Compass Program for Academic Advancement

The ADEA/AAL Compass Program for Academic Advancement offers an intensive, three-day program to teach you critical skills to develop outside the classroom and clinic in order to succeed in higher education: educational research, and writing grants and for publications.

The ADEA/AAL Compass Program is designed for all early- and mid-career faculty members, regardless of position, tenure track or FTE status. The program covers:

  • Creating a research niche
  • Identifying research questions
  • Formulating hypotheses
  • Characteristics of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods educational research projects
  • Data and appropriate statistical analysis
  • Strategies for finding sources of funding
  • Key components of grant applications
  • Writing techniques that enhance readability and persuasiveness
  • Strategies to maximize scores with grant reviewers
  • Grant administration and outcome reports
  • Characteristics of writing clear and compelling manuscripts
  • Writing strategies for each section of an educational research manuscript
  • Reasons for rejection of manuscripts
  • Common academic writing problems
  • Use of text-editing techniques to enhance clarity of manuscripts

The ADEA/AAL Compass Program is scheduled for September 17-19, 2014, in Atlanta, GA.

Tuition: $895

25 CE credits

Register Now

Learn more about the ADEA/AAL Compass Program or register online today. For alumni discount and group discount information, contact AAL Project Manager Felicia Tucker-Lively at or 404-350-2098.