ASPE Scholars Certificate Program, Grants and Research Committee

ASPE Scholars Certificate Program Overview:

The ASPE Scholars Program is designed for any ASPE member wanting to participate in a structured program to develop scholarship skills.  The program provides mentorship in goal setting, research methodology and dissemination of scholarly work.  Members completing this program gain proficiency in practical skills including:  Conducting a literature search, writing and reviewing abstracts, creating and pursuing clear scholarship goals, gaining qualitative and quantitative research method knowledge and delivering effective oral and poster presentations.

Program Description:

Participants must begin the program by attending The Introduction to Scholarship Workshop currently offered annually at the ASPE conference.  This introductory workshop assists participants in clarifying scholarship goals and provides knowledge and resources for planning to meet those goals.  To complete the program, participants must demonstrate competency in three of four additional areas:  Methods, Results, Presentation and/or Reflection/Critique.

Program Timeline & Logistics:

Competency areas may be met by attending workshops at the ASPE national conference, by engaging in comparable professional workshops or academic courses at accredited colleges or universities.  Non-ASPE professional workshops and academic courses must be submitted prior to attendance for approval by the Grants & Research Committee.  A $25 administrative fee is charged for the review. Following the Introduction Workshop, participants should formally enroll in the program by contacting the ASPE Grants & Research Committee and paying a $50 administrative fee.

Participant Testimonial:

“The Introduction to Scholarship workshop was the very first workshop I attended at my first ASPE conference three years ago.  I was new in my job and did not have a research background.  During the workshop a member of the G & R committee mentored me on how to conduct a literature review.  It was the most useful skill and most positive experience I had at the conference that year.  Since then, I’ve grown professionally as an SP Educator at my home institution, pursued academic courses in research methods and become involved with ASPE.  The individual attention I received at that first workshop prompted me to pursue becoming a G & R Committee Member so I could be an active participant in encouraging others.” – Lou Clark

Contact:

To enroll in the certificate program, contact Melanie Dixon at mdixon@kmgnet.com

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