Over the past year, the evaluation team has been conducting A Study of Communication in the NISE Network (Network Communication Study) to learn about how the Network's primary communication components, NanoDays, face-to-face meetings, the regional hub structure, and the nisenet.org website, are being used by actively involved partners. We'll be highlighting different findings from the study - such as the bulleted points below - over the next few months in our Featured Finding section, and you can also read the whole report at http://www.nisenet.org/ncs.
The regional hub structure provides a personal, go-to resource for actively involved professionals, acting as a central conduit for disseminating Network updates and responding to partners’ needs. The regional hub structure also fosters community at the regional level.
One comment from a NISE Net partner about the regional hubs: "[The regional hub structure offers] encouragement. Partnership. They pair people up. And the third thing is putting them in touch with the right people—they act as a bridge."
To connect with your regional hub or find your regional hub leader’s contact information, go to http://www.nisenet.org/community