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How to Launch a Blog for Scholars, Academics, and Scholarpreneurs

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The Scholar’s Guide on How to Launch a Blog Blogging became all the rage in the 1990’s (this is your cue to realize how long ago the 90’s actually were). The blog-sphere experienced a few peaks and valleys with the advent of microblogging sites like Twitter, may she rest in peace. A staple, it remained. […]

How to Publish your Research for the Public

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A Comprehensive Guide on How to Publish Your Research Paper for the Public Publishing your research paper is not just a culmination of your hard work; it’s a critical step in advancing your academic career and sharing your findings with the world.  In this comprehensive guide, we will take you through the entire process, from […]

What is Public Scholarship?

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What is Public Scholarship? What is public scholarship? What does it mean to be a public scholar? Or a publicly engaged scholar? Or to do community engagement? These are valid questions. Thankfully, and for simplicity’s sake, I’ve counted no less than two dozen published definitions and explanations. Just try googling ‘public scholarship’ or ‘public engagement.’ […]

Criteria for Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion as a Public Scholar

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The incentive structure for research faculty at institutions of higher education in the United States and beyond hinges on knowledge creation through traditional research outputs (e.g., peer reviewed articles, books, conference presentations). Research faculty are awarded reappointment, tenure, and promotion based on a criteria of high productivity in research, teaching, and service. This is not […]

How to Become an Effective Public Scholar

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As you ease into your spring semester, take some time to think and reflect on your career goals, especially in relation to the impact your research is (or isn’t) making. A good place to start is checking out our webinar –  So You Want to Become a Public Scholar? If you have ever wondered about… […]

My 2022 Reading and Inspiration list

Check out our 2022 Reading List, full of research, books, fun newsletters, and lots of inspiration. Reading list books. The Engaged Scholar: Expanding the Impact of Academic Research in Today’s World by Andrew Hoffman is an engaging (couldn’t help myself), thought provoking, inspiring book. what the book lacks in practical advice, it makes up for […]

Where to Begin?

the road to public engagement is fraught with road bumps but also with miles of open, beautiful road. But…where to begin? the work is hard, time consuming, and can be thankless. but the reward can be substantial. not financially, of course. though this process could be parlayed into grant writing and consultations, among other things. what i […]

A Catalog of Research and Inspiration

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i am constantly and consistently doing research and reading about public scholarship as a part of my journey to become more forward facing as well as to guide researchers and scholars on their own unique public scholarship journey. to support the proposition that academics are content curators, i created a curated catalog of information for […]

Academics as Content Curators

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let me ask you something. on any given day, how many web browser tabs do you have open, saving articles and pieces you will eventually read because it sounds interesting/important/informative? and i am not going to even ask if you use multiple web browsers. is there a better way to keep track of all the […]

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