DATE: Friday, October 15, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Webinar
The Research Office and Community Engagement Initiative will host a half-day virtual workshop on Broader Impacts Friday, October 15 10AM-3PM. Presented by Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS), the workshop will cover an overview of Broader Impacts (BI) and teach strategies for design and implementation of BI activities. Other topics discussed will include how to cultivate effective BI partnerships and how to develop an individualized BI identity. All interested faculty, especially those planning on participating in the upcoming NSF CAREER Academy, are encouraged to attend.
|10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon||BROADER IMPACTS 101
This session will provide a general overview of the history of the NSF’s Broader Impacts (BI) criterion, as well as discussion and small-group activities developed to teach strategies for design and implementation of BI activities.
|12:00 - 1:00 p.m.||LUNCH BREAK
|1:00 - 2:00 p.m.||DEVELOPING YOUR BI IDENTITY
Most researchers are comfortable thinking about and discussing their research identity. It is far less common, however, for researchers to think about their impact identity — the lasting impacts they aspire to have on their community and on society, as a whole, through their broader impacts work. This interactive workshop will introduce the concept of a broader impacts identity and walk investigators through a process for starting to define BI identity. While any researcher is likely to benefit from this workshop, it is particularly relevant to early-career researchers (as well as to broader impacts professionals who work with researchers and can play a crucial role in helping them develop their BI identities).
|2:00 - 3:00 p.m.||EFFECTIVE BI PARTNERSHIPS
Developing and implementing successful broader impacts activities is often dependent on identifying the right BI partner(s) and establishing a productive collaboration. But, where do you go to find a good BI partner? What are the elements of a successful partnership? And, how can you ensure that the relationship is mutually beneficial for both members of the partnership? These and other questions will be explored in this interactive webinar.