Knight Campus Inside Lunch

A bi-monthly lunch for Knight Campus employees

Knight Campus Inside Lunches will be held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 12:00pm in the Knight Campus Annex Conference Room. 

We are creating a research, innovation and education hub that attracts the best and brightest to work, study or visit the Knight Campus. Come join the conversation. All Knight Campus employees are welcome. 

Our next Inside Lunch is Wednesday, June 24 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm and will be held remotely. 

During the next lunch, we will continue our discussion regarding exploring ways to maintain and grow strong working relationships while working remotely. It is widely believed that face-to-face and chance interactions within a work environment can enhance creativity and improve problem solving. Are there ways to support these important interactions while working remotely? 

During the lunch, we will work in teams to explore what we have been doing, what is working and what the attributes of those activities are. Next, we will use brainwriting (a team-based ideation technique) to explore new ideas to try out to build and strengthen our team.

Knight Campus Connections: Here are some of the ways the Knight Campus is staying connected in a remote setting - KC Inside Lunch, KC Coffee Chats, social happy hours, KC Trivia Event, Slack channel(s), check in’s over Zoom, all staff meetings.


The goal of the Knight Campus Inside Lunch session is to learn more about what differentiates the Knight Campus’ mission and functions compared to more traditional academic organizations, including the UO, and help us foster a culture the goals of the KC. The reading for each lunch session provides background information that is relevant to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the Knight Campus. As you read the materials for each session, there are some questions you should keep in mind that we will use to begin discussion of the topic over lunch.

  1. How do the readings relate to the Knight Campus Strategic Plan? In what ways does the author’s ideas underpin or extend the approach described in the plan?
  2. In what ways do the author’s views differ from other approaches or organizational strategies that you are familiar with?
  3. What are the ah-ha ideas (or nuggets) that you took away from the reading that you can share with others to promote the Knight Campus mission?
  4. Thinking about your role in the Knight Campus, do the ideas in the reading give you new insight into how you (and the greater Knight Campus team) can achieve the Knight Campus' goals.

Information from recent sessions:

6/10/20: Working Relationships while Working Remotely

5/13/20: Systems Thinking (continued)

4/29/20: Systems Thinking

2/5/2020: Design Thinking

1/17/2020: Combining Basic and Applied Research