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RIA #61: Dr. Jennifer Herman on Writing Retreats

Dr. Jennifer H. Herman

Dr. Jennifer Herman

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Jennifer Herman, the first permanent director of the Center of Excellence in Teaching at Simmons College.  In this role, she develops and offers research-based professional development opportunities for faculty around teaching and scholarship and provides structured support for curriculum design at all curricular levels. She is currently a co-PI on three major grant-funded projects, regularly presents at both national and international conferences, and facilitates multiple high-impact signature programs, including course design institutes, a teaching institute for Harvard Medical School, and faculty writing retreats. She has also worked as a curriculum development consultant and faculty writing coach for over 10 years, including designing training programs and curricula for the U.S. Department of State and the New York State Small Business Development Center. She currently teaches education courses in the Health Professions Education doctoral program, and also has extensive teaching experience in writing, literature, and GMAT, GRE, and SAT test prep courses. Previously, Jennifer was the founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning at Niagara University. She received her PhD in Higher Education from the University at Buffalo and her MA in International Training and Education from American University.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Prioritizing Research as an Administrator [00:00-10:19]

In this first segment, Jennifer shares about how she prioritizes research as a full-time administrator.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: The Benefits of Writing Retreats [10:20-21:25]

In segment two, Jennifer discusses some of the benefits of communal writing retreats.

Segment 3: Working with a Writing Coach [21:26-33:15]

In segment three, Jennifer explains some of the logistics of working with a writing coach.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-02:50]: Prioritizing Research Projects

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-03:50]: Juggling Multiple Writing Pipelines

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