Collaborations between and among faculty teams can be enhanced through digital tools. Fully engaged faculty from minority-serving institutions gain an IU affiliate account. This account provides access to IU email, online research journals, and the Zoom virtual meeting service.
Other support tools include invitations to share research interests via Lightning Talk Presentations and Informational Webinars. Faculty teams who are submitting proposals can also access Proposal Development Services and receive feedback to improve chances for a funded submission.
If faculty teams need additional support to gather preliminary data for proof of concept, small seed grants may be available.
Zoom is an easy to use web conferencing service fully supported by Indiana University. STEM faculty, student, and affiliate participants have full access to this service. Zoom is used for one-on-one conferencing, one-to-many presentations, and for online meetings. You can access the service from mobile or desktop devices.
Users have full access to screen sharing, whiteboards, breakout rooms, and the ability to add content on the fly. Setting-up one-on-one meetings is pretty straightforward. You do need to do a one-time sign up for the service to use it. Succinct video training is available as well.
Affiliate accounts are set up for faculty members who are part of the IU-MSI STEM Initiative. Faculty members with Affiliate accounts can have access to a variety of tools and resources, essential for collaboration. Below is a list of resources available:
- IU Email Exchange Account
- Online Library Journals