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Consulting Summit to be held October 20th

Consulting Working Group meeting, 22 Oct 2015

The next Consulting Summit-- a partnership between the D-Lab, Educational Technology Services (ETS), the Library, and Research IT-- will be held on October 20th from 10 - 3 at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), in 190 Doe Library.

The Consulting Summit meetings to date have provided a valuable opportunity to build a community across organizational divides. However, increasing budgetary pressures are forcing all campus organizations scrutinize both their independent work and their collaborations, to ensure they bring the necessary value to the university. By focusing on the theme “Connecting Communities and Sustaining Connections”, this meeting will serve as an opportunity to continue to develop a consulting community, while looking critically at issues of sustaining our partnerships. The cornerstone of the summit will be a panel discussion of faculty, students, and staff — our consultees — about their experiences finding consulting help. University Librarian Jeff MacKie-Mason will serve as the moderator.

The emerging trends working group will be discussing current trends, soliciting new ones, and providing some guidance for how groups can work together to address new needs. The assessment working group will be presenting the findings of interviews with numerous campus consulting groups about how they think about evaluating their services. Finally, the consulting portal working group will present a prototype of a tool to help consultants find out more about what sort of campus services are available to support research and teaching.

Please RSVP at the following URL: https://goo.gl/forms/WpqFpY0cY2rcoe0r2 Anyone who provides consultation related to research and/or teaching at UC Berkeley is welcome!

The development of this Consulting Summit has been a partnership between the D-Lab, Educational Technology Services (ETS), the Library, and Research IT.

Agenda

Consulting Summit: Connecting Communities and Sustaining Connections

October 20, 2016, 10 AM - 3 PM

BIDS (190 Doe Library)

  • Intro / context setting: 10-10:30
  • Emerging trends working group: 10:30 - 11
  • Assessment working group: 11-11:30
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Jeff MacKie-Mason: 11:30-1 (sandwiches will be provided)
  • Consulting portal working group: 1-1:45
  • Working group validation / establishment of new working groups: 1:45-2:45
  • Feedback, follow-up activities, wrap-up: 2:45-3

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