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Facilitating Communication With Diverse Teams, Maryjane Lewitt Apr 2020

Facilitating Communication With Diverse Teams, Maryjane Lewitt

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Non- hierarchical communication structures are associated with greater clarity across all levels. These structures can be implemented in a variety of ways under different circumstances. A variety of communication processes should be implemented to improve communication with individualizing the technique to the type of information being communicated.


Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger Apr 2020

Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic chairpersons often experience frustration or lack of support when helping faculty/staff develop and administer assessment processes. This session will provide information and strategies on how to effectively guide program assessment processes.


Using Accreditation To Build Teamwork In A Department, David A. Line Apr 2020

Using Accreditation To Build Teamwork In A Department, David A. Line

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The additional demands of the accreditation process provide a unique opportunity for program chairs to develop positive relationships between administration, staff, and faculty. This best practice presentation will look at the accreditation process from the perspective of the support staff and utilizing the accreditation process as a team building exercise.


Engaging College Communities In Collaborative Strategic Planning, Dawn Shinew, Brian Campbell, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Christina Lunceford, Trinka Messenheimer, Mary Murray, Patrick Pauken, Ray Schneider, Mark Seals, Maureen Wilson, Deborah Wooldridge Apr 2020

Engaging College Communities In Collaborative Strategic Planning, Dawn Shinew, Brian Campbell, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Christina Lunceford, Trinka Messenheimer, Mary Murray, Patrick Pauken, Ray Schneider, Mark Seals, Maureen Wilson, Deborah Wooldridge

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Strategic planning is often met with skepticism. Too often, this process goes nowhere and changes nothing. The leadership team from Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development share a collaborative strategic process focused on building a common college identity, concrete actions, and a collective sense of accountability.


Carli Counts: Learning To Assess The Impact Of Library Services On Student Success, Jasmine R. Cieszynski Apr 2020

Carli Counts: Learning To Assess The Impact Of Library Services On Student Success, Jasmine R. Cieszynski

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Through a grant-funded opportunity called CARLI Counts, I participated in in-person and online training, mentoring, and team projects which enabled me to do a small assessment of the use of Interlibrary Loan, Reference services, and a nursing database by students in selected Olivet Nazarene University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. The purpose of the assessment was to see if outreach to faculty or course-integrated library instruction increased student use of resources—a behavior which correlates with student success in library research literature.

Although my outreach to program coordinators and faculty did not make a noticeable difference in the ...


Help! No Time For Library Instruction, Not Even A One-Shot, Sheri A. Brown, Dianne M. Fair Ph.D. Feb 2020

Help! No Time For Library Instruction, Not Even A One-Shot, Sheri A. Brown, Dianne M. Fair Ph.D.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Throughout the semester librarians hear from faculty that there is no time for library instruction. This is especially true for science courses where lab work is required. The Biomedical Sciences program at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is a rigorous, hands-on laboratory-based curriculum with course work covering physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics. Students are required to complete IDS4936 – Biomedical Degree Capstone which requires a “multidisciplinary approach of learning science by analyzing social, economic, ethical, scientific, and professional aspects of their chosen topic.” (FSCJ College Catalog 2019-19)

It became apparent students did not have the necessary information ...


Information Literacy On-Demand: How To Create An Online Library Readiness Mini-Course, Rachel Hooper Feb 2020

Information Literacy On-Demand: How To Create An Online Library Readiness Mini-Course, Rachel Hooper

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

What do many academic librarians want? Required information literacy classes! When do they want them? Now! This poster will show how a large university developed an on-demand library readiness mini-course online that has recently become a requirement for all undergraduate orientation classes, both in-person and online. Furthermore, the online mini-course has been adopted by numerous faculty in research-based courses across varied subject areas throughout the University. Through a collaboration between librarians and faculty, the mini-course teaches students research skills, how to find books and journal articles, how to use InterLibrary Loan, how to get library and research assistance, and more ...


We’Re Both Your Librarian: A Course Collaboration Between An Academic Library And A Health Sciences Library, Stephanie Evers Ard Feb 2020

We’Re Both Your Librarian: A Course Collaboration Between An Academic Library And A Health Sciences Library, Stephanie Evers Ard

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The University of South Alabama is in the process of merging its academic library and health sciences library, which have previously functioned as essentially separate entities. This ongoing process requires many changes, from budget and staff considerations, to revisiting the roles the librarians play in their respective academic communities. This last concern led to a collaboration between two librarians--the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives at the health sciences library and the Social Sciences and Student Engagement Librarian at the academic library--in response to a faculty request for an embedded librarian to support a fully-online graduate nursing class in scholarly writing ...


