The Word of the Day is “Communication”

The word of the day is “C-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-t-i-o-n”.  We think we know what it is, and sometimes we think we know how to do it.

Communication can be even more challenging when working with partners.  I compiled a list of communication reminders (especially for me)  from the book, Harnessing Innovative Technology in Higher Education edited by Kathleeen P. King and Joan K Griggs

  1. Having a clear communication plan from the onset of a partnership is just as important as having an evaluation plan. The plan should identify responsibilities.
  2. Do not assume that communication actually occurred when you send an email.
  3. Avoid selective communication that may splinter a group.
  4. Acknowledge that problems occur and they must be communicated.
  5. Consider setting up a staff function with specific responsibility of communication.

Also related to communication is a past post on Being a Gifted Speaker


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