The next communication assessment we completed concerned assessing how we tend to have crucial conversations under stress.
Finally, we turned to issues specific to RITS and ZSR Library. We reviewed our progress on this year’s team goals and made sure we were on track for the upcoming budget requests before we broke for lunch.
Roz was the “chef” for lunch, having shopped for a variety of salads at Whole Foods and by baking vegan cupcakes to celebrate Lauren Pressley’s birthday which was today.
We devoted the afternoon to “future talk.” In addition to exploring the future direction of Lib 100/200, we asked: what do we think is important and how do we establish priorities? How do we spend the right amount of time on the right things? And, how do we assess these and report them up the chain so that everyone knows what our team is accomplishing? It was a spirited conversation and we established a few concrete action goals to get us started. We will start working on ways to simplify grading in our information literacy courses without sacrificing quality assessment and we are going to start leveraging our top student assistants to work on some of the projects (like updating toolkit videos) we think are important, but for which we don’t have the time to do. The Tech Team will investigate the feasibility of introducing SCRUM to improve response and productivity with our technology goals.
To see some pictures from our day, check out my Flickr site collection.