Q: Who can contribute to the TL Community blog?
A: Any member of the teaching community at UP – full or part-time faculty, as well as anyone who supports excellent teaching or professional development for academics.
Q: How to I contribute?
A: You can be added to the TL site as a contributor so that you’ll be able to write and submit posts right here on the site. First, go ahead fill out the Sign-Up form to be added to the site. Once you receive an email confirmation you can come back and start creating posts. Make sure to check out the How to Blog page if you’re a first time WordPress blogger or want a refresher on the blogging process.
Q: I’m not sure about using WordPress – can I still contribute?
A: Absolutely! We view technology as a tool to let you share and collaborate with our community. If you’re more comfortable, you can submit an article as a Word document or PDF. If this is your first time contributing, please fill out the Sign-Up form and attach your document in the upload box. Please email Benjamin Kahn with any questions on the submission process.
Q: Why isn’t my post published immediately when I submit it?
A: In order to balance the benefits of community created content and a polished and functional website, we need to take the time to make sure your content is categorized, tagged, and given a spot-edit before publishing. We also need to make sure we’re following web best practices around issues such as accessibility. We won’t ever change the content of your writing without your consent but may modify formatting such as list styles or headers or add accessibility features such as alt tags . We may stagger publishing times as needed to make sure each submission gets to spend time at the top of the blogroll before being pushed down by newer articles. Most articles will be published within 24 hours. We will always let you know within a few days of submitting when we’re planning to publish your piece.