Fostering collaboration with colleagues: Opinion

January 7, 2022
New professors and graduate students should seek out collaborative research opportunities to advance their careers and lead to scientific breakthroughs, writes Rae Robertson-Anderson. Robertson-Anderson argues that collaboration can be fostered in a variety of ways, including networking with colleagues, being open to new research ideas and directions, and reaching out to leaders in your discipline for advice. The author suggests taking advantage of video conferencing software like Zoom to facilitate collaboration, taking part in conferences whenever possible, and ensuring that work is published and presented to raise awareness of it. “Now, more than ever, to recover from the wounds of the pandemic, you should seek out collaborations to reinvigorate your research, advance knowledge and reconnect,” writes Robertson-Anderson. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)