Summer Faculty Workshop: Research Across the Curriculum

Summer 2022 applications are closed. We hope you participate next year!

After a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled to announce the return of Research Across the Curriculum, a professional development program to help faculty create or modify a research-based assignment in a course and integrate information literacy in their teaching. The 2022 workshop will be offered over 3 days –June 7-9, 2022 – in an online, Moodle-based format, with daily asynchronous and synchronous content. The workshop will be facilitated by librarian Claire Lobdell and science department chair Amanda Hyde, and participating faculty will receive a $300 stipend.

This workshop will provide you with the time, support, and peer feedback to improve an existing research-based assignment, or try adding a research component to your class for the first time. In addition to an assignment, participants will create a curriculum to support research skills and a method for grading and giving feedback.

There are 10 available spots, which are open to both adjunct and full-time faculty. Previous years’ participants can apply again, though new participants will be given preference; faculty who apply by May 13th will also be given preference. 

We have had 34 faculty participate in this workshop in previous years. Ask your colleagues about it! A 2019 participant said:

“I really enjoyed this workshop and I got so much more out of it than I was expecting. Besides just doing a huge amount of work in a few days I left the workshop feeling connected to the faculty in a way that I had not experienced before and with my enthusiasm for teaching my courses expanded even further. Thank you for the experience!”

Not quite sure what this workshop might look like? Here is a sample of our syllabus:

Day 1

  • Icebreakers and introductions
  • Defining information literacy
  • Introduction to backwards design
  • Discussion of applications within your discipline/course
  • Assignment and/or homework: develop and/or finalize information literacy learning outcomes for your course; reading(s)

Day 2

  • Present and discuss learning outcomes
  • Teaching research skills
  • Teaching supports for information literacy
  • Example information literacy curricula
  • Assignment and/or homework: revise learning outcomes; create a rough outline for a research curriculum for a course; brainstorm ideas for research assignments.

Day 3

  • Information literacy and student transfer – what happens after GCC?
  • Examples of creative research assignments
  • Work in groups to develop research assignment(s) and update syllabi
  • Present research assignments and final thoughts
  • Final deliverable: research assignment(s) and updated syllabi for one course

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to either of the facilitators: