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Organizing FAST START workshops: Planning

Step by step guide to organizing FAST START workshops taught by librarians and others to help new faculty and graduate students learn about support resources available for researchers at OSU

Recruiting workshop instructors

FAST START workshops were started to help people new to OSU get their feet on the ground.  They have focused on research needs in the past but could be expanded to include teaching resources.  This should be coordinated with ITLE so that workshops don't overlap with their offerings.

Begin in early June to ask those that have taught in the past to sign up for times using a  Google Sheet.  Check to make sure that the link allows editing and that the document is not an Excel spreadsheet so that it can be edited.  Past years have used two different weeks for workshops:  the first week of August and the fourth week of August.  These dates were chosen to accommodate other start of school activities and those that may not arrive on campus until just before the semester starts.

Time blocks are one hour in length with a half hour between each block.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

10:30 am - 11:30 am

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm.

Workshops should be kept to the one hour time block so that participants don't need to create too much time in their schedules and so that they are not overwhelmed with content.