Students  &  Faculty    in  the  Archives          Robin  M.  Katz     @robinmkatz      #safabhs    SAA  Annual  Mee:ng   ...
Students  &  Faculty    in  the  Archives
primary  sources
first-­‐year  undergrads
grant-­‐funded
grant-­‐funded Jan  2011  -­‐  Dec  2013
grant-­‐fundedUS  Dept  of  Ed  -­‐  FIPSE
3  schools
3  schoolsLIU  Brooklyn,  City  Tech,  St.  Francis
18  faculty
wide  range  of  disciplines
class  visits  to  archives
Our  Teaching  Philosophy
Our  Teaching  Philosophy       Learning  Objec:ves
Our  Teaching  Philosophy      What  we  do  NOT  do
Our  Teaching  Philosophy        Less  is  more!
Our  Teaching  Philosophy       Document  Analysis
Our  Teaching  Philosophy     Different  Kind  of  Research
How  Do  We  Do  It?
How  Do  We  Do  It?   Before  the  Semester
How  Do  We  Do  It?  -­‐  3  weeks:  Online  Call  Slips
How  Do  We  Do  It?    -­‐  3  weeks:  Agenda
How  Do  We  Do  It?    Pulling  Procedures
How  Do  We  Do  It?   -­‐  1  week:  Cita:on  List
How  Do  We  Do  It?      Before  Visit
Class  Visits
Class  Visits  Introduc:on
Class  Visits   Context
Class  VisitsSmall  Group  Work
Class  VisitsSpecific  Handouts
Class  Visits Some  Findings
Class  Visits   Wrap  Ups
Class  Visits  Coming  Back
Small  Changes
Small  Changescan  make  a  BIG  impact
Fall  2011•   15  courses•   41  visits•   287  unique  students•   696  students  thru  the  door•   409  items  requeste...
Spring  2011•   14  courses•   19  visits•   201  unique  students•   338  students  thru  the  door•   207  items  reques...
Community
CommunitySummer  Ins:tute
CommunityNa:onal  Partners
Goals
Goals  Establish  a  collabora:ve  network
GoalsProvide  faculty  development
GoalsEngage  students
GoalsImprove  student  learning  and  performance
GoalsImprove  student  reten:on
Assessment
AssessmentPre  and  post  document  analysis
Q:  Why  might  this  document  be  worth  preserving  in  an  archive?                                 PRE               ...
Q:  Why  might  this  document  be  worth  preserving  in  an  archive?      Sample PRE responses                  Sample ...
AssessmentCompare  SAFA  +  non-­‐SAFA  students
Just  one  class  at  LIU  Brooklyn                                 SAFA                    NON-SAFA                      ...
AssessmentStudent  Blogs  and  Interviews
Evalua:on  Reporthjp://safa.brooklynhistory.org/docs/Eval-­‐Report-­‐2012.pdf
Fellowship
Fellowship  SymposiumWed,  Aug  22,  2012  -­‐  6:00  pm  -­‐  Brooklyn,  NY
Looking  Ahead
Looking  AheadExpansion?  Sustainability?
Looking  Ahead   Dissemina:on
Looking  Aheadsafa.brooklynhistory.org
What  can  SAFA  do  for  you?  @robinmkatz    |    #safabhs    |    rkatz@brooklynhistory.org
Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a 'Forgotten' User Group.
Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a 'Forgotten' User Group.
Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a 'Forgotten' User Group.
Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a 'Forgotten' User Group.
Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a 'Forgotten' User Group.
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Katz, Robin M. “Engaging Undergraduates, Advancing Archives: Innovative Approaches for a ‘Forgotten’ User Group.” Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. August 6 – 11, 2012. Panelist.

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  1. 1. Students  &  Faculty   in  the  Archives Robin  M.  Katz @robinmkatz      #safabhs SAA  Annual  Mee:ng    2012
  2. 2. Students  &  Faculty   in  the  Archives
  3. 3. primary  sources
  4. 4. first-­‐year  undergrads
  5. 5. grant-­‐funded
  6. 6. grant-­‐funded Jan  2011  -­‐  Dec  2013
  7. 7. grant-­‐fundedUS  Dept  of  Ed  -­‐  FIPSE
  8. 8. 3  schools
  9. 9. 3  schoolsLIU  Brooklyn,  City  Tech,  St.  Francis
  10. 10. 18  faculty
  11. 11. wide  range  of  disciplines
  12. 12. class  visits  to  archives
  13. 13. Our  Teaching  Philosophy
  14. 14. Our  Teaching  Philosophy Learning  Objec:ves
  15. 15. Our  Teaching  Philosophy What  we  do  NOT  do
  16. 16. Our  Teaching  Philosophy Less  is  more!
