Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy

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Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy

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Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy
The course Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy is an online class provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Many scientists and engineers seek to engage with policymakers and there is a clear need for them to do so. However, very few receive the training necessary to effectively impact public policy. This online module will provide an introduction to the policymaking process and practical tips for engaging with the policy community.
Course description
As public policies become increasingly complex and technical in nature there is a clear need for scientifically informed solutions to major public policy challenges. However, most researchers do not have the training to effectively engage with policymakers. This short course will provide an essential introduction to the policymaking process through the lens of the U.S. federal government, while providing specific steps researchers can take to engage policy stakeholders and articulate the policy implications of their work. Specifically, it will focus on: Understanding the complex public policy ecosystem, its many stakeholders, and the role research and evidence play in the creation of public policy, Strategies for informing the policymaking community with research results, Developing a pitch for policy audiences, and The importance of building two-way dialogues with policymakers

Prerequisites & Facts

Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy

Course Topic

Communication, Social Sciences

University, College, Institution

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Tools for Academic Engagement in Public Policy

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Massachusetts Institute of Technology you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (49.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Topic: Communication, Social Sciences
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