GPEA Spring 2014

Program

1:00 – 1:45    Digital Fair (Mississippi Room & Atrium)

Poster session and short presentations by faculty, graduate students and staff on relevant resources and digital tools and technologies currently in use in research,
scholarship, teaching and creative activities at the University of Minnesota.

1:45 – 2:00    Refreshments and transition to tables (Mississippi Room)

2:00 – 2:05    Welcome and overview

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Acting Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education; Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, and History of Science and Technology Program

2:05 – 2:15    Opening remarks

Karen Hanson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

2:15 – 3:15    Panel presentations

Research and scholarship using digital tools, technologies and approaches
  • Lucy Fortson, Associate Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Steven Ruggles, Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight Professor, Department of History; Director, Minnesota Population Center
Teaching and learning in digital contexts
  • Chris Cramer, Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering; Distinguished McKnight Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Ann Hill Duin, Professor, Department of Writing Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Scientific and Technical Communication Program; Senior Affiliate, Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education
Communicating and curating scholarly information in a digital age
  • Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
  • Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor

3:15 – 3:30    Q&A with panelists

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt (moderator)

3:30 – 4:15    Breakout discussions 

Breakout 1:    Digital programs, digital courses: What’s current and what’s on the horizon in digital graduate education?

Location: Room 323

Facilitators:

  • Chris Cramer, Associate Dean, College of Science and Engineering; Distinguished McKnight Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Ann Hill Duin, Professor, Department of Writing Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Scientific and Technical Communication Program; Senior Affiliate, Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education
Breakout 2:    Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship

Location: Room 302

Facilitators:

  • Michael Hancher, Professor, Department of English
  • Justin Schell, Digital Humanities Specialist, University of Minnesota Libraries
Breakout 3:    Creating and maintaining your professional digital identity (for graduate students and advisers)

Location: Room 325

Facilitators:

  • Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press
  • Alison Link, Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Cristina Lopez, Academic Technology Consultant, Office of Information Technology
  • Alfonso Sintjago, PhD Student, Department of Organizational Leadership Policy and Development (CIDE); Executive Vice President, Graduate and Professional Student Association
Breakout 4:    Teaching and learning using digital technologies:  Where do I start?

Location: Mississippi Room

Facilitators

  • Ilene Alexander, Learning & Teaching Consultant, Center for Teaching and Learning, Center for Educational Innovation
  • Brad Cohen, Associate CIO for Academic Technology, Office of Information Technology; Provost’s Senior Academic Technology Officer, Center for Educational Innovation
  • Alexander Fink, PhD Student, School of Social Work; HASTAC Scholar
  • Doneka R. Scott, Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems; Assistant Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity
Breakout 5:    What do I need to know about protecting my digital work?  What do I need to know before using others’ digital creations?

Location: Room 319

Facilitators:

  • Susan Doerr, Operations and Business Development Manager, University of Minnesota Press
  • Joy Kirchner, Associate University Librarian for Content & Collections, University Libraries 

4:15 – 4:30    Sharing insights from breakout discussions and next steps (Mississippi Room)

Scott Studham, Vice President and Chief Information Officer (moderator)