TRUE Workshop Series

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There’s still time to become a member of the TRUE Cohort! Our first session is Feb 21 from 2-3:30 in Faculty Commons (Pearson 116).  We will have facilitated sessions that address practical teaching methods for different parts of the research process, as well as group discussions with colleagues. You will come away from the workshop series with activities you can use right away in your classes, as well as a nice line for the professional development section of your CV. Let Alli (atharp@udel.edu) or Lauren Wallis (lwallis@udel.edu) know if you have questions.

You can learn more about the series here, and register here.

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News from the Library

At the Spring Faculty Conclave, we had the pleasure of welcoming Lauren Wallis, Amanda McCollum, and Meg Grotti from Morris Library here at UD. Some important takeaways from the presentation, as well as resources that you can use in your class, are listed below.

Scheduling Classes

Library Instruction: Contact Lauren Wallis (lwallis@udel.edu) or use the instruction request form.
Multimedia Instruction: Contact Amanda McCollum (amccoll@udel.edu). If you want to bring your class to the SMDC to work on their projects with you after the multimedia session, you can use this form to request a classroom.

E110 Information Literacy Learning Outcomes

During the planning process for library instruction, your librarian will initiate a discussion about learning outcomes based on your assignment and students’ needs. You are also encouraged to use the outcomes to guide your teaching of the research process throughout your course. We welcome questions about the outcomes and ideas about these can be used in library instruction and throughout a course.
Take a look at the IL learning outcomes here

Arak Videos

Lauren Wallis and her colleagues at the Library have produced a series of seven short video segments with 2017 Arak winners discussing their research process.  Consider using the videos in your E110 class to prompt discussions about the process of writing and researching!
Take a look at the Arak videos here.

Resources for Fall 2017

The Fall Composition Faculty Summit was held on August 28, 2017. Our writing faculty had the opportunity to hear from representatives from CTAL, The Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as Lauren Wallis from Morris Library. The powerpoint presentations that accompanied their talks are included below.

CTAL offers resources and support to all teachers at UD, including events that encourage discussions about teaching and learning. Remaining events this semester include:

  • Friday Roundtables, on October 6th and November 3rd at 3:30pm in 208 Gore hall;
  • TA Teaching and Learning Conversations, on October 9th and November 13th at 12:30pm in the Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall);
  • Teaching Freshmen series, on September 27th and October 11th at 12:00pm in the Faculty Commons (116 Pearson Hall).

To learn more about these events and how CTAL can help enhance your teaching, download the powerpoint here, or contact CTAL-info@udel.edu.

Lauren Wallis, First Year Experience and Student Success Librarian, asked how we can support emerging student researchers. She described ways to connect library instruction to class instruction, in order to make sessions with research librarians more productive for students.

You can download Lauren’s presentation here.  If you have questions about how library instruction could fit into your English 110 course, or if you would like to set up an session with a research librarian, contact Lauren Wallis at lwallis@udel.edu. For more information on multimedia library instruction, contact Nico Carver at nico@udel.edu.

Many thanks to all who attended the Fall Composition Summit. We look forward to meeting again in the spring!