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August Community Connections: JIOA Special Edition
Wednesday, August 09, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Category: Members Only



All IOA Members Are Invited to Join Us Virtually

Wednesday, August 9

9:00 AM PT 



Developing Authors for the JIOA: Experiences of Ombuds Scholar-Practitioners

IOA Community Connections new series of informal meetings. These will feature topical discussions facilitated by Ellen Miller, IOA Executive Director along with members of the IOA Board of Directors. This month's topic is JIOA: Writing and the Importance of Publishing for the Field. 

This special edition topic will only be available at one time slot: 9 AM Pacific on Wednesday, 9 August. Community Connection Meetings are only available for IOA members.

Moderator:          Shannon Lynn Burton, Ph.D.
                              Editor, JIOA (and manuscript author)
                              Chair, IOA Research & Assessment Committee
                              University Ombudsperson, Michigan State University
                              Co-Ombuds, American Educational Research Association


Panelists:           Shereen Bingham, Ph.D.
                             Reviewer, JIOA (and manuscript author)
                             Member, IOA Research & Assessment Committee (Research Agenda)
                             Professor & Ombuds Emeritus, University of Nebraska Omaha
                              Hector Escalante, Ed.D.
                              Associate Editor, JIOA (and manuscript author)
                              Member, IOA Research & Assessment Committee (Ombuds Effectiveness)
                              University Ombudsperson, University of California – Merced
                              Jennifer Smith-Schneider, Ph.D.
                              Student Ombuds, University of South Florida
                              Member, IOA Research & Assessment Committee (Practice & Compensation Survey)
                              Author, JIOA


As a field expands, one of the indicators of a growing profession is a strong literature and scholarship base. To have this strong base, the field relies on its members as contributors and creators of that knowledge. As many ombuds are practitioners first and scholars second, engaging in knowledge production and dissemination can be daunting given time constraints, their varied responsibilities within their organizations, and perceptions of the research and publishing process in general.

This panel comprised of the JIOA Editor, Associate Editor, Reviewer, and authors will outline the developmental approach taken by the JIOA in working with authors. The goal is to show the support and encouragement built into the process as a manuscript is submitted, revised, and published. The views shared will dispel many myths about the work of the JIOA and the research and writing processes, as well as serve as a starting point to encourage new manuscript authors.

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