Professional Committee Work The Wiki Way
You are Appointed Chair of an Awards Committee <ul><li>Your major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate all commi...
How do You go about doing those things? <ul><li>Set up conference calls for Committee members? </li></ul><ul><li>Send out ...
Typical Procedure <ul><li>Committee Chair uses email to: </li></ul><ul><li>Form the committee </li></ul><ul><li>Send out c...
Typical Committee Communications <ul><li>Mostly via emails </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone knows a little bit about the committ...
<ul><li>My Solution:  </li></ul><ul><li>Created a Wiki using Google Sites </li></ul>
Why Wiki? <ul><li>Web-based and secure log in </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration in one location </li></ul><ul><li>Visible ed...
Wiki is not 100% Good <ul><li>Some learning curve  </li></ul><ul><li>Forgot how to access the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Forgo...
What did Committee Members Comment about the Wiki? <ul><li>Excellent job! </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for your outstanding le...
I can do it and you can, too. Create your own Wiki to make it work for you! <ul><li>Questions and Discussions are welcome!...
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Professional Committee Work The Wiki Way

  1. 1. Professional Committee Work The Wiki Way
  2. 2. You are Appointed Chair of an Awards Committee <ul><li>Your major responsibilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinate all committee members located in several institutions in several states </li></ul><ul><li>Call for reviewing and judging applications and nominations </li></ul><ul><li>Update committee members on committee tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Update committee manual as needed </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do You go about doing those things? <ul><li>Set up conference calls for Committee members? </li></ul><ul><li>Send out numerous emails with documents attached? </li></ul><ul><li>Send out emails with comments on documents back and forth? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Typical Procedure <ul><li>Committee Chair uses email to: </li></ul><ul><li>Form the committee </li></ul><ul><li>Send out committee roster for members to verify their contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Inform committee members what they need to do in their appointed period </li></ul><ul><li>Send documents to committee members as attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Seek input and suggestions from committee member on issues and concerns about committee work </li></ul>
  5. 5. Typical Committee Communications <ul><li>Mostly via emails </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone knows a little bit about the committee work as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone knows about everything and be able to see the whole picture of the committee work progress </li></ul><ul><li>Committee work timeline is not accessible and visible to everyone </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>My Solution: </li></ul><ul><li>Created a Wiki using Google Sites </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Wiki? <ul><li>Web-based and secure log in </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration in one location </li></ul><ul><li>Visible edits and comments </li></ul><ul><li>All documents viewable and downloadable from one location </li></ul><ul><li>Less emails and attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Committee work visible to all members </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to link to documents, pages, and websites </li></ul><ul><li>Date and time stamp </li></ul><ul><li>Archived and backup and searchable </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wiki is not 100% Good <ul><li>Some learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Forgot how to access the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Forgot login and password </li></ul>
  9. 9. What did Committee Members Comment about the Wiki? <ul><li>Excellent job! </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks for your outstanding leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient access to documents I need </li></ul><ul><li>Great example applying Web 2.0 tools </li></ul>
  10. 10. I can do it and you can, too. Create your own Wiki to make it work for you! <ul><li>Questions and Discussions are welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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