Excelling academic roles and responsibilities via lessons learned from Sabbatical in Johns Hopkins University

Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, Patricia Davidson, Chao Hsing Yeh

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Every grad students and faculty member thinks of going on sabbatical for improving their competencies in research, teaching as well as career or profession. So you can read and figure out how an academic journey as sabbatical leave can promote your professional and academic positions.

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The paper tells your questions about sabbatical leave , its benefits and challenges through a simple personal story with narrative study and naturalistic view, helps you to make a better decision about your excellence.

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Dr Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, PhD
Dr Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, PhD
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Professor
Health, Education, Management
Esafahan, Esfahan | Iran (Islamic Republic of)
I am so happy that have gotten some feedback from past readers and also glad to hear your comments or thoughts. Dr Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, PhD

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Sabbatical as a part of the academic excellence journey: A narrative qualitative study.

Authors:
Dr Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, PhD
Dr Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, PhD
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Professor
Health, Education, Management
Esafahan, Esfahan | Iran (Islamic Republic of)

J Educ Health Promot 2018 14;7:119. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

School of Nursing, Center for Global Initiative, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Introduction: Sabbaticals were first offered by Harvard University in the late 17 century to provide "renewal" for faculty members. In this period of career development, a professor might learn new techniques, expand a research program, or finish off that book or pile of languishing manuscripts. This article tried to organize lived experiences of a visiting scholar from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences to Johns Hopkins University. The research aimed to study the context and conditions of the sabbatical in an alternative academic setting.

Methods: This article applies a narrative qualitative study integrated with Eisner critical and connoisseurship approach as a combined naturalistic methodology. Using narrative inquiry and reflective analysis in form of observations and audit reports, written dairy notes and memos, the content analyzed thematically and extracted the themes of lived experiences as well as lessons learned and then have been transformed into tables.

Results: Extracted themes from research sources are categorized into three main themes: organizational and professional experiences; teaching, instruction, and curricular experiences; and research and technology management experiences. These are resulted in the explanation of the field and events (description), discussion about them (interpretation), followed by concluding remarks (evaluation). It also represents research questions and findings in descriptive and interpretation phases.

Discussion And Conclusions: This article addresses some descriptions, interpretations, and evaluations extracted from the experiences through answering the research questions. It categorizes these practical lessons into three categories: (1) lessons about becoming a lifelong learner, (2) lessons about remaining a professor, and (3) innovative experiences.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jehp.jehp_70_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6149128PMC
September 2018
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