GSU has been chosen to participate in the Higher Education Social Network Mapping Project, funded by the Gates Foundation. The American Association of State College and Universities and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research organization, are working together with the
Gates Foundation to “study how social networks among college and university faculty, staff and administration might facilitate innovation” and to “better understand the role that influential individuals play in advancing adoption of online learning innovations.”
GSU will gain information about collaboration and communication across the university. In addition, up to ten faculty and staff members will be invited to participate in a workshop focusing on how “individuals can contribute to innovation and transformation on campus.”
“We know a bit about transformation around here,” said Penny Perdue, campus coordinator for the project. “We are so pleased that AASCU nominated us for this research. It will add to our already considerable ability to implement change in an effective, efficient and successful manner and will gain further visibility for the university with the Gates Foundation.”
President Maimon and Provost Bordelon have sent an email to all faculty and staff, asking for participation in the online survey. The email will come from GovernorsState@post.syndiosocial.com with a subject line reading “Governors State Network Mapping". Please take a few minutes to participate in this survey.