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HCIL Membership

For University of Maryland Faculty and Staff

How do you become a member of the HCIL?

    1. You declare you want to be!
    2. You give information to be listed on the HCIL Website
    3. You note your affiliation with the HCIL on your website or on publications when appropriate
    4. You attend 2 HCIL Faculty Meetings a year (if not on sabbatical)
    5. You donate one or more of 3 things:

  • $5K or more a year to support HCIL activities and/or
  • Lead a HCIL workshop or tutorial at the Symposium and/or
  • Be an HCIL Assistant Director and lead a critical activity in the lab

What are the benefits of being a member of the HCIL?

1. A Supportive Community:

  • Connecting to others who you can work with to initiate larger interdisciplinary research projects
  • Thursday Brown Bag Lunches which offer time to get feedback and mentorship for ongoing work
  • You can be a part of a friendly, supportive, cohort of people for years to come! (e.g., go skating, share chocolate, go on retreats, ice cream parties, etc.)

2. Exposure to a Wider Audience and Set of Colleagues:

  • During the HCIL annual Symposium you and your students will gain exposure to industry and government professionals who may also eventually be potential sponsors/partners
  • Your students will gain exposure to multidisciplinary faculty, students, and research
  • HCIL Directors give lab talks outside of UMD which include your work and promote potential funding opportunities
  • Your work and students are promoted on our website
  • You can contribute Tech Reports to the Lab which are accessed by people throughout the world

3. Additional Resources

  • With the lab's expansion there will be among the best facilities on campus to do research: a new enlarged shared lab, usability lab, office space, graduate student space, technology connections to other labs
  • There is administrative support to the lab that could be increased with additional funds

How do you become an HCIL collaborator?

Just work with one of the HCIL members!

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