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KU Faculty Development Academies are day-long intensives, focused on a particular topic, giving faculty time to delve deep and develop a core capacity in a chosen area. Participants are welcome to register for as many dates as they’d like. Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided on each academies day.



Join us for Day 1 of KU Faculty Development Academies:

Creating Public Impact with Your Research

In the preface to “The Engaged Scholar,” Andrew Hoffman asks, “Why did you choose to become a professor?” His own answer is that he wants his research, teaching and outreach to have a positive imprint on the world around him. This session aims to equip KU scholars driven by similar aspirations with tools, strategies and resources to confidently engage public audiences with their research. Participants will learn foundational skills in message development, audience connection, and communication that can be applied in any public engagement scenario — from media interviews to legislative testimony to social media promotion and more.



By attending this Academies Day, you will gain:

  • tools to help you connect with your audience  
  • an understanding of how to disseminate your research to your priority publics
  • confidence in sharing your research with the media and fielding difficult questions 
  • connections to other KU faculty colleagues also striving for public impact with their research

Monday, May 13 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kansas Memorial Union, Jayhawk Room


  • Brian Donovan
  • Sean Collins

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