ARLIS/NA Teaching SIG
April 23, 2020 | 12:00PM-1:00PM EST
In lieu of the cancelled conference, the Teaching SIG held their conference meeting virtually via Zoom.
- Present: 45 attendees, including current SIG Co-Moderators Anna Boutin-Cooper and Eva Sclippa.
2. VIRTUAL MEETINGS & MINI CONFERENCES
- Originally suggested that we do a fall/winter, and spring/summer, but how often can we actually do this?
- This year, we did: two per year — one in the summer, one for annual conference.
- Liv — suggested that another time apart from the annual conference would be nice
- Stephanie Beene — would Teaching SIG be interested in joining with other SIGs/groups for another mini-conference
- Yes, definitely! Mentioned collaboration with CritLib SIG idea, but we could include multiple other SIGs.
- Shari Salisbury — more informal types of virtual meetings? Like chats, discussions?
- Stephanie Beene/Comments section — Twitter chat (which both CritLib and Diversity have done before), U.S. system different than CA academic system
- Overall, 1-2 more formal events, plus potential informal events like chats
- Interest in some sort of session before fall semester
- See Chat Transcript for further comments.
- Future Topics:
- Still interest in doing collaboration with CritLib SIG
- OER work, collaboration with RISS/RES and Academic Division
- Remote/virtual teaching
- Object-based learning
- Studio instruction in a new online environment — at a hands-on level, not administrative or high-level
- Platform-agnostic discussions
- Engagement and participation in remote instruction, while respecting privacy.
- Preferred Content:
- Currently: Intro to Teaching, Lesson Plans, Book Reviews, etc.
- Going Forward?
- a) Multiple attendees noted how helpful Courtney Baron’s ebook post was
- b) No other major discussion about topic ideas.
- Thank you to Carol Ng-He for her work with Eva & Anna on the blog!
- One volunteer for the blog — Jenna Dufour — will be in touch with Eva & Anna
- Courtney Baron put out call for tips for remote instruction, which will be compiled into a blog post
- Currently once per month or so.
- No comments on schedule from attendees.
4. FUTURE CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/PANELS
Topics and formats of interest?
- Collaboration with CritLib SIG?
- Update for this year’s panels and workshops:
- a) Framework panel interested in virtual presentation, waiting to hear back.
- b) Teaching workshop, TBD — interest in next year’s conference.
- Interest in collaboration with Exhibitions SIG, from Carol Ng-He
5. PEDAGOGY DISCUSSION
- a) How has your teaching been impacted by COVID-19? What has your virtual classroom looked like?
- b) Are there any tips or strategies that you’ve used to help students feel more comfortable in your virtual classroom?
- c) Has DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) intersected with your virtual classrooms at all, in terms of content & strategies?
- Emilee Matthews shared out about a series of remote film screenings via Zoom, not tied to classes, with discussions with experts after the screening.
- Patricia Gimenez — SCAD — tutorials and sessions online, but generally low turnout
- Kim Collins — created five videos on finding electronic resources, searching JSTOR, using Zotero, etc. Put in libguide to have students watch them before the Zoom meeting. Suggested the creation of a portal where Teaching SIG members could go where everyone posts their videos that they’ve been making, for reference.
- a) Patricia Gimenez followed up — where to house these videos? Could use Blackboard Collaborate, but you have to have an account.
- Courtney Hunt — youtube videos, channel for videos.
- See Chat Transcript for further chat discussion.