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

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

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


CITL/MDHI: The Ethics of Representation

Date & Time: Friday, March 3, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Nandini Sikand

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Nandini Sikand will screen her finished short  One, if by Land (2015, 14 minutes), an experimental short film that explores the politics of undocumented immigration to the global North via land, sea and air. Inspired by three stories of real voyages made from Mexico, China and Mozambique, this film looks at the impossibility of arrival, a visual commemoration of the unknown immigrant. One, if by Land is not a film that attempts to have answers to the noisy debate around immigration policies, but through grim but evocative imagery of these journeys, it raises questions as to why this impossibility should exist in the first place. Using this film as an example she will talk about the creative process, ethical representations of vulnerable subjects from conception to research with an emphasis on ethical story-telling. Sikand will also screen a 10-minute trailer of a work in progress, Inside Outside, a feature length documentary on women and mass incarceration in the Lehigh Valley.

Nandini Sikand is an anthropologist, filmmaker and dancer. Her films have screened and won awards at over a 100 domestic and international film festivals and aired on PBS. She has been awarded grants from The Jerome Foundation, the Center for Asian American Media and is two-time awardee of New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) grant. Sikand is an Assistant Professor of an interdisciplinary film and media studies program at Lafayette College, PA.

CITL: Media Literacy, Fake News, and Lehigh

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Heather Simoneau and Carrie Baldwin-Sorrelle

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Gain an understanding of Lehigh students’ media literacy capabilities, incorporate critical media analysis techniques into your curriculum, and come away with discipline-specific exercises for your classroom to improve your students’ media literacy skills.

CITL/CCE: Community-Engaged Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Date & Time: Monday, February 27, 2017, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Presenters: Sarah Stanlick

This workshop is intended to support faculty  in creating an engaged learning/teaching environment by integrating high-impact learning practices into the design of new or revised courses and in assessing those practices.  It will also will bring together faculty to engage in complex discussions and workshops about aspects of community engagement, service-learning, and scholarship.  Participants will leave with examples of high-quality, reciprocal, ethical community engagement, grapple with issues surrounding community-engaged teaching/learning/research, and chart a course for future engagement in their teaching and scholarship.

CITL/MDHI: Introduction to Digital Mapping

Date & Time: Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Alison Kanosky

Audience: Faculty, Staff

This entry-level workshop provides an overview of the building blocks of digital maps, and an introduction to the software available at Lehigh for creating maps including and Google Maps. This workshop is for beginners with little or no experience creating digital maps. We will create a digital map by going step-by-step through the process of creating spatial data, importing it to a map, and learning how to share it on the web.


CITL/MDHI: Oral History Workshop with Mary Marshall Clark

Date & Time: Friday, February 17, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

This intensive, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to oral history methods, with a focus on interview techniques, analyzing narrative sources, and project design. Oral history is a form of biographical, social, economic, political, and cultural research that contributes to our understanding of the many ways in which the past influences our thinking about the future. Participants in this two-day workshop will leave with critical tools for thinking about, designing, and carrying out oral history projects.