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Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium Workshops

2017-04-06 9:30am

The Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, organized by the Graduate Student Government, is holding two workships and a social event on Thursday, April 6, the day before the poster and oral presentations and three-minute theses.

Stanley A. Deetz, professor emeritus and a president's teaching scholar at University of Colorado Boulder, presents "Developing skills for collaboration" from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom C.

ABSTRACT: The widespread practice of collaboration may be the greatest social innovation of our time and most frustrating. Nearly every study of the Fortune's 100 best companies have demonstrated that these companies possess a positive, collaborative corporate culture that enhances job satisfaction and contributes to productivity. And more specifically work in the sciences focusing on complex problems increasingly relies on multidisciplinary teams and multi-site collaboration. Further, increased pressure is put on all decision processes for decisions that are
creative, evoke high degrees of commitment and compliance, and are customize to local circumstances. This requires the inclusion of divergent forms of expertise and stakeholders often working from very different logics. But inclusion does not equal productive collaboration. And despite understanding the need for collaboration many find it to be very frustrating. Collaborations sometimes result in time-consuming and dysfunctional meetings which are procedure centered, missing core issues, lacking creativity, filled with positioning, involving too many people, and where power difference is accentuated. This brief interactive workshop identifies and helps develop the skills necessary to improve everyday collaborative processes by focusing on culture and interaction design.

Ye Li, scholarly communications and instruction librarian at Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines, presents "Research Impact, ORCID and Expert System from 2 to 5 p.m. in Student Center Ballroom C. A laptop is recommended for this workshop.

ABSTRACT: Measuring and enhancing research impact are becoming challenges every researcher faces in this digital age. This talk will overview the current landscape of research information
ecosystem, introduce some current metrics and approaches for measuring research impact, and discuss actions our university and individual researchers can take in practice. ORCID iD, a
persistent, unique author identifier, and Research Profiling and Networking System (Expert System) will be highlighted as two important building blocks for a connected research dissemination environment that enables collaborative and high-impact research.

For more information, go to http://gsg.mines.edu/GSG-GRADS-Agenda