The 2021 Collaboratory Summit

Agenda

Opening Session: Collaboratory Senior Leadership Panel Discussion Tuesday, October 12 | 3:00 - 4:30pm EST

Join the 2021 Collaboratory Summit opening session to hear from a panel of Senior Leaders who are leveraging Collaboratory at their institutions.  The panel will discuss the importance of community engagement data to fuel campus and community success and how their institutions are:

  • Generating buy-in from campus-level stakeholders
  • Strategically aligning data collection and dissemination efforts with institutional priorities
  • Leveraging community engagement to move the needle on issues of key importance to their campus and communities

The panel will be moderated by Felice Nudelman, Associate Vice President of Academic Innovation and Transformation at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.  

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Jessica Mann, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Elizabeth Parmelee, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Metropolitan State University Denver
  • Dr. Jess Mann, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement, Duquesne University
  • Dr. Howard Rosing, Executive Director of the Steans Center, DePaul University

Felice
Nudelman

Associate Vice President of Academic Innovation and Transformation at AASCU

Jess
Mann

Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement at Duquesne University

Elizabeth Parmelee

Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies at MSU Denver

Kristin
Norris

Associate Director of  the Office of School Partnerships, Indiana University System

Howard
Rosing

Executive Director of the Steans Center at DePaul University

Administrator Breakout - Implementation & Buy-In
Wednesday, October 13 | 12:00 - 12:45pm EST

If you build it, will they come?  Implementing and generating buy-in for Collaboratory across campus is tough.  It’s the number one hurdle cited by administrators when it comes to getting Collaboratory off the ground, as it’s so heavily immersed in changing the culture of engagement across an institution.  Join your fellow administrators and Collaboratory staff in this breakout session to talk through challenges and potential strategies and solutions to increase the adoption of Collaboratory across your campus this fall.

Administrator Breakout - Strategic Alignment
Wednesday, October 13 | 1:00 - 1:45pm EST

Data is only useful when it is collected and shared with purpose.  Collaboratory enables institutions to track and report on community engagement in ways that align with institutional priorities and advocate for meaningful change.  But how do institutions do that?  Join fellow Collaboratory administrators and staff in this breakout session to talk about how institutions can set themselves up to successfully capture, track, and report on the various ways their institutions’ engagement aligns with key campus priorities.  

Administrator Breakout - Reporting & Data Use
Wednesday, October 13 | 2:00 - 2:45pm EST

Collaboratory data provides institutions and administrators with a multitude of ways to think about and position your community engagement and public service activities.  But with great power comes great responsibility – and poses key questions about what data is most important to share and in what ways.  Join fellow Collaboratory administrators and staff in this breakout session to discuss the different ways your community engagement and public service data can be reported on and shared across your campus.

Administrator Breakout - Dreaming Big
Wednesday, October 13 | 3:00 - 3:45pm EST

The sky’s the limit!  Let’s end the day dreaming about the ways you could push for change within your institution and communities.  Join Collaboratory administrators and staff for a lively discussion where we explore:

  • What questions could you answer with data if you had all the time in the world?
  • What change would you push for at your institutions if data, capacity, and time weren’t issues?
  • How would you like to visualize engagement data to be the most impactful to your internal and external stakeholders?

Closing Session: The State of Collaboratory
Thursday, October 14 | 3:00 - 4:30pm EST

Hindsight is 2020: Identifying Interinstitutional Trends to Revitalize Engagement Strategies

The Collaboratory team is excited to provide, for the first time, a high-level overview of Collaboratory data and cultural trends across our network of 40+ colleges and universities.  This session will:

  • Present evidence of who is doing what, with whom, and for what purposes across the country
  • Share an analysis of how institutions leverage, implement, and strategically align Collaboratory data collection and use with institutional priorities
  • Highlight the various ways institutions of all sizes and shapes lay the groundwork for attainable, sustainable, and transformative change on their campuses
  • Align and reinforce Collaboratory data with current priorities in higher education (e.g., DEI, faculty scholarship, high impact practices, partner roles)
  • Identify opportunities for future research and introduce the Collaboratory open data set