Online Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows Program
We invite your presence for the Online Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows program for Spring 2019. This eight-week long program is designed to help you plan (or revise) and implement a digital online presence and public scholarship routines, mindsets and workflows. The program is open to faculty (fixed term and tenure) and academic specialists. This is the 6th semester that the program has run, led by the College of Arts and Letters in collaboration with several other colleges and units on campus.
Online presence and public scholarship are ways to enhance your own research and reputation, along with that of the University. While many workshops start with the “how to”, this program is designed to help you navigate challenging and nuanced questions like: Why should you have a digital presence? Who is interested in my work and scholarship? How can this work be recognized professionally? Once we navigate these discussions we will move on to discovering which platform(s) match your goals. In addition, this experience will provide you with resources and collaborators to start your presence now and help evolve and sustain your presence into the future.
By the end of this eight week fellowship, you will have created a professional website and have the resources to continue to develop it and connect it to your professional online presence writ large.
Meetings are weekly on Wednesday from 11:45AM-1:00PM. You are expected to attend all of the sessions during the semester (although we understand that life happens sometimes). All meetings will take place in the Digital Scholarship Lab in the Main Library.
The meeting dates for Spring 2019 are as follows: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 13, Mar 20, and Mar 27.
How do I apply?
Please fill out our rsvp form by Friday, January 25, 2019 if you would like to participate. We can accommodate 15 fellows. If there is more interest than space, we will make adjustments. We are anticipating another cohort in Fall 2019 if this semester does not work for you.
If you are unable to commit full time to the working group, but are interested in starting to develop your online presence, please see our calendar of activities, where you can find out about co-working sessions where you can work on your online presence alongside people who can provide help and discussion. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or suggestions.
This cohort is a collaboration between the Colleges of Arts and Letters, Education, and Natural Science, along with the Hub for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Main facilitators for the program will be Kristen Mapes (Arts and Letters), Jessica Knott (Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology), and Scott Schopieray (Arts and Letters) and David Howe (Natural Resources & Arts and Letters). We will also be joined by guest facilitators and faculty from across campus. In addition to the specific goal of mentoring faculty in their online presence goals, we are experimenting with new models for faculty development and support structures and will be gathering feedback on this mode and method of training and mentoring.