Teaching And Assessing The General Capabilities In A Secondary School Context, Loren Clarke, Melissa Hughes Aug 2019

Teaching And Assessing The General Capabilities In A Secondary School Context, Loren Clarke, Melissa Hughes

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

Education researchers, policymakers and private enterprise agree that, in addition to content knowledge, students in the 21st century need to acquire particular skills to equip them for active citizenship in the modern world. This is a real challenge for teachers today: how do they teach and assess the skills needed to live and work in the 21st century? This paper will explore the development of Eltham High School’s focus on teaching and assessment of collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking over the past seven years. It will explore the development of the assessment program, its connection to the school and ...


Metadata And Minerals : A Library – Museum Pilot Project, Christine Baker Apr 2019

Metadata And Minerals : A Library – Museum Pilot Project, Christine Baker

Digital Initiatives Symposium

The Arthur Lakes Library and the Geology Museum at Colorado School of Mines (Mines) worked together to explore ways to promote the Museum’s unique collections. A task force formed to conduct a pilot project that involved creating digital access, via Mines Institutional Repository, to a set of the Museum’s mineral specimens from Creede Mining District. The Metadata Librarian collaborated with the Museum Collections Manager throughout this process to establish metadata requirements and workflows. This presentation explains how the pilot project came about and describes the preparation, metadata and workflow development, as well as the collaborative experience and evolution ...


Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr. Mar 2019

Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

At San Jacinto College, the role of the department chair has changed significantly from the traditional model. The new structure allows for efficient communication, enhanced supervision, long-range planning, proactive problem-solving, faculty development, and innovative projects while also being more engaged in strategic initiatives and student success initiatives.


Collaborative College Leadership, Maureen E. Wilson, Dawn M. Shinew, Brian M. Campbell, Trinka E. Messenheimer, Mary M. Murray, Patrick D. Pauken, Mark A. Seals, Deborah G. Wooldridge Mar 2019

Collaborative College Leadership, Maureen E. Wilson, Dawn M. Shinew, Brian M. Campbell, Trinka E. Messenheimer, Mary M. Murray, Patrick D. Pauken, Mark A. Seals, Deborah G. Wooldridge

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

With the collaborative leadership style of a new dean, the Dean’s Executive Council (associate deans, school directors, chair) in the BGSU College of Education and Human Development transformed operations of the team and our work with college faculty. This has reenergized the college and garnered substantial faculty support and engagement.


Advocating For Your Department During A School Merger: The Chair Perspective, Mark Urtel, Amanda Cecil Mar 2019

Advocating For Your Department During A School Merger: The Chair Perspective, Mark Urtel, Amanda Cecil

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will foster discussion and reflection on best practices in advocating for your department during an academic restructuring; to ensure growth and continued success.


The After School Escape Room: Providing Engaging Activities For All Students, Sharon H. Walters, Pam Leinberger, Lindsey Moore Mar 2019

The After School Escape Room: Providing Engaging Activities For All Students, Sharon H. Walters, Pam Leinberger, Lindsey Moore

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

The presenters will demonstrate through a hands-on, "escape room" experience how STEM activities can be incorporated in an after school program activity to support learning in a diverse setting while incorporating the needs of all students. Come escape with us!


The Loneliness Of A Solitary Dissertation Writer: Avoiding Isolation Through A Writing Community, Heh Youn Shin, Carol Rogers-Shaw, Colleen Unroe, Xiaoqiao Zhang Jan 2019

The Loneliness Of A Solitary Dissertation Writer: Avoiding Isolation Through A Writing Community, Heh Youn Shin, Carol Rogers-Shaw, Colleen Unroe, Xiaoqiao Zhang

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this literature review is to examine how various elements of writing groups, collaboration, and peer mentoring help doctoral students overcome obstacles and complete the dissertation process.


Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg Sep 2018

Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

What happens when an English professor and a librarian share their love of books and reading? A campus book club is born. Many students associate reading with what happens in the classroom or studying towards a specific goal. They don’t see the power of reading for enjoyment, entertainment, and pleasure. Stephen Krushen, in The Power of Reading, defines free voluntary reading (FVR), as “reading because you want to: no book reports, no questions at the end of the chapter. In FVR you don’t have to finish the book if you don’t like it. FVR is the kind ...


Learning From Failure: Making The Feedback Loop Work, Natalie Bishop, Pam Dennis, Janet Land, Hannah Allford Sep 2018

Learning From Failure: Making The Feedback Loop Work, Natalie Bishop, Pam Dennis, Janet Land, Hannah Allford

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

“I spend hours providing feedback, but I have no idea if my students read it” is a common phrase echoed across college campuses. While best practices in teaching pedagogy laud the feedback cycle, many instructors question the impact their feedback has on their students’ writing. As the feedback loop continues to be a trending cog in the machine of formative assessment and authentic education, an essential component of the loop is often overlooked: the conversation.

