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Academics Going Public

How to Write and Speak Beyond Academe

Edited by Marybeth Gasman

© 2016 – Routledge

144 pages

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Description

Academics Going Public makes the case for academics to enter the public sphere and simultaneously gives them the tools to do so. This important book helps faculty members who want to become more active on a national scale and would like to move beyond publication in scholarly journals and books. Expert contributors explore how to have a voice about salient higher education issues and engage traditional media, new medias, policymakers, funders, and the general public. Chapters offer best approaches and concrete strategies for diverse audiences, helping faculty have an impact on society by becoming more publicly engaged and writing for broader audiences in more inclusive ways. This critical guide also covers strategies for confronting obstacles academics might encounter along the way and presents tactics for responding to controversy and backlash.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Marybeth Gasman

Chapter 2: Professors and the Press

Scott Jaschik

Chapter 3: Writing Opinion Articles

Donald E. Heller

Chapter 4: The Art and Science of Sharing BIG IDEAS in Academic Public Speaking

Terrell L. Strayhorn

Chapter 5: Using Social Media to Promote Scholarship: Amplify, Magnify, Clarify:

Richard J. Reddick

Chapter 6: Crafting an Online Scholarly Identity: Invention and Representation:

Dafina-Lazarus Stewart

Chapter 7: Social Media Use for Survey Distribution

Shonteria L. Johnson, Noah D. Drezner, Jason C. Garvey, & Michael Bumbry

Chapter 8: How to Write an Influential Press Release

Kat Stein

Chapter 9: Handling Hecklers, Controversy, and Backlash

Marybeth Gasman

Chapter 10: Concluding Thoughts

Marybeth Gasman

About the Contributors

About the Editor

Marybeth Gasman is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania and is Director of the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General