Cultivate an Online Presence for an Academic Career: WordPress Workshop Series
Creating an online presence is increasingly important in academia. A recent article in the Chronicle notes, “now it is attention that is a scarce commodity,” and as a result, “we cannot trust that our work will find an audience on its own.” An online academic profile can generate interest in your research, teaching, and other professional activities; broaden access to new research; and make connections in your field and across disciplines.
This workshop series will help you learn the necessary skills to use WordPress—a common website platform—and apply those skills to create a digital CV.
Please bring your laptop and your lunch with you to the sessions. We will spend the first portion of the workshops going over the topic and skills for the week. The rest of the time will be devoted to you building your site.
All sessions will be held in the Digital Scholarship Center, Bertrand Library 123.
Monday, September 28, 12:00-1:00 pm
WordPress Basics: selecting a theme, uploading and formatting content
Monday, October 5, 12:00-1:00 pm
Information Architecture: how to organize and design your digital CV
Monday, October 12 (no meeting, fall break)
Monday, October 19, 12:00-1:00 pm
Advanced Formatting: customizing your site with CSS and other plugins
Monday, October 26, 12:00-1:00 pm
Branding: creating a cohesive online identity and linking your social media sites to your WordPress page
Space is limited to 10 participants, so sign up soon!
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