overview of planned workshops
Annual ACSP PhD Workshop
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the PhD Committee of ACSP invites doctoral students of planning working on their dissertation research to attend the 2016 ACSP PhD Workshop. This year, the workshop will be hosted in a one-day session in Portland, OR, just prior to the annual ACSP conference. The Workshop attracts PhD students from planning programs from around the world to gather and discuss the practical details of creating, producing, distributing and consuming planning knowledge among scholars. Workshop participants will learn to conceive, design, and present PhD-quality research to multiple audiences, including, most centrally, their peers. Students will advise one another as scholars pursuing unique research paths within a community of shared inquiry. The faculty work jointly as teachers, advisors, and coaches.
The Workshop is oriented toward planning doctoral students who have passed their qualifying examination (or equivalent) and will be defending, or have recently defended, their PhD dissertation proposal within about 6 months prior to or following the workshop. Students will have multiple opportunities to present their work to their fellow students and workshop faculty in smaller breakout sessions. Students will be expected to submit a synopsis of their dissertation proposal about one month before the workshop. The workshop will be limited to approximately 20 students to ensure adequate time for participation and feedback. Workshop faculty will be drawn from several institutions. All have extensive experience advising PhD students in multiple domains.
Annual JPER Writing Workshop for Early Career Planning Scholars
The editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) will host the annual JPER Writing Workshop for New Scholars on July 20-22, 2016, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. Our goal is to improve the quality of written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. The workshop is intended for recent Ph.D. recipients (or candidates graduating in Spring 2016) in urban planning, urban studies, and closely related fields. Untenured assistant professors also are eligible to participate.
The program will include sessions on the writing and publication process, with intensive small-group work on participants' own manuscripts. Selected participants are required to submit an article-length paper (about 30 double-spaced pages) by April 25, 2016. The paper will go through a mock peer review process by three referees. These reviews and additional feedback from faculty and fellow participants will be the basis for small-group discussions during the workshop.
There is no registration fee for participants, but attendees are responsible for their own travel. Up to 20 applicants will be selected.
Bi-annual ACSP Junior Faculty Workshop for Faculty of Color [odd years, 2017]
The ACSP Committee on Diversity, in collaboration with the ACSP Planners of Color Interest Group organizes the Junior Faculty of Color workshop every other year [odd numbered years]. In the summer of 2014, the workshop was held at the University of Southern California; for 2015 the workshop was held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. If you will be entering your second or third year of the tenure track during this year, this workshop is for you! The workshop aims to provide early-career, tenure-track faculty with the skills and knowledge to flourish in the planning professoriate. Workshops are hosted by an ACSP member planning program, and the event provides close interaction with senior faculty from various types of ACSP institutions. The workshops focus on three areas: developing your initial research and publishing agenda, making service and teaching effective, obtaining grants, and planning a long-term career trajectory that will make an impact.
Bi-annual Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Underrepresented Students of Color [even years, 2018]
Our world is changing, and urban planning can lead the way. In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, urban planners work to create communities that are economically thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. A doctoral degree in planning can prepare you to link new knowledge to issues that affect communities and policy-making worldwide.
To introduce planning doctoral study to selected outstanding students, one of our member schools with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will host a workshop to prepare students to apply to and succeed in doctoral programs. Students from groups that are under-represented on planning faculties are particularly encouraged to apply. Groups that are under-represented on planning faculties include: African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders. Registration and instructional materials will be provided at no cost, lodging and meals will also be provided at no cost, and travel stipends are available for some students.