Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Summer Faculty Workshop: Research Across the Curriculum

We are pleased to announce the fourth annual offering of Research Across the Curriculum, a professional development program to help faculty create or modify a research-based assignment in a course. The 2019 workshop will consist of three half-day sessions, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on June 4th, 5th, and 6th, facilitated by librarian Liza Harrington and science faculty member Amanda Hyde. Participating faculty will received a $300 stipend.

Apply for the 2019 workshop here!

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, open to both adjuncts and full-time faculty. Those that apply by May 17th will be given preference.

We have had 26 faculty participate in this workshop in previous years. Ask your colleagues about it!

Not quite sure what this 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
  • In-class 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
  • In-class 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:

  • Liza Harrington, harringtonl@gcc.mass.edu, 413-775-1836
  • Amanda Hyde, hydea@gcc.mass.edu, 413-775-1450
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