Virtual Workshops by Tara Gray

Tara Gray

Tara Gray serves as Associate Provost for Faculty Development and as Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. She has published 50 scholarly works, including four books, including Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has been honored at New Mexico State and nationally with ten awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. Tara has presented faculty development workshops to 10,000 participants at more than 120 venues, in 36 states, and in eight countries. Workshop participants report that Dr. Gray is “spirited, entertaining, and informative—she’s anything but gray!”

Her two-hour virtual workshop delivered via Zoom includes:

TAA manages event registration, providing you with a registration link to share with your faculty, and workshop participation information in their confirmation emails. E-mail templates are provided to host institutions to promote the event. Institutions must have an expectation of at least 15 participants per workshop or retreat.

Institution Fee: $1,000

To schedule this workshop, please contact Tara Gray directly: (575) 646-1013 or [email protected]


Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar

Presenter: Tara Gray, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University

Triple your productivity. Publish in better journals and get more grants. Write prose that is clearer, better organized, and more compelling. 

Many grant, book, and journal writers are educated at the School of Hard Knocks, but it’s not the only school, or even the best. Even when you can’t work harder, there are important ways to work smarter. Much is known about how to become a better, more prolific scholar—and anybody can.

Workshop participants who followed these steps were studied and 95% of almost 100 participants reported that their writing improved. The average participant also increased the number of grant proposals and manuscripts submitted from a rate of two per year to nearly six*. You can too. Ten elegantly simple steps will show you how. 

The Ten Steps

Write

Step 1: Write daily for at least 15–30 minutes.
Step 2: Record your minutes spent writing.
Step 3: Write informally from the first day of your project.
Step 4: Organize your grant or manuscript based on an exemplar.

Revise

Step 5: Find or write key sentences.
Step 6: Using key sentences, make an after-the-fact outline.
Step 7: Seek informal feedback before formal review.
Step 8: Respond effectively to feedback.
Step 9: Read your grant or manuscript out loud.
Step 10: Kick it out the door, and make ’em say, “Yes!”

*Gray, T., Madson, L., & Jackson, M. (2018). Publish & Flourish: Helping scholars become better, more prolific writers. To improve the academy: A journal of educational development, 37, 243-256.


Every scholar can become more prolific: Why wait?

What participants say:

“I am writing a grant currently and I will stop and go back to the beginning.”
 
“I have adopted the 15-minute model along with other suggestions from Tara Gray. It has been about two weeks and I have hammered out a publication for submission and started the next one.”

“I decided to try these steps on a paper I had been trying to put together for five years. Four weeks later, the paper is out for review.” 

“The last two manuscripts I submitted were accepted without revisions! I attribute my success to the steps I learned from this workshop.”

 
“Your methods changed my writing life. For the four years before the workshop, I wrote or revised 44 pages a year, but in the four years after, I wrote or revised 220 pages per year—five times as much!”

Tara Gray serves as Associate Provost for Faculty Development and as Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. She has published 50 scholarly works, including four books, including Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar. She has been honored at New Mexico State and nationally with ten awards for teaching, scholarship, or service. Tara has presented faculty development workshops to 10,000 participants at more than 120 venues, in 36 states, and in eight countries. Workshop participants report that Dr. Gray is “spirited, entertaining, and informative—she’s anything but gray!”