Sample Residency Activities

The following items are provided as sample residency activities--however, you should feel free to be creative in your proposed plan.

• Research and Scholarship

  • author/co-author book review
  • contribute to a professional newsletter
  • conduct collaborative research with fellow students
  • conduct collaborative research with a faculty member
  • work as a research assistant
  • critique a colleague's research article draft
  • develop a grant proposal
  • produce a working paper for discussion
  • author/co-author a research article
  • author/co-author a professional article
  • present a paper at a state, regional, national, or international conference

• Professional Service

  • edit a professional newsletter
  • serve in a graduate student organization
  • serve on a department committee
  • serve on a college committee
  • serve on a university committee
  • serve on a professional committee
  • review text for publishers
  • review manuscripts for publications
  • serve in a professional elected or appointed office
  • organize a professional conference
  • serve as chair/discussant at a professional meeting
  • serve as a journal field reviewer
  • organize an invited speaker session
  • organize study groups, seminars, forums, lecture series
  • develop Web-based knowledge base

• Teaching

  • work as a Teaching Assistant
  • teach a course
  • serve as a guest lecturer in a course
  • tutor fellow students
  • develop course instructional materials
  • develop instructional evaluation materials
  • proctor an exam
  • prepare instructional aids
  • serve as a mentor for junior students

• Development, Consultation, and Project Management

  • serve as a director or associate director of a project
  • participate in a consultation activity
  • prepare a consultation report for an actual client
  • develop specifications and products for instructional applications (including course
    materials)
  • participate as a planner or instructional designer on a project
  • participate as an evaluator on a project
  • serve as a field test subject for the formative evaluation of an instructional project

• General Professional Participation

  • serve as a research subject
  • attend and preferably participate in professional colloquia and seminars
  • attend and preferably participate in state professional meetings
  • attend and preferably participate in regional professional meetings
  • attend and preferably participate in national professional meetings
  • attend and preferably participate in relevant professional presentations on campus
  • host visitors to campus
  • participate in a professional seminar
  • observe colleagues in an innovative or exemplary program
  • participate in a study group or professional network
  • initiate and lead a seminar with faculty participation