Research 101: Introduction to Scholarly Inquiry

Dates: November 4 - December 8
(5 week offering of 3.5 week eTutorial)

Price:  $110 for NACADA members
             $225 for non-members


The “Research 101” eTutorial is a 3.5 week, intensive-learning experience focused on scholarly inquiry relevant to academic advising contexts. Participants complete weekly discussion posts, quizzes, and other related assignments, including creating researchable or analyzable questions for future study.

This learning experience is perfect for primary role advisors, advising administrators, and/or faculty and staff new to the scholarship of advising. Those interested in exploring researchable topics may either register as individuals, and advising administrators, deans, vice provosts, and academic leaders may wish to enroll multiple advisors to generate a research agenda on their campus.

Participants will register on the NACADA website when registration opens. Participants will use the NACADA Canvas Learning Management System to complete the eTutorial.

eTUTORIAL MODERATORS: Moderators are experienced researchers and methodologists within the Scholarship of Advising.

eTutorial Details

Format
Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in several days or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.

The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.

This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.

Moderators
Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.

Outline:
Weeks 1 & 2: Exploring the Scholarship of Advising

  • Definitions and scope of Scholarly Advising and the Scholarship of Advising
  • Articulating researchable and analyzable questions for inquiry (both humanities-based and social science-based)
  • Situating existing and future inquiry within a research agenda (impact, context, theory)

Weeks 3 & 4: Planning for Scholarly Inquiry

  • Critical areas of inquiry within the Scholarship of Advising
  • Refinement of researchable/analyzable questions
  • Development of scholarly action plan

Assessment
Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
 
Completion
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing.

Computer Specifications

Canvas and its hosting infrastructure are designed for maximum compatibility and minimal requirements.

Operating Systems
Windows 7 and newer
Mac OSX 10.10 and newer
Linux - chromeOS
 
Computer Speed and Processor
Use a computer 5 years old or newer when possible
1GB of RAM
2GHz processor
 
Internet Speed
Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments.
Minimum of 512kbps
 
Screen Readers
Macintosh: VoiceOver (latest version for Safari)
PC: JAWS (latest version for Firefox)
PC: NVDA (latest version for Firefox)
There is no screen reader support for Canvas in Chrome

Registration

Remaining 2020 offerings: 

  • Nov. 11 - Dec. 8

2021 Offerings:

  • TBD

Nov. 2020 Registration


Registration is limited to 40 participants per monthly offering. Registration closes 3 business days prior to start of the offering.

Refund Policy

A refund of eTutorial fees, less a $25 administrative fee, will be made with a written request prior to a 21 days deadline.

Within 20 days: No refunds. At any time prior to the beginning of the eTutorial, a participant may transfer a registration to another individual from the same institution. The new individual must complete and submit a registration form indicating the substitution.