The value of public scholarship work on social media: Opinion

April 7, 2021
The academy needs to value the public scholarship work that academics do, writes Angel M Jones. The author explains writing on social media does not get credit in the academy, even though this kind of writing can go viral and reach a wider audience. Jones details the impact that academics can have on social media in hopes that the academy will recognize public scholarship’s significance. The article describes public scholarship’s significant reach, increased accessibility, potential use as an academic resource, and the ability to engage with current conversations. Jones also discusses how engaging with readers and being challenged by them is a rewarding part of public scholarship. Inside Higher Ed (International)