Presentation by Jenn Stringer, ACIO, Academic Engagement. No readings this week.
Many new faculty (tenure) positions over 3-year period
adopting an engineering school-- never before had engineering program
how to support faculty the way they're used to at peer institutions (helps faculty recruiting)
Make a pitch for resources, but first determine what those resources need to be
1. identify institutions for comparison
2. define service areas to benchmark and criteria for benchmarking
3. assigning area experts
4. data gathering
"aspirational peers" -- where looking to recruit faculty/grad students from
What might be there that wasn't included? - collaborative services left off, had done ask the year before for teaching/tech support
Already was a working group for web publishing/collaborative services
"digital scholarship support" - digital humanities
software development implicit in some of other categories
Assigned area experts-- people who are already working on this thing
Only looked at services offered as enterprise level service-- common good, not recharge
Followed up w/ area experts in addition to written reports, spreadsheets, rankings, etc.
1. summarize info in 1-2 pages
2. align/normalize results of each area for easier comparison by summarizing analysis into tiers (1-4)
3. round robin of presentations (3 hours) - questions, etc.
4. research infrastructure retreat w/ CIO and Library Dean level folks
Most review of work coming from staff "experts" being done at director levels, were keeping VP/CIO folks informed