The Collaboration Project coordinator functions as the primary point person for annual initiatives. Assuming duties in the fall semester, this individual serves as the point person for the oversight of activities related to the annual theme selected the previous spring.
The coordinator works in partnership with the annual Steering Committee and project participants in developing activities, doing outreach to build connections with other members of the campus community. This individual helps the group maintain focus on the annual theme and broader project mission and principles (inclusion, social justice, education, engagement, reflection, celebration and cross-constituency collaboration). The coordinator is responsible to model participatory decision-making and principles of inclusion, diversity and justice. They report to the Collaboration Project Anchor Team.
The coordinator is responsible for the following functions, making sure these duties are carried out, though they may delegate and supervise as possible and appropriate.
Meetings and Communications
The coordinator may request funds for a work-study student to assist him/her in performing the functions. The work-study student generally works an average of 10 hours/week for $10/hour. The higher rate of pay is justified by the enhanced duties of this student in the implementation of the above listed tasks. They may act as a liaison with student groups on campus.
Who can be a Coordinator?
The coordinator will be someone with a record of participation in Collaboration Project planning meetings and activities before his or her term begins. The coordinator can be any faculty member, staff member, or administrator from Adelphi.
When (or how long) does s/he serve?
The Coordinator is primarily active in the fall though they are responsible to train whoever is to be the following year’s coordinator in the spring. In that way, they serve for one year.
How is s/he chosen?
A call for nominations for the Collaboration Project annual coordinator is circulated in December of each year. Based on the interest of the nominees, selection is made through a consensus or if necessary, a vote of the Steering Committee during the prior academic year, with final decision-making resting in the Anchor Team of the Collaboration Project.