Written by: Colette Roche

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Together we create an ever better O’Dowd.  Here are six skills to consider as we work on our curriculum during faculty collaboration.

1. COMMUNICATION

It’s hard to collaborate without good communication.  Good communication means making assumptions and expectations explicit. It means understanding your role and expressing yourself clearly and respectfully.

2. AUTHENTICITY

We need you to bring your unique perspectives, talents and feedback to the table.  Your authentic self enriches what we can create together.

3. COMPROMISE

Successful collaboration involves frequent compromise.  Compromise means reaching the best solution with the rich variety of ideas on the table.

4. TOLERANCE

Sometimes our strength, differences, can feel like a weakness unless we exercise tolerance.  Yes, we are all different.  That’s how we can accomplish more together.  And yes, sometimes that means we will be annoyed.  Tolerance.

5. TEAM PLAYER

Our goal is to create the best possible learning experiences for our students.  Everyone here wants what’s best for our students.  When we recognize this, it’s easier to be a team player.

6. RELIABILITY

Collaboration requires trust, and trust comes from reliability and consistency. As you collaborate, set realistic goals and frequently reassess so that you can be reliable and consistent.

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