Procedures and protocols

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Neil and Sharon do some wikification.

Procedures, Protocols and Processes - definitions:

Procedures:
(1) An established or official way of doing something;
(2) A series of actions conducted in a certain order or manner. Synonym: method.
CP example: operating in accordance with Open Organisational Guidelines

Protocol:
(1) The official procedure governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions;
(2) The established code of procedure or behavior in any group, organization, or situation. Synonyms: minutes, record.
CP example: minutes archive

Process:
NOUN (1) A series of actions or steps taken to achieve an end.
VERB (1) Perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it: "the stages in processing the wool";
(2) Walk or march in procession: "they processed down the aisle". Synonyms: (noun) procedure - method - trial - course - way - progress; (verb) work.
CP example: researching through practice, i.e. situated investigation

Questioning protocols 1: CP Values vs CP Procedures: Re-engaging Open Organisational Guidelines

A couple of years ago, Marsha had a conversation with Toni Prugg, one of the initiators of OOG. They spoke about these guidelines being nascent; their development should be ongoing. This isn't something that CP has really taken into account, opting instead to adopt them as they are and as guidelines. Are we happy with the OGG in their current form, or?
Marsha proposes that we all read through this material in advance of our meeting to refresh our knowledge of OGG and discuss the ways in which CP is/isn't purposing them. She would also like to discuss the idea of perhaps inviting Toni and other initiators of OGG to discuss them with CP, so as to better understand where they came from and why they've become static.

There are two main highlights of the OGG revisit:

(1) Is Transparency still important?
If it is, how do we evidence it in Critical Parctice?
(2) Is accountability and/or responsibility still important for Critical Parctice?
If they are, how do we evidence them in CP?
(3) If we agree that those values are important to CP, how do they inform not only internal procedures but also protocols regulating CP's relation with its institutional surroundings?
Kuba proposes to discuss it on the particular case of recent post-doc application and complexities which surround it.

Questioning protocols 2: CP Research Procedures

Kuba would like to ask if we generally consider CP as a research cluster and revisit the processes and procedures that we use to conduct research in CP, like barcamps, walks&talks, spaces&values, etc. Is there any need to invent and invest into new formulas of generating and exchanging knowledge (experience, etc.) among CP'ers?


Procedure 1: Using the wiki

Neil will lead a workshop on using the wiki....
Marsha requests that we learn how to delete pages.......
What else?

Check Marsha's beautiful wiki editing tutorials
Part 1: Orientation
Part 2: create, edit, link

As part of our practice of being an Open Organization we endeavor to make all decisions, processes and production, open and public.
To this end, we try and post everything on the wiki.


To Discuss: What 'information' do we need to aggregate in order to feel as though a project has been effectively archived? How can we tweak Nuno's materials so they support CP's needs?

Protocol 1: An archiving protocol

Marsha and Sharon would like to look at strategies for archiving CP's projects going forward. But why reinvent the wheel when we can use Nuno Sacramento's example as a base... (see below both his proforma and example of how it featured in his PhD)

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