reject” decision? How do authors celebrate a “revise and resubmit” decision? Micki shares what journal editors want authors to know and do before submitting a journal article that will lead to a successful publication. Watch

Clear Academic Writing Across the Disciplines

Presenter: Caroline Eisner, Certified Professional Coach, Eisner Consulting LLC

Clear Academic WritingWe know that for academics and researchers, writing well means being able to write academically in the discursive styles of a specific discipline. Furthermore, when Writing in the Discipline programs are firmly in place, faculty across the disciplines work with students in their courses through assignments and assessments, in-class instruction, and course readings to understand and articulate the disciplinary discourse conventions of that discipline. In this one-hour webinar, Eisner discusses the components of clear academic writing and how these components apply to the discourse conventions across the disciplines. She also reviews what clear academic writing is across disciplines and how to think about, practice, and teach the discourse conventions of specific disciplines. Watch



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