The Many Faces of Public Scholarship - Spring 2018 ALC

This academic learning community will explore the variety of modes in which Emory scholars connect with non-academic thinkers, readers, collaborators, and audiences. What are the pros and cons of these activities? Best practices and potential pitfalls? Lessons learned? Additional support needs? Each of the four sessions will focus on one of the following: 

  • Media Engagement
  • Long-Form Writing for Non-Academic Readers
  • Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship
  • MOOCs as Public Scholarship 


Conveners: Pamela Scully and Allison Adams

Dates: Wednesdays noon to 1:30

  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25

Lunch will be served. Location TBD.

Participation will be capped at 20.

Potential outcomes from the Academic Learning Community could include collaborative writing across disciplines, guest lecturing within one another’s courses, the production of new and new modes of public scholarship, and larger conversations both at Emory and beyond this campus. Each meeting will balance presentations by the facilitator or invited speakers with group discussions of pertinent readings and presentations by seminar participants.  

Suggested readings and other resources will be posted on Canvas prior to the session, and/or will be made available separately. 

Academic Learning Communities are informal seminars that are intended to:

  • engage faculty in collaborative explorations of innovative research and teaching topics;
  • bring in guest speakers to enhance the curriculum and learning; and/or
  • help disseminate important research discoveries and innovative learning strategies to the broader community.

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Allison Adams, CFDE, at  404-727-5269 or to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs. 

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