Leverage your Data


help faculty and staff use their data

  • Remind them that key stakeholders both at the institution and in the community will be directed to Collaboratory, so it's important that they keep their information up to date. They could be scouted for funding, collaborators, or a marketing spotlight!
  • Suggest that Collaboratory data be used as evidence in promotion and tenure dossiers.
  • Model how to use Collaboratory to find collaborators in other units at the institution who may be a good fit for their engaged teaching, research, or service.

plan now to use data for awards and recognition programs

work with institutional research

  • Identify the best times to run reports on Collaboratory data, and how it can be of use to Offices of Institutional Research and other administrative offices.

  • When stakeholders from both campus and community request data from Collaboratory, make sure request processes are clearly articulated and accessible.
    • Remind inquirers that anyone may use the Search feature, which provides a filtered list of results, satisfying many needs.
    • If a data synthesis is required, a Collaboratory Administrator must provide that at his/her discretion. 

Clarify and post your internal process

  • Identify a process by which your institution will be able to leverage Collaboratory information to assist the community.
  • Task one person or office with answering questions from the community. Inform the right people to make sure that community inquiries are received and addressed.

Consider community stakeholders

  • Your feedback will assist TreeTop to refine Collaboratory.
  • Your feedback will be shared with other Collaboratory institutions to support their efforts to build community engagement.
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