The Value (and Struggles) of Public Engagement (Roundtable)


Pedagogy & Professional

Francisco Delgado (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY)

How can we promote the value of the work that we do beyond the traditional venues of academic journals and conferences? In what ways may the research and teaching skills that we have developed benefit groups and individuals beyond our college campuses? Some in our profession have begun fostering partnerships in our communities in ways that show the transferability of the skills we have acquired working and/or teaching in academia. This roundtable will be a setting to share some best practices of engaging the public(s) beyond our campuses. What strategies have been most successful? What were some specific skills that you developed during your doctoral studies/academic career that proved to be most valuable? In contrast, what were some academia-related skills that you had to un-learn? Through the presentations and Q&A session, we hope to foster an open discussion about the value of taking our skill sets and doing our work beyond college campuses.

This is a CAITY sponsored roundtable.

Some in our profession have begun fostering partnerships in our communities in ways that show the transferability of the skills we have acquired working and/or teaching in academia. This roundtable will be a setting to share some best practices of engaging the public(s) beyond our campuses. How can we promote the value of the work that we do beyond the traditional venues of academic journals and conferences?