Faculty Workshops: August 2018

Introduction to Lyceum [register]
Aug 27th, Monday, 10-11 am (RW 105)

This session intended primarily for new users will provide an overview of Lyceum, the college’s course management system. (Instructors: Michael Hanrahan and Cori Hoover)

EndNote – Bibliographic Manager [register]
Aug 27th, Monday, 2-3 pm (Ladd Library 148)

We will help you install Bates’ licensed bibliographic management software, EndNote, on your own PC or Mac (bring them along), or demonstrate how to install it on your office machine. We’ll also discuss how to use it to automatically import and store bibliographic information and PDFs, and finally how to use the program to insert and format citations in MS Word. If you’ve used other bibliographic tools, we can discuss a possible migration of your data to EndNote. (Instructor: Chris Schiff, Music and Arts Librarian)

Lyceum Gradebook [register]
Aug 28th, Tuesday, 10-11 am (RW 105)

This session will provide an overview of the Lyceum Gradebook, which allows instructors to record and calculate student grades. (Instructors: Michael Hanrahan and Cori Hoover)

Statistical Software [register]
Aug 28th, Tuesday, 2-3 pm (Ladd Library 148)

Faculty and their students at Bates have access to several software packages for analyzing data,including Stata, SPSS, and R. Learn about the pros and cons of different packages, resources available for mastering them, and the support we can provide to students using this software for courses or independent research. (Instructor: Christine Murray, Social Science Librarian)

Beyond Lyceum: WordPress, Story Maps, Scalar, etc [register]
Aug 29th, Wednesday, 10-11 am (RW 105)

Want to learn about collaborative tools to add to your course? In this session, we’ll cover innovative uses of various web publishing platforms, including the familiar WordPress and the lesser known Scalar and Story Maps. (Instructors: Shauna’h Fuegen and Cori Hoover)

GIS [register]
Aug 29th, Wednesday, 2-3 pm (Roger Williams 105)

Are you an old pro at creating maps and analyzing spatial data, or are you interested in adding a spatial dimension to your course? You’ll find something for everyone in this session, complete beginners welcome! We’ll outline the various resources available at Bates, including Esri’s ArcGIS suite of products, as well as additional platforms for visualizing geographic data and telling stories with maps. (Instructors: Shauna’h Fuegen and Christine Murray)

Data Management Tools [register]
Aug 29th, Wednesday, 2-3 pm (Ladd Library 148)

Introduction to four Bates-specific research collaboration and data management resources:

  • Etna Collaborative File Storage – Do you need a simple way to share files with Bates colleagues and students for your research and classes? Learn what more than 50 of your colleagues have already discovered about using the Etna collaborative file share for your scholarship and courses
  • Bates Data Papers – Do you struggle with the task of pulling together student research data at the end of each semester? Learn how to have your capstone and research students archive their data with an integrated narrative. Wrangling student data for inclusion in a publication has never been easier.
  • SCARAB Data Repository – Do you have completed data sets generated from your scholarship or as part of a class that don’t quite fit in a publication or national data repository? Come and learn how the new SCARAB Data Repository can help.
  • Data Management Plan (DMP) support – Thinking about submitting a grant that requires a DMP? Not sure what should go in there? Find out how the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPaRC) and ILS can help. (Instructor: Pete Schlax, Science and Data Librarian)

Create + Share Media Tools  [register]
Aug 30th, Thursday, 10-11 am (RW 105)

From capturing class presentations to sharing clips from popular media to documenting field research, video and audio can engage students and colleagues – but where to start? In this session, we’ll review the basic tools and resources that CRC provides for both creating and sharing media. (Instructor: Colin Kelley)

Primary Sources: New Old Stuff  [register]
Aug 30th, Thursday, 2-3 pm (Ladd Library 148)

The Library has added some exciting online collections of primary sources, including historical women’s magazines, the Chicago Defender, and archival sources on political extremism, Indigenous people, and the transnational history of slavery. Come learn about these new additions and how they can be used for class assignments and student research not just in history, but other fields as well. We will also discuss finding freely available resources online, ways to incorporate and contextualize primary sources in your courses, and the impact of style and citations in managing sources. (Instructors: Christina Bell, Humanities Librarian and Christine Murray, Social Science Librarian)

Drop by Consultation  [register]

During these drop-by sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing about any academic technology resource or system we support (incl. Lyceum, WordPress, Digital Video, Podcasts, etc)

Aug 27, Monday, 11 am – noon (Roger Williams 105)
Aug 28, Tuesday, 11 am – noon (Roger Williams 105)
Aug 28, Tuesday, 1 – 2 pm (Roger Williams 105)
Aug 29, Wednesday, 11 am – noon (Roger Williams 105)
Aug 29, Wednesday, 1 – 2 pm (Roger Williams 105)