Fall 2021 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 2021 offerings include:

Collaboratory’s Back-to-School Update

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm EST


School is in session!  Join us in August to learn about exciting new developments and resources, and touch base with fellow Collaboratory Administrators (and new institutions!) to chat about identified goals and plans to implement and leverage Collaboratory on your campus this coming semester.

Evaluating Campus-Community Partnerships with the OCTA

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Special Guest:  Dr. Steve Gavazzi, Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science, The Ohio State University

How can institutions move from tracking their community partnerships to evaluating and strengthening them?  Collaboratory is excited to welcome Dr. Steve Gavazzi, whose most recent scholarship centers on the establishment and maintenance of healthy campus-community relationships.  His work on town-gown issues makes ample use of his marriage and family therapy background, and has given rise to the development of a typology that draws parallels between campus-community relationships and marriages.

During this webinar, Dr. Gavazzi will introduce the Optimal College Town Assessment (OCTA), which is designed to take the guesswork out of understanding town-gown relationships through direct measurement of campus and community members’ perceptions of one another.  We will share strategies for Collaboratory Administrators to think about how they might leverage their Collaboratory data to support the successful implementation of the OCTA and identify opportunities for alignment with key institutional goals.

Collaboratory Summit

Tuesday, October 12 – Thursday, October 14, 2021

In lieu of the regular monthly Coffee Break, join the Collaboratory Community of Practice for a 3-day virtual Summit!  In an effort to foster a strong community of practice amongst Collaboratory administrators and Community Engagement Professionals, the Collaboratory Summit invites all administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners to attend a series of webinars and discussions over a 3-day period.  The Summit encourages institutions to deepen their use of Collaboratory on campus and engage with and learn from other Administrators.  This year’s Summit will be held virtually, via Zoom, and will consist of the following sessions.  Click on the session title to register.

Oct 12, 3-4:30pm EST: Panel Discussion of Senior Administrators

Oct 13: Series of Administrator Breakouts

  • 12-12:45pm EST: Implementation & Buy-in
  • 1-1:45pm EST: Strategic Alignment
  • 2-2:45pm EST: Reporting & Data Use
  • 3-3:45pm EST: Dreaming Big with Data

Oct 14, 3-4:30pm EST: Collaboratory’s State of the Field

Decentralizing & Expanding Collaboratory’s Use on Campus

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

As institutions’ use of Collaboratory continues beyond the first year of implementation, administrators are often faced with the need to expand Collaboratory’s use across their campus and de-silo it from within their engagement-centered office or center.  This webinar will explore ways administrators can increase the institutionalization of Collaboratory, identify individuals throughout campus to assist with the work, and increase data collection and use.

Let’s Hit the Ground Running: Getting Faculty & Staff Buy-In in 2022

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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.  

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