Faculty Blogs

Coles College Faculty Blogs are designed to share faculty’s wonderful ideas and work in research, teaching, service, and higher education administration-related areas.

Research Summaries:

A non-academic summary of Coles faculty peer-reviewed research focusing on the implication of research finding for practitioners. The idea is to make these posts interesting and easy to read for non-academic (managers and business owners) audiences. Examples of such blog posts can be found on the Sage publication Social Science Space blogs.

If you are interested, for guidance on what to write, you might consider writing about some of the following questions in your post

  • What motivated you to pursue this research?
  • Were there any specific external events—political, social, or economic—that influenced your decision to pursue this research?
  • What has been the most challenging aspect of conducting your research? Were there any surprising findings?
  • In what ways is your research innovative, and how do you think it will impact the field?
  • What did not make it into your published manuscript that you would like to share with us?
  • What advice would you give to new scholars and incoming researchers in this particular field of study?
  • What is the most important/ influential piece of scholarship you’ve read in the last year?

You might also provide your own “backstory” with a catchy headline!

Read the Faculty Blogs Below


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  • If you are working on an interesting research idea and believe that publicizing the idea may help you attract new resources, possible collaborations, or constructive feedback through comments that your colleagues will leave under the Teams post.
  • Teaching Ideas and Experiences: that you are working on or have employed in your classroom that has resulted in either good or bad outcomes (like don’t do this in your courses, it will backfire!); These ideas and experiences can include newly proposed and developed courses to cater to needs of the changing environment and the job market; innovative courses designed to bridge gaps between student skills and employer expectations and curriculum changes for that matter.

  •  You can share your recent notable service-related experience with other faculty and the public. Examples include but are not limited to providing the benefits of their expertise to community organizations; consulting with governmental agencies, business industries, educational systems; local communities or contributions at the regional, state, national, or international levels. And how to guide for international travel, choosing academic conferences, grant applications, student advising, undergraduate or graduate research, etc.
  • This category includes any innovative ideas about the future of higher education and related policies, the administrative processes (e.g., shared governance, P&T, promotions, annual evaluations, scheduling, etc.).