Application: Academic and Professional Development
Throughout this course, you have been learning about the dispositions and competencies needed to succeed as a student in this masters program and as a clinical researchadministrator. In this assignment, you will integrate this knowledge into an assessment of skills that will guide your continued academic and professional development.
To prepare for this assignment:
Scholar-practitioner model: Consider your understanding of what it means to be a scholar-practitioner in clinical research administration.
Academic integrity: Review the relevant programs from Weeks 3 and 4 on the course DVD: Walden University: Foundations. Think about how you will demonstrate values related to academic integrity as you proceed through this masters program.
Scholarly/professional writing: Assess current strengths and areas for growth related to your ability to identify and engage in scholarly/professional writing. Consider which aspects of scholarly/professional writing you would like to more fully develop or refine, and think about how you will do that. You may want to refer to the Week 3 and Week 4 Walden University: Foundations course DVD programs.
Communication and teamwork: Consider the importance of effective communication between all personnel in a clinical research trial. With that content in mind, how would you evaluate yourself in terms of strengths and areas for growth? Identify two or more areas related to communication and teamwork that you consider a priority for development, and consider strategies for improvement.
With these thoughts in mind, write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you:
Explain what it means to be a scholar-practitioner in clinical research administration.
Describe what Walden?s values regarding academic integrity mean to you as a developing scholar-practitioner. Evaluate the impact of these values on the learning community, your work at Walden, and beyond.
Assess your current strengths and areas for growth regarding scholarly/professional writing, noting strategies that could help you improve in this area.
Identify two or more areas related to communication and teamwork that you consider a priority for development, and consider strategies for improvement.
Submit your Application Assignment to the Dropbox by Day 4.
Your written assignments must follow APA guidelines. Be sure to support your work with specific citations from Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources, as appropriate. Refer to the Pocket Guide to APA Style to ensure your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
Save your assignment as a “.doc” or “.rtf” file with the filename APP8+last name+your first initial. For example, Sally Ride?s assignment filename would be “APP8RideS”. Use the Submit an Assignment link, choose the Week 8: Application basket, and then add your Application as an attachment
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