Posts tagged ‘dissemination’

LinkedIn and Connected

We’ve been searching around in the social media dark lately, looking for the tool that would connect us to our Brown community online.  And… small drumroll please, we’ve found it.  Turns out, our university community feels most comfortable on LinkedIn.

On Monday, we took our own advice and created a profile for our organization, adding information such as publications, suggested readings, and our interests.  Then we began connecting with others.  We sent out requests, and as a result have (to date) connected with 91 people.

As we come to the final stages of our ADVANCE grant, we have been widening our circle, providing services to the greater Brown academic community.  Until now, twitter has been our dominant social media tool to connect with others interested in similar topics.  Now we’re also reaching our original target audience online.

Connect with us! Check out the new button on our website and our new LinkedIn profile:


February 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

LinkedIn for Faculty

There are lots of social media options for staying connected with your colleagues as well as sharing your ideas and accomplishments.  The networking site, LinkedIn, is the most popular for professional work.

LinkedIn is a business/professional-oriented social networking site.  It allows users to create a profile and list professional accomplishments and appointments in a CV format.  As of August 2010, the site had 75 million registered users (Wikipedia).  Users can show their network by establishing “connections” with people they know offline.

For more information, see:

Updated:  We are now on LinkedIn.  Check out our profile.

December 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

Mentoring Program Evaluation Dissemination

fishOur internal evaluator, Dr. Carrie Spearin of the Department of Sociology, surveyed participants from both the One-to-One and Peer-Group faculty mentoring programs last year.  We have written two white papers from her analysis with a summary of the results from each program:

November 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm Leave a comment

Social Media Resources

welcome matIn preparation for the ADVANCE PI Meeting, we created a brochure for our colleagues:  information to take away, after reading our poster on outreach and dissemination through social media.  This brochure includes blogs and tweeps we recommend following, as well as tips (for faculty scientists and ADVANCE program administrators) on maximizing your social media presence.  So, lay out the welcome mat and join (or start) an online conversation.

November 12, 2010 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

PI Meeting Poster: Social Media Outreach & Dissemination

We just got back from the ADVANCE Primary Investigator Meeting in DC where we presented a poster entitled, The Outreach and Dissemination Potential of Social MediaFind the poster and related brochure at our new dissemination webpage.badge

Poster Abstract:
Conventional media such as presentations to our department chairs on the status of STEM women faculty, guides that provide best practices for fostering productive mentoring relationships and professional development, and brochures for external funding support are essential tools for promoting the mission and resources of ADVANCE at Brown.  Social media and Web 2.0 technologies offer a tantalizing potential beyond a traditional website to create a dialogue with our faculty and administrators as well as peer institutions and the news media.  Our blog, ADVANCE-ing Brown University, offers the dos and don’ts of running an ADVANCE Program.  Our Twitter feed, @BrownADVANCE, provides timely information on topics ranging from work-life balance and faculty mentoring to communicating science and grant proposal writing.

November 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Academics on Twitter

twitterWe are evaluating our social media strategy and gathering resources on Twitter use by faculty and offices that serve them.  We use Twitter to promote our program’s initiatives.  We are also interested in how other academic offices are using the microblogging service.  We found these articles on the importance of faculty scientists using Twitter as particularly relevant:

September 23, 2010 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

By the Numbers: Outreach to Department Chairs

In preparation for this year’s New Department Chairs’ Orientation (sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty), we prepared graphs to illustrate the status of STEM women faculty both nationally and at Brown.

The first graph shows nationally, women as a percent of STEM doctorates received compared to tenured/tenure-track and full professor positions held.  The second graph shows the percent of women by rank in each division at Brown University.

See our entire presentation as well as our brochure of resources for chairs.

September 21, 2010 at 9:52 am Leave a comment