Hello Data Wonks,
Beginning this Fall, we are going to try something a little different. We are inviting YOU to share topics YOU are passionate about with the group and to host the meeting! Plan to have around 20-30 minutes to present on your topic. (If it ends up being less than 20 minutes, that is OK too!) As always, the last portion of the meeting will be reserved for questions and providing feedback on current technologies and processes. We ask that you please complete this survey (https://go.wisc.edu/datawonks-topics) offering a topic for a meeting and providing your top two meeting date preferences. See the meeting date list below. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month for the most part, and the meeting time will remain 12-1pm.
• August 14, 2018 – Part Two of Summer Planning (2018-2019)
• September 11, 2018 – First General Meeting of the School Year!
• October 9, 2018
• November 13, 2018
• December 11, 2018
• February 12, 2019
• March 12, 2019
• April 9, 2019 – Last General Meeting of the School Year!
• June 11, 2019 – Part One of Summer Planning (2019-2020)
As always, feel free to invite your colleagues to participate in our Community of Practice. “A CoP can evolve naturally because of the members’ common interest in a particular domain or area, or it can be created deliberately with the goal of gaining knowledge related to a specific field. It is through the process of sharing information and experiences with the group that members learn from each other, and have an opportunity to develop personally and professionally (Lave & Wenger 1991).” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_practice. Anyone can join this mailing list by sending a message to: email@example.com.