Presenters will focus on providing easy-to-implement “conversation” opportunities for students to respond to instructor feedback. This reflective practice provides insight into a student’s learning ...


Four Glos Walk Into A Classroom: The Challenge Of Supporting Critical Skill Growth, Megan O'Neill, Grace Kaletski Sep 2018

Four Glos Walk Into A Classroom: The Challenge Of Supporting Critical Skill Growth, Megan O'Neill, Grace Kaletski

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

In this presentation, we outline the challenges faced when we adopted a LEAP-inspired general education curriculum with several critical skills as outcomes but created no support structure to deliver and foster them. Our General Learning Outcomes (GLOs) include writing, information literacy, speaking, and critical thinking; however, we had faculty leadership, expertise, and tutoring support only for writing. While writing assessment showed strong results and ultimately created curriculum change, the outsourced assessments of info lit, critical thinking, and speaking gave us widely divergent and unsatisfactory results. As one consequence, assessment efforts stalled in those areas. Looking at the successful development model ...


Leading Through Collaboration: Designing Successful Il Curriculum Development Programs, Carrie Forbes, Amy Harris-Houk, Meg Meiman, Page Brannon Sep 2018

Leading Through Collaboration: Designing Successful Il Curriculum Development Programs, Carrie Forbes, Amy Harris-Houk, Meg Meiman, Page Brannon

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Because faculty members in the disciplines are the primary developers of course- and department-level curricula, it is essential for librarians to initiate and sustain partnerships with them, in order to lead efforts at integration of information literacy into all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Offering instructional development grants, stipends, or other incentives to faculty to partner with a librarian to develop IL curricular innovations is one important method for deepening faculty-librarian collaborations. Collaborative, incentivized information literacy grant programming can catalyze this integration by fostering mutually-beneficial, enthusiastic partnerships between librarians and faculty; by ensuring the library has an active ...


“It Takes A Village:” Innovative Multi-Sector Collaboration To Improve Public Health Through Positive Youth Development Program Implementation, Evaluation And Data Analysis, Patty Flanagan, Nikki Nixon, Grace Sliwoski, Laurie Ross, Judi Kirk, Heather Mangione Mar 2018

“It Takes A Village:” Innovative Multi-Sector Collaboration To Improve Public Health Through Positive Youth Development Program Implementation, Evaluation And Data Analysis, Patty Flanagan, Nikki Nixon, Grace Sliwoski, Laurie Ross, Judi Kirk, Heather Mangione

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Breakout Session 2C: Worcester has a long history of effective collaboration for Positive Youth Development across our youth-serving agencies and programs. That collaborative spirit has recently taken hold as a primary strategy for improved Public Health of the overall community. The Community Health Improvement Plan supported by (CHNA 8) Coalition for Healthy Greater Worcester is a road map for improved Health Indicators.

The breakout session will describe the current health and well-being of youth in Worcester and the innovative local collaborations that promote youth health and positive development across our community. Diverse funder support is integral to local youth development ...


Bull's Eye - Hitting The Target For Every Student!, Dianne M. Connolly Mrs., Sara Hastings Mrs. Mar 2018

Bull's Eye - Hitting The Target For Every Student!, Dianne M. Connolly Mrs., Sara Hastings Mrs.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Hitting the reading target for every student requires precision, skill and practice. Learn how a dedicated Professional Learning Community of teachers, support staff, administration, and specialist created a targeted Tiered Reading System for all students. Shared mission + shared responsibility = shared success. Pentucket Lake school was recognized by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education for their extensive turnaround work and closing the achievement gap. Participants will leave this session with the tools, videos, and training to implement this targeted instruction.


Tackling The Bullies In Academe, Jorg Waltje Phd, Laura Trujillo-Jenks Phd Mar 2017

Tackling The Bullies In Academe, Jorg Waltje Phd, Laura Trujillo-Jenks Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Severely hurtful and undermining behavior is on the increase at university campuses, partly due to the widespread jealousy and competition that is naturally prevalent in higher education. This interactive workshop will provide strategies for chairs who have to deal with difficult faculty, but it will also point out ways to create a departmental atmosphere of civility and collegiality in which bullies cannot thrive. We will use case studies to analyze realistic scenarios that can later be used by chairpersons to encourage discussions on plans of action and solutions in their home departments.


Founding Chair, Meet New Chair: Collaborating Through Chair Successions, James F. Konopack Phd, Christopher Hirschler Phd Mar 2017

Founding Chair, Meet New Chair: Collaborating Through Chair Successions, James F. Konopack Phd, Christopher Hirschler Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Challenges abound for new chairs, including the responsibility of [re]shaping the department’s vision. This can be doubly challenging when the founding chair moves into the dean’s office. In this session, founding chair and new chair share their story and facilitate discussion about a collaborative leadership transition.


