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Tuesday, July 27 • 8:00am - 9:00am
T15- How to introduce and implement policy in your institution and still have friends afterwards

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As momentum increases toward an open future, questions arise around the implications for research institutions. There are multiple challenges around policy, advocacy, and technology surrounding open research practice. Much of the work in the scholarly communication space involves advocacy – working with many levels of the institutional hierarchy. This course discusses the practical aspects of developing policy and navigating it through an institution – a lengthy and complex process. Participants will consider who the stakeholders are within their institution and collectively will look at the perspectives they might bring to the discussion. There will be some practical work on addressing various objections to provide advocacy and negotiation skills.

The course will be a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous learning. In total the course will take five hours for each of the two weeks of FSCI (10 hours in total). This will include an expected contribution to an introductory process prior to the starting date. You will also need to prepare for scheduled group work by watching a pre-recorded short lecture. Sessions will happen twice a day to allow for different time zones, and group work will occur with people in a time zone close to you. The final day in week two will be a meeting of the whole group – we will work together to decide the best (or least worst!) time zone for everyone.

Tuesday, July. 27
8-9AM: First session
5-6PM: REPEAT First session
Thursday, July. 29
8-9AM: Second session
5-6PM: REPEAT Second session
Tuesday, Aug. 3
8-9AM: Third session
5-6PM: REPEAT Third session
We will have one additional session on Thursday August 5 which we will schedule when we contact the participants

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Danny Kingsley

Associate Librarian, Flinders University Library
Danny is a consultant and expert in developing strategy and policy in the higher education and research sector with extensive international experience, most recently in Europe and the UK. She has a particular focus on Open Research and research communication. Her work involves aspects... Read More →
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Sarah Shreeves

Vice Dean, University of Arizona Libraries, University of Arizona
I am the Vice Dean of the Libraries at the University of Arizona - I essentially act as the Chief Operating Officer. Our IT department, Special Collections, Access and Information Services, and Research Engagement (where scholarly communications, data science, data management, and... Read More →

Tuesday July 27, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
T15 Classroom