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1 Welcome New Faculty USF Libraries Collections and Services Librarians Nancy Cunningham & Matt TorrenceOffice for Undergraduate ResearchDr. Richard PollenzTutoring & Learning ServicesDr. Patricia Maher
2 Welcome New Faculty A brief introduction to. library collections Welcome New Faculty A brief introduction to library collections services spaces and ..special programs and initiativesNancy Cunningham - Director of Academic ServicesMatt Torrence - Librarian for Business & EngineeringThis morning we will be starting a process designed to help you investigate your own natural style related to learning in order to provided you with the tools to be successful in any learning activity.It is process known as metacognition.Metacognition as generally defined as thinking about thinking or learning about learning. Metacognition is your internal talk of learning.It is the activity of the mind, that usually occurs without our conscious knowledge.But when we learn to raise that knowledge to a conscious level, it becomes intentional use of metacognition.By understaning our own personal pattern and preferences to the way our mimnds are orgnaized to process the world around us, then we can become empowered to tackle any learning activity.Today the goal is to start down that path with some introductory thoughts.
3 USF Libraries & Partner Affiliates Tampa LibraryNelson Poynter Memorial Library USF St. PetersburgUSF in LakelandJane Bancroft Cook LibraryUSF SarasotaShimberg Health Sciences LibraryFlorida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) Research Library
4 Services for you Identifying materials you need Copyright guidance Research instruction to your students from librariansPlacing items on reserve for your studentsScheduling media viewing in the libraryTeaching Assistants as your proxyProviding access to your research – Scholar
5 Getting materials for your course & research Interlibrary loanPRONTOMaking a purchase request
6 Adding library support to your BlackBoard course module Library course/subject guidesLog in to your BB courseSelect “Tools”Scroll down to “Library Course Guides”View the course/subject guideGo to the “+” buttonCreate tool linkUnder “Type” select Library Course GuidesName the link
7 PRESTO Course Reserves: Electronic, book & media in one placeIf you don’t have it, we can get it for youEasily transfer reserves to new coursesCopyright is tracked by reserves systemAccessible through Blackboard for you and your students
9 Services to your students Access to collections24/5 – books, government docs, reference24/7 – databases, e-books, digital collectionsTextbooks on reserveTextbook Affordability ProjectResearch support from librariansReference desk – online chat –Research consultationsSubject/course guidesTutoring, Math Lab, Writing CenterPresentation practices roomsLaptop checkoutStudy rooms ……
10 How we build our collections Direct requestsPatron Driven AcquisitionFacultyLibrariansStudents
12 Library – Faculty Collaborations Collection buildingCollege of Education – Young Adult LiteratureData collection, storage, and accessMarine Science, Geography, GeologyDocumentingHistory, Anthropology – Genocide & HolocaustGrantsMarine Science, College of Education, Department of History, FMHIInformation LiteracyFirst Year CompositionOpen access publicationsGeology, FMHIOral historyHistory, Communications, etc.
14 ScholarBrowse department research & scholarship by faculty member or departmentUse Selected Works to create your own profileGet your research available through GoogleView your downloads
15 Our partners in the library’s Learning Commons Tutoring and Learning Services – 2nd floorSMARTLabDr. Pat MaherOffice for Undergraduate ResearchDr. Richard PollenzCareer CenterJob Shop – 1st floorDr. Drema Howard
16 OFFICE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH: TextOFFICE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH:Overview of Facultyand Student Services and ResourcesRichard S. Pollenz, Ph.D.Director: Office for Undergraduate ResearchAssociate Dean: Undergraduate StudiesProfessor: Dept. Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
20 Importance of a UR Experience Students engaged in UR:• Show increased retention (especially when engaged as freshman/Sophomores)• Show higher academic performance• Show decreased time to degree• Exhibit higher levels of competitiveness for national awards• Gain increased marketability and competitiveness
22 Main Objective of the OUR: A “Value-Added” USF Experience Facilitate processes that will allow all UG students in all disciplines an opportunity to engage in a UR experience at least one time during their four years at USFA “Value-Added” USF Experience
23 Challenges to Undergraduate Research at USF Majority of formalized undergraduate research opportunities occur in STEM disciplines Coordination of university UR efforts within a highly decentralized model Convincing students of the value of interdisciplinary research projects
24 OUR Support to Faculty and Programs • Training Resources- For faculty and graduate student mentors• For mentors webpage and guide (in progress)- For beginning and advanced students• “Getting Started in Research”• Professional development Workshops• Posting of UR Opportunities and Screening of Applicants- Recruitment of eligible students- Tracking and assessment• Class Visitations and UR Training- BCS UR Certificate Program- Business Honors Program
25 OUR Support to Faculty and Programs • Listing of Courses that Contain a UR Component- CREATE UR in courses initiative• UR Student Data, Tracking and Assessment• OUR funding initiatives- UR Publication Awards- UR Mentoring Awards (beginning Spring 2013)- CREATE Scholars Program• Partnering with Recruitment Efforts
29 Getting Started in Research Workshop Goals and Outcomes• Complete a self-assessment on what research means• Understand the types of research opportunities at USF• Understand the importance of interdisciplinary research and opportunities that are outside of the discipline• Understand the importance of ENGAGEMENT with faculty, staff and other students• Understand responsibilities in obtaining a UR opportunity• Understand the services of the OUR• Develop an “Action Plan” for obtaining a UR experience• Determine library resource competencies and meet USF library staff
30 Getting Started in Research Workshop Fall 2012• 25 workshops are scheduled (~30 students/workshop)- Offered All days of the week- 2 workshops are held on Saturday/Sunday• Attendees are added to the Undergraduate Research Interest Group- Access to postings• OUR collects survey data on all attendees to evaluate the learning objectives and inform practice
31 I know what I need to do to prepare for and obtain a UR experience Number of RespondentsNumber of RespondentsAgree DisagreeAgree DisagreeBEFORE (3.00)AFTER (1.56)(95%)
32 I am aware of the different types of research experiences offered at USF Number of RespondentsNumber of RespondentsAgree DisagreeAgree DisagreeBEFORE (2.99)AFTER (1.76)(70%)
34 Creating Research Experiences and Activities through Teaching Enhancement (CREATE)
35 Overview CREATE Program The goal of the CREATE program is to promote the integration of research as part of the course curricula or as an option to a subset of students who are enrolled in a courseResearch opportunities must involve at least 15 students and may be carried out as groups or may involve individual projectsThe OUR will provide up to $1,000 for supplies and 30 hrs of support for a graduate student (2hr/week)
36 • Pose or work from defined research questions CREATE ProgramIn both options, students engaged in the research experience will be expected to: • Pose or work from defined research questions• Apply defined methods of inquiry relevant to the project/discipline to create original outcomes/products• Present the outcomes/products to others in formal and informal platformsThe research experiences are not confined by the expectation of the “creation of new knowledge”. At the core of these activities is the development of the student as a researcher or the opportunity to experience the research process and make the connection to how new knowledge that is generated drives the discipline.
37 CREATE Program Examples • Research and response to a challenge question in or out of the discipline • Researching and creating an archive of bibliographical documents • Creation of web-based sites to disseminate archived information • Researching and writing a biography • Survey data collection, analysis and presentation • Teaching as research projects • Development of science literacy modules (take on the road) • Use of performance to “answer” a challenge question or demonstrate a concept (take on the road) • Use of performance to communicate key course concepts (take on the road) • Genome annotation
40 Writing Center Free service for writers of all levels Appointments, Appointments, Appointments!Graduate students from English, World Languages, etc.All aspects of writing: from brainstorming to polishingOnline, Phone, or in PersonSmarthinking (Go to Blackboard > Academics Tab)Tutors:What:Schedule:Online:
41 Tutoring New Math course format LIB 232 Math, Gen Chem, Calc, Physics, Organic Chem, Stats and more!Business, Foreign Languages, Test PrepBy phone or in person.Smarthinking (Blackboard > Academics Tab)NEW! SMART Lab Drop In: Appointments: Schedule: Online Help:
42 Get Help OnLine! Atomic Learning Smarthinking Subject “tipsheets” Many software tutorialsSmarthinkingOnline tutoring/writing supportSubject “tipsheets”Study tipsAnd more!
43 Study Smart Workshops 2 Options: Face to face Online Topics: Memory systemsTest-takingTime ManagementAnd more, schedule on website
44 Outcomes: Student Reports Spring 201178% reported at least 1 grade level gain33% reported moving from failing to passingBegin/End GradeNumber of StudentsA - A48B - A31C - A16C - B71D - A14D - B33D - C15F - A4F - B11F - CN =247We got our student assessment data early in July, please help promote our services and encourage your new students not to be ashamed to get help! We have almost 100 tutors and they love it when they are busy helping students!
45 Learning Support Courses REA 2604Strategic LearningREA 2105Critical Reading & WritingCredit/Half SemesterCredits/Full Semester