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CITL: Mapping the Evangelization of the Southwest, 1755-1815

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Presenters: Presenter: Monica Najar, Associate Professor Department of History

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Please join us for a presentation by the 2016/17 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow, Monica Najar, on her project “Mapping the Evangelization of the Southwest, 1755-1815.”  Using GIS, Professor Najar’s project maps evangelical Baptist churches in the Upper South.  Using the founding of Baptist churches (the fastest growing evangelical sect) as a marker, this project uses mapping tools to compare and understand the geographic growth of evangelical churches in relationship to the expansion of civil authority.

Following Professor Najar’s presentation, we will announce the call for proposals for the 2017/2018 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellowship and give tour of the Center’s new Visualization Lab.

CITL/MDHI: Beginning Omeka Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, November 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Rob Weidman, Digital Scholarship Specialist, and Cory Fisher-Hoffman, Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Omeka is a free, easy to use, open source web-publishing platform for the display of scholarly, library, and archive collections.  This 2-hour workshop will provide participants with examples of projects and how to create and add content to an Omeka site.

CITL: Fundamentals of Effective Lecturing

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Presenters: Greg Reihman, Ph.D.

Audience: Faculty

This session, for early career faculty at Lehigh, will focus on practices and principles that effective faculty follow when designing and delivering lectures.  Participants will have an opportunity to address challenges they face when lecturing and will leave with practical tips that both enhance student learning and simplify the process of preparing for a lecture. RSVP by Monday, November 6th.

This session will be held in the University Center room 308.

CITL Workshop: ** POSTPONED ** Inclusive Teaching: What will you do when...?

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: EWFM 625

Presenters: Greg Reihman, Rita Jones, Chelsea Fullerton, Dahlia Hylton, Jennifer Swann

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students

NOTE: This event has been postponed to 12/14/17 at 2pm. Please register for that later event below.

Sometimes the creation of an inclusive classroom is less about how we intentionally design our classes and more about how we respond to specific challenges that arise when we teach. In this workshop, faculty will have the opportunity to learn more about changing student demographics at Lehigh and discuss with colleagues several case studies. The cases, based on actual student and faculty experiences, will describe classroom scenarios that, if not handled well, may exclude certain groups of students, diminish those students' sense of belonging to the class, and diminish their likelihood of success.   It is our hope that a guided discussion of these cases will help faculty be prepared to speak and act in ways that promote inclusion and enhance academic success for all students.

(Collaboratively developed by the Office of the Provost, the Council for Equity and Community, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Diversity, Office of Gender Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity)

CITL: Get Noticed: Social Media, Public Scholarship, and Strategic Communications

Date & Time: Friday, November 3, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Social Sciences and Scholarly Communication Librarian, and Kate Bullard, Research Program Development Officer

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

If your research is groundbreaking but nobody knows about it, did it really break new ground? Join us to discuss ways to leverage public scholarship for grants and funding or to boost your CV. Learn how to improve your public outreach through social media (Twitter, WordPress, and more), communications strategies, Open Access publishing, and tools like ORCID.

CITL: Rethinking Technology’s Role in Transforming Higher Education

Date & Time: Thursday, November 2, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. MJ Bishop

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Advances in available instructional technologies have many excited about the possibility that we may soon break free of the immutable "iron triangle" that has prevented higher education from increasing access, affordability, and quality simultaneously. But while we have seen advances in access and affordability, the 100-year history of technology use in education paints a rather bleak picture of the extent to which technology, in-and- of-itself, can lead to the kind of increases in learning outcomes that we seek.  This presentation traces the many lessons learned from that history and explores how changing the way we view technology's role might finally help us achieve meaningful and sustainable change.

Dr. MJ Bishop directs the University System of Maryland's William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance USM's position as a national leader in higher education transformation. The Kirwan Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates findings, and supports the system's institutions as they develop innovative academic programs.  Prior to USM, Bishop was Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Lehigh University and Director of the College of Education's Teaching, Learning, and Technology Program. Author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, her research explores how instructional media might be designed and used more effectively to improve learning.  She has received several awards for her research and innovative teaching, including Lehigh's prestigious Stabler Award, conferred by students to faculty who have mentored them to "excellence in their chosen field" as well as "excellence as human beings and leaders of society."

CITL: Open Access: Make OA Work for You

Date & Time: Friday, October 27, 10:00 am

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Social Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

Whether required by funding agencies or encouraged for socially responsible community engagement, Open Access publishing is increasingly part of the academic landscape. Make the most of it with our primer on grant compliance, open data, reputable versus predatory publishers, and the preprint/postprint options.  

CITL/MDHI: Beginning Scalar Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, October 20, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Jason Slipp, Instructional Technology

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

This entry-level workshop provides an overview of the Scalar platform available at Lehigh.  Scalar is an authoring and publishing platform designed to make it easy for authors to create long-form, born-digital scholarship online.  Scalar enables users to assemble media from multiple sources and juxtapose them with their own writing in a variety of ways.  This workshop is for beginners with little or no experience working with Scalar.  We will create a project of your liking by going step-by-step through the process of assembling artifacts, developing your Scalar framework, and publishing your work to the web.  We will also take some time during the workshop to go over best practices and example projects that have been developed by Lehigh faculty, staff, and students.  

(Registration is limited to 18)

CITL: Unlocking Student Potential Through Effective Assignments: The TRAC Fellow Perspective

Date & Time: Thursday, October 19, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Presenters: Jasmine Woodson, Education & Learning Design Librarian, and Greg Skutches, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, will also participate.

Audience: Faculty

A team of TRAC Writing Fellows brings their perspective as students, experience as trained peer writing tutors, and insights gained through a collaborative research project to this interactive workshop. Bring assignments with you to the workshop to learn how to make them bring out the best in your students.

CITL/MDHI: Beginning WordPress Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, October 6, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Rob Weidman, Digital Library Technical Coordinator

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

This entry-level workshop provides an overview of the popular Wordpress platform available at Lehigh for creating websites, blogs, or other digital projects. This workshop is for beginners with little or no experience working with Wordpress.  We will create a project of your liking by going step-by-step through the process of choosing a theme, creating pages, adding content, and publishing your site to the web.  Please come prepared with an idea of a site, blog, or project you would like to develop as well as a few artifacts (images, media files, etc) that you would like to incorporate into your project.

(Registration is limited to 18)