ERIC Number: ED202421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Career Development for Minority and Women Faculty.
Nelson, Mari E.
The organization, rationale, methods of implementation, and the first year results of a project designed to enhance career development of minority (both sexes) and women graduate-level faculty in the domain of knowledge production and dissemination are described. The National Institute of Education project, entitled Seminar-Workshop on Writing for Funding and Publication, was held at Ohio State University and involved 20 participants from different colleges. The seminar focused on processes of grantspersonship, proposal development/review, journal manuscript preparation, and book prospectus development. The inservice program was designed to address the general lack of exposure of female and minority persons to writing grant proposals and manuscripts. The seminar was basically a"how to do it" session, and participants listened to lectures, discussed, and consulted with editors and grant consultants regarding their manuscripts and grant proposals. They learned such things as how to identify private and public funding sources; the operational and philosophical differences between foundation and government agencies; how to utilize grants reference materials; what a good proposal looks like; and the politics of getting published and of getting grants funded. At the workshop, which was held three months later, participants submitted completed grant proposals and articles so that they could be reviewed and critiqued by the project principals and participants. Ten persons represented predominantly institutions, and one a predominantly white female institution. Nineteen persons were in department of education, and one was in a psychology department. The selection criteria and project personnel are identified. Accomplishments of the participants in writing and funding for publication are noted. (SW)
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Females, Financial Support, Graduate School Faculty, Grantsmanship, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Males, Minority Groups, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, Publications, Research Opportunities, Teacher Workshops, Women Faculty, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).