Why has GCAT Succeeded?

PKAL's Rules for Successful Collaboration

A common goal determined through consensus, long-term engagement and communication.

People with a passion to make a difference and for whom this engagement is at the top of their list of priorities for expending time and energy.

Regular and persistent avenues for communication, both face-to-face and electronic.

The visible involvement of persons with a stake in the success of the network, including presidents, deans and others who have leadership responsibilities on a campus or within a professional society.

One or two people who take responsibility to be the connectors, people with credibility in the community of potential collaborators and within the stakeholder community.

Working together is more effective than working in isolation.

People come to enjoy participating and have a sense of belonging.

Malcolm's addendum:

Make it affordable to all undergraduate faculty.

Healthy dose of naivete.

A good acronym.

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