Research Productivity Program
The Research Productivity Program is designed for you to set aside focused time to work on your research and be accountable for accomplishing your research goals.
REGISTER BY JANUARY 19, 2024
Faculty who complete at least one requirement in each of the three domains listed below will earn $250 Professional Development Funds.
Time (complete at least one of the following)
- Attend at least 5 Work Sprints – Research Work Sprints will be offered twice weekly via Zoom during the semester. Work Sprints are opportunities for you to set research-related goals and spend focused time accomplishing them with accountability to a community of colleagues.
- Attend at least one Writing Retreat – Writing Retreats will be held (virtually) in February, March and April.
- Propose your own way of creating time for your research activities – Get in touch with the CFE for prior authorization of your plan.
Accountability (complete at least one of the following)
- Participate in 80% of Weekly Discussion – Post weekly updates in group’s Brightspace page about your goals/productivity for the week.
- Complete the NCFDD 14-Day Writing Challenge* – The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) 14-Day Writing Challenge runs from March 4 – March 17, 2024. Register by February 23rd to attend.
- Update your Research Pipeline – Submit an an updated version of your Research Pipeline that was submitted in a previous Research Productivity Program, clearly indicating the movement of projects in your pipeline.
- Propose your own way of creating accountability for your research activities – Get in touch with the CFE for prior authorization of your plan.
Professional Development (complete at least one of the following)
- Watch and reflect on at least 2 NCFDD webinars – The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)* offers live and recorded webinars on a variety of topics related to research productivity and how to be successful in academia. Participate in at least 2 live webinars and/or watch at least 2 recorded webinars and submit brief reflections of what you learned.
- Create your Research Pipeline – You will be provided with guidance by an NCFDD webinar on how to map out your “research pipeline” to help monitor and track your research projects through the various stages of completion.
- Read Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success – Submit a reflection on the key takeaways that helped you complete (or nearly complete) a journal article in 12 weeks. The CFE will purchase the book for you.
- Propose your own way of learning about strategies to support your research productivity and effectiveness – Get in touch with the CFE for prior authorization of your plan.
Those who complete three semesters (not necessarily consecutive semesters) are eligible to earn a Productive Researcher Certificate.
*PNW faculty must activate their free National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) account to register for the 14-day Writing Challenge and access NCFDD webinars.