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Boost Your Scholarly Profile: Additional Resources

Center For Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE)

CTLE has a mission to help the faculty of UTA and provides many resources to help educators succeed in all aspects of their academic career.  From teaching tips to face to face resources, CTLE has a goal of providing the faculty of UTA with the tools to enhance their teaching skills, research, and promote life-long learning.  Some of the essential resources provided are as follows:

Faculty Helping Faculty, Academic Staff Support for Faculty, this is a resource provided by CTLE that can link faculty to other UTA faculty and staff with knowledge and expertise to help further promote life-long learning and facilitate cooperation and resource sharing between disciplines, colleges, and departments.  

Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program, the purpose of this program is to help acclimate new faculty, and let respected, tenured UT Arlington faculty act as guides.

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Faculty Development YouTube Channel, UT Arlington's Center for Teaching Learning Excellence (CTLE), provides a YouTube channel to host videos as resources to faculty, staff, and graduate students.  These videos range in topic and are meant to be used as tools for teaching and development of life-long learning.  

Faculty Writing Groups

Do you have a clear plan for getting to tenure? Do you need help developing a grant proposal? Do you wish to go up for full professor but can't seem to find the time to write?  Faculty Affairs will be running three writing groups this Fall providing accountability, practical tools and fellowship over a 4-6 week period.  Each of the groups will be led by an experienced facilitator. Please click on the appropriate link to register. The facilitator will contact the group to schedule the day/time for weekly meetings that best align with the participants' schedules:

1. Junior Faculty Writing Group: this group is open to all faculty (tenured, tenure-track and non-tenure track), but will focus on pre-tenure faculty.  The group will develop a semester plan, work on a mentor map and develop strategies for maintaining a consistent writing schedule. Junior faculty, particularly those with young children are encouraged to join.

2. Grant Writing Group:  this group is open to all faculty and will work through the development of a grant proposal.

3. Associate-to-Full Writing Group:  this group will work on the development of a plan to ensure a strong dossier for promotion which may include publications, teaching or service components.

Boost Your Scholarly Profile With an Extra Punch!

The 30 Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising The Profile of Your Research, by Stacy Konkiel.

In a hugely competitive research landscape, scientists can no longer afford to just publish and hope for the best. To leave a mark, researchers have to take their impact into their own hands. But where do you start? There are so many ways to share, promote, and discuss your research, especially online. It’s tough to know where to begin. Luckily, we’ve got your back.

Drawing on years of experience measuring and studying research impact, we’ve created a list of the top 30 can’t-miss, proven effective steps for you to make sure your hard work gets out there, gets attention, and makes a difference—both in your field and with the public.

Each chapter’s challenge will look like this: we’ll describe an important strategy for scholarly and public impact--why it’s important, how you can get started, and some resources to help you excel--and then share a homework assignment, where you’ll apply the concepts we’ve covered.

In the chapters that follow, we share a tip per day (though you’re welcome to try out multiple steps in a single day, or do these challenges at your leisure). We challenge you to follow along and give each one a try.

If you’re up to the challenge, we guarantee that by the end of the month, your research will get a boost in exposure and you’ll also have made important connections with other scientists around the world.

Helpful UTA Library Resources

Here is a list and links to several helpful UTA Library resources and guides:

National & International Resources

The Scholarly KitchenOfficial blog of the Society of Scholarly Publishing.

SherpaRomeo, For a reference on copyright concern about self-archiving, this database houses many publishers policies.

SPARC Author Addendum, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has a brochure on breaking out from traditional publishing methods and offers authors an option of an addendum to help keep their authors rights to their work.

ACRLAssociation of College and Research Libraries is committed to working to reshape the current system of scholarly communication, focusing in the areas of education, advocacy, coalition building and research.

ARLThe Association of Research Libraries Scholarly Communication program encourages the advancement of effective, extensible, sustainable, and economically viable models of scholarly communication that provide barrier-free access to quality information.

Create Change, Get More From Your Academic Research.

10 Things You Should Know About Scholarly Communication, ACRL put together 10 major points about scholarly communication.

Creative Commons, Share your work with the world legally, but have it protected too.