ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship 2012

When: Oct 15 - 16, 2012 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | ITHAKA

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The Question of Quality: New Forms of Grading, Credentialing, and Peer Review in the Digital World


The higher education community is embracing digital technologies and finds itself at a crossroads. As scholarly work, research, and teaching evolve, traditional methods of assessing quality are being challenged through new forms of grading, credentialing, evaluation, and peer review. ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship 2012 will bring together innovators in this sphere to discuss the impact of these technologies and networks on scholarly practices and notions of quality in the academy.


ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship is an invitation only conference that connects leaders and innovators in publishing, academia, technology, preservation, and information sciences for crossover inspiration and dialog. Sustainable Scholarship is hosted by ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that helps the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. ITHAKA provides three innovative services that benefit the academic community: Ithaka S+R, JSTOR, and Portico.


Session Videos


Welcome and Keynote Address
Kevin Guthrie, President, ITHAKA


Next Gen Peer Review
Peter Binfield, Co-founder and Publisher, PeerJ
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association


Credentialing: Diploma, Certificate, or Badge?
Sandra L. Cook, System Director for Distance Learning/KCTCS Online, Kentucky Community & Technical College System
Sheryl Grant, Director of Social Networking, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition
Dale Stephens, Chief Executive Deviant, UnCollege


Online Learning
Larry Bacow, former President of Tufts University
Douglas H. Fisher, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Vanderbilt University
Daphne Koller, Rajeev Motwani Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and Co-founder, Coursera
Kirstin Celeste Early, Student, Vanderbilt University


Closing Panel: Reflections and Impact
Clifford A. Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition of Networked Information
Linda Downs, Executive Director, College Art Association
Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press
Brian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego