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"I’Ll Wait Zero Seconds": Faculty Perspectives On Serials Access, Sharing, And Immediacy, Rachel Elizabeth Scott, Anne Shelley, Chad E. Buckley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy Jan 2024

"I’Ll Wait Zero Seconds": Faculty Perspectives On Serials Access, Sharing, And Immediacy, Rachel Elizabeth Scott, Anne Shelley, Chad E. Buckley, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Julie A. Murphy

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This study explores how faculty across disciplines access and share scholarly serial content and what expectations they have for immediacy. The authors conducted twenty-five in-depth, semi-structured interviews with faculty of various ranks representing all Illinois State University (ISU) colleges. The findings, presented in the words of participants and triangulated with data from local sources, suggest that faculty use a variety of context-specific mechanisms to access and share serial literature. Participants discuss how they use library services such as databases, subscriptions, interlibrary loan, and document delivery, coupled with academic social networks, disciplinary repositories, author websites, and other publicly available sources to …


Champagne Wishes And A Domestic Beer Budget: Assessing And Supporting Serials Access At A Carnegie R2, Chad E. Buckley, Julie Murphy, Rachel E. Scott, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Anne Shelley Jan 2024

Champagne Wishes And A Domestic Beer Budget: Assessing And Supporting Serials Access At A Carnegie R2, Chad E. Buckley, Julie Murphy, Rachel E. Scott, Cassie Thayer-Styes, Anne Shelley

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

As library budgets are cut or remain flat, librarians asked to do more with less are considering diverse data to investigate how best to invest limited funds. The data available to librarians are extensive but they may also be contradictory. In this presentation, we contextualize findings from interviews conducted with Illinois State University faculty with institutional and collections data. Using the words of faculty members across disciplines, we highlight some of the tensions around discovery and access to scholarly literature, perceptions of urgency, and engagement with open access. The interview results--triangulated with institutional usage and cost data—suggest a variety of …


Cultivating A Collectivist Community On A College Campus For Latinx Students, Jordan A. Arellanes, Michael Hendricks, Chang Su-Russell Jan 2024

Cultivating A Collectivist Community On A College Campus For Latinx Students, Jordan A. Arellanes, Michael Hendricks, Chang Su-Russell

Faculty Publications – Politics and Government

Do inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) courses geared toward Latinx students help create a collectivist community on a college campus? We argue that courses incorporating IDEA initiatives into their curriculum and focusing on Latinx individuals provide students the face, place, and space to create the cultural wealth required for educational success. The academic intervention described in this study focused on supporting the Latinx community and advancing our university’s IDEA values. This qualitative project describes the results of forty-seven participants in ten focus groups within undergraduate courses during the Fall 2019-Spring 2021 semesters. Based on a deductive-inductive hybrid thematic analysis, …


Intersections Of Open Access And Information Privilege In Higher Education And Beyond, Caitlin Harrington, Rachel E. Scott Nov 2023

Intersections Of Open Access And Information Privilege In Higher Education And Beyond, Caitlin Harrington, Rachel E. Scott

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Despite its capacity to reach readers irrespective of affiliation or geographic location, conversations about Open Access (OA) frequently center academic stakeholders in high-income countries. This presentation will examine opportunities for technical services librarians to explore with students some of the inequities of the scholarly communications landscape, including various approaches to and aspects of OA, and to consider the disparate levels of access available to individuals based on institutional affiliation. Because higher education settings afford students a high degree of information privilege, academic librarians face the challenge of teaching students to appreciate the value of information, acknowledge barriers to it, and …


Transforming Collaborative Collection Development And Pedagogical Practice: Connecting Art And Special Collections To Authentic Student Learning, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Heather Koopmans Apr 2023

Transforming Collaborative Collection Development And Pedagogical Practice: Connecting Art And Special Collections To Authentic Student Learning, Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Heather Koopmans

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This presentation discusses the intersection of collaborative collection development and pedagogical practice, specifically detailing how the creation of a new collection of Renaissance-era art prints in a university special collections department has transformed and blossomed into a multifaceted research opportunity for students. This print teaching collection became a central resource for the creation of an advanced print history course that engaged students in deep art historical research and professional development as they created and launched an original exhibition and accompanying digital publication including works from the print teaching collection. Throughout this process, students gained an understanding of both individual and …


Reimagining The 4m Framework In Educational Development For Sotl, Mandy Frake-Mistak, Jennifer Friberg, Melanie Hamilton Jan 2023

Reimagining The 4m Framework In Educational Development For Sotl, Mandy Frake-Mistak, Jennifer Friberg, Melanie Hamilton

Faculty Publications – Communication Sciences and Disorders

In this paper, we seek to contextualize our work in SoTL-focused educational development and those who work to support others in SoTL, as interstitially spaced across the 4M Framework, re-envisioned as a flexible but formalized professional continua. The establishment of a model for educational development SoTL-related activity allows for the opportunity to explore how this work is done in a systematic manner. We offer our ideas and visions through, what we term, the 4M Continua for Educational Development as a possible understanding of the work that SoTL-focused educational developers do, as well as those who engage in educational development more …


