The IRW regularly hosts professional development workshops for students and faculty. In 2017-18 IRW will administer the Rutgers Public Engagement Project. This will enable the university community to continue to take advantage of skills training designed to help scholars communicate their research to a broad audience. 2017-18 workshops will include:
September 28, 2017. Developing Your Academic Presence on Twitter
A workshop on Twitter for academics, discussing strategies, policies, and best practices for its safe, productive, effective use.
October 19, 2017. Community Organizing
A workshop for students and faculty who wish to learn how to organize local campaigns.
November 13, 2017. Job Market Basics
A panel providing strategic advice for graduate students contemplating an academic job market that is increasingly comprised of visiting positions and post-doctoral fellowships.
February 15, 2017. Op-Ed Workshop
A workshop that provides tools for transforming academic work into publishable op-eds aimed at a general audience.
March 8, 2017. Protecting Academic Freedom in a Digital World
A discussion that addresses how academics can protect themselves against privacy violations, threats to intellectual property, and online harassment.
April 12, 2017. Persuasive Speaking and Storytelling for Leadership
A workshop that explores how storytelling techniques can be used to persuade audiences that range from a room full of skeptics to a foundation or grant-making entity.