This page provides all the resources and internal protocols needed for students, professionals, and partners to effectively design, monitor, and evaluate Collaboratory projects.
How to Start a Project
Project Health Monitoring and Intervention Process
Project Planning Guidelines and Forms
Provides guidelines and definitions for project activity related to MVP Reviews, Project Reports, and Project Records.
Complete this form as the start of your MVP (approx. 6-9 weeks in length) to request your MVP Review date and layout your goals. Following completion of this form, you will receive a calendar invitation for your MVP Review date. Please note that while every effort is made to accommodate your first choice of MVP Review date, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to assign that date to you. After an MVP date has been assigned, it will be viewable on the calendar tab of the Collaboratory website (left side). Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MVP Submission form is due no later than 3 business days in advance of your MVP Review. This allows teams to document progress against goals, record hours, and submit the project report and records. This must be completed prior to the MVP Review session. A WATT (Work Assessment Talent Team) member or another Collaboratory leader will be present at the MVP review to help facilitate.
MVP Assessment Rubric (for reference only)
The MVP Assessment Rubric is the criteria that the MVP panel will use to evaluate the health of a project with a color code (Green - healthy, Yellow - needs some improvement, Red - unhealthy). This will be completed at the conclusion of the MVP Review by the review panel collectively. A WATT member or other Collaboratory leader will be present to help to answer any questions. See Project Health Monitoring and Intervention Process to see what happens to a project when they get assigned a color. (Please note - form for the review will be completed by the WATT facilitator; this Excel sheet is for reference only.)
MVP Review Panelists - you are encouraged to submit your copies of a team's report and records here with your comments and edits after reviewing them. Submitting them through this form will ensure that all of the team members have the opportunity to review your feedback and made changes as needed.
Student Team Members - use this form to resubmit any corrected report document or records. Please note that these are due no later than 5 business days after receiving feedback from the MVP Review panelists.
Project Definition Decision Matrix - Spreadsheet
Fill out this document as best you can to see if your project idea fits with Collaboratory vision and values. The score of the project will play a role in the project approval process.
Safety Manual - See P. 97 Appendix A for Project Safety Checklist - Useful for the Project Charter
Site Team and Leadership Resources
- The Leader's Handbook is a guide to help you lead effectively in The Collaboratory by providing information on organizational policies, how-to's, and other internal processes.
- The Collaboratory Best Practice Guide (BPG) is a compilation of tried and true tips and learned wisdom from our most experienced Collaboratory leaders.
- The Site Team Handbook details the site team process from start to finish, from drafting a site team proposal, to creating a site team budget, to managing logistics, to fundraising and so on.
- Click the link above fill out the Site Team Proposal Form that would need to be approved by Collaboratory leadership. The Site Team Handbook has useful information regarding the process of submission.
Sample Support Letter (with required language) Messiah College login required
Sample Support Letter (another example) Messiah College login required
Safety Manual - See P. 105 Appendix A for Project Safety Checklist
Sign Up Forms
Joining the Collaboratory
Adobe Connect - Video Conferencing Support
Please email the Program Manager - Rodney Green (email@example.com) to receive the Adobe Connect Video Conferencing Instructions answering these questions:
1) Who you are, and what group and project are you in?
2) Why do you want to use the software, and who are you planning to talk with?