The Faculty Scholars Publication Workshop is a year-long faculty
development seminar designed to assist LaGuardia faculty in their scholarly
writing and publication.
The Workshop seeks to
help faculty scholars complete current academic writing projects and place them
in external, peer-reviewed publications.
The Workshop builds on the work undertaken in the Carnegie
Seminar and In Transit, but is distinct in two key ways:
While Carnegie and In
Transit focus particularly on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
(SoTL), the Faculty Scholars Publication Workshop encompasses both SoTL projects AND
traditional disciplinary scholarship. We
understand a heterogeneous approach to scholarship as a strength and a
reflection of the College’s broader approach to faculty scholarship.
Second, while those programs
start with inquiry and research, building a research project, the Workshop
is focused primarily on moving existing scholarly projects to completion
and external publication. The Workshop
will use peer critique processes to help faculty strengthen and finish writing
projects that are already underway and close to completion.
These defining characteristics should guide those
considering the Center’s scholarship-focused programs. Participation in the Faculty Scholars
Publication Workshop is contingent on having a research/writing project well underway.
The Faculty Scholars Publication Workshop has
evolved out of the Interdepartmental Faculty Scholarly Writing Group, an
informal support group initiated by Nancy Berke and Ting Man Tsao in the
academic year 2006-2007. This group was modeled on CUNY’s Faculty Fellowship
Publication Program (FFPP). LaGuardia faculty scholars from various
disciplines—ranging from Accounting to Humanities, from Mathematics to English,
from Library to Co-op—came together to read, critique, and support one
another’s writing within their respective fields. Participants benefiting from
the group’s support have revised and submitted their work to peer-reviewed
journals and anthologies, and some of their submissions have already been
Designed around peer critique and exchange, the Workshop
will require participants to support each others’ preparations for
peer-reviewed publication through constructive criticism and exchange. The process will include careful reading of
article drafts, peer discussion, and, very importantly, written comments. It
will also include a conversation about identifying publication venues and the
submission process. The group facilitators will be available for individual