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The following three timelines highlight some of the activities the BID project’s three core partnerships identified as being most pivotal in the process of building their partnerships. The timelines also reveal the varied tempo of each of the three core partnerships: at times, months would pass without major activities. Since these organizations were seeking long-term and durable partnerships, they worked to put in place infrastructure that would allow the partnership work to pick up where it had left off after these inevitable ebbs in activity.

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Washington

JAN

2017

January 2017 - 2020

Form BID teams

   

The dedicated BID staff at both the HEI and ISE enroll active and potential principal investigators (PIs) in BID teams, explaining what resources are available to participants.

FEB

2017

2017 - 2020

Institutionalize BID tools

   

Based on themes that arose in work with multiple HEI researchers, the ISE-HEI BID team recommends that Portal to the Public workshops be written into all HEI REU proposals as well as into most other NSF proposals.

Boilerplate language is offered to PIs to include in their proposals. Multiple summer camps co-developed by HEI researchers and the ISE become annual events.

MAR

2017

APR

2017

MAY

2017

Spring 2017

Proposal development for researchers

   

The HEI staffer developed and offered, with the ISE staffer’s help, a series of 8 proposal development workshops for National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER proposers.

NSF CAREER proposal development workshop series guided participants to write and submit a NSF CAREER proposal.

1) guidance for enhancing the competitiveness of each part of the proposal

2) specific writing tasks to be completed between meetings

3) peer-review and feedback on proposal sections.

As part of participating in these sessions, the researcher ould work with the BID team to create a customized BI plan for their proposal.

JUN

2017

JUL

2017

Summer 2017

Expand HEI-ISE partnership activities

   

BID team staffers and others from the ISI and HEI partner to offer grade 5-10 summer camps in computer science, cybersecurity, and crow research in collaboration with HEI researchers who are potential BID PIs.

These summer camp collaborations further cement the relationship between the HEI and ISE, create opportunities for potential PIs to use these activities as part of their BI plan in proposals, and demonstrate an authentic partnership to proposal reviewers.

AUG

2017

SEP

2017

OCT

2017

NOV

2017

DEC

2017

JAN

2018

FEB

2018

February 2018 - 2019

Develop customized BID tools

   

After meeting with each PI and eliciting their preferences, time, budget, and abilities, the ISE staffer creates a BI menu, customized to each PI, with cost estimates for the ISE to engage in each item.

The PI can choose from among these menu items based on time, budget, and project focus. The HEI and ISE staffers create a boilerplate language for each PI to customize for use in each proposal they submit.

MAR

2018

APR

2018

Spring 2018

Proposal development for researchers

   

The HEI staffer developed and offered, with the ISE staffer’s help, a series of 8 proposal development workshops for National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER proposers.

NSF CAREER proposal development workshop series guided participants to write and submit a NSF CAREER proposal.

1) guidance for enhancing the competitiveness of each part of the proposal

2) specific writing tasks to be completed between meetings

3) peer-review and feedback on proposal sections.

As part of participating in these sessions, the researcher ould work with the BID team to create a customized BI plan for their proposal.

MAY

2018

Summer 2018

Expand HEI - ISE partnership activities

   

BID team staffers and others from the ISI and HEI partner to offer grade 5-10 summer camps in computer science, cybersecurity, and crow research in collaboration with HEI researchers who are potential BID PIs.

These summer camp collaborations further cement the relationship between the HEI and ISE, create opportunities for potential PIs to use these activities as part of their BI plan in proposals, and demonstrate an authentic partnership to proposal reviewers.

JUN

2018

June 2018

Execute NSF-funded BI activities

   

As proposals are funded, the HEI and ISE staffers collaborate to deliver Portal to the Public Workshops to REU PIs

Four NSF CAREER awards were funded. BI activities are in various stages of execution.

All collaborations between the HEI and the ISE have been paused due to COVID-19. The ISE has closed, and work at the HEI has moved to virtual platforms.

