Collaborating can be the most rewarding type of work, but it doesn’t always come easy. Collaboration takes time, initiative and specific skill sets. We know collaborative skill sets are needed by our students, but the task of introducing a collaborative approach can be daunting. In the classroom, we are increasingly faced with more and more objectives and find our course timelines limiting. What objectives are we willing to let go of in order to make time for collaboration? In faculty’s approach to research and teaching, how do we find the time to make connections and manage logistics? How do we get started?
The forth-coming book, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic, will provide project examples and pedagogical methodologies from a wide variety of perspectives that will inspire and guide. The book aims to make collaboration in academia more possible and enjoyable.