We are pleased to announce the release of “Engaging Academics and Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the Public Good: A Report,” which summarizes the work we accomplished in 2013.
The report highlights:
- The Summits, high-profile, in-person events hosted at the Graduate Center and at University of Buffalo (in partnership with the Drug Policy Alliance);
- Our innovative, open access knowledge streams that deepen and extend the work of the Summits, including podcasts, videos, data visualizations for promoting social change, blog posts about how to connect to policymakers, social justice topic series and e-books;
- MediaCamp workshops to train hybrid scholars in legacy and digital media skills, coordinated in partnership with the CUNY School of Journalism;
- The participatory, open, online course (POOC) “Reassessing Inequality and Reimagining the 21st-Century: East Harlem Focus” that we piloted in partnership with community members in East Harlem;
- Several academic papers and presentations about the collaboration involved in the open, online course, and the extraordinary efforts required to make readings for the course legitimately open access;
- A novel approach to assessing the impact of scholarly work through qualitative measures such as storytelling, along with a discussion about the impact of JustPublics@365.
Much of the work we produced is available on our website and is all licensed under Creative Commons for reuse (CC BY-NC-SA). We encourage you to incorporate these resources into your own scholarship, activism and teaching. Please join our email list to stay up-to-date on our latest work!