Harrington School GSLIS Faculty Meeting, Spring 2013
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The Harrington School's program in Library and Information Studies is transforming. Learn more about our curriculum renewal process.

The Harrington School's program in Library and Information Studies is transforming. Learn more about our curriculum renewal process.

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  • 1. Graduate Program in Library and Information StudiesHarrington School of Communication and MediaUniversity of Rhode IslandSaturday, April 26, 2013#URIGSLIS#library
  • 2. Objectives1. Share the vision of the Harrington School of Communicationand Media2. Describe the progress we have made with GSLIS curriculumrenewal3. Generate new ideas for GSLIS program development4. Imagine the future of the GSLIS program5. Develop concrete and practical steps to advance GSLIScurriculum renewal process
  • 3. Legend inLeadershipAward-Yale University
  • 4. Challenging You toThink, Create & CommunicateWorking together, we use the powerof information and communication tomake a difference in the world.
  • 5. • Engaged faculty offer small classes and personalized attention• Faculty are motivated to collaborate and see personal benefitsto raising the reputation of the school• Students are optimistic about the future and feel loyal to URI• Cost of tuition makes URI a good value• Core courses build traditional skills of expression, relationshipdevelopment, and advocacy• Opportunities for program flexibility are embedded in theexisting infrastructure• Faculty, alumni and friends of the School are well-placedregionally and nationally and many have the time, talent andtreasure to assist in building the the future of the schoolThe Current Situation
  • 6. • Faculty feel overwhelmed by the rapidly changing cultural,technological and business environment• Concern about an unpredictable future as many fields aretransforming• Historic tension between disciplines and between the creativearts, technological and social science branches of the field• Widespread perceptions of some programs as not rigorous ornot relevant to contemporary 21st century realities• Rigid university bureaucracy and outdated business practicesand systems• Technology infrastructure, facilities and learning spaces areoutdated• Some faculty lack relevant expertise to prepare students forcommunication and media fields• Some current graduates lack core competencies andknowledge required for career successThe Challenges
  • 7. Our VisionThe Harrington School of Communication and Media preparesgraduates who are effective thinkers, creators, collaborators andcommunicators, well-prepared for citizenship, careers, and life in arapidly changing global economy.MISSIONWorking together, we use the power of information andcommunication to make a difference in the world.AccelerateCurriculum ReformInterdisciplinaryClusters AdvanceResearch & TeachingGet Street SmartMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolAttract the BestBecome aFirst-ChoiceDestination forStudents & Faculty1 2 3
  • 8. Interdisciplinary ClustersDigital MediaWe use the power of communication to explore new forms ofexpression and communication, helping people develop the full range ofcompetencies required to participate and succeed in a digital age.Communicating ScienceWe use the power of communication to support the creation ofenvironmentally sustainable communities, translating science in ways thatenable public participation, collaboration and conflict resolution throughenvironmental campaigns, social marketing, rhetoric and discourse.Collaboration, Leadership and AdvocacyWe use the power of communication as a form of civic action,working with local and global communities to address issues of equity andsocial justice, using leadership, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking tohelp improve the quality of life for people across the region and around theglobe.
  • 9. Communicating ScienceNOV 1: Event: New Research inScience CommunicationOCTOBER 18: Event: TeachingScience Communication RoundtableAPRIL 13: From Ocean Tales to TickEncounters: Communicating Scienceto Non-ExpertsMARCH – AUGUST: Social MediaSWAT Team supports Tick EncounterResource Center (TERC)
  • 10. Digital MediaSEPT 7: E-Portfolios and Media LiteracySEPT 28: Launch of THE HUBOCT 17: Teaching with the iPadOCT 22: Give Me Five Teacher LabNOV 5: Using Screencasts in EducationNOV 14 & DEC 11: Digital LiteracyHangouts with ALANOV 14: Information Literacy 2.0FEB 20: Digital Engagement WorkshopFEB 21: Analyze Honey Boo BooMARCH 26: Open Access Seminar
  • 11. Collaboration, Leadership and AdvocacyOCT 21: Support Breast Cancer WalkOCT 31: Gallery of Global PhotographyNOV 5: PR Summit: Crisis CommunicationSEPT 20: Expert Panel on Public RelationsMARCH 23: Student ALA ConferenceAPRIL 18: Ground Truth: Reporting inAfghanistanAPRIL 24: Baby Shower to Support theJohnnycake Center in WakefieldMAY 1: Media and Civic EngagementShowcase
  • 12. 100% of StudentsGet Real-World Experience…On Campus…In the Community…Around the Globe Cultivate Student Leadership: Harrington Rangers andStudent ALA THE HUB: Just-in-Time Digital Learning Urban Immersion Program in Providence Summer Institute in Digital Literacy Field-Based Learning Integrated into Curriculum A Robust and Independent Student Media NetworkMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolReal-World Learning2
  • 13.  Develop Selective Admission Programs Offer a Variety of Certificate Programs Camp Harrington: Faculty ContinuouslyImprove the Curriculum & IncreaseInterdisciplinary Connections Develop Blended, Low Residency andOnline Graduate ProgramsFirst-Choice DestinationWe offer a quality program withrelevance and flexibilityAttract the BestBecome aFirst-ChoiceDestination forStudents & Faculty3
  • 14. Our VisionThe Harrington School of Communication and Media preparesgraduates who are effective thinkers, creators, collaborators andcommunicators, well-prepared for citizenship, careers, and life in arapidly changing global economy.MISSIONWorking together, we use the power of information andcommunication to make a difference in the world.AccelerateCurriculum ReformInterdisciplinaryClusters AdvanceResearch & TeachingGet Street SmartMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolAttract the BestBecome aFirst-ChoiceDestination forStudents & Faculty1 2 3
  • 15. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesFULL-TIME TENURESTREAM FACULTYALUMS AND FRIENDSOF GSLISPER-COURSEINSTRUCTORSSupporting & Challenging CURRENT& FUTURE STUDENTSWHY CURRICULUM RENEWAL IS NECESSARY
  • 16. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesWHY CURRICULUM RENEWAL IS NECESSARY
  • 17. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesHOW TO DO IT?
