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Academic Development and Assessment

Fall 2015

Workshops Sponsored by Academic Development and Assessment



To register for any of these workshops, please go to    http://signup.txstate.edu

The complete list of workshops is also available to download below.


TBA, Assistant Director:

Corina Vasquez, Administrative Assistant II:  C_G380@txstate.edu

Phone: 512-245-2112


Overview of the Research Enhancement Program

Dr. Michael Blanda, Assistant Vice President, Research and Federal Relations

Michel Conroy, Chair-University Research Enhancement Committee, Professor, School of Art and Desgin
Wednesday, September 2    2:00 – 3:30 pm     ALKEK 105/106


In fulfillment of its mission to contribute to the greater body of knowledge in specific disciplines through research, scholarship and creative expression, Texas State University has instituted the Research Enhancement Program (REP) to support the research and creative activities of its tenured and tenure-track faculty.  Through a peer review process, the REP provides funding for research and creative activities by tenured and tenure-track faculty within all disciplines.  Workshop attendees will learn about the mission of the REP, the submission guidelines, the online application process, the review process, and the post-award expectations.


**This workshop is co-sponsored by the Division of Research and Federal Relations and the Office of Academic Development and Assessment.


Building Faculty Credentials and Documentation for Promotion
Dr. Eugene Bourgeois, Provost
Dr. Cynthia Opheim, Associate Provost
Thursday, September 10     1:00 – 3:00 pm   ALKEK 105/106


This workshop is designed for (1) tenure-track faculty and faculty seeking promotion to the rank of professor and (2) faculty and administrators mentoring and assisting candidates.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Tenure and Promotion Review (PPS 8.10)
  • Development / Evaluation of Tenure-Track Faculty (PPS 8.01)
  • Texas State Vita


Fostering College Students' Interest and Motivation in the Classroom

Dr. Taylor Acee, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Tuesday, September 22     1:00 – 1:45 pm     Online Webinar


Student motivation is a key factor underlying student success in college.  In this webinar, we will explore the age-old question of how to motivate students, and we will highlight one piece of the motivation puzzle – student interest.  An overview of theory and research on student interest interventions will be presented.  Special emphasis will be given to easy-to-implement classroom activities that faculty can facilitate with their students to increase their students’ interest and motivation.


Funding for Your Research

Dr. Evy Gonzales, Coordinator, Office of the Associate VP for Research
Dr. Nicole Wagner, Research Coordinator, Office of the Associate VP for Research
Thursday, September 24     1:00 – 1:45 pm    ALKEK 105/106


This workshop will present tools and tips for finding funding. Specific topics that will be covered include where to look for funding, how to search for it and what to do when a promising opportunity is discovered. Sources of funding will be explored via a demonstration of search tools such as PIVOT and the Foundation Directory.


Data Analysis with SAS JMP Workshop
Dr. Todd Sherron, Lecturer, OWLS
Thursday, October 1   12:00 noon – 1:30 pm    ALKEK 118


The workshop will focus on applied examples of how SAS JMP can be used for common data analytic tasks (e.g., examples will include types of analyses that are often seen in peer-reviewed journal articles). Bring your own data. The workshop will examine the following: (1) JMP basics (menus, help, navigation and the JMP interface); (2) data summary and visualization with the Graph Builder, Mapping, the Data Filter, Tabulate, Bubble Plot, and Scatterplots; (3) basic data analysis using Distribution, Fit Y by X, and Fit Model; (4) multivariate methods; (5) JMP tips and tricks (saving work, sharing your work, getting data into JMP); (6) other topics upon request, including DOE, quality Tools (SPC, Process Capability, MSA), mixed models, market research, and time series analysis; and (7) resources for learning and teaching with JMP.



Establishing and Maintaining the "Write" Habit: Getting a Jump Start on Your Fall Academic Writing
Dr. Dominique Chlup, Professional Developer in Research, Texas A&M University 
Friday, October 30    1:00 – 3:30 pm     ALKEK 105/106



Did you know that if you wrote just 30 minutes a day, every day, within one year you could have written 10 articles or a book (McIntosh, 2009)?  As professors, we are expected to publish prolifically and help our students to do the same.  Yet few of us have ever been taught how to establish and maintain the “write” habit.  How can we help ourselves to become less stressed, more productive, and better as writers?  Which instructional strategies can help us to improve our writing?


In this workshop, participants will become familiar with instructional strategies for helping themselves establish a regular and productive, stress-free writing habit.  This interactive session is designed to inspire, motivate, and provide techniques that can be applied immediately to one’s academic writing life.  You will experience an atmosphere that emphasizes creative recovery and the joy and benefits of taking time for yourself to focus on you and your writerly needs.  You’ll learn eleven principles for getting power over yourself and your writing process, a writing technique designed specifically to make you nine times more productive, and a technique for making your editing fun!



Fulbright: A World of Opportunity

Ms. Daris Hale, Senior Lecturer, School of Music
Wednesday, November 18    3:30 – 5:00 pm     ALKEK 105/106


Fulbright Curious? Interested in teaching and/or researching abroad? Want to take your family or life partner? Have you wondered about a cultural immersion experience? Are you adjunct, tenure track, or administration? Then the Fulbright Program could be for you! Texas State University is a "Top Producing Institution" of Fulbright Scholars and maintains some of the most supportive policies of any institution. Outside of a Fulbright salary and stipend, you would receive at least 50% of your salary from Texas State with no need to use Developmental Leave. Come learn about the Fulbright Program and it's potential impact on your life and career as a Texas State University employee.