Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers Fostering Educational Scholarship in Junior Academic Faculty Academic Article uri icon

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  • INTRODUCTION: Scholarship is an essential part of academic success. Junior faculty members are often unfamiliar with the grounding literature that defines educational scholarship. In this article, the authors aim to summarize five key papers which outline education scholarship in the setting of academic contributions for emerging clinician educators. METHODS: The authors conducted a consensus-building process to generate a list of key papers that describe the importance and significance of academic scholarship, informed by social media sources. They then used a three-round voting methodology, akin to a Delphi study, to determine the most useful papers. RESULTS: A summary of the five most important papers on the topic of academic scholarship, as determined by this mixed group of junior faculty members and faculty developers, is presented in this paper. These authors subsequently wrote a summary of these five papers and discussed their relevance to both junior faculty members and faculty developers. CONCLUSION: Five papers on education scholarship, deemed essential by the authors' consensus process, are presented in this paper. These papers may help provide the foundational background to help junior faculty members gain a grasp of the academic scholarly environment. This list may also inform senior faculty and faculty developers on the needs of junior educators in the nascent stages of their careers.


  • Chan, Teresa
  • Gottlieb, Michael
  • Fant, Abra
  • Messman, Anne
  • Robinson, Daniel
  • Cooney, Robert
  • Papanagnou, Dimitrios
  • Yarris, Lalena

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  • September 2016