The Networking, Ideation & Collaboration Workshop (NIC) is a facilitated workshop that will provide opportunities for participants to match with authors and find collaborators, collectively develop ideas with potential for publication, and increase collaboration competencies. The workshop took place in three virtual synchronous sessions on April 20, 21, and 22, 2022 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, ET all days.  

View the workshop agenda and artifacts here. 


The NIC will bring together up to 150 engineering faculty to participate in an interactive workshop experience that will facilitate networking and collaboration skills, and lead manuscript ideation. Specifically, this workshop will: 

  1. Provide facilitated networking activities to scaffold authors to connect and form relationships across silos;
  2. Facilitate ideation exercises across all groups to identify research nucleation sites then co-create manuscript concepts; and
  3. Develop team-building competencies and skills

Target Audience

The NIC is open to faculty across engineering disciplines at four-year schools that conduct research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) that emphasizes creativity, entrepreneurial mindset, and teaching innovations within engineering education. 

Time Commitment

All registrants should commit to participating in the full workshop, which will take place in three four-hour-long synchronous virtual sessions across three days in April 2022, for a total time commitment of 12 hours. Full participation will enhance workshop value for all participants.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants are expected to form writing teams. Each writing team will be asked to develop and submit a letter of intent (LOI), a prerequisite for participation in the Archival Publication Authors Workshop (APA) and the Mentoring Program (MP), which will take place in Summer 2022. Once selected, writing teams will begin initial efforts to draft and/or revise their manuscripts prior to the start of the APA. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to complete these activities as part of participation in the NIC.