The OBTC Doctoral Institute (DI) is a one-day, pre-conference workshop dedicated to providing promising new teacher-scholars with personal and professional development opportunities. The goals of the DI are to help participants explore a path to goal accomplishment in their academic lives and build a lasting network of fellow emerging teacher-scholars. DI participants will experience close interpersonal interaction with prominent management scholars who have successfully balanced the demands of teaching, research, service, and personal life.
The Doctoral Institute Philosophy
The OBTC Doctoral Institute aims to prepare promising scholars from research-oriented doctoral programs for a balanced academic career. Recognizing that most doctoral programs prepare students to be productive scholars, the OBTC Doctoral Institute focuses on developing participants as exceptional teachers. Therefore, the goals of the OBTC Doctoral Institute are to:
- Provide participants with professional development in the area of teaching excellence.
- Explore with participants how they can become productive scholars and teachers, while also enjoying a rewarding personal life.
- Help participants begin to build a lasting network of fellow teacher-scholars.
These goals are fulfilled through a series of interactive and reflective seminars with world-class faculty known for their excellence in teaching and research. Participants will engage with these faculty mentors during to discuss issues and topics relevant to maintaining a balanced academic career. The curriculum for the DI includes the following:
- Preparing for an Academic Career: Finding the Right Fit
- Maintaining Balance: Juggling Teaching, Research, Service, and Life
- Exploring and Discovering your Teaching Philosophy
- Best Practices in Teaching Excellence: Promoting Active and Experiential Learning
In addition, multiple networking opportunities will be provided as part of the Doctoral Institute, including a reception with the OBTS Board prior to the DI and a DI Alumni reception during the teaching conference.
Finally, in recognition of the importance of the teacher-scholar model and the value of experiential learning, DI participants will work collaboratively to prepare a presentation that will be delivered on the final day of the teaching conference. This will provide participants not only with valuable teaching experience, but also a conference presentation opportunity.
The 2016 OBTC Doctoral Institute
The 2016 Doctoral Institute (DI) will be held at Walsh University (June 8 - 11, 2016) prior to the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC). The DI will begin on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, and will end on Wednesday evening. The OBTC will begin Wednesday evening, June 8, and will conclude on Saturday afternoon, June 11.
Registration and Fees (for non-scholarship recipients)
The Doctoral Institute registration fee is $250. This fee includes the following:
- The one-day Doctoral Institute
- All meals, housing, and social activities for the DI
The OBTC student registration fee is $495. This fee includes the following:
- The four-day Teaching Conference
- All meals, housing, and social activities for the Teaching Conference
- Membership in the OBTS for one year and
- A one-year subscription to the award-winning Journal of Management Education
Doctoral Institute Scholarship
The Organizational Behavior Teaching Society will offer competitive scholarships for doctoral students who wish to participate in the 2015 Doctoral Institute and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Full scholarships with additional travel assistance will be offered. Scholarship recipients will receive the following:
- Registration for the one-day Doctoral Institute and the following four-day Teaching Conference
- $200 in travel assistance
- All meals, housing, and social activities for the DI as well as the Teaching Conference
- Membership in OBTS for one year
- A one-year subscription to the award-winning Journal of Management Education and our newly published Management Teaching Review
- Publication opportunity – as part of the DI, participants will jointly prepare a conference presentation to be delivered by the group on Saturday of the Teaching Conference.
Doctoral Institute scholarships are competitive. Scholarship selection will consider:
- A brief letter of support from the student’s sponsoring school
- A current curriculum vitae that includes prior teaching experience
DI Scholarship applications must be submitted by March 1, 2016.
For more information on the Doctoral Institute or the Doctoral Institute Scholarship, please contact Barbara Ritter at email@example.com.
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