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Thursday, May 7 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Start at Step 1: Gathering Information to Gain Instructional Allies

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Laying the foundations of collaboration is the first step in engaging with faculty about instruction. Advice around faculty communication often focuses on being clear and concise. At the same time, information tailored to their courses and programs will be more relevant than generic text. The presenters have found open-ended conversations to be a helpful tool when engaging with faculty in new (or new to us) programs.

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss current strategies of faculty engagement and practice conducting informational interviews. By centering the ideas and words of faculty, we can build successful collaborations based on their real needs. This, in turn, will build confidence around faculty engagement more generally.

• Participants will conduct an analysis of their current outreach plans
• Participants will gain confidence in engaging with and listening to instructors
• Participants will be able to utilize informational interview techniques when working with faculty


Becca Greenstein

STEM Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries

Gina Petersen

Assessment Librarian, Northwestern University Libraries

Thursday May 7, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT