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Individual and Collaborative Strategies for Success



Ed Neal


Now Available!


This book offers a variety of effective strategies for improving your scholarly productivity or helping other faculty members develop theirs.  The editor has selected fourteen of the very best articles on academic writing from the Journal of Faculty Development and the Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development.  These articles have all been peer-reviewed and the ideas they contain have been tested by faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. 



Introduction and Overview


Part I:  Individual Strategies


Chapter 1:  Developing Prolific Scholars:  The “Fast Article Writing” Methodology

By Elena Mikhailova & Linda B. Nilson


Chapter 2:  Top 10 “Secret Writing Tips” to Boost Your Productivity: Part 1

By Ron Berk


Chapter 3:  Top 10 “Secret Writing Tips” to Boost Your Productivity: Part 2

By Ron Berk


Chapter 4:  The Power and Strategic Art of Revise-and-Resubmit:  Maintaining Balance in Academic Publishing

By Patricia L. Hardré


Part II:  Collaborative Strategies


Chapter 5:  Academic Writing Partnerships:  The DIY Version

By Sharon Cramer & Jan Stivers


Chapter 6:  Write On!  A Model for Enhancing Faculty Publication

By Michele Eodice & Sharon Cramer


Chapter 7:  Mentoring Education Faculty Toward Tenure and Promotion:  The Work of the Research and Writers’ Group

By Susan R. Polirstok & Annette D. Digby


Chapter 8:  Increasing Academic Output and Supporting Equality of Career Opportunity in
Universities: Can Writers’ Retreats Play a Role?

By Sarah Moore, Maura Murphy, & Rowena Murray


Chapter 9:  Academic Writing Retreat: A Time for Rejuvenated and Focused Writing

By Elizabeth Swaggerty, Terry Atkinson, Johna Faulconer, & Robin Griffith


Chapter 10:  Growing a Faculty Writing Group on a Traditionally Teaching-Focused Campus: 
A Model for Faculty Development

By Cheri Hampton-Farmer, Erin Laverick, Christine Denecker, Christine Tulley, Nicole Diederich, & Anthony Wilgus


Chapter 11:  Academic Writing:  Supporting Faculty in a Critical Competency for Success

By Dankoski, Palmer, Banks, Brutkiewicz, Walvoord, Hoffmann-Longtin, Bogdewic & Gopen


Part III:  Training Graduate Students as Writers


Chapter 12:  Getting Organized: A Pragmatic Tool for Writing Graduate Papers

By Patricia M. Shields


Chapter 13:  Using Reciprocal Peer Review to Help Graduate Students Develop Scholarly Writing Skills

By Betsy Palmer & Claire Howell Major


Chapter 14:  Innovations for Navigating the Doctoral Dissertation

By Michele Di Pierro

About the Editors:

Edward Neal, Ph.D., is retired as director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He now is active as a professional development consultant.

Doug Dollar, Ed.D., is an publisher and writer.


2013 [ISBN: 1-58107-244-9; 210 pages; 6 x 9 ½ inch; soft cover]