Communicating Your Professional and Scholarly Self: One-day #ITeachMSU Intensive

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
110 Chittenden Hall

How do you tell the story of yourself without resorting to reading your CV or resume?

How many times each semester are you asked to go around and share something about yourselves (your interests, your research, your life outside academia, etc)?

How does audience, structure, and sustainability play a role in your decisions about what to include or not include when sharing your narrative?

This interactive workshop introduces you to the process of reflecting and translating your scholarly self to others. Together, we will explore the differences between personal and scholarly narratives and work to identify key components that can be included in your own narrative. This workshop will give you space to contextualize the relationship between audience, structure, and sustainability into your own narratives. Depending on the audience, the context, or where we are at in life, what we include in our story and what platforms we take up to share that story might change. Thus, at the end of this workshop we will review a variety of tools and platforms that can be used to publicly share your narrative(s).

This intensive is being followed up with a series of co-works meant to engage individuals in regular, collaborative, focused meetups. In these co-work sessions we will work in community around a topic, one of which will be putting the information from this series into action. If you are interested in learning more about these co-works please feel free to contact the workshop facilitators. You can also find the co-works listed on the Graduate School calendar of workshops.

Registration for this workshop is required. 

* Lunch will be served at this workshop. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know by responding to the confirmation email you receive.