New Program Assists Professors in Writing Op-Eds | Dartmouth Now | Metaglossia: The Translation World | Scoop.it

Professors Jennifer Lind and Colleen Boggs have teamed up to bring to Dartmouth The Op-Ed Project, a program that teaches professors how to give academic research a voice in public forums.
“As faculty members, we have particularly important knowledge to contribute, but our training is generally not geared towards preparing us for thought leadership outside of our classrooms and our specialized scholarly contexts,” says Boggs, an associate professor of English. “The Op-Ed Project will offer training in how to translate the knowledge and communicative skills we have towards a larger audience.”
The Op-Ed Project’s mission is to “increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world.” The Op-Ed Project, based in New York City, has also led programs at New York University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco, and Yale University.
Lind first heard of The Op-Ed Project in 2010, while taking part in a fellows program in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to campus, she sent an email to colleagues to gauge interest in bringing the program to Dartmouth. Boggs was particularly intrigued by the idea, and Lind and Boggs discovered they had similar questions about Dartmouth’s voice in public conversation.