JUL

2018

AUG

2018

SEP

2018

OCT

2018

October 2018 - 2020

Leverage BID tools for PI career advancement

   

The HEI staffer talks to Deans and faculty departments about the BID tool called Broader Impact Identity (we called it BI Legacy). The HEI staffer promotes the BI Legacy (Identity) Narrative as a usefulness in promotion and tenure dossiers.

The HEI staffer promotes the BI Legacy (Identity) Narrative as a companion to a researcher’s research agenda and suggests its usefulness in promotion and tenure dossiers.

Deans indicate their support and BI work is making its way through the appropriate channels to be recognized and considered in promotion and tenure committees (Oct 2018 and ongoing with little progress at present).

Broader Impact Legacy (Identity) Workshops are offered to faculty with support from multiple Deans at HEI.

NOV

2018

DEC

2018

JAN

2019

FEB

2019

February 2019

BI position at HEI reduced

   

New leadership at the HEI released a new strategic plan with new priorities.

Decision was made to reduce, then eliminate the dedicated BI position at UWB.

The position was funded at half time for 2019, then eliminated in 2020.

The ISE staffer moved to a new position within the organization. No one replaced them in that role for the ISE. The HEI staff person relied on their existing relationships to continue communications between the two institutions.

MAR

2019

APR

2019

MAY

2019

JUN

2019

June 2019

COVID-19 suspends HEI-ISE partnership

The ISE closed and operations at the HEI moved to online platforms as a result COVID-19.

Both institutions have expressed their desire to resume collaborations when possible.

The responsibility for the relationship has been passed to a HEI leader in the Office of Research and an executive in the ISE.

JUL

2019

AUG

2019

SEP

2019

OCT

2019

NOV

2019

DEC

2019

JAN

2020

FEB

2020

MAR

2020

APR

2020

MAY

2020

JUN

2020

JUL

2020

AUG

2020

SEP

2020

OCT

2020

NOV

2020

DEC

2020

JAN

2021


New York

JAN

2017

FEB

2017

MAR

2017

APR

2017

MAY

2017

JUN

2017

JUL

2017

AUG

2017

SEP

2017

OCT

2017

October 2017

Hire dedicated staff

Sciencenter and Cornell staff design and create a dedicated position at Cornell

BroaderImpacts Design (BID) Manager is hired at Cornell and BID duties added to position description at Sciencenter

NOV

2017

November 2017 - Spring 2018

HEI BI Landscape Assessment

   

BID Manager conducted interviews/ and organizational research to establish a comparable baseline for Broader Impacts structures and supports at the local campus level and at other HEI peer institutions nationally

Interviewed faculty that were part of BID to get early feedback on our new BID process

Meetings with Grant and Contract Officers (GCO) and other program administrators at Cornell to discover what they already knew and what they wanted to know about Broader Impacts opportunities and resources.

BID Manager establishes a role as a BI resource/network builder within the Office of Sponsored Program and beyond

DEC

2017

December 2017 - Summer 2018

HEI and ISE co-develop partnership tools

Co-developed internal tools to streamline BID work within partnership/across institutions.

Co-created Google Drive database for shared documentation.

Co-developed tools for National BID projects based on what was successful here.

JAN

2018

FEB

2018

MAR

2018

APR

2018

April 2018

Portal to the Public for early-adopting BID faculty and their labs

   

OSP and Sciencenter staff lead workshops for researchers and their labs; the workshop was integrated into researchers’ undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

MAY

2018

May 2018

OSP Workshop for faculty

   

OSP annual National Science Foundation and NSF CAREER Funding Workshop

BID Manager had very limited involvement in these workshops in year 1, Sciencenter invited to speak on a CAREER panel.

JUN

2018

JUL

2018

AUG

2018

SEP

2018

September 2018

Revisit mapping of the system

   

A better understanding of how this project fits into our institutions.

In-person meetings proved very beneficial, and decided to continue monthly.

Power dynamics emerged in the partnerships; learning to negotiate individual and partner priorities.

BID team views ourselves as experts within the field; ready to share what we’ve learned with our communities.

See opportunities to elevate the quality of BI programs for everyone.

