NITLE Shared Academics

NITLE Shared AcademicsTM models a new approach to liberal education – made possible through strategic collaboration, driven by shared knowledge, and supported by emerging technologies. Campuses learn how inter-institutional academic exchange works by actively participating in it, building the knowledge and experience to re-architect liberal education.

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Research and Scholarship

May 14th, 2014

  • Doing Digital History with Undergraduates
    How can you mobilize digital skills and tools in the service of learning? Learn from historians as they share their successes and failures in crafting authentic inquiry-based experiences through digital mediums in the undergraduate classroom. (Times EDT)

May 13th, 2014

  • Building a Digital Museum: Opportunities for Scholarship and Learning
    Imagine being able to provide students and researchers access to 50 years of professional art and design artifacts created by renowned New York theatre designer, producer, painter, sculptor, and photographer Peter Wexler. That was the opportunity presented Furman University’s Digital Collections Center: create the Peter Wexler Digital Museum. Find out how they are tackling this ambitious project, overcoming the challenges it presents, and aligning it with institutional goals.  (Times EDT)

May 6th, 2014

  • Capacity Mapping: Re-imagining Undergraduate Business Education
    Majoring in business continues to rise in popularity as industry recruiters, public officials, and parents alike increasingly focus on post-secondary education as preparation for employment. Faced with these market pressures, how might colleges and universities committed to the principles of liberal education respond? In this seminar, Mary Grace Neville, associate professor of business at Southwestern University, shares a framework for undergraduate business education that aims to cultivate high integrity leaders for the 21st century. (Times EDT)

April 15th, 2014

  • Geospatial Learning and Analysis Across the Curriculum
    This event has been CANCELED. We are in the process of scheduling a new date.
    No matter the discipline, the capacity to collect, analyze, interpret, and share geographic data can be enhanced by Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Yet identifying GIS resources and learning how to use new geospatial tools can be time-consuming. Join NITLE Subject-Area Specialist Meg Stewart as she provides an introduction to geospatial technologies, their wide-ranging uses and the means to determine which uses might enhance your courses and research. (Times EDT)

April 3rd, 2014

  • An Open Discussion on the 2014 Horizon Report
    One of the skills that lead to effective decisions is the ability to recognize and draw meaning from patterns. How might you use resources like the NMC Horizon Report to hone your ability to recognize patterns and use that knowledge to make better strategic decisions? (Times EDT)

February 26th, 2014

  • New Directions for Digital Collections at Academic Libraries
    This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 13. New registrations welcome.

    Digital collections programs have become an established aspect of academic libraries, even those at small colleges. What opportunities exist to further develop these programs in ways that support innovative teaching and scholarship? (Times EST)

February 4th, 2014

  • Cultural Factors Shaping “Crisis” Conversations in Higher Education
    The current conversations about crisis in education - and the equally contentious debates about how to solve said crises - do not occur in a vacuum: both the problems and the solutions are the product of a dynamic cultural, economic, and political context. How do faculty, staff, and administrators navigate this changing environment in a way that honors the mission of their institutions and the wider values of post-secondary education? (Times EST)

May 8th, 2013

  • Crowdsourcing
    Mia Ridge, a scholar of the role of crowdsourcing in cultural heritage, provides an overview of crowdsourcing, citizen science, citizen history, and other participatory projects, leading a discussion of how and why students might contribute to such projects. (Times EDT)

May 2nd, 2013

  • Developing Digital Humanities Projects
    The authors of will introduce participants to best practices for designing and organizing their first digital humanities project, including how to frame a project appropriately, identify and set attainable goals, build project teams, and find potential tools and resources. Early-career digital humanists are especially encouraged to attend. (Times EDT)

April 25th, 2013

  • Digital Field Scholarship Outcomes
    Faculty and staff members from Davidson, Lewis and Clark, Muhlenberg, and Reed Colleges share the outcomes of projects associated with Lewis and Clark’s Digital Field Scholarship Sandbox. Projects focus on inquiry-guided learning and undergraduate research across various disciplines. (Times EDT)