Summer 2013 Faculty Workshop

Title: Enhancing Student Learning Through Information Literacy and Technology
Sponsor: LIS and Dean’s Office
Facilitator(s): Andi Beckendorf, Diane Gossman
Workshop Dates: June 3,5, & 6 (Mon, Wed, Th), 2013; 9:00am-12:00pm + project time with your LIS team
Location: Preus Library

Registration deadline: May 6, 2013 (8-12 participants max). Application required.

Description:
With a focus on student-centered learning, information literacy provides a way to consider and enhance integration of critical thinking and technology proficiency into our courses. The three workshop tracks offer faculty an opportunity to select a level of depth while breadth is gained through an overview of information literacy and its relationship to critical thinking, research, and departmental curricula. The tracks also give the facilitators flexibility to tailor the experience to faculty needs. During the workshop, participants will consider course-specific information literacy principles in the context of departmental/program goals for students (at the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels), and teaching goals in relation to use of technology (multimedia, social media, new media literacies, hardware, software, etc.). Faculty who select Track 2 or Track 3 will be provided with technology equipment to assist in developing new approaches to pedagogy.

Implementation outcomes should include:

  • articulation of information literacy-related performance outcomes
  • assessment tool(s) related to technology and information literacy skills
  • examples of assignments that integrate technology and information literacy skills into the coursework

Participants will select one of the following three tracks:

  1. Seminar (stipend of $75)
    • attend three ½ day workshop sessions
    • contribute to a larger conversation about technology and pedagogy during 2013-2014
  2. Seminar and Assignment/Unit Planning (stipend of $200 + up to $400 in technology equipment/software)
    • participate in Track 1 Seminar
    • collaborate with LIS team members (multimedia, instructional technology, library liaison, etc.) during two additional ½ day sessions within the workshop week
    • implement and assess your revised assignment(s) in at least one course during 2013-2014
    • participate in a larger campus conversation about technology and pedagogy through a Faculty Development session during 2013-2014
  3. Seminar and Course Planning (stipend of $350 + up to $400 in technology equipment/software)
    • participate in Track 1 Seminar
    • collaborate with LIS team members (multimedia, instructional technology, library liaison, etc.) during two additional ½ day sessions within the workshop week
    • engage in additional course planning with LIS team members during 2013-14 (up to 15 contact hours)
    • teach the revised course during 2013-2014
    • participate in a larger campus conversation about technology and pedagogy through a Faculty Development session during 2013-2014

Previous Workshop Participants
Anita Carrasco (Anthropology), Ben Moore (Art), Nick Gomersall (Economics), Barb Bohach (Education), Deb Fordice (Education), Nancy Barry (English), Brooke Joyce (Music), Steve Smith (Music), Jayme Nelson (Nursing), Ginger Meyette (Social Work), Tom Berger (Theatre/Dance), Jeff Dintaman (Theatre/Dance), and Lisa Lantz (Theatre/Dance)

To submit your application, visit Summer 2013 Faculty Workshop Application.