Faculty Research Forum: In the Public Eye

Communicating about your scholarly work is an essential part of research, and an essential step in demonstrating its relevance and impact. Many faculty feel they have a responsibility to communicate outside the academy, and find that communicating with members of the public, research sponsors, and policymakers is beneficial to their research. Given the range of audiences, and the complex and sometimes technical nature of research, this can be hard to do well. This conversation will bring together faculty members with people who work with faculty to communicate ideas to the public, represent the University’s academic research interests with policymakers, and engage actively in public outreach and communications. 

  • Planning for press coverage 
  • Interviews with the media
  • Online and social media 
  • Outreach and broader impacts
  • Policy makers