Dean Schutten is the Featured Author of the Month

Dean Schutten

Dean Mary Schutten

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts (CASA) Dean, Mary Schutten, is the San José State University (SJSU) ScholarWorks Featured Author of the Month.

“With so much wonderful work going on at SJSU, it is nice to be a featured scholar,” said Schutten as she was honored to be selected.

Schutten said ScholarWorks “was a way to provide information on my work that led to requests to submit similar work to publications.” Other benefits included the monthly download report. This report helped identify areas in Schutten’s research portfolio that informed decisions about future research topics.

ScholarWorks provides access to scholarly work created at SJSU. The repository aims to increase global visibility of SJSU’s intellectual output. Schutten highly recommends using this service.

Benefits of ScholarWorks:

  • ScholarWorks provides a permanent, interactive, on-line CV for you to share with colleagues and the wider world. CASA faculty members Anthony Bernier (School of Information), Kasuen Mauldin (Nutrition, Food Science & Packaging) and Miranda Worthen (Health Science and Recreation) are great examples of how to use this online repository tool. You can also browse by school or department using the CASA collection.
  • All permissions for posting PDF files and links are taken care by ScholarWorks.
  • Full text of all works in the associated Digital Commons repository are optimized for Google & Google Scholar searching.
  • Authors receive a confidential monthly download report showing total downloads for the last 30 days and cumulatively for all works in the depository.
  • Facilitates networking and sharing of scholarly work – anyone can subscribe to receive updates from a scholar regarding announcements of recent work, or receive automatically generated emails anytime new work is added to a profile.
  • Publish working papers.
  • Download counts algorithm for accurate download statistics
  • Research announcement tool allows scholars to maximize their work.
  • It is extremely easy to use.Email a current CV to

View Schutten’s profile and sign up for ScholarWorks yourself or update an existing profile by sending in your latest Curriculum Vitae (CV).

CFD Updates: Conversations, Breakfast Club, & Grant Writing

by Amy Strage, CFD

Collegial Conversations
This Wednesday, March 6th, from 3-4pm, in IRC 210, as part of our Tea and Talk series, please come join your colleague, Professor Gale Antokal, from the Department of Art, as she leads us in a conversation about The Parameters of Imagination and Fact in the Act of Drawing. She will present 40 recent works depicting one simple still life object, as well as provide an investigation of form, color, realism and abstraction in the medium of chalk pastel.

In two weeks, on Thursday, March 14th, from 8-9am, in IRC 101, as part of our Breakfast Club series, please come join your colleague Professor Sami Khuri, as he leads us in conversation about The Long and Bumpy Road from the Human Genome Project to Personalized Medicine as well as other aspects of his fascinating work in Bioinformatics.

Grant-writing: Next Monday, March 11th, please join the expert staff of the SJSU Research Foundation, and learn from AASC&U Grants Resource Center Director Richard Dunfee about the Federal Funding Landscape – MLK Jr. Library, Room 225/229, from 9 am to 12 noon. Please RSVP to Nancy Riley (

Heads-up about two Internal Grant Opportunities: The Office of the Provost will be announcing two exciting internal funding opportunities – for research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA grants) and for innovative teaching and course (re)design. Details about application particulars will be announced shortly – proposal materials will be due in early April.

Check out the Center for Faculty Development calendar of events and take a few moments to peruse the teaching tools and events the Cathy Cheal and her team in Academic Technology are offering as well.

CARHS Updates: Workshops, Mixers, & Research Support

by Amy D’Andrade

Writing Supports

NCFDD on-line workshop on “Developing a Daily Writing Practice”

There is an upcoming on-line workshop “How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice on March 6, from 12-1:30, facilitated by NCFDD director Kerry Ann Rockquemore. In the workshop you will learn “the 30-minute strategy that will increase your writing productivity AND decrease your stress, anxiety and guilt.” If you haven’t had a chance to experience a workshop with NCFDD, I highly recommend it. NOTE: You must be registered with NCFDD to participate! It’s free, but we need a few days advance notice to sign you up. Contact Amy D’Andrade at with questions or to register.

The Writing Room

Every Wednesday morning, you will find a group of faculty members meeting together in the library to work on their writing projects. Students don’t stop by to ask questions. They aren’t disturbed by phone calls. Colleagues don’t drop in to chat. For two hours, every week, they create the time and space to focus on their scholarship. If you’ve been frustrated by a lack of time to write, consider creating the time to write by meeting in the Writing Room. We meet on the 8th floor of MLK Library, near the north windows, from 9-11AM every Wednesday. Contact Danielle Harris at with questions or for more information.

On-line Writing Accountability Group

Another group of faculty has begun a virtual writing group. Every week they check-in via email, set specific, manageable goals, and report on progress over the past week. It’s very helpful for staying on track and moving ahead on a writing project. Contact Lori Rodriguez at to participate.

Research Supports

On campus workshop about the federal funding landscape

SJSU Research Foundation workshops this semester from the Office of Sponsored Programs focus on federal grant writing skills. An upcoming workshop with Dr. Richard Dunfee from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington D.C. is on the landscape for federal research funding. The workshop will be held March 11, 9AM-12PM in MLK Library Room 255/257. RSVP to Nancy Riley at

Summer Research Training

If you would like to brush up on your research or analysis skills, there are usually opportunities for research training held every summer. Here are links to two examples, one focusing on quantitative methodology (the 2013 Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research), and one focusing on qualitative research (10th Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive sponsored by ResearchTalk and The Odum Institute). We may have funding to reimburse registration and travel expenses for one or two tenured or tenure- track researchers who are looking to improve their research skills by attending training over the summer. If interested, draft a brief proposal and budget and forward by 3/31/13 to Ed Cohen at

CARHS Research Supports

Don’t forget that we have software support including users groups for NVivo (contact Amy D’Andrade, to sign up) and SPSS (contact Ed Cohen, to sign up) and one-on-one support for NVivo from a faculty member with special training (contact Amelie Pedneault, Statistical consultation is also available for CASA faculty members (up to five hours per individual per semester). Contact Kathy Lemon Osterling, for a referral.

Work/Life Balance Supports!

Upcoming First Friday at Flames

We had a great time at the first First Friday at Flames.  To be honest, not all the conversations were about research and scholarship, but the company was excellent and it was a lot of fun. The next one is coming up this Friday, March 1 at 4PM. Everyone is welcome. Contact Ted Butryn at  with questions or for more information.

A tip to maximize productivity

Lastly, here’s a refreshing commentary from the NYT on the effects of relaxation on productivity.