Taking the Next Steps

TWU will establish an Amplify Your Impact Office which will report directly to the Vice Provost for Student Success via a Ph.D. level faculty QEP Director. The Director will supervise a Coordinator and Senior Secretary. In addition, a Public Scholarship Manager will be hired to work with faculty and graduate students to generate successful placement in print, broadcast, and digital media outlets. In addition, they will raise faculty and student profiles by consulting on media appearances and online presence, including social media output. This Public Scholarship Manager will supervise a Graduate Assistant.

To support professional development and content creation, technology and equipment hubs will be created on each campus. The TWU community will be able to use these spaces to record and edit podcasts and videos, practice being interviewed on camera, create content for social media, etc. We will take a phased approach and build the first hub on the Denton campus; hubs on the Houston and Dallas campuses will follow. The hubs will each include a permanent install of equipment (sound booth, lighting, green screen, etc.), lending equipment (podcasting kits, cameras, etc.), and portable showcase equipment (screen, projector, power, amp, etc.).

Amplify Your Impact will also commit a significant amount of financial resources to directly support graduate student scholarly activity connected to thought leadership.

  • The Thought Leadership fellows program will provide stipend support for up to five graduate students working on significant projects (capstones, theses, dissertations) with a public scholarship in community wellbeing focus.
  • Grants, $50,000/year, will be available each year for graduate students (and faculty/staff collaborating with them) to support research or professional development related to thought leadership.
  • Finally, the QEP will take advantage of a new institution-wide micro-credentialing (“badging”) system to recognize the efforts of students, faculty, and staff by offering badges and certificates that can be included on their resumes/CVs.

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