Keep Your Research Rolling

During the current global pandemic, all of our lives have turned upside down. Many CU Denver faculty members have shared their worries about how to accomplish scholarly work right now. Campus access is limited, shifting classes online takes much of our energy, and many of us have family commitments. The CFDA’s “Keep Your Research Rolling” series, hosted by CU Denver faculty, highlights ideas for keeping your scholarly work produced during these times. From developing a weekly writing practice to visualizing your data in new ways to finally writing that book proposal. Keep Your Research Rolling will help you stay active as a scholar.

To view our upcoming Keep Your Research Rolling events visit our calendar.

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Previous Sessions

KYRR: Scoring Your Book Contract

This interactive session will provide an overview of how to start the process of getting a book contract for academic work. We will discuss how to identify publishers, write a proposal, and connect with potential editors. We will also provide an overview of different questions to consider when offered a contract.

Facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Reich on February 11th, 2021. Click here to view the full video!


KYRR: Narrative Online Presentations Using StoryMaps

Learn how to easily present your work online in an engaging and professional format. Scrolling narratives about your research can stand on their own or be used to accompany in-person presentations. Although "map" is in the name and the technology allows for anchoring your story in place, you don't even have to use a map for this to be a useful presentation tool. This workshop will introduce you to the easy-to-use template for building these great online presentations.

Facilitated by Dr. Diane Fritz on November 4th, 2020. Click here to view the full video!


KYRR: Organizing and Exploring Data with Tableau Public

OpenRefine can help you prep and clean raw data for analysis, and Tableau can help you quickly visualize that table of numbers staring at you from the screen. This workshop will get you familiar with these two technologies so you can tackle datasets with ease and confidence in your research.

Facilitated by Dr. Diane Fritz on October 28th, 2020. Click here to view the full video!


KYRR: Promoting Your Research & Measuring Its Impact

You’ve published a great article in a top-tier journal; what comes next? Learn strategies for promoting greater readership of your articles & attracting more citations. Then learn to accurately portray the impact that you’re creating in your field and others, by measuring traditional citations and altmetrics. Learn to make the most of what you’ve already created, and plan the greatest visibility for your work in the future.

Facilitated by Kelly McCusker on September 30th, 2020. Click here to watch the full session! 


KYRR: Online Presentations

During the current pandemic situation, many conferences and other presentation opportunities have moved online. Learn to take advantage of these online presentation opportunities & make your presentation shine.  Kelly McCusker focuses on accessibility, helping your audience absorb the major messages of your presentation, exploring new presentation software, and much more.

Facilitated by Kelly McCusker on September 16th, 2020. Click here to watch the full session!


KYRR: Planning Your Scholarly Writing Schedule

As we approach the fall semester, we find ourselves engaging in a new normal. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies and techniques for managing our research and writing during these times. We will focus on creating a semester-long personal plan, breaking the writing process down into manageable tasks, and creating community around our writing. 

Facilitated by Dr. Edelina Burciaga on August 6th, 2020. Click here to watch the full session!