OCT

2018

NOV

2018

November 2018 - December 2018

SE Staff Turnover at Sciencenter

The learning curve for new staff in a BID role, no overlap for training; shared documentation helped create a smooth, fast transition.

Work again to quickly build new relationships within the partnership.

DEC

2018

JAN

2019

January 2019 - June 2019

BID Manager Integrated into variety of Faculty Development Initiatives at Cornell

FEB

2019

MAR

2019

March 2019

BID Manager Integrated into variety of Faculty Development Initiatives at Cornell

   
March 4, 2019

Engaged Cornell workshop

First attempt to co-develop a workshop with another group on campus.

Unsuccessful because we relied on their recruitment and advertising, which resulted in zero PIs attending.

The realization that our team could and should take ownership of these workshops.

March 8, 2019

K-12 Outreach Lunch

Connecting to a potential local BI ecosystem

Assessing the landscape of BI activities within Cornell outreach organizations.

Realization of what we might be able to bring to a broader community.

Showing up so we can be seen as part of the BI community on campus.

March 16, 2019

CAREER BI Identity Workshop

Led by BID Manager with support from ISE. The starting point for many. faculty who now see BID Manager as an important resource.

Sciencenter increased its role as a resource for researchers interested in BI.

March 27, 2019

CAREER Panel

BID Manager more involved in planning, learned from previous year.

BID has seen as an important part of the CAREER workshop.

Sciencenter Director and a PI who worked with us are panelists to highlight the partnership.

APR

2019

MAY

2019

May 28, 2019

SE Portal to the Public Expansion

   

Portal to the Public included with subaward for partners.

Extended invitations to members of other labs to participate.

Realization of expertise in BI for Sciencenter.

JUN

2019

JUL

2019

AUG

2019

August 2019

New Online NSF BI Resources Developed

Tools and resources developed through partnership now available on OSP website for faculty.

Accessible to faculty across campus.

SEP

2019

September 5, 2019

ISE Empowered to Declined BI work

With Researchers that are Not a Good Fit

OCT

2019

October 16, 2019

Community Partner Workshops

Including the broader community in BI projects has resulted in the planning of a series of workshops for informal science institutions.

Pilot workshop planned with a diverse group of community organizations that we have established relationships with to assess the needs of the community.

Conceived and co-developed by BID team members.

We view ourselves as experts within the field who have valuable knowledge and resources that we can share with the community to elevate the quality of BI for everyone.

NOV

2019

DEC

2019

JAN

2020

January 2020 - May 2020

Changes to Cornell’s NSF CAREER Workshop

BID Manager more fully integrated into Faculty Development efforts at OSP, and a new NSF CAREER series is launched which takes place over 6 months and includes a number of campus BI resources and community partners.

FEB

2020

MAR

2020

APR

2020

MAY

2020

May 2020

Community ISE Partnerships & Broader Impacts Forum

   

BID Manager created a new program within NSF CAREER series and over 80 Cornell faculty, and 10 ISE units on campus and in the community participated in a community-wide forum for Broader Impacts Design, Broadening Participation in STEM, Partnership Practices, Evaluation, and Resources.

JUN

2020

JUL

2020

AUG

2020

SEP

2020

OCT

2020

October 2020

BID Manager Role Moves toward Institutionalization

BID Manager services and expertise are integrated into OSP Research Concierge program, and OSP Director looks for ways to make the staff position permanent during the COVID pandemic.

A new, temporary position is secured for January 2021. Temporary nature due to COVID uncertainty. The aim is to make the position full-time permanent.

NOV

2020

November 2020 - January 2021

Institutional Broader Impacts Visioning Statement Co-Created

   

A Broader Impacts visioning document is developed by OSP and Cornell’s OEI Office of Engagement Initiatives) to support a larger campus-wide initiative for faculty development in broader impact activities.

OSP an OEI leaderships are in conversation to jointly develop infrastructure and a new BID Manager position, to serve both campus units (and potentially be jointly supported) by Vice Provost for Research and Vice Provost for Engagement and Land Grant Affairs.

DEC

2020

JAN

2021


Wisconsin

JAN

2017

January 2017

Campus community training in BI

1st generation of Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows program, this initial implementation of the Portal to the Public at UW-Madison to support public engagement.

