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"Being Visible Would Require Faculty to Try to Be on Social Media," – UGBS Dean

"Being Visible Would Require Faculty to Try to Be on Social Media," – UGBS Dean
Jul 05, 2022

At a roundtable discussion held as part of the College-Level Celebration of the Day of Scientific Renaissance of Africa (DSRA) on 27th June 2022, Prof. Justice N. Bawole, Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), urged the faculty of the College of Humanities, and the university community, to increase their visibility by being present on social media. He mentioned that sharing parts of their research on social media can help increase the reach and visibility of their works, and themselves.

According to Prof. Bawole, being visible would require that in these times faculty try to be on social media. He said, “It is dangerous, you’ll get bashed by your students who fail your course, and the politicians will take you to the cleaners, but I think it’s one of the very powerful ways to engage”. He added that sharing bits of their works on social media will help amplify their stories even from within the university, as well as international collaborators.

Using himself as an example, Prof. Bawole mentioned that he once tweeted his thoughts, which later became a national conversation and he even got called by radio, and media, to discuss the issue.

Linking the topic of faculty visibility to his speech on collaboration between African universities and industries at the roundtable discussion at the same event, he mentioned that the active presence of faculty on social media will make them visible, which would also help draw the attention of industry players.

Aside from the roundtable discussion on Research in Africa, there was an exhibition of scholarly works by various Schools in the College of Humanities. The UGBS exhibition stand was put together by the School Librarian, Mr. David Tetteh Odjeawo and his team.
 

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