The NCSE Knowledge Network for One World (KNOW) Community aims to provide engagement opportunities to our community of scientists, decision-makers, and subject matter experts to maintain connectivity, share tools and resources, and build community.
NCSE KNOW Community Online Discussions
Share resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges with colleagues using the NCSE KNOW Community Slack workspace.
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Sign in to the NCSE KNOW Community Slack workspace: ncse-know-community.slack.com
Join the Upcoming Live Chat
On Friday, June 5, 2020, NCSE will be hosting its first live chat in the #intheknow channel of the Slack workspace. Dr. Maria V. Boccalandro, Cedar Valley College Director of Sustainability and Advancement, and Jack Carew, NCSE Science Engagement Intern will lead a conversation on the transition to remote teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on individuals from low-income backgrounds. Join the Live Chat.
A Slack workspace is made up of channels that organize messages around specific topics. The NCSE KNOW Community has the following channels:
- #knowledge-exchange: This channel provides a connection between scientists and decision-makers. Scientists can share information that could help decision-makers. Decision-makers can identify what science and research is needed.
- #resources-remote-learning-during-covid-19: This channel is for sharing resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges for professors and instructors as they rapidly transition from in-person to remote and distance learning in higher education.
- #research-and-collaborations: This channel is for exchanging ideas and opportunities for research projects and collaborations.
- #resources-student-learning-experiences-during-covid-19: This channel is for sharing resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges relating to the changing student learning experience in higher education given impacts from the COVID-19 situation.
- #resources-climate-resilience-and-sustainability: This channel is for sharing resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges relating to climate resilience and sustainability.
- #resources-and-resilience-in-higher-education: This channel is for sharing resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges relating to the role of higher education in community resilience.
- #opportunities-events: This channel is for sharing events relevant to the NCSE community.
- #opportunities-jobs-and-grants: This channel is for sharing jobs and grant opportunities relevant to the NCSE community.
- #sci-comm: This channel is for resources, experiences, best practices, and challenges relating to science communications and communications in times of crisis events.
NCSE may add or archive channels depending on their use and need.
Resources for Using Slack
Guidelines for Posting to the NCSE KNOW Community on Slack
- Messages and files posted to the channels are searchable and public to everyone in the NCSE KNOW Community on Slack. Do not make comments that you would not say in another public space.
- This is a professional community. Please be courteous and respectful to everyone.
Strive to keep related conversations within a thread. Threads let you respond directly to a message in a channel, keeping the replies, images, and other files neatly organized in a single conversation. Threaded replies stay connected to the original message.
Use your best judgement to share information in the most relevant channel.
- Do not advertise items for sale. Exceptions include professional development-oriented activities such as conferences, workshops, and trainings that require a fee.
NCSE reserves the right to remove you if you are found to repeatedly violate the posting guidelines.
NCSE KNOW Community Calls
NCSE KNOW Community Calls provide a space for real-time sharing, reflection, and collaboration as we all adapt to the changing circumstances. NCSE held two KNOW Community Calls in April 2020.