FEB

2017

MAR

2017

APR

2017

MAY

2017

May 2017

Faculty training in BI

NSF Career program workshop is an annual workshop for faculty anticipating submitting a CAREER proposal to NSF. The 3-4 hour workshop gives an overview of NSF and the BI criterion. Activities include preliminary visioning of BI plans, budgets, and partnering opportunities.

Follow up with individual consultations are the normal outcomes of the workshop.

JUN

2017

JUL

2017

AUG

2017

SEP

2017

OCT

2017

October 2017

Graduate student training in BI

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program workshop is an annual workshop for graduate students anticipating submitting a GRFP proposal to NSF. The 3-4 hour workshop gives an overview of NSF and the BI criterion. Activities include preliminary visioning of BI plans, budgets, and partnering opportunities.

Follow up with individual consultations are the normal outcomes of the workshop.

NOV

2017

DEC

2017

December 2017 - 2020

Campus community training in BI

Deep revisions and alignment of Impact Identity for the Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows program, this program is a local UW-Madison version of the Portal to the Public program with workshops, development of an interactive exploration station, and participation in 3 outreach events.

Cohorts of about 15 are organized every 3-4 months.

JAN

2018

January 2018

Build sessions - post STEM Fellows

   

STEM Fellows is a program described previously. These build sessions facilitates prototyping development of outreach activities for individuals and labs.

FEB

2018

February 2018

Information sharing with central campus Administration

   

Sharing about BID resources, events, and support for PIs.

Informing campus leadership in Office for Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education of BID grant.

The OVCRGE had oversight with both CAREER and GRFP workshops.

February 2018 - Fall 2018

Website Development

Website development, broaderimpacts.wisc.edu, is a resource-focused website for campus researchers on Broader Impact.

Sections include Understanding Broader Impacts, Broader Impacts Planning Step By Step, Partners and Programs for Broader Impacts, Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows, Contact & About, and Latest BI News

MAR

2018

March 2018

Share BID Initiative with senior college research administrators

   

Information sharing about BID with the research office in the College of Engineering led to many (est. 25) referrals to BID for grant consultations on Broader Impacts.

APR

2018

April 2018

Share BID Initiative with campus front line outreach community members

   

Networking on campus with groups such as our Science Alliance network of science outreachers enabled BID to integrate its activities with ongoing and existing programs.

April 2018

BI Promotion

Information sharing about BID with the research office in the College of Engineering led to many (est. 25) referrals to BID for grant consultations on Broader Impacts.

April 2018 - 2020

BI Communication

Information sharing with central campus Administration about BID resources, events, and support for PIs

Informing campus leadership in Office for Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education of BID grant.

The OVCRGE (Office for Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education) had oversight with both CAREER and GRFP workshops.

MAY

2018

JUN

2018

JUL

2018

AUG

2018

August 2018

WISCIENCE STEM Immersion program collaboration

WISCIENCE STEM Immersion program collaboration, this was a lunch in August 2018 with 35 incoming URM Undergraduates self identifying as future STEM majors.

The lunch introduced the students to UW-Madison graduate students with the intent to begin establishing possible mentor/mentee relationships.

No follow-up was organized so program intent failed.

SEP

2018

September 2018

National Advancing Research Impacts in Society Center

The evolution of NABI into the ARIS Center afforded many opportunities for BID to engage with new partners on the national level.

OCT

2018

NOV

2018

DEC

2018

December 2018

Launch of Illuminating Discovery Hub

   

Illuminating Discovery Hub, this new organizational structure in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building gave the BID project both a physical presence in the WID building as well as a programmatic home of many of its programs.

The BID project role will be defined as the Hub’s activities evolve.

JAN

2019

FEB

2019

February 2019

Web revisions ongoing

Website maintenance and updating, broaderimpacts.wisc.edu, is a resource-focused website for campus researchers on Broader Impact.