  17. 17. Our  Teaching  Philosophy Document  Analysis
  18. 18. Our  Teaching  Philosophy Different  Kind  of  Research
  19. 19. How  Do  We  Do  It?
  20. 20. How  Do  We  Do  It? Before  the  Semester
  21. 21. How  Do  We  Do  It? -­‐  3  weeks:  Online  Call  Slips
  22. 22. How  Do  We  Do  It? -­‐  3  weeks:  Agenda
  23. 23. How  Do  We  Do  It? Pulling  Procedures
  24. 24. How  Do  We  Do  It? -­‐  1  week:  Cita:on  List
  25. 25. How  Do  We  Do  It? Before  Visit
  26. 26. Class  Visits
  27. 27. Class  Visits Introduc:on
  28. 28. Class  Visits Context
  29. 29. Class  VisitsSmall  Group  Work
  30. 30. Class  VisitsSpecific  Handouts
  31. 31. Class  Visits Some  Findings
  32. 32. Class  Visits Wrap  Ups
  33. 33. Class  Visits Coming  Back
  34. 34. Small  Changes
  35. 35. Small  Changescan  make  a  BIG  impact
  36. 36. Fall  2011• 15  courses• 41  visits• 287  unique  students• 696  students  thru  the  door• 409  items  requested• 62  students  returned
  37. 37. Spring  2011• 14  courses• 19  visits• 201  unique  students• 338  students  thru  the  door• 207  items  requested• 53  students  returned
  38. 38. Community
  39. 39. CommunitySummer  Ins:tute
  40. 40. CommunityNa:onal  Partners
  41. 41. Goals
  42. 42. Goals  Establish  a  collabora:ve  network
  43. 43. GoalsProvide  faculty  development
  44. 44. GoalsEngage  students
  45. 45. GoalsImprove  student  learning  and  performance
  46. 46. GoalsImprove  student  reten:on
  47. 47. Assessment
  48. 48. AssessmentPre  and  post  document  analysis
  49. 49. Q:  Why  might  this  document  be  worth  preserving  in  an  archive? PRE POST Students noting asingle feature or giving 72% 49% a vague response Students noting multiple physical 28% 51% features
  50. 50. Q:  Why  might  this  document  be  worth  preserving  in  an  archive? Sample PRE responses Sample POST responses To show how society valued This is a photo from the past. entertainment. Because it showed what was [It] shows how technology was going on at that moment. progressing in the US. It shows how people were It gives insight... to what life was sending postal cards through the like during the 1960s. telegrams and how it was different... than... today.
  51. 51. AssessmentCompare  SAFA  +  non-­‐SAFA  students
  52. 52. Just  one  class  at  LIU  Brooklyn SAFA NON-SAFA ENG 16C ENG 16C Freshman Seminar Freshman Seminar 3 sections (N=59) 2 sections (N=43) Completion Rate 96.9% 76.7% Passing Rate 91.9% 48%Grade of B or Better 60.7% 30.3%
  53. 53. AssessmentStudent  Blogs  and  Interviews
  54. 54. Evalua:on  Reporthjp://safa.brooklynhistory.org/docs/Eval-­‐Report-­‐2012.pdf
  55. 55. Fellowship
  56. 56. Fellowship  SymposiumWed,  Aug  22,  2012  -­‐  6:00  pm  -­‐  Brooklyn,  NY
  57. 57. Looking  Ahead
  58. 58. Looking  AheadExpansion?  Sustainability?
  59. 59. Looking  Ahead Dissemina:on
  60. 60. Looking  Aheadsafa.brooklynhistory.org
  61. 61. What  can  SAFA  do  for  you? @robinmkatz    |    #safabhs    |    rkatz@brooklynhistory.org

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