Presentation Title

Research for Promotion

Location

BUL208

Start Date

8-18-2017 11:20 AM

End Date

8-18-2017 12:20 PM

Description

Research and Creative Scholarship are an integral part of what it means to be an Andrews University faculty member. However, many faculty members have questions about what counts and how to focus on what is important for promotion and tenure. In this session, we will examine the Research and Creative Scholarship rubric for promotion and discuss action plans for how to fulfill the University expectations and prepare for promotion and tenure.

Biography

Gary Burdick is professor of physics. He joined the physics faculty in 1999 and was appointed assistant dean for graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences in 2007 and became the associate dean for research and creative Scholarship in 2010.

Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Burdick graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in physics and mathematics. In 1991, he received his doctorate in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. His doctoral dissertation is titled: "Third Order Contributions to Spin-Forbidden Rare Earth Optical Transition Intensities."

After receiving his PhD, Burdick held postdoctoral positions in France, Hong Kong and Virginia before joining the faculty at La Sierra University as assistant professor of physics.

Burdick is a member of the American Physical Society, and secretary of the Andrews-Whirlpool chapter of Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society.

In his research area of optical spectroscopy, dealing with electronic (optical) transitions of lanthanide elements in solid-state media, he has established international collaborations with various research labs in New Zealand, Europe and the United States. He has more than 50 refereed scientific publications and many international conference presentations on his work.

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Aug 18th, 11:20 AM Aug 18th, 12:20 PM

Research for Promotion

BUL208

Research and Creative Scholarship are an integral part of what it means to be an Andrews University faculty member. However, many faculty members have questions about what counts and how to focus on what is important for promotion and tenure. In this session, we will examine the Research and Creative Scholarship rubric for promotion and discuss action plans for how to fulfill the University expectations and prepare for promotion and tenure.