The Archival Publication Authors Workshop (APA) will provide up to 100 authors divided into 2–5-member writing teams with instruction, writing labs, and expert feedback on the development of key components of their manuscripts, including research question, literature review, methods, findings, and conclusions, as well as advice on how to navigate the process of journal selection, submission, and review. The workshop will take place in five (5) virtual, synchronous sessions on the following dates and times (all sessions occur on Wednesdays):
- May 24, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, ET
- June 7, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, ET
- June 21, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, ET
- July 12, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, ET
- July 26, 2023, from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, ET
The aim of the APA is to facilitate growth in manuscript writing skills and an understanding of the review process, leading to the development and refinement of new manuscripts that are intended to be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The APA will include instructor-led sessions and panels and interactive breakout sessions with writing teams and mentors. Specifically, this workshop will:
- Use ASEE journal solicitations to contextualize content;
- Challenge teams to draft different sections of their manuscripts via weekly assignments; and
- Feature intersession office hours during which teams will receive feedback from mentors
The APA is open to faculty across engineering disciplines at four-year schools that conduct research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) that emphasizes creativity, entrepreneurial mindset, and teaching innovations within engineering education. In order to participate in the APA, individuals must (a) identify a manuscript topic, (b) be a part of a 2 – 5 member writing team and (c) submit a successful Letter of Intent (LOI).
All participants should commit to participating in the full workshop for a total time commitment of 20 hours. Full participation will enhance workshop value for all participants. Between sessions, participants should plan to complete homework assignments and commit to meeting with pre-assigned mentors during virtual “office hours,” which will be scheduled jointly by the writing teams and mentors.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants are encouraged to submit applications for the APA-ENG Mini-Grant Program (MGP), which will provide select writing teams with seed funding to jumpstart and/or pilot their research projects to strengthen their manuscripts. Solicitation details for the MGP will be communicated during the final session of the APA. The MGP will begin accepting applications in early Autumn 2023. Participants will be notified of decisions and awards will be dispersed in Winter 2023-4.