Sections include, Understanding Broader Impacts, Broader Impacts Planning Step By Step, Partners and Programs for Broader Impacts, Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows, Contact & About, Latest BI News

MAR

2019

APR

2019

MAY

2019

May 2019

STEM for All Multiplex video production

   

The 2019 video project that we submitted was produced by Travis Tangen with assistance by our intern. Our video snapshot features the connections and case studies of how this more comprehensive Broader impacts Design process supports researchers’ participation in designing and implementing Broader Impacts plans.

The AAAS video allowed us to capture our BI story and can be used to continue the promotion of our BI work both on campus and beyond.

JUN

2019

June 2019

National sharing of BID project, NSELA SLI

   

The BID project and some of its materials and activities were presented at the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) Summer Leadership Institute (SLI).

JUL

2019

AUG

2019

August 2019

STEM Fellows in person

   

Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows program, this program is a local UW-Madison version of the Portal to the Public program with requirements of 2-four hour workshops, development of an interactive exploration station, and participation in 3 outreach events.

Cohorts of about 15 are organized every 3-4 months.

SEP

2019

September 2019

BI Consultations (AISL, etc.)

   

UW-Madison is consistently a top 10 recipient of NSF funding.

This effort expands the network of individual consultations in numerous NSF Directorates and improves the BI plans in these submissions.

OCT

2019

October 2019

GRFP workshop

   

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (Graduate Research Fellowship Program) workshop is an annual workshop for graduate students anticipating submitting a GRFP proposal to NSF. The 3-4 hour workshop gives an overview of NSF and the BI criterion. Activities include preliminary visioning of BI plans, budgets, and partnering opportunities.

Follow up with individual consultations are the normal outcomes of the workshop.

NOV

2019

DEC

2019

JAN

2020

January 2020

STEM Fellows in person

   

Wisconsin Idea STEM Fellows program, this program is a local UW-Madison version of the Portal to the Public program with requirements of 2-four hour workshops, development of an interactive exploration station, and participation in 3 outreach events.

Cohorts of about 15 are organized every 3-4 months.

For PIs interested in working with local governments.

FEB

2020

MAR

2020

APR

2020

MAY

2020

May 2020

Online NSF CAREER workshop

   

The annual CAREER workshop meets the needs of many junior faculty as they prepare their CAREER submission. The workshop covers basic BI 101 ideas and connects many PIs with campus and community resources that can improve their BI plans.

May 2020

ARIS Summit Session with new campus partner

Many campus individuals are unaware of many resources that serve our greater Madison and Wisconsin communities.

This presentation is an example of a new office, University Alliance, on campus that partners with local governments to solve pressing community problems. It could offer BI opportunities.

JUN

2020

June 2020

Infographic Development

Development of BI resources on website

Website resources have become even more important in these times of distance and virtual activities. Numerous resources have been modified to be more useful in these unusual times of professional development.

JUL

2020

AUG

2020

August 2020

Development of new self-guided BI workshop tools

The BI tools development creates sustainable UW-Madison resources that are accessible to all of campus.

SEP

2020

September 2020

BI Consultations (AISL, etc.)

   

UW-Madison is consistently a top 10 recipient of NSF funding.

This effort expands the network of individual consultations in numerous NSF Directorates and improves the BI plans in these submissions.

OCT

2020

October 2020

Online GRFP workshop

With new resources from the NSF CAREER online workshop

UW-Madison submits a large number of GRFP proposals and our resources serve to introduce graduate students to BI, connect them will campus outreach and community engagement professionals, and improve their BI plans for their GRFP proposals.

NOV

2020

November 2020

Impact Identity self-guide for BI planning with faculty videos

The Impact Identity activity has oftentimes proven to be extremely impactful for PIs to identify their interests in Broader Impacts activities and audiences. This planning resource is useful for asynchronous activities with BI Impact Identity.

DEC

2020

December 2020

Model of online BI development - Speciation Cards

Evolution outreach for BI is a challenging research area.

This long-term partnership with a lab of about 10 graduate students, post-docs, and research staff is an example of how a BI project can expand from the PI to an entire lab group.

JAN

2021

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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This project has been made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Portal to the Public is facilitated by the Institute for Learning Innovation.