Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Paul Blobaum, Governors State UniversityFollow

Start Date

4-12-2019 12:30 PM

End Date

4-12-2019 1:30 PM

Abstract

Background: Since its founding in 1969, Governors State University Faculty and staff have created new knowledge and disseminated research results, impacting knowledge globally.

Objective: This study seeks to measure the impact of GSU faculty and staff research. Who are the most productive authors, and what are the top most cited publications? What is GSU's impact on our region, state, and beyond?

Methods: A descriptive study to identify methods for reviewing primary sources and research tools for reviewing faculty research outputs retrospectively for a 50 year period. Tools available to GSU such as Web of Science, Digital Commons, were utilized and Archival primary sources identified to review faculty research outputs using bibliographic research methods.

Results and Implications: Hilites of GSU faculty research were identified. A "snapshot" of a portion of faculty and staff research activity documents the increase in faculty and staff research outputs in relationship with the evolution of the University's research objectives and reallocation of teaching assignments. Gail B. Kempster is the most productive Faculty author, in a 1993 article published in the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, with 359 citations, and producing 13 citations annually. The evolution of faculty contracts increased support for research through research release time is directly related to an increase in publication in top-tier peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and professional presentations. Increased support for research results in growth in research products over time.

Thank you to the University Library Dean Lydia Morrow Ruetten for supporting the development and printing of this poster.

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Apr 12th, 12:30 PM Apr 12th, 1:30 PM

The Impact of GSU Faculty Research: A Review of the First 50 Years

Background: Since its founding in 1969, Governors State University Faculty and staff have created new knowledge and disseminated research results, impacting knowledge globally.

Objective: This study seeks to measure the impact of GSU faculty and staff research. Who are the most productive authors, and what are the top most cited publications? What is GSU's impact on our region, state, and beyond?

Methods: A descriptive study to identify methods for reviewing primary sources and research tools for reviewing faculty research outputs retrospectively for a 50 year period. Tools available to GSU such as Web of Science, Digital Commons, were utilized and Archival primary sources identified to review faculty research outputs using bibliographic research methods.

Results and Implications: Hilites of GSU faculty research were identified. A "snapshot" of a portion of faculty and staff research activity documents the increase in faculty and staff research outputs in relationship with the evolution of the University's research objectives and reallocation of teaching assignments. Gail B. Kempster is the most productive Faculty author, in a 1993 article published in the Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, with 359 citations, and producing 13 citations annually. The evolution of faculty contracts increased support for research through research release time is directly related to an increase in publication in top-tier peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and professional presentations. Increased support for research results in growth in research products over time.

Thank you to the University Library Dean Lydia Morrow Ruetten for supporting the development and printing of this poster.