Friday, August 19, 2011

Incentives and Expectations - Sample Guidelines/References for Frugal Innovation thru Small Group Collaboration

Stipends and other tangible incentives are NOT essential for participation in small groups, but can be quite helpful.  

  • Any tangible or extrinsic incentives should be planned, scheduled - not random.
  • Financial incentives can be important as way of recognizing that people's time is valuable
  • Be careful about offering financial incentives for activities that some have already been doing voluntarily without financial compensation
  • Making small group participation part of "officially recognized" responsiblities demonstrates respect for the value of participants' time. 
From Sample Guidelines from Working Draft 

See More:  "Guidelines/References for Frugal Innovation thru Small Group Collaboration:  Working draft from TLTG Annual Online Symposium 2011"

These Guidelines & References are based on the work of the TLT Group's 4th Annual Online Symposium on Frugal Innovation and Collaborative Change: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! SMALL MIXED GROUP COLLABORATION (August, 2011). Registration was free to TLT Group members. See the homebase Web pages for each of the 3 online sessions:
Session 1    Session 2    Session 3
TLT Group Members are also invited to participate in a "small mixed collaborative group" to continue developing these resources in academic 2011-12!
To join this working group, send email to Rebecca Kurtz:

The Symposium strongly influences the TLT Group's agenda for our weekly FridayLive! online sessions. Our 2011-12 "season" begins on September 9, 2pm Eastern with a recap and  extension of this summer's work on Small Mixed Collaborative Groups. In the Symposium, guest presenters discussed specific kinds of successful small-group collaboration:
  • Student-Faculty - Session 3, Elon University et al.
  • Faculty-Faculty - Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Temple University, Miami University of Oho, Elon University et al.
  • Faculty-Librarian - Sessions 2, 3 - Miami University of Ohio et al.
  • Faculty-Faculty Development, and Faculty-Tech. Participants - Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Temple University, Miami University of Oho, Elon University et al.
We welcome all in higher education - faculty, librarians, faculty developers, administrators, and students; but we especially encourage small groups of colleagues from the same institution.

We believe that focusing on small, realistic steps will lead to more widespread, long-lasting meaningful changes. In fact, in these especially challenging times, small steps may be the ONLY way to keep moving - in the right direction.

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