Workshop Schedule

THE SYLLABUS IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE 

NOTE – THE SCHEDULE BELOW HAS BEEN UPDATED FOLLOWING HURRICANE IRMA

VERY IMPORTANT: Why is this 1 unit class meeting 3 times per week? According to the UF Catalog, the number of credits for a class reflects approximately the total hours a student spends per week in class…in this case 16 hours.  So why is the class meeting for 42 hours?

Answer: This is not a traditional class, it’s a workshop. That means that class time will be used for discussion, readings, and working on a group projects. These sessions fill the 16 hours of “required” class time and are marked below with an *.

The other sessions, designated “Group Writing ” are scheduled for us to meet as a group and work on our own manuscripts.  As you will hear in Week 2, the best habit you can get into is to write regularly, ideally daily. The write-in sessions are an opportunity to get into this habit and have people around who are doing the same from whom you can get feedback. You’re not obligated to go, but I think you will find that it will really up your game if you do. I think of it like going to the gym…I’m much more likely to go if I have a group of friends that come knock on my office door and say “let’s go.  NOW!“

WEEK 1
*Aug. 21: 
Thinking strategically about publication and publications
*Aug. 23: 
 Writing strategies, workflow, and tools
*Aug. 25:  
Defining Semester Writing Goals (Assignment Due)

WEEK 2
Aug. 28: 
Group Writing
*Aug. 30:  
Authorship and what merits it
Sept. 1: Group Writing

WEEK 3
Sept. 4: 
Holiday (Labor Day)
*Sept. 6: (HURRICANE DELAYED)
Sept 8: Group Writing

WEEK 4
Sept. 11: 
Group Writing
*Sept. 13: (HURRICANE DELAYED)
Sept 15:   Group Writing

WEEK 5
Sept. 18: 
Group Writing
*Sept. 20:  Group Project: Intro, workflow, OSF
Sept 22:   Group Writing

WEEK 6
*Sept. 25: 
Group Project Status Check
*Sept. 27: Prep for Submission: cover letter, formatting, references, better figures and tables, suggested referees
Sep. 29:   Group Writing

WEEK 7
Oct. 2: 
Group Writing
*Oct. 4:  The editorial process: what happens once you push the “submit” button.
Oct. 6:  No class (Homecoming holiday)

WEEK 8
Oct. 9
:The editorial process: what happens once you push the “submit” button.
*Oct. 11: Peer review (and trends in peer review)
Oct. 13: Group Writing

WEEK 9
Oct. 16: 
Group Writing
*Oct. 18: Diversity, Collaboration, and Scientific Impact (in response to RS visit)
Oct. 20:  Group Writing

WEEK 10
Oct. 23: 
Group Writing
*Oct. 25: Dealing with rejection, interactions with editors, appeals
Oct. 27: Group Writing

WEEK 11
Oct. 30:
Group Writing
*Nov. 1:  Emerging Issues: Assessing and Amplifying Scholarly Impact
Nov. 3: Group Writing

WEEK 12
Nov. 6:
Group Writing
*Nov. 8:  Strategies and tools for increasing and diversifying your productivity
Nov. 10: No class (Veterans Day Holiday)

WEEK 13
Nov. 13:
Group Writing
*Nov. 15: (a) Emerging Issues: archiving code and data [rescheduled due to RS visit] (b) Emergent Issues: Open access, Preprints+Group Project Status Check
Nov. 17: Group Writing

WEEK 14
Nov. 20: 
Group Writing
Nov. 22: No class (Thanksgiving Holiday)
Nov. 24: No class (Thanksgiving Holiday)

WEEK 15
Nov. 27: 
Group Writing
*Nov. 29: Group Project Status Check (Assignment Due)
Dec. 1:  Group Writing

WEEK 16
Dec 4: 
Group Writing
*Dec 6: Group Project Discussion, Workshop Evaluation (Assignment Due)

There is no final exam in this workshop

 

 

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