  • 18. Convergence & CommunityInvitational Conference January 16 – 17, 2013
  • 19. Harrington SchoolGSLIS CURRICULUM RENEWAL PROCESS
  • 20. Harrington SchoolGSLIS CURRICULUM RENEWAL PROCESSRECOGNIZE OUR STRENGTHS
  • 21. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesTheorySkillsApplicationIDENTIFY WHAT’S ESSENTIAL
  • 22. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSES1. Document, Assess, & Evaluate2. Search & Inquire: Users & their Needs3. Lead, Connect & Manage4. Organize, Retrieve & Access5. Apply and ReflectTheorySkillsApplicationA SKETCH OF FIVE NEW CORE COURSES
  • 23. LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICEUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSES
  • 24. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICECertificate Track
  • 25. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICECertificate Track
  • 26. LIBRARIES INK- 16 EDUCATIONUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • 27. LIBRARIES INK- 16 EDUCATIONUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICECertificate Track
  • 28. LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICEDIGITAL MEDIAUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLIBRARIES INK- 16 EDUCATION
  • 29. LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICEDIGITAL MEDIAUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLIBRARIES INK- 16 EDUCATIONCertificate Track
  • 30. LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICEDIGITAL MEDIAUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesCORE COURSESLIBRARIES INK- 16 EDUCATIONCertificate TrackAIMING FOR EXCELLENCECertificate TrackCertificate Track
  • 31. LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY SERVICEDIGITAL MEDIAUniversity of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesWHAT WILL WE BE KNOWN FOR?Preparing information professionals and librarians as community leaderswho use the power of information and communication to make a difference in the worldCORE COURSESLIBRARIES INK- 16 EDUCATION
  • 32. Next Steps
  • 33. We Need Your HelpWorking in a small group:Organize the existing courses into 5 groups1. Essential core courses2. Courses that develop leadership, advocacy &community service3. Courses that develop competencies forlibrarianship in K – 16 education4. Courses that develop digital media knowledgeand skills5. Other courses
  • 34. We Need Your HelpWorking in a small group:Brainstorm 3 – 5 great ideas for new courses1. Give the course a title and describe keyelements: Theory Skills Real-world application2. Provide a rationale for why the course isneeded or valuable to students
  • 35. University of Rhode IslandHarrington School of Communication & MediaGraduate Program in Library and Information StudiesFULL-TIME TENURESTREAM FACULTYALUMS AND FRIENDSOF GSLISPER-COURSEINSTRUCTORSCURRENT ANDFUTURE STUDENTS
  • 36. Our VisionThe Harrington School of Communication and Media preparesgraduates who are effective thinkers, creators, collaborators andcommunicators, well-prepared for citizenship, careers, and life in arapidly changing global economy.MISSIONWorking together, we use the power of information andcommunication to make a difference in the world.AccelerateCurriculum ReformInterdisciplinaryClusters AdvanceResearch & TeachingGet Street SmartMake Real-WorldLearningan Integral Part ofthe SchoolAttract the BestBecome aFirst-ChoiceDestination forStudents & Faculty1 2 3
  • 37. HOW WILL WE IMPROVE?Expect MoreShare, Learn and Play Curriculum renewal and programdevelopment Morereading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking & collaborating More digital and technology assignments& activities Increase student leadership Build relationships with alums andcommunity leaders Informal social interaction deepensrelationships across departments andprograms Interdisciplinary clusters talk, plan & takeaction
  • 38. SEPTEMBERCreating InnovatorsBy Tony WagnerOCTOBERThe End of GrowthBy Richard HeinbergNOVEMBERFlatlandBy Edwin AbbottFEBRUARY 2013Heart, Smart, Guts & LuckBy Anthony Tjian,Dick Harrington, Tony HsienMARCH 2013The Public and its ProblemsBy John DeweyHarrington School Book ClubWED MAY 1 1 - 2:30 p.m. URI Kingston Campus, Davis Hall 101Present Shock by Doug Rushkoff
  • 39. Summer Institutein Digital LiteracyJuly 14 – 19, 2013URI-CCE Campus, Providence RIKEYNOTE ADDRESSDoug Rushkoff of Codacademy.com,author of Present Shock and Program orBe ProgrammedGRADUATE CREDIT IS AVAILABLEFACULTY LEADERSJulie Coiro & Renee Hobbs
  • 40. http://historyofml.wordpress.comConferenceOrganizerSarah BordacBrownUniversityEmail:Sarah_Bordac@brown.edu
  • 41. GSLIS 50th Annual GatheringComing in October 2013