January Symposium 2013 – Your Scholarly Journey

by: Ed Brantmeier

Many of us need time and encouragement to pursue ongoing research and writing, to focus on a new scholarly project, or to hone our research and scholarship skills. Some of us want to network with others or to simply learn more about what our JMU colleagues are doing. Held on Thursday, January 3 and Friday, January 4 this year, the 4th annual January Symposium meets needs in various phases of your scholarly journey through programs that will help you envision your scholarly process, design your study, analyze existing results, and/or produce and publish your scholarly work.

The 2013 January Symposium features sessions on data management, scholarship agendas, understanding statistics, analyzing data, designing surveys, the institutional review board, and more. A writing lockdown or an institutional review board lockdown will provide you with space and motivation to dive into your work! Join a Voices of Scholarship lunch talk – Chris Andt, The Future of Digital Humanities: Scholarship or the Latest Fad? (1/3, 12p.m. – 1p.m.) and/or Gary Freeburg and George Johnson, An Artist’s Journey to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes (1/4, 12p.m. – 1p.m.).

The Center for Faculty Innovation is grateful to our financial sponsors this year—the Center for Instructional Technology and the Office of Research and Public Service.

We are also grateful to our authentic partners for this event: Office of Sponsored Programs, Center for Instructional Technology, JMU Learning Centers, University Writing Center, and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies.

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