Faculty Scholarship Academy
The PSO Faculty Scholarship Academy will provide knowledge, skills, time and support to focus on scholarly work. The Academy will assist faculty interested in disseminating their knowledge and learnings through policy papers, national conference presentations, and peer reviewed posters and articles. This program includes four virtual modules over six months for a total of 100 hours of synchronous and asynchronous engagement.
Preferred Qualifications of Applicants
- Applications are open to public service faculty (at any rank) employed by one of the eight units that report to the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.
- Applicants are expected to apply as a participant pair. Each participant pair will collaborate on a given scholarship topic and will work together on scholarship and as accountability partners.
- Participant pairs may also form among two faculty who have recently completed their dissertations. In this case, the participant pair will serve as accountability partners to turn their individual dissertation research into scholarly publications and presentations.
- The inaugural cohort will consist of eight participant pairs of faculty (sixteen faculty total).
- Applicants should have some experience in research methodology either through a graduate program or through professional projects and/or scholarship.
- Applicants who are going up for promotion in the near future, especially those going up for Senior Public Service Associate are encouraged to apply.
The deliverables for participants in the PSO Scholarship Academy include a completed manuscript with a plan for submission in an academic peer-reviewed journal, and one other scholarly product or activity (policy paper, conference presentation, poster presentation, ignite talks, etc.) that can come from the same body of research.
The Academy is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and support structures, including coaches, mentors, and dedicated time, to successfully achieve the goals of the academy and complete the deliverables.
The application can be viewed and completed by clicking here: PSO Faculty Scholarship Academy Application
Applications cannot be fully submitted until the applicant has viewed the introductory video and attended the Pre-Application Workshop (or viewed the Zoom recording of the workshop).
- Introductory Video: Provides purpose, overview and expectations of the PSO Faculty Scholarship Academy.
- Pre-Application Virtual Workshop: Describes aspects of the PSO Faculty Scholarship Academy program, including application steps and an introduction to scholarship and how it relates to PSO.
Expectations of the academy include active engagement and participation in all aspects of the program, which include synchronous virtual modules, inter-modular work with a mentor and a peer group, and working as a participant pair.
|Introductory Video||Launch - September 1, 2020|
|Pre-Application Workshop (Zoom)||September 24, 2020 (workshop Zoom recording)|
|Application Due||October 8, 2020|
|Acceptance Notification||October 22, 2020|
|Module 1 (20 hours)||November 30, 2020|
December 9, 2020
December 10, 2020
|Scholarship Overview, Foundation and Framework|
|Inter-module (7 hours)|
|Module 2 (15 hours)||February 1, 2021|
February 5, 2021
|Methodology and Data Collection|
|Inter-module (7 hours)|
|Module 3 (28 hours)||March 22, 2021|
March 24, 2021
March 29, 2021
|The Writing Process|
|Inter-module (7 hours)||7 hours|
|Module 4 (16 hours)||May 17, 2021|
May 21, 2021
|Preparing to Publish, Presentations and Graduation|
- Each module includes synchronous and asynchronous work
- All modules will take place virtually
- Inter-modular work will be expected between each module including a virtual meeting with a mentor and a peer group
- If you have questions about the process or applying, please contact someone from the facilitation team (listed below).
|PSO Faculty Scholarship Academy Implementation Team|
|Jim Affolter||State Botanical Garden of Georgiaemail@example.com|
|Paul Brooks||Office of VP for Public Service and Outreachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen DeMeester||Carl Vinson Institute of Governmentemail@example.com|
|Kristi Farner||UGA Extensionfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bryan Fluech||Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grantemail@example.com|
|Angel Jackson||Archway Partnershipfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul Matthews||Office of Service-Learningemail@example.com|
|Becky Nesbit||School of Public and International Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maritza Soto Keen||J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Developmentemail@example.com|
|Brandy Walker||J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Developmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|