From Judy Thomas, Director of Faculty Programs:
This year the Library offered Course Enrichment Grants to eight faculty who will partner with Library staff to integrate information, data, and digital literacies into their courses.
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients:
Jeffrey Boichuk, McIntire School of Commerce. Students will develop life-long skills in the areas of research, written communication, and information, strengthening their marketing projects through connection with the larger marketing literature and the business press at large.
Phoebe Crisman, Architecture, School of Architecture. Students will improve their ability to employ media-rich technologies and data visualization in their semester-long Think Global/Act Local project, the goal of which is to inspire sustainability action through new interactive research and communication methods.
Kevin Driscoll, Media Studies, College of Arts & Sciences. Undergraduates will engage in original research for media archival projects related to social change; the course will culminate in a museum-style exhibit based on a comparative analysis of media artifacts.
Bonnie Hagerman, Women, Gender & Sexuality, College of Arts & Sciences. Working with a detailed data set (created in part by the class) about Olympic medal winners, students will interrogate the data to better understand the intersections of gender, race, geography, age, ability, and sexual orientation in the Games.
Foteini Kondyli, Art History, College of Arts & Sciences. As part of a new multilayered approach to learning about Byzantine cities, students will balance scholarly reading and writing with hands-on activities using a range digital technologies, such as 3D modeling, virtual reality, and 3D printing.
Hsin-Hsin Liang (Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) and Yingyo Wang (Sociology), College of Arts & Sciences. In this newly redesigned Media Chinese course, which now incorporates a range of digital technologies, students will work with librarians to better understand scholarly information and develop their research skills related to their final projects.
Andrea Hansen Phillips, Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture. Architecture students will be introduced to the fundamentals of coding and digital technologies such as web mapping, user experience design, and data visualization, in order to elevate the role of civic engagement and public interest design.
This program offers faculty the opportunity to work with teams of librarians, technologists, and data specialists to enhance students’ abilities to find, evaluate, and use information and data, as well as to create new forms of media-rich assignments. Read a full description of the program.
The Library offers assistance in these areas to all faculty, whether or not they are participants in the program. We have experts on hand in data discovery, management and computation; digital humanities methods; media creation and use; and information discovery and evaluation. For a referral or more information, please contact Judy Thomas.