Initial Publication Date: February 2, 2017

Building Capacity on Your Campus

This workshop is part of the program for the IINSPIRE annual conference
Annual Conference Program (Acrobat (PDF) 2.9MB Feb2 17)
Friday February 3, 2017. 3:00-5:00pm. rooms 150-154. Scheman Building at Iowa State Center


Jim Swartz Grinnell College, Cailin Huyck Orr SERC at Carleton College

Workshop Program

Workshop Overview:

This session is focused on building capacity of the program to make change on your campus, following on the success of the first generation of LSAMP support and looking ahead to the next phase of the project. The topic was proposed in response to the requests from the 2016 faculty workshop evaluation, where participants expressed interest in building the strength of their teams and sense of community among the faculty participating in the project.

Multifaceted approaches will be explored for supporting institutional change on your campus. Topics will include making a case for your program on campus, aligning with institutional goals, finding and maintaining collaborative relationships and engaging new people in project activities. Specific examples of how practices have been put into place at other institutions will be presented. Together we will explore these materials and consider how you can put this information into practice. We will also discuss the next stages of the IINSPIRE professional development program, topics you would like to see in future workshops, and materials that could be developed by Alliance members to support your participation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work together in groups to develop plans, consider how they can collaborate, and suggest ways that the alliance can support them in their efforts. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet computer.

The program will be based on material from:

Workshop Program

Contact Jim Swartz ( with any questions.