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Creating a Thriving Research Community Online

Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:00 am–11:15 am
Online Event

In this time of continued social distancing and hybrid or remote teaching for many, it can feel increasingly isolating to continue to work on research and scholarship, especially with the many distractions we continue to face. That said, the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for networking, learning and collaboration that were not possible before. Due to the normalizing of online meetings and familiarity with platforms such as Zoom, we are now able to access online cross-oceanic connections for scholarship and community. In this workshop, we discuss best practices for hosting successful research groups online and how to create thriving research communities even in this challenging context.

In this workshop we will:

  • Share best practices for starting an online research group
  • Present specific techniques which work well for smaller research seminars
  • Present specific techniques optimized for larger communities and listservs
  • Discuss challenges of online research groups and creative solutions
  • Share effective strategies for cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and multi-time-zone collaboration
  • Hear stories and testimonials from participants of an experienced ongoing international statistics research seminar and broader research community
  • Q&A with participants of the ZoomQ Research Seminar

Participants will also gain access to email templates, registration forms and example flyers as part of this workshop. We hope you will walk away from this workshop with everything you need to start up your own research group, seminar or revitalize your broader research community.

Presented by

Miku Lenentine, Ph.D., Environmental Social Science
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Teaching Excellence

This event is sponsored by the OFDAS Faculty Mentoring Program.

Questions? Contact Us.