Educational Scholarship & Research Community of Practice

Faculty Program Overview

The Educational Scholarship and Research Community of Practice provides educational research skills development workshops and provides faculty with longitudinal informal and formal development as part of a community of practice. The ESR COP is intended to provide knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of education research, and to help faculty to become informed consumers of the education research literature and to be effective collaborators in education research. The Educational Scholarship and Research Series includes workshops around educational research development, mentoring opportunities, resources on obtaining educational research funding, Ed Research WiPs, Writing Accountability Groups, and more.

Reconsidering Scholarship Series

Applicable Faculty Roles: All Faculty

This Series is currently in development. It will include:

  • Re-Defining Scholarship
  • How to Succeed as a Medical Education Scholar: Identifying your individual strategy and creating a roadmap for Scholarship
  • A structured framework and resources to use to get your medical education work published: Crossing the finish line
  • Defining Altmetrics – alternative metrics for tracking educational research
  • Social media realm and its impact on educational scholarship
  • Get familiar with digital ID’s (SCOPUS)
  • Bibliography management
  • Predatory Publishing – Fielding Requests

This series is under development. Email MDFacultyDev@tcu.edu to be notified when this series has upcoming sessions.

Works in Progress Groups (WiPs)

The MedEd Works-In-Progress (WIPs) Meetings are a 90-minute forum to discuss the on-going research activities and interests of faculty and staff. Participants are invited to present their research ideas or current data, discuss a recent publication, or brainstorm a larger project. MedEd WIPs is as a place to learn about opportunities and methodologies, cultivate collaborations and develop or improve ongoing research. This group meets monthly.

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Writing Accountability Groups

Our writing accountability groups or W.A.G. is a peer-facilitated writing group designed to get you writing regularly. Groups will meet regularly to engage in a writing activity for the session as well as goal setting, reporting progress, and discussing challenges.

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Med Ed Journal Club

The School of Medicine Medical Education Journal Club aims to increase faculty members’ awareness of trends in medical education.

Each month, a faculty facilitator presents an overview of one to three articles from an educational journal to identify the educational research conducted at Schools of Medicine around the nation. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the discussion.

Medical Education Journal Club meets monthly from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month in room IREB 342 (unless otherwise noted).  All dates are scheduled for Zoom videoconferencing. An announcement providing a link to the article(s) being discussed will be sent out prior to each meeting.

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