Fall 2020 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 Fall, available ONLY to Administrators, to support Collaboratory’s success on their campuses.  Our Fall 2020 offerings include:

Back to School (kind-of) with Collaboratory

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

This fall semester will be one like any other.  As your institution prepares to go back to school, whether it be in the traditional classroom or new Zoom room, join Collaboratory this August to gear up for Fall 2020.  Come learn about exciting new developments and resources, touch base with fellow Collaboratory administrators, and explore opportunities to leverage Collaboratory and its data in this difficult time.

Addressing the Biggest Barrier: Faculty Buy-In

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

We love faculty – and recognize the need to celebrate their good work by capturing it in Collaboratory!  However, one of the largest hurdles Collaboratory Administrators face is generating faculty buy-in across campus.  This webinar will engage Collaboratory Administrators in dialogue about strategies, tips, and examples to successfully engage faculty in Collaboratory. 

Collaboratory’s Bread and Butter: How to Leverage Reports and Data

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Data is only as good as the insights you can get out of it!  Join us for a deep dive into Collaboratory reports.  We will share a basic overview of available features and strategies for using Collaboratory reports creatively, concrete examples of data requests, and consider choice points in how to present the data.  This webinar will engage Administrators in dialogue about reporting needs and encourage conversation about future data enhancements.

The Sky is the Limit: Using Collaboratory to Research BIG Questions

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Sure, the data Collaboratory provides is critical to telling your institution’s story of engagement.  But how else can we leverage that data?  Join us for an update on Collaboratory’s Research endeavors.  We will share progress on special research projects and the public data sharing and request process for scholar-practitioners.  We’ll also think deeply together about research questions and aspirations that have practical and scholarly implications. 

Year 2 and Beyond: Collaboratory Maintenance and Growth

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

As institutions’ use of Collaboratory continues beyond the first year of implementation, new opportunities, challenges, and choice points arise.  This webinar will explore issues that emerge as Administrators transition into their second year of Collaboratory use and beyond, such as: activity maintenance and data cleaning, efforts to increase the institutionalization of engagement across campus, and strategies for improving data use and influence with internal and external stakeholders.