Inviting Julia ... represented a new strategy to encourage faculty and staff to think creatively about emerging opportunities on our campus. As the attendees worked on their new ideas through discussion and taking notes, Julia provided a visual representation of their ideas. This alternative mode to capture ideas supported those attendees who are more visual than verbal learners, and it also helped all attendees to see how their proposals might be interested by others. The creation of a visual record of the workshop is also an important way to document what the attendees did. We can use the visual notes throughout the summer as the attendees progress with their projects, and we can use them when school starts again to demonstrate these ideas and even recruit others to work on these projects. In this way, the visual notes serve to encourage buy in for new initiatives on our campus.
, Interim Dean, Cross-Cutting Programs and Emerging Opportunities & Professor of English
ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY