Research Dissemination

A guide developed by the Faculty Learning Community on Dissemination of Research Findings Using Web-Based Platforms.

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Faculty Learning Community

2015-2016: Are your "findings" finding their way back to the community?

The Division of Community Engagement Community-Engaged Research Office offers a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) grounded in a community-engaged approach to research, a valuable framework that enables researchers to produce results that can be directly translated to improved outcomes.

Members of this FLC have the opportunity to explore, use and critique web-based technologies and practices that support the translation and dissemination of research findings, as well as consider their broader impact on scholarship.

The primary approach is to explore various web-based dissemination methods, create a dissemination plan, implement the dissemination plan and collectively develop lessons learned for the broad university.

Questions the FLC might explore include:

  • What are the beliefs and practices that shape and inform researchers' traditional dissemination efforts?
  • How might research dissemination to broad audiences look using web-based technologies?
  • How does a researcher plan for innovative dissemination methods?
  • What are the barriers to disseminating research findings beyond scientific publication?

Meeting every two weeks, members of this community will are spending the fall 2015 semester discussing shared readings and exploring tools and practices that support the dissemination and translation of research. By the end of the fall 2015 semester, community members will propose a dissemination plan for the findings from one of their completed research projects. In the spring 2016 semester, each community member will implement and assess the impact of their dissemination plan.

View the 2015-2016 CEnR Faculty Learning Community Members (PDF)

Expectations

All community members are expected to:


  • Actively contribute to the development of the community through regular participation in FLC activities
  • 
Work creatively and collegially to support the learning of all FLC members

  • Engage in and contribute to assessment activities related to the work of the FLC (e.g., individual assessments, group assessments, final FLC report)

Funding

Participants have available up to $500 each to support the development of their work related to this project. The stipend is not considered personal pay and, as such, it must be spent using state and departmental guidelines.

Examples of acceptable use of funds include, but are not limited to:

  • conference travel and registration
  • educational equipment/resources
  • computer hardware/software

All funds must be spent before the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2016).