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Gain Skills Critical to Academic Success with the ADEA/AAL Compass Program

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ADEA and AAL present the ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement to provide early- and mid-career faculty across the health professions with guidance and understanding about skills critical to academic success: conducting educational research, receiving grants and writing for publication. 

ADEA/AAL Compass alumni have called this program, “the most informative learning session I have attended.”

This three-day program will be held September 17-19, 2014, in Atlanta. The curriculum includes:

Conducting Educational Research

  • Creating a research niche
  • Identifying research questions
  • Formulating hypotheses
  • Data collection and analysis

Grant Writing

  • Finding sources of funding
  • Key components of grant applications
  • Writing techniques that enhance readability and persuasiveness
  • Grant administration and outcome reports 

Writing for Publication

  • Characteristics of writing clear and compelling manuscripts
  • Reasons for rejection of manuscripts
  • Common academic writing problems
  • Editing techniques for submission success

Tuition is $895, with a 10% discount for groups of three or more faculty from the same institution and for alumni of any AAL programs. Details about the program, including registration, are on the ADEA/AAL Compass website.

For questions and to arrange discounts, contact AAL Vice President, George Weinstein, at gweinstein@aalgroup.org or 404-350-2098.

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