|On Teaching seminar will concentrate on helping students do research|
The next On Teaching lunchtime seminar will focus on “The Challenge of Good Student Library Research: What Instructors Can Do to Help” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union.
In the digital age, when we are inundated with information –- seemingly both ubiquitous and flawed -- we face particular challenges helping students think about sources, bibliographies and research. Most teachers fight the urge to roll their eyes at “googling” and the reflexive query to Wikipedia, but the reality of the situation is that many of our students need basic instruction, as well as assistance and practice, in conducting scholarly research and writing about it effectively. How do we best give them that help on top of teaching them all of the other information necessary to undertake our assignments?
In this session of On Teaching we’ll talk about ways to help your students do sound library research, be it for a content paper (in the humanities, sciences, engineering, or any other discipline), a literature review, or a capstone project. We’ve gathered a few colleagues from across campus who have thought about student research at length and are willing to share their experience with what works well and what doesn’t. If you have ever found yourself frustrated at the end of the semester, faced with a pile of student research papers that are not meeting your expectations, you will want to join us.
Please register by noon Friday, Feb. 12, to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online http://www.oid.und.edu/ to register. For information contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or email@example.com.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4233