Mobilizing alumni research

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Like Royal Roads, Fielding Graduate University attracts working adults well into their careers. Although a few learners want to become career academics, it is more common for them to be thoughtful practitioners who want to become more effective internal or external consultants. So even if they consider themselves scholar-practitioners, it can be challenging to take on research and publishing. They may not be expected to research or publish as consultants. They may not get time or funds for research from part time university appointments. 

Fielding has piloted a monograph series to mobilize research and provide alumni with a new publication venue. The first volume in this series is titled: Social Change in the Modern Workplace: New Research and Scholarly Reflections.

Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts edited the volume and MacGillivray, along with faculty members Guilarte, Steier and Willis formed the editorial board, each working with one of the alumni authors. 

Early reactions have been excellent, and this idea could be adapted to other settings.

Also of note, MA Leadership alumna Carol Anne Brown authored a chapter in the book on her PhD dissertation, "Women on Corporate Boards: An Exploration of Shared Leadership."