A new Associate Faculty Community Initiative launched in Fall 2022 to create opportunities for meaningful connection among associate faculty along with professional opportunities.
These opportunities could take the form of, for example, a book, a journal edition, or some other form of collective output.
Each project will be organized around a theme, which will be negotiated with those that come forward. Different levels of participation – in terms of time commitment and forms of engagement – will be possible to accommodate different levels of interest.
The initiative offers several tiers of engagement:
Core initiative team: The core group of collaborators engaged in planning, developing and supporting one or more collaborative project(s). This team would provide the organizational frame for the initiative as a whole and would be responsible for developing and integrating the other tiers of engagement.
Project team participants: A group of interested associate faculty who would be regular participants to delve into the subject matter and investigations around a project theme and collectively produce the project output(s).
Community circle: Opportunities for individual associate faculty to join project activities at any time to experience the collaboration and participate meaningfully at any given time. Various methodologies and formats might be used to facilitate their participation meaningfully in a way that would not require on-going commitment.