By now, all faculty and staff should have received an email from the email address, GovernorsState@post.syndiosocial.com, asking them to participate in the Higher Education Social Network Mapping Project, funded by the Gates Foundation.
Please take a moment to complete the survey, which is designed 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.”
The American Association of State College and Universities (AASCU) and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit research organization, are working together on this project. 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.”
If you have any questions, you can contact Penny Perdue at firstname.lastname@example.org, or ext. 4131. Your participation is encouraged and greatly appreciated.