The School of Communication and Information produces field-defining scholarship focused on communication, information, and media that expands knowledge, advances practice, promotes social justice, and improves lives.
Our researchers are regularly involved in public and community-engaged research that makes a difference.
Mark Aakhus, Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Communication
The goal of this year’s incubator was to discuss ethical issues in academic life – both in our everyday relationships with others and the world around us, as well as in the subject matter we study. The faculty discussed machine bias, the ethical implications of technology companies policing content on social media, the need for transparency when designing location-based augmented reality games, and ethical issues surrounding mentor and mentee relationships.
The goal of this year's incubator was to addressed pedagogy and student wellness. The day was designed with extraordinary opportunities for SC&I faculty to share best practices, discuss ways to develop new and innovative teaching models, the pros and cons of student use of technology in the classroom, and ways faculty can play a critical role in supporting student health and wellbeing.
The goal of this year's incubator was to provide SC&I faculty with an opportunity to discuss insights their research on media, information, and communication offer about fake news and alternative facts and to explore potential ways they can collaborate to address the challenges of living in what some refer to as today’s “Post-Truth” society.