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IMPACT Symposium with Dr. George Kuh

Projects & Activities - 9 April 2016 - 10:59am

The IMPACT Symposium was held on the morning of Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in Purdue Memorial Union’s East and West Faculty Lounges. Dr. George Kuh, professor emeritus at Indiana University and the founding director of the widely used National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), spoke at the Symposium about high impact education practices, such as undergraduate research, learning communities, and writing intensive courses. Dr. Kuh said that through all of our endeavors, we must teach students to:

  • Reflect on their experiences in and out of the classroom,
  • Apply what they have learned to new challenges and opportunities, and
  • Integrate what they are learning from different courses and out-of class experiences.

    Dr. George Kuh presenting at the 2016 IMPACT Symposium

Hosted by Purdue’s IMPACT program (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation), a University-wide initiative in which instructors redesign foundational courses to make them more student-centered, the Symposium aimed to promote discussion of innovative teaching and learning at Purdue. The Symposium planning committee was comprised of Libraries faculty Clarence Maybee (Chair) and Michael Flierl, and ITaP staff Suzanne Ahlersmeyer and Sheree Buikema.

Of the 100 attendees at the Symposium presentation, 70 stayed to engage in faculty-led table discussions about three themes that Dr. Kuh spoke about: 1) forging tomorrow’s workforce, 2) empowering diverse learners, and 3) fostering student success. The ten table leaders were faculty who had previously participated in IMPACT.

In the afternoon of April 6th, Dr. Kuh facilitated an Assignment Charrette workshop with a group of instructors from IMPACT and the Teaching Academy. An architectural term, a charrette is an intense creative effort in a limited time period. The fifteen instructors who attended this workshop shared and discussed ways to make one of their assignments more effective.

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Bloomberg

News & Announcements - 8 April 2016 - 11:55am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Bloomberg, brought to you by Bloomberg L.P. Link/Location: The Bloomberg Terminal is currently located in the […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Frost & Sullivan

News & Announcements - 1 April 2016 - 4:15pm
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Frost & Sullivan. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those […]

“Women of Substance National Women’s History Project Honors Those Who Formed a More Perfect Union” —guest post by author Angie Klink

Archives and Special Collections - 31 March 2016 - 2:49pm
The Hamilton Live, an event venue in Washington, D.C., assumed a vibration of a higher order on March 19, 2016. The softly lit, lower-level space located two blocks from the White House hummed with a palpable energy, and it is only when I look back on the experience that I feel fully its life-altering import. […]

“Women of Substance National Women’s History Project Honors Those Who Formed a More Perfect Union” —guest post by author Angie Klink

Purdue Press News - 31 March 2016 - 2:49pm
The Hamilton Live, an event venue in Washington, D.C., assumed a vibration of a higher order on March 19, 2016. The softly lit, lower-level space located two blocks from the White House hummed with a palpable energy, and it is only when I look back on the experience that I feel fully its life-altering import. […]

Wilmeth Active Learning Center on schedule

News & Announcements - 29 March 2016 - 10:38am
Wilmeth Active Learning Center is on schedule to open for the 2017 fall semester to all of campus. The center, located in the heart of the West Lafayette campus, will serve as a central location for classroom and library space. The 164,000-square-foot facility will house 26 rooms designed for active learning, a pedagogical approach that […]

Purdue Libraries to host ‘Auto Indiana’ exhibit

News & Announcements - 25 March 2016 - 3:11pm
Purdue University Libraries will host “Auto Indiana,” an Indiana Historical Society exhibit that takes visitors through Indiana’s automotive past. The exhibit will be April 1 through May 1 in Hicks Undergraduate Library. It is free and open to the public. Indiana’s automotive history includes inventors and innovators like Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teeter, and automakers […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week: AGRICOLA from the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

News & Announcements - 21 March 2016 - 9:42am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is AGRICOLA from the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list […]

Outage notice: Google Scholar

News & Announcements - 17 March 2016 - 4:38pm
Purdue Libraries links from Google Scholar are currently unavailable. We are actively working on resolving the issue. At this time, we have an estimated resolution date of 3/23/16. In the meantime we suggest using Libraries Search.

