Yes it’s still summer, but if you’re beginning a new faculty post this fall, it’s time to start preparing for what’s coming.
An author platform means you are seeking the right readers for your work and putting yourself forward as an authority.
You can’t dictate who will write about you or what they will say, but you can influence both.
In a campus visit, you are assessed on your adherence to social scripts expected of you in that setting.
As scholars. we do all sorts of small, self-interested things that undermine collegiality and our own interests, too.
Making an impact with social media is about much more than follower counts.
Presenters should have the right to ask people not to live-tweet, and shouldn’t have to explain their reasons.
If the good ship Academic Freedom sinks, under the weight of Twitter attacks on controversial profs, we will all drown.
Used properly, it’s not just an unwelcome drain on productivity but a way to manage your research activities more effectively.
How do you know if you are one or should want to be one?