Collaboration at Carleton University is an institutional priority and an ongoing endeavour. We recognized that a catalyst for efficient and effective collaboration is knowing: knowing which departments and services are on campus; knowing who people are and their expertise; and knowing what is going on, when and where.

By mapping our own cooperative activities, we identified three types of collaboration: transactional (services requested and rendered), formal (committees and task forces) and spontaneous (discovery of similarities through serendipitous interactions). To broaden our understanding of the obstacles and enablers of collaboration, we spoke to key stakeholders on campus through individual interviews and focus groups.  The information we gleaned from these interactions informed our recommendations on how to better facilitate and support collaboration at Carleton.

  • ¬†Rebecca Bartlett (GIS and Digital Resources Librarian, Library)
  • Jamie Carmichael (Manager, Scheduling and Examination Services)
  • Sue Gilmour (Enrollment Reporting, OIRP)
  • Gerald Grant (Director, PhD Programs, Sprott)
  • David Hunt (Manager, Health and Safety, FMP)
  • Andrea Lawrance (Research Facilitator, Faculty of Science and CURO)
  • Christopher Moy (Shift Manager, Patrol Services)