Academics and Public Engagement

The Guardian Higher Education Network has an article asking, “Can Engaging with the Public Help Your Career in Academia?“ In other words, is the stuff done by the academics here in any way helpful to their careers? Their answer is that it depends on how you do it.

Although you probably can help your career by writing for something like Professor Awesome’s University, the truth is that the academic world mostly rewards things that are invisible to the public. So, when you see our contributors to Professor Awesome’s University, remember that they’re not getting rich or famous by bringing all this awesome stuff to you … they’re inviting you to geek out about the coolest parts of their academic disciplines with them.

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