Tagged: Professional Development Committee

Beyond Universal Design for Learning – Rescheduled Webinar

As instructional designers, our choices impact learners in various ways and take on more importance when the instructor and learner are unseen participants in the learning process. One of the key frameworks in use for the creation of learning objects is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It has provided many librarians with a roadmap for creating learning objects by providing guidance on making design choices that recognize the diverse ways in which learners engage with virtual content. While helpful, UDL is just a starting point for inclusive learning. As a profession, we need to move beyond UDL because it falls short of inclusive design practices. Inclusive design, defined by the Inclusive Design Research Center, considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, and other forms of human difference

Changing Roles: Impacting Student Achievement through Faculty Development

Faculty development provides librarians the opportunity to use our considerable expertise to develop scalable and sustainable programs that support teaching and learning – making a significant, demonstrable impact on the educational missions of our institutions. In this interactive panel discussion, three librarians with significant experience leading faculty development initiatives will discuss how librarians can impact student outcomes by adopting a faculty developer role.

Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities Video Replay

Presented on Monday, November 14, 2022, this presentation answered the questions: How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues? What are strategies for cultivating meaningful partnerships to advance interdisciplinary work? How can librarians and digital humanities colleagues work together to develop and promote cross-campus conversations among scholars in the humanities and social sciences?

Cultivating Partnerships in Digital Humanities

How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues?

Beyond Universal Design for Learning – CANCELLED

As instructional designers, our choices impact learners in a variety of different ways and take on more importance when the instructor and learner are unseen participants in the learning process. One of the key frameworks in use for the creation of learning objects is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It has provided many librarians a roadmap for creating learning objects by providing guidance on making design choices that recognize the diverse ways in which learners engage with virtual content.

Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library (video replay)

This is a recording of the June 15, 2022 presentation: Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library. During the presentation the speakers described their experiences facilitating discussions on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the W. Frank Steely Library of Northern Kentucky University (NKU).

Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library

Presenters will describe their experience, as four white women, facilitating conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and share best practices for creating safe spaces for meaningful discussion. Presenters will discuss next steps and how they are turning these conversations into actionable and measurable library wide projects. The program will conclude with a brief discussion on initiating these challenging, but crucial conversations when your organization has historically lacked diversity.

Designing Email Challenges for Remote Teaching and Learning (video replay)

This is a recording of the March 28, 2022 presentation: Designing Email Challenges for Remote Teach and Learning. During the presentation the speakers shared how they use email challenges to engage their campus as well as communities outside their university. The approach allows for diverse participation by anyone with an internet connection and an email address regardless of their location, while also providing flexibility for asynchronous instruction.

Team-based Subject Liaisons: A Model for Successful and Sustainable Engagement [video replay]

This is a recording of the February 25, 2022 presentation: Team Based Subject Liaisons: A Model for Research Engagement. During the presentation, Honora Eskridge and Alex Carroll discussed a team-based liaison model that can be used to achieve more consistent, sustainable outcomes.

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Designing Email Challenges for Remote Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning has changed as a result of the pandemic, and many of those changes are here to stay. As many of our institutions continue to embrace more online instruction, e-mail based challenges can provide a flexible way to meet the needs of varied learner populations.