Events and Programs
“Go Public!” Workshops
Every semester, the Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships hosts a "Go Public!" event, which is designed to help students and faculty disseminate their research to the wider public. Academics conduct research that is vital to our communities, and this work has the potential to have major impacts in public discourse and the development of public policies. In a moderated discussion, we discuss how and why we should make academic work readily accessible and available.
"Go Public!": A How-To Guide for Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into the Public Discourse (2015)
To watch excerpts from USF's Fall 2015 "Go Public!": A How-To Guide for Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into the Public Discourse, hosted by USFs Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships and the Graduate Student Applied Research Network, click on the image below. Bonnie Silvestri, Director of Strategic Communications moderated the conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and Dr. Daniel Lende. Hordge-Freeman and Lende discussed their personal experiences disseminating their scholarly research through a variety of media and using social media to connect with the public and other scholars.
"Go Public!" A How to Guide to Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into the Public Discourse (Fall 2014)
Vickie Chachere, Director of Special Projects for University Communications and Marketing and Wayne Garcia, Associate Director of the School of Mass Communications and Instructor in Journalism were guest presenters for the workshop, "Go Public! A How-To Guide for Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into the Public Discourse." The two veterans of the Tampa Tribune and other news publications shared their insights to help faculty navigate the waters of new media in disseminating their research to the public. They suggested that "media changes on a daily basis" and that the goal is to "translate research to be consumed by general audiences." They encouraged the audience to embrace social media and take charge to as Garcia said and "curate and aggregate the news." The two agreed that we have a moral responsibility to share our research and expertise with the public.
To read about an earlier "Go Public" event, Click here