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Faculty Institutes: Partnering With Faculty, Ensuring Student Success

By rpietrucha on December 1, 2015 8:00 AM | Permalink

Amanda Melilli, head of the Curriculum Materials Library (pictured left, in the center), and Susie Skarl, urban studies librarian (pictured right, on the left), partnered with classroom faculty this summer to develop culminating experience assignments for UNLV seniors.

As part of its efforts to increase graduation rates, UNLV continues to reform its educational strategies. Faculty are increasingly intentional and transparent about embedding shared learning outcomes such as critical thinking, inquiry, and lifelong learning for all undergraduate students. The result: a workforce prepared to tackle the business challenges today’s employers face.

Is your digital repository a secret?

By Cory Lampert on August 22, 2008 8:08 AM | Permalink
It is a commonly held notion that digitization work is done to support learning and to increase access to materials. Cited in the report mentioned below, nearly 80% of large academic libraries either already have or plan to have digital repositories. Sounds great, right? Well hold on. Ithaka's 2006 Studies of Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education, presents research highlighting faculty views on the academic library. The report also tracks changes in their views over time (the years 2000, 2003, and most recently: 2006). This very interesting report reveals lots of thought-provoking topics for discussion; but the section on digital repositories was what drew my immediate attention and may be cause for some alarm. Especially this: