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Diana Stuart Sinton National Institute for Technology & Liberal Education Jenni Lund Wheaton College Eileen Johnson Bowdoin College Approaches for Integrating GIS on College Campuses
What does NITLE’s GIS Initiative do? Help faculty and academic support staff learn and apply GIS across liberal arts curricula workshops and meetings support in developing GIS-based curricula for all disciplines curriculum for learning GIS web resources: gis.nitle.org and GIS list serv
What works well: small-scale applications with on-going project management: specific lab exercises or lessons semester-long or summer work support tailored for varying levels and stages of involvement: identify and promote champions provide resources and encouragement for early adopters multi-faculty, collaborative projects
Know your audience, know your tool: Encourage on-campus support networks Make discipline-specific connections Stress the pedagogical benefits Know when GIS is not the answer Follow through to an end product
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Dan Johnson, Economics, Colorado College: geography of patents and technology flows