Media Pitching for Academics (how to be a source)
If you are a scholar interested in learning about media pitching for academics, you’re in the right place! This post covers how researchers and scholars can pitch a journalist and/or editor to be a source. The goal here is two-fold: to pitch ideas (e.g., your published research, your expertise) to targeted members of the media, […]
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.’ Woof. Public scholarship can […]
Public engagement, reappointment, tenure and promotion
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 […]
So you want to become a public scholar?
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
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 it with a healthy discussion on the systemic ways in which the academia continues to trip over itself. […]
build your professional brand via social media – part II
this is a part II of a two part series on building your brand via social media. part I can be accessed here. social media is one way to develop your professional brand. social media can help build your reputation as a thought leader in your research area. social media’s prevalence in today’s society, along […]
academics as content curators
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 […]
how to become a better writer.
the million dollar question with about a billion dollars worth of answers and approaches. how do i become a better writer? i don’t offer the definitive answer to this question…if i had this, i’d be a trillionaire (rounding out my unachievable financial goals reference for good measure)! there are loads of books on how to […]
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