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Writing for Summer Academe

Bill Kops, University of ManitobaAuden Thomas, Skidmore CollegeRachel Miller, University of Virginia Kansas City - November, 2016

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About Summer Academe

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Summer Academe: A Journal of Higher Education

Co-sponsored by NAASS,

AUSS

, WASSA - first published in 1997

Source of current research/scholarship and best practices in summer session administration & pedagogy

Revised and first online volume published in 2013 – goals are to increase interest and opportunity to submit - expand readership – publish annually

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Editorial Board - 2016

Monique LaRocque, University of Maine – NAASS

Rachel Nottingham Miller, University of Virginia – AUSS

Beth Laves, Western

K

entucky University - NCCSS

Claire Cross, Oregon State University – WASSA

Bill Kops, University of Manitoba

- Academic Editor

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Multiple Sections

Research and Scholarship

(peer reviewed)

Conference Papers -

presentations from association conferences (peer reviewed)

Reports on Best Practice

Innovative

programs

Forum

(opinions and commentary)

Book and Media Reviews

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Open Journal System (OJS)

OJS – journal publishing/management system - over 10,000 installations world wide

OJS is open source software - free - viable online option

SA hosted on OJS by U of Manitoba Library – portable to other institutions

Summer Academe provides searchable access to current and all past volumes at:

ojs.lib.umanitoba.ca

- click on SA

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What’s Being Read in SA

11,002

hits on the PDF links for articles in all volumes (January 2014 to November 2016) – hits by volume:

Volume 1 – 874

Volume 2 – 1263

Volume 3 – 919

Volume 4 – 1382

Volume 5 – 1030

Volume 6 – 1000

Volume 7 – 2492

Volume 8 - 948

Volume 9 - 1094

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Most Popular Topics

Applying

Data Mining and Google Analytics to

Marketing

Differences in Organization of Summer Session: Student Success

A

Summer School Experiment: Faculty

& Student Satisfaction

Student

Achievement in Summer Session Versions of Traditionally Semester-Length

Courses

Centralized vs. Decentralized University Summer Session Programs: Examining the Continuum

Preparing

Graduate Students for College

Teaching: (

PACT)

Reflections on Summer Teaching: Academic Rigor

Best Practices: Teaching in Summer Session

No Country for Old Men

Summer at Universities & Colleges: Impacts and Influences

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Writing for Summer Academe

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Why write for SA?

Benefits you

Professional development

Reflection/contextualization of your work

Discipline of writing – exercise for the brain

Benefits others

Share information on practice

Contribute to the field

Stimulate conversation among SS colleagues

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Writing for SA - Opportunities

Things to write about:

Research project – action, survey, theoretical

Paper from a conference presentation

Successful program - applicable elsewhere

Comment on an issue or concern

Review an interesting book on higher education

Don’t be shy - submission anytime up to May 2017

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Is It Print Worthy?

Extends knowledge: Presents new information or existing information in innovative and interesting ways

Relevant to the field: Provides ideas for summer session administrators to consider in their practice

Scope and significance of the topic to summer session practitioners

 

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Manuscript Template – Sections of an Article

describe

to the

topic/issue – contextualize with literature references/review

comment on the 

significance

to summer

sessions

outline

findings/applications

identify

what worked/what didn't

work

offer

recommendations

for use in other

institutions

provide

references for continuing study

or further exploration of the topic/issue

1,500 to 2,000 words; 5-7 pages

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PowerPoint to Manuscript/Paper

Set up template

for the paper

Cut and paste

key slides into template

Bridge/connect points

to create sentences and paragraphs

Ask

colleague/academic partner

to review first draft

Continue to

refine and review

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Write & Re-write: Reviewing your draft

Unity

Coherence

Emphasis

Interest

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How to Approach the Writing

Designate a quiet time for writing

Give yourself ample time – and deadlines

Do an outline and just write

Don’t write and edit at the same time

Get feedback from others

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Review Process

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Review Process

Reviewers – editorial board and qualified colleagues

Review Rubric

Content

Quality of writing

Professional production/copy editing

Feedback at all stages to encourage improvement

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Review Rubric (conference paper)

New Knowledge

Does the paper present new/innovative ideas?

Does the paper present current knowledge in an innovation/interesting way?

Is the paper thought provoking?

 

Usefulness

Is the paper relevant to summer session administration/pedagogy

Will

the paper be of

value to

other

summers session

practitioners?

Are the ideas “reproducible” at other institutions? Is this articulated?

Presentation

Is the paper well organized?

Is it well written – syntax, vocabulary, grammar?

Does it fit with SA submission guidelines?

Overall

Strengths, weaknesses, recommendation?

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Questions/Comments

What is your experience writing for publication? What tips do you have for others?

Check out all volumes and submission guidelines online –

Google Summer Academe

Contact

william.kops@umanitoba.ca

,

athomas@skidmore.edu

,

rmiller@viginia.edu

Remember submissions anytime - deadline for next volume is May 2017

Watch for volume 10 later this month/early December


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