Creating A Sustainable Interdisciplinary Humanities Department, Lucia Ortiz, Kate Edney, Raffaele Florio Mar 2017

Creating A Sustainable Interdisciplinary Humanities Department, Lucia Ortiz, Kate Edney, Raffaele Florio

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

A trend at smaller colleges and universities is reconfiguring several small departments into a single, larger department. The leadership team—undergraduate chair, graduate program director, associate dean—of a Department of Humanities in its second year, will discuss the lessons learned over one year of breaking down silos across disciplines and degree levels.


Do You Know What They Don’T Know? : How Students Conduct Research, Peggy L. Nuhn, Min Tong Sep 2016

Do You Know What They Don’T Know? : How Students Conduct Research, Peggy L. Nuhn, Min Tong

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

When developing student research assignments, many faculty may make the assumption that the current generation of computer-savvy students will intuitively determine how to effectively use library resources, and incorporate that information into a thoughtful and properly cited research paper -- after all, students frequently express a high level of confidence in their research abilities. But is this realistic? Do students understand the difference between a keyword and a subject search and how that understanding can help them? Do students really understand that research is a process rather than a scavenger hunt?

Any faculty member who has received student research papers which ...


Partnerships That Work: Teaching Research Skills Through Successful Faculty-Librarian Collaborations., Lizah Ismail, Janet S. Ward, Susan N. Moore Sep 2016

Partnerships That Work: Teaching Research Skills Through Successful Faculty-Librarian Collaborations., Lizah Ismail, Janet S. Ward, Susan N. Moore

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Librarians from the A.J. Eastwood Library at Limestone College have successfully partnered with faculty in their efforts to teach students research skills. Through a variety of formats (including online class webinars, instructor-specific LibGuides, the Embedded Librarian in Blackboard and progressive research instruction sessions) as well as outreach initiatives (such as “Tea & Tidbits,” which is a monthly faculty training session, and Faculty Recognition Day), librarian-faculty collaboration is now at its highest peak. The presenters will share with attendees the evolution of these successful partnerships and also identify initiatives that worked well and those that did not, resulting in a “best ...


Meeting Outcomes Assessment: An Opportunity For Partnership, Sheri A. Brown, Susan Slavicz Sep 2016

Meeting Outcomes Assessment: An Opportunity For Partnership, Sheri A. Brown, Susan Slavicz

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

English faculty at Florida State College at Jacksonville were facing increasing frustration in the fight against student plagiarism. The Letters Council began to explore ways to assess student learning outcomes across the college on the topic of plagiarism. It was imperative to reach not only face-to-face students, but also online, and hybrid classes.

In the fall of 2015 the library subscribed to the ProQuest Research Companion database which is a one-stop resource for guiding students through the research process. Through short videos organized into nine learning modules covering finding information, evaluating information, and using information, students complete pre and post ...


Collaborating For Success! Building A Digital Learning Object Repository, Shannon L. Dew, Barbara Markham, Sharon Uskokovich, Ronald L. Carr, Ph. D. Sep 2016

Collaborating For Success! Building A Digital Learning Object Repository, Shannon L. Dew, Barbara Markham, Sharon Uskokovich, Ronald L. Carr, Ph. D.

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

At the Florida State College at Jacksonville, the Library and the Center for e-Learning collaborated to build a searchable repository of digital learning objects for faculty to easily locate and upload into their courses. In this program, the presenters will address how to create instructional information for online students in a format that is understandable, usable and accessible. Additionally, they will outline the way they developed an authoritative system of tagging and organizing these resources.


Inter-Departmental Collaboration To Enhance Programs And Meet Community Needs, Gale B. Rice Phd.,Ccc-Slp, Mary Beth Ohlms M.Ed., Carmen Russell Phd.Ccc-Slp, Jamie Vandycke Phd. Mar 2016

Inter-Departmental Collaboration To Enhance Programs And Meet Community Needs, Gale B. Rice Phd.,Ccc-Slp, Mary Beth Ohlms M.Ed., Carmen Russell Phd.Ccc-Slp, Jamie Vandycke Phd.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This interactive session will describe how three academic departments shared their resources and expertise to enhance program quality by giving their students opportunities to collaborate with both faculty and students of different disciplines while meeting the needs of under-represented community groups in a camp context.


A Team-Based Approach To Development, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Kelly Jones Mar 2016

A Team-Based Approach To Development, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Kelly Jones

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshop focuses on strategies for engaging in successful short- and long-term development and fundraising efforts at the program and department level, while remaining aligned with college and university priorities. Facilitators include a chairperson, director of college development, and dean.