AccessEngineering Database Access to Cease on April 30, 2016

News & Announcements - 15 March 2016 - 4:14pm
As part of the Libraries annual review of databases, AccessEngineering has been recommended for cancellation by the subject specialist librarians. Access will cease April 30, 2016. Please contact Anna Seiffert, Electronic Resources Manager, with comments.

Hicks Card Swipe Access Unavailable beginning Friday, March 18 at 5 p.m.

News & Announcements - 15 March 2016 - 4:09pm
Due to a scheduled outage, there will be no PUID Card Swipe Access to Hicks Undergraduate Library from 5:00 p.m. Friday March 18 through 1:00 p.m. Sunday March 20.   Normal hours resume at 1:00 pm Sunday, March 20. The Libraries hours website has been updated to reflect this change.

Dr. George Kuh to present ‘Making Learning Relevant: Creating Meaningful Student Engagement’ – April 6, 2016

News & Announcements - 10 March 2016 - 3:04pm
                            Event Description: Renowned educator, Dr. George Kuh, will be at Purdue (West Lafayette) on April 6th to give a presentation and facilitate a faculty-led round table discussion. The event, Making Learning Relevant: Creating Meaningful Student Engagement, will explore issues surrounding forging […]

Purdue Libraries Faculty Member Recognized as Collaborator on Award-winning Project

News & Announcements - 10 March 2016 - 2:34pm
The Veterinary Medicine Section of the Medical Library Association will receive the MLA Section Project of the Year award at the 2016 annual meeting May 15-18 for Promoting and Advocating for the Profession: Creating a Multi-Faceted Illustrated History of the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section (VMLS) and Its Impact. Gretchen Stephens, associate professor and veterinary medicine […]

Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart talks)

News & Announcements - 8 March 2016 - 11:33am
Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection                       (Henry Stewart talks) Title: Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection (Henry Stewart talks) PURL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/hstalks … Covering the fundamentals and the latest research and development, the Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection is a brilliant resource […]

Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: AccessUN

News & Announcements - 8 March 2016 - 11:20am
                Purdue University Libraries Resource Spotlight: AccessUN Title: AccessUN PURL: http://purl.lib.purdue.edu/db/accessun  … Access UN benefits researchers concerned with  international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian  issues. The Readex United Nations Index provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. Peace and security, world hunger, human rights, […]

Purdue Research Team Investigates Disaster Recovery

News & Announcements - 4 March 2016 - 10:40am
One of the research teams for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant and the 21st Century Grand Challenges project has just released their initial findings that coincides with the 4-year anniversary of the Southern Indiana tornadoes (March 2-3). Their ongoing research focuses on these communities and how they handled the after-effects of the tornado devastation. […]

Purdue Libraries Seeking User Test Participants for Spring 2016

News & Announcements - 2 March 2016 - 10:17am
Purdue University Libraries is conducting user tests of new designs of the library website and search interface. In the test participants will be asked to complete a set of tasks on the library website and provide feedback. Participation of this user test is voluntary. The user test is expected to take up to 1 hour […]

Parrish Library Database of the Week: Mediamark Reporter

News & Announcements - 26 February 2016 - 11:28am
Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Parrish Library. Each of these weekly snapshots will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This week’s database is Mediamark Reporter brought to you by GfK Mediamark Research & Intelligence, LLC. Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the […]

James L. Mullins wins 2016 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

News & Announcements - 23 February 2016 - 4:59pm
James L. Mullins, dean of libraries and Esther Ellis Norton professor at Purdue University, has been named the 2016 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Mullins will receive a cash award and citation during the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Named in honor of one of the pioneers of library automation, the […]

Purdue Libraries G.R.I.P. (Graduate.Research.Information.Portal) Resources and Workshops

News & Announcements - 10 February 2016 - 5:13pm
Get A G.R.I.P. (Graduate.Research.Information.Portal): An information portal for graduate students about the services and resources available at Purdue University Libraries. GRIP and Research Data Services has partnered with the Graduate School to offer data services related sessions for graduate students.  These are denoted below by “GSDS” before the session title.  For more information on G.R.I.P. go […]

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