Textbook Affordability Initiatives And Open Educational Resources: Complementary Or Competing Approaches To A Persistent Problem?, Anne Shelley, Rachel E. Scott Jan 2023

Textbook Affordability Initiatives And Open Educational Resources: Complementary Or Competing Approaches To A Persistent Problem?, Anne Shelley, Rachel E. Scott

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This presentation investigates library support for textbook affordability initiatives and Open Educational Resources (OER) to consider the relative opportunities and limitations of both approaches. The literature has shown that the cost of textbooks—which has increased far beyond the rate of inflation—can be an obstacle to student success, especially for students from underrepresented groups. By sharing findings from published literature and results from focus groups and interviews conducted with teaching faculty, the speakers highlight both the incentives faculty have to collaborate with librarians to address the increasing costs of assigned materials as well as the challenges they face in adopting an …


The Vignette Method: A Flexibile Method For Capstone Courses And As A Supplemental Learning Experience In Research Labs, Susan Sprecher Jan 2023

The Vignette Method: A Flexibile Method For Capstone Courses And As A Supplemental Learning Experience In Research Labs, Susan Sprecher

Faculty Publications—Sociology and Anthropology

Many departments in colleges and universities require a capstone course that involves the students conducting a research project. This author has had over 20 years of experience teaching such a capstone course and describes a flexible research method for student research projects – the vignette study (an experiment embedded in a survey). She also has teams of undergraduate students working in her lab for research credit make progress on a vignette design as one of several research activities. The vignette study can be used for students across many majors, including but not limited to sociology, psychology, criminal justice, nursing, social …


Teaching Information Literacy In An Undergraduate Class On The Geography Of The Middle East, Reecia Orzeck Jan 2023

Teaching Information Literacy In An Undergraduate Class On The Geography Of The Middle East, Reecia Orzeck

Faculty Publications-- Geography, Geology, and the Environment

Geography instructors have a role to play in helping their students to become more information literate. This is especially important today, given the complex and dynamic nature of our informational landscape, and given the evidence that young people lack much of the knowledge that is needed to engage with information critically. This paper reports on the effectiveness of an information literacy module that was included as part of a course on the Geography of the Middle East. It describes the design and rollout of the module, and the results of a study designed to assess the effectiveness of the module …


Curators And Active Participants: Archives, Exhibits, Engagement, And Outreach Through Teaching, Rebecca Fitzsimmons May 2021

Curators And Active Participants: Archives, Exhibits, Engagement, And Outreach Through Teaching, Rebecca Fitzsimmons

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This presentation focuses on how a set of digital humanities workshops offered to university faculty helped them incorporate new resources and methods into their teaching. The first workshop was an overview of digital tools that focused on getting started without feeling overwhelmed, ways to incorporate art and archival resources into projects, and approaches to facilitating meaningful experiences in the classroom. The second workshop refined this material by focusing on how the same idea and content could be used to create three different digital humanities projects—a collection database and map, an online exhibit, and a digital publication. The exhibitions and digital …


Student-Parents And Academic Libraries, Rachel E. Scott, Brannen Varner May 2020

Student-Parents And Academic Libraries, Rachel E. Scott, Brannen Varner

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

[In the absence of an abstract, the introductory paragraph is provided.] At many colleges and universities, student-parents—students with one or more dependent children—are a growing population. Research in higher education has long demonstrated that student-parents face obstacles to completing degrees and participating in college experiences. Academic librarians, however, have done little work to study what student-parents uniquely need to succeed academically, though, several academic libraries now offer family-friendly study spaces. As mothers and former student-parents ourselves, we witnessed students express self-consciousness or evince discomfort when their children accompanied them in our library. We identified the need to ask—and listen …


Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl Nov 2018

Using Design Thinking: Do We Really Want A Makerspace?, Julie A. Murphy, Anne Shelley, Paul Unsbee, Chad Kahl

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

No abstract provided.


Implementing Climate Change Research At Universities: Barriers, Potential And Actions, Walter Leal Filho, Edward A. Morgan, Eric S. Godoy, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Paula Bacelar-Nicolau, Lucas Veiga Ávila, Claudia Mac-Lean, Jean Hugé Jan 2018

Implementing Climate Change Research At Universities: Barriers, Potential And Actions, Walter Leal Filho, Edward A. Morgan, Eric S. Godoy, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Paula Bacelar-Nicolau, Lucas Veiga Ávila, Claudia Mac-Lean, Jean Hugé

Faculty Publications - Philosophy

Many universities around the world have been active centres of climate change research. However, there are a number of barriers to climate change research, stemming both from the nature of the research and the structure of institutions. This paper offers an overview of the barriers which hinder the handling of matters related to climate change at institutions of higher education (IHEs), and reports on an empirical study to investigate these barriers using a global survey of higher education institutions. It concludes by proposing some steps which could be followed with a view to making climate change more present and effective …


The Mentor In You:Expected And Recieved Study Abroad Preparation, Emily Miner, Hannah Meyer Dec 2014

The Mentor In You:Expected And Recieved Study Abroad Preparation, Emily Miner, Hannah Meyer

