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Communication and Collaboration Task Force

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011

Communication and Collaboration Task Force

In a recent President’s Staff meeting, Terri Griffith, Chair of the Communication and Collaboration Task Force and professor of management, reported on the progress of the task force’s work. Formed this fall, they were broadly charged with identifying campus needs for communication and collaboration services, identifying categories of tools that will meet those needs, and evaluating and recommending specific tools and vendors within each category. To do so, the Task Force has been gathering examples of work situations where communication & collaboration could be improved through new tools & practices. With the work examples compiled from the task force’s university-wide town hall meeting, from comments posted on the task force blog, and from departmental and personal interviews, the group is now investigating possible technology solutions.

The next step will be to prepare a “Request for Proposal” for vendor solicitation and, in winter quarter, to make recommendations to the campus community about tools, processes and staffing. I encourage faculty and staff to participate in the conversation about communication and collaboration on campus and look forward to hearing more of the task force’s findings. To stay current with the work of the task force or to post comments of technology needs at Santa Clara, visit the task force blog at

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