Social Media Public Scholars: Reframing the Narrative From the Inside Out



Adrienne Provost, the inaugural recipient of the Terry O’Banion Legacy Award, presents social media as an opportunity for community college practitioners to reframe professional discourse on their sector of higher education, balancing the traditional academic journals and university voices that currently dominate the conversation. She notes that although social media certainly has its drawbacks, its platforms are appropriate for practitioners – especially those who are sharing and seeking approaches to pressing issues and challenges. Provost provides historical context and rationale for social media use, and also includes guidelines for implementing social media public scholarship.