Rose ASera BSI Leadership Institute June, 2010 I never think it’s my problem alone: the power of networks
Lessons Learned from SPECC Action research design: strengths and limitations Flexibility: make space for learning and change The balance between guidelines and creativity Fostering community
Why a network? The power of community : The problems we are addressing are bigger than any one person In isolation (classroom/office/campus) you can’t see the dimensions or magnitude of the problem You understand more about your context by seeing other contexts
Faculty leaders: a network on campus and beyond Building relationships and trust Learning from experiences Connecting the big picture and fine-grained details Knowing incentives to engage participation Identifying and mentoring potential leaders
Mapping your network Who (think organizations and individuals) on your campus -- Has relevant knowledge or skills? Needs to be actively involved ? Needs to be aware of what is happening? Could stop it? Could be helpful? What already exists that you could build on or extend? Where are dragons? Gaps?
Network beyond campus Who in the state can help you? Who in this room can help you? What questions would you ask? What stories would help you? How would you find individuals you don’t (yet) know who could be a resource?