Jul.29.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Danielle Cooper Speaks at Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting

Danielle Cooper will share findings from the religious studies project at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists on July 28, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
Jun.18.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Christine Wolff at Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

Christine Wolff and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on "Understanding Strategically Important Populations: Assessing the Information Practices, Needs, and Perceptions of International Graduate Students," at the upcoming Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference in Philadelphia. The conference runs from June 18-21, 2017, and more information is available on the EBLIP9 website.
Jun.05.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Leading Innovation: A Seminar for Department Chairs

Department chairs play a critical role in their institutions, helping to make important hiring and budget decisions and increasingly playing a crucial role in innovations around teaching, learning, and technology. Yet, while the department chair is typically the first rung on the ladder to senior leadership in academia, many take on the role without the necessary training or mentorship.
May.11.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

The Voice of Library Directors

What kinds of strategies are library leaders pursuing in support of research, teaching, and learning? What constraints do they recognize as limiting their ability to pursue these strategies? And what investments are they making strategically and operationally? In fall 2016, Ithaka S+R surveyed academic library directors and deans across the United States on these and related issues, achieving a 49% response rate.
Apr.25.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Martin Kurzweil to Deliver Keynote Address on Responsible Use of Student Data

Martin Kurzweil will deliver a keynote address on the "Responsible Use of Student Data in the Digital Era" at the Higher Education Data Warehousing Forum at the University of Arizona. His talk is scheduled for 8:00 am on Monday, April 24. Registration for the conference opens on January 17. For more information, please visit the conference website.
Apr.13.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Roger Schonfeld Selected to Deliver Bryant Jackson Lecture

On Thursday, April 13, Roger Schonfeld will deliver the Bryant Jackson Lecture at Illinois State University's Milner Library. He will speak on "The Library's Academic Support Role in a Time of Educational Transformation." The Bryant Jackson Lectureship, an annual event at Milner