Spring 2023 Coffee Break Lineup Announced!

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One of the most valuable aspects of being a Collaboratory institution is the opportunity to learn with and from each other.  We are excited to announce a series of virtual workshops this Spring, available ONLY to Administrators, to support Collaboratory’s success on their campuses.  Our Spring 2023 offerings include:

Closing the Loop with Faculty

Tuesday, January 24 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Working with faculty and staff to ensure their work is represented in Collaboratory can be a struggle! Join us for the first Coffee Break of 2023, where the University of Maryland-Baltimore will share how they approach gathering data, generating buy-in, and closing the loop with engaged faculty and staff. Come share and ask questions about various strategies for engaging with faculty and staff.

Working with an Engagement Council/Data Liaisons across Campus

Tuesday, February 21 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Have you considered creating a data liaison network, community engagement task force, or engaged faculty/staff council at your institution? In need of ideas and strategies about how to work with colleagues on your campus who are excited about Collaboratory or who could assist with data entry and sharing? Join the February Coffee Break to hear from Kristin Norris and Anna Galvez at Indiana University and learn how they have created a network to assist with implementing and leveraging Collaboratory across IU.

Working with Student Affairs/Student Groups to Capture Co-Curricular Data

Tuesday, March 21 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

If you are considering how to strategically connect with and capture the engagement of student organizations and co-curricular efforts across your institution, our March Coffee Break is for you! Both Alia Pustorino at Duquesne University and the Winona State Collaboratory team have prioritized working with students and student life to capture co-curricular engagement data. Learn how both campuses approach capturing co-curricular, student-led activities in Collaboratory.

Working with External Stakeholders/Local Communities

Tuesday, April 18 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Recognizing the complex dynamics of the communities in which institutions are situated, place is critically important as it relates to community engagement data collection in Collaboratory. At our last Coffee Break of the year, come learn about two unique approaches to engaging with the larger community, building trust, and celebrating ethical and reciprocal partnerships. Ellen Szarleta’s approach at IU Northwest has always started from the perspective of community partners and leaders in an urban context. Julie Mowrer’s approach at Hawai’i Hilo centers on the thoughtfulness and intentionality of working with the Native Hawaiian community. Regardless of your institution’s location and approach, this promises to be a rich conversation with great thought partners.

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