Outreach and Inreach

Work Flow for requests:

Handling Requests:

If request made to correct researcher and researcher is available:

  • Media/interview request received.
  • If interested/available for interview, alert Jake Vander Zanden, Adam Hinterthuer and Kelly O’Ferrell via email, or cc them in e-mail reply confirming interview.
  • Copy Adam in any relevant further correspondence.
  • Send link to final article to Kelly and Adam to be added to “CFL in the News” webpage.

If request made to incorrect researcher and/or researcher is NOT available:

  • Media/interview request received.
  • If uninterested/unavailable for interview, respond accordingly to reporter and alert Jake Vander Zanden, Adam Hinterthuer and Kelly O’Ferrell via email, or cc them in e-mail reply declining interview, letting reporter know that, while you cannot assist with the request, CFL staff will field their request and ask for their deadline.
  • If deadline less than one week from initial date of contact, flag email as important.
  • Adam or Jake will vet interview request, decide if it merits CFL attention and relates to CFL expertise.
  • If request is deemed to not require CFL participation/time, Adam, Jake or Kelly will politely decline.
  • If request gets “green light” Adam or Kelly will e-mail PIs. (If tight deadline, a text will be sent to PIs and others with the request.)
  • Once willing interviewee found, Adam and Kelly will then “hand them off” to the reporter.
  • Send link to final article to Kelly and Adam to be added to “CFL in the News” webpage

Handling Outreach Requests:

  • Forward outreach request to Jake Vander Zanden, Adam Hinterthuer and Kelly O’Ferrell.
  • If request fits CFL mission, is doable and worthwhile, Adam will pass along to appropriate faculty, staff or graduate students to solicit volunteers.
  • If request deemed not good fit, Adam will politely decline.
  • Adam will then correspond with volunteers and person requesting outreach event to get both groups working on event.
  • When date/time/location/details confirmed for outreach event, volunteers send e-mail to Adam with relevant information.
  • Upon conclusion of event, one volunteer should fill in details on the CFL Outreach Google Doc

For comments or suggestions regarding this topic, contact the Outreach Committee Chair. For edits to this page, contact Kelly O’Ferrell.