Collaboration Makes the Headlines
This activity is an opportunity to reflect on the progress and outcomes of the collaboration. In crafting an article, collaborators summarize the work of the collaboration and begin to think about the impact of the collaborative work. This article might eventually be used as a blog for a website, a press release, an op ed column, or be the beginning of a research paper or publication for an academic journal.
Imagine that you are a reporter for the New York Times and have the opportunity to write an article for the Education Section. The article highlights the work of your collaboration and offers the collaboration as a model of how groups can work together to create “real” change.
Some questions to consider:
-What were the origins of the collaboration—how did the collaborators come together? Did this process play a role in the overall progress of the collaboration?
-What are the highlights of the collaboration? Cite two or three specific ways the collaboration has had an impact.
-What are some of the traditional and innovative strategies you have used to counter challenges in your collaborative work?
-What have been helpful supports (e.g. external resources, technology, the Collaboration Toolkit, etc.)?
-How do the goals set out at the beginning of the collaboration align with the outcomes?
-What are some future plans for the collaboration? Will the work continue in some capacity?