Please note: If you arrived on this page through e-mail, please use the following link to register for the blogging workshop.

Attention: Faculty and Academic Staff

September 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; and November 5, 12, 19, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Tuesdays)
B243 Wells Hall


This eight-week long program is designed to help participants plan (or revise) and implement a digital online presence and public scholarship routines, mindsets, and workflows. The program is open to faculty (fixed term and tenure system) and academic specialists. In its seventh semester, the program is led by the College of Arts and Letters in collaboration with several other colleges and units on campus.

Online presence and public scholarship are ways to enhance one's research and reputation, along with that of the University. While many workshops start with the “how to”, this program is designed to help participants navigate challenging and nuanced questions like:

  • Why should you have a digital presence?
  • Who is interested in my work and scholarship?
  • How can this work be recognized professionally?

Once participants navigate these questions, discussions will move on to discovering which platform(s) match individuals' goals. In addition, this experience will provide participants with resources and collaborators to start addressing their presence now and to help evolve and sustain that presence into the future.

By the end of this program, participants will have created a professional website, and have the resources to continue to develop and connect it to their professional online presence writ large.

Participants are expected to attend all of the weekly sessions during the semester (although facilitators understand that life happens sometimes).

Please feel free to contact co-facilitators Scott Schopieray and Dave Howe with any questions.

Registration deadline: September 20th, 2019.

Sponsored by: MSU College of Arts and Letters