ISU Ethnography of the University Initiative

When you think of studying abroad, visions of exotic locations and wild adventures come to mind. However, have you ever thought about the process before going abroad? This study examines the steps and programs offered to a student before going abroad. The research process involved examining existing literature about the study abroad process and what programs are offered at Illinois State University. Two interviews were conducted with students who have already studied abroad and one interview with a student who is about to study abroad. Further investigation included reviewing blogs and examining the data through narrative analysis. The research findings …


Understading "International": Faculty Perspectives On Study Abroad And Global Studies Education, Ethan Ingram Dec 2014

Understading "International": Faculty Perspectives On Study Abroad And Global Studies Education, Ethan Ingram

ISU Ethnography of the University Initiative

Little research has been devoted to critiques of study abroad programming coming from faculty perspectives. This research examines faculty critiques of study abroad arising from proposed changes in general studies education that would allow students to substitute study abroad for "global studies" coursework that specifically covers topics related to non-Western societies. While faculty are generally supportive of study abroad, opposition to this proposed policy change highlight questions of study abroad's role in higher education.


An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates’ Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas D. Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger Apr 2014

An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates’ Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas D. Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger

Faculty Publications - College of Education

This exploratory study examined white undergraduate students’ (a) racial attitudes towards Asian Americans, (b) principled policy attitudes toward affirmative action, and (c) self-interest in relation to their support for college-based affirmative action policies for Asian Americans at a Midwestern university. A sample (n = 264, 28% male, 72% female) of white undergraduate students from a midsized public university in the Midwest was surveyed. The findings indicate that white undergraduate women have significantly more favorable principled policy attitudes toward affirmative action in general and for an affirmative action college policy for Asians, in particular, than do undergraduate males. Implications for issues …


Are Student Affairs Professionals “Educators?:” Student Affairs And The Scope Of The Educational Exemption Of Copyright Law, Dallas Long Jan 2013

Are Student Affairs Professionals “Educators?:” Student Affairs And The Scope Of The Educational Exemption Of Copyright Law, Dallas Long

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Copyright is a critical, emerging issue in American higher education. Copyright restricts how educators use copyrighted materials in teaching activities. Although the fair use doctrine and the educational exemption in U.S. copyright law provide exceptions for educators, student affairs professionals might not meet the standards of the educational exemption. This paper serves as a primer on U.S. copyright law, the fair use doctrine, and the educational exemption. Analyses of case law suggest student affairs professionals should rely on the fair use doctrine rather than the educational exemption when using copyrighted materials for educational purposes.


Master Plan 2010-2030: Looking To The Future, Office Of The President Feb 2011

Master Plan 2010-2030: Looking To The Future, Office Of The President

Master Plan

The Master Plan 2010-2030: Looking to the Future presents a long-range blueprint for the physical development of Illinois State University—its future size, form, function, character, image, and environment. The plan provides a vision that promotes and supports the values articulated in the University’s strategic plan, Educating Illinois 2008-2014, including pursuit of learning and scholarship, individualized attention, public opportunity, diversity, and civic engagement.


Senate Meeting, March 3, 2010, Academic Senate Mar 2010

Senate Meeting, March 3, 2010, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Meeting, April 9, 2008, Academic Senate Apr 2008

Senate Meeting, April 9, 2008, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Master Plan: Achieving Distinctiveness And Excellence In Form, Function, And Design At Illinois State University 2000-2020, Office Of The President Jan 2000

Master Plan: Achieving Distinctiveness And Excellence In Form, Function, And Design At Illinois State University 2000-2020, Office Of The President

Master Plan

Educating Illinois defines our vision: to be the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students by providing a small-college experience with large-university opportunities. The Master Plan supports our academic mission and service operations by providing physical development guidelines and design standards for the campus of Illinois State University. At Illinois State University, students, faculty, and staff work together to advance teaching, learning, and scholarship. Our campus is collegiate, traditional, and stately, and it emphasizes our prominence and stature as Illinois' first public university. Continuing these traditions, The Master Plan has three main themes: 1) reinforcing the benefits of …


Letter From President Gene A. Budig Re 1975-76 Academic Senate Actions, Academic Senate Mar 1976

Letter From President Gene A. Budig Re 1975-76 Academic Senate Actions, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Meeting September 24, 1975, Academic Senate Sep 1975

Senate Meeting September 24, 1975, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Membership, Academic Senate Sep 1975

Senate Membership, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Meeting September 10, 1975, Academic Senate Sep 1975

Senate Meeting September 10, 1975, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Meeting July 16, 1975, Academic Senate Jul 1975

Senate Meeting July 16, 1975, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Meeting May 14, 1975, Academic Senate May 1975

Senate Meeting May 14, 1975, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Letter From Rules Committee Academic Senate, Academic Senate Sep 1974

Letter From Rules Committee Academic Senate, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Amendment To The Constitution, Academic Senate Mar 1972

Amendment To The Constitution, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.


Senate Meeting January 17, 1973, Academic Senate Jan 1972

Senate Meeting January 17, 1973, Academic Senate

Academic Senate Minutes

No abstract provided.