[keynote] Trails, Traces, and Teaching in the Digital Age

9:00 – 10:30 am | Mitchell Hall

Facilitator: Mills Kelly

Teaching and learning in an era of digital abundance turn out to be much more difficult for us and our students than we expected. How can we meet our students where they are, give them the tools they need to make their way through the dense forest of information available at their fingertips, and be true to our disciplinary values all at the same time? This talk will challenge participants to combine the essential literacies of their disciplines with what we know about how students use digital information to make sense of their worlds.

CIRTL Certificate Presentation

10:30 – 10:45 am | Mitchell Hall

Senior Vice Provost, Graduate and Professional Education, Ann Ardis

Join the UD CIRTL Chapter and the Office of Graduate and Professional Education as they recognize those students who have achieved an Associate Level of achievement as part of their engagement with the CIRTL program.

Digital Humanities Breakout Session: Network, Connect, Inquire

11:00 – 12:00 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitators: Tracy Jentzsch, Mills Kelly, Meg Grotti, Jesse Erickson, Julie McGee, David Kim, Sarah Patterson & Eileen Moscoso

This session will provide an opportunity to further explore the ideas in Dr. Kelly’s keynote address with those who have been involved in designing and teaching digital humanities projects here at UD.

Designing Presentations for Learning–In Class and Online

11:00 – 12:00 pm | Gore Hall 218

Facilitators: Paul Hyde & Erin Sicuranza

This session will explore key concepts for designing effective presentations and will introduce different approaches for classroom vs. online presentations. Building upon educational and cognitive research, specific techniques will be illustrated. Participants will focus on presentation methods that foster understandable and memorable learning experiences. The session will end with a reflection on how participants might apply these techniques to enhance their own presentations.

Moving Your Course from Sakai to Canvas

11:00 – 12:00 pm | Gore Hall 205

Facilitator: Nancy O’Laughlin

Timing is everything. If you have been thinking about moving from Sakai to Canvas, let us share with you why it is a good idea and what is involved. Summer might be the perfect time to make the switch.


12:15 – 1:15 pm | Gore Rotunda

Sponsored by: Professional and Continuing Studies

Lunch will be served in the Gore rotunda. Desserts and posters of previous grantees will be located on the second floor.

Understanding your Curriculum: General Education Curricular Maps

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 103

Facilitator: Kevin Guidry

The university senate General Education Committee and CTAL have collaborated with UD faculty in all undergraduate programs to create maps that link courses to the General Education objectives. This session will introduce those maps and help faculty use them to understand their curricula from a General Education perspective.

Using in the Classroom

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 205

Facilitator: Thomas Glieden

The New York Times is available to all UD faculty, staff, and students, provided by the UD Libraries. This access enables students and faculty to engage with The Times’ world-class journalism anytime, anywhere. This workshop will provide examples of how NYTimes has been incorporated into the curriculum at other institutions, and will introduce tools and features available at including:

  • Times Topics, an organized collection of news and archival info by topic or country
  • Times Machine, historical archives dating back to 1851
  • The New York Times in Education Learning website and our discipline specific resources

(FYS) Modules: Academic Honesty and Academic Policies and Procedures

1:20 – 2:20 pm | Gore Hall 219

Facilitators: Adrian McCleary & Michaler Fernbacher

If you are teaching a First Year Seminar course or a discipline specific course please join this session to learn more about how to create a classroom environment that promotes academic honesty and what to do if your students have violated the UD policiies. Adrian McCleary will join the session as well to help faciliate the session to ensure that all seminars address the common FYS syllabus advisement outcomes ie., drop add periods, last day to withdrawl, and what to do to register for classes.

Teaching with archives using digital methods and technologies

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 218

Facilitator: Jesse Erickson

This session will focus on the possibilities for using digital technology to facilitate courses that include work with archival resources and primary source materials. Topics covered will include an introduction to the underlying concepts of special collections educational outreach and digital pedagogy, examples of how these concepts operate in practice, and ideas for future projects that could build upon this kind of work.

Digital Storytelling: Crafting an Audio Assignment for your Course

2:25 – 3:25 pm | Gore Hall 208

Facilitators: Nico Carver & Nancy Karibijanian

In this session, you will learn about some of the benefits of assigning an audio project (podcast, news story, recorded interview, etc.) and how you can craft the assignment for student success. The presenters will cover lessons learned from Ms. Karibjanian’s Broadcast Newswriting course where students learn how to critically analyze new sources and create their own polished news stories that air on WVUD. In addition to learning how to create an assignment for your course, you will be introduced to some of the equipment and software available to your students through the Library’s Student Multimedia Design Center.

Introduction to CIRTL Research Projects

2:25 – 4:15 pm | Gore Hall 219

Facilitators: Deborah Allen & Jacqueline Fajardo 

For the more advanced levels of CIRTL accomplishment, students must complete a Teaching As Research (TAR) project. This session will provide an overview of TAR projects, including available resources and expectations. CIRTL mentors will be available to help attendees begin planning or brainstorming TAR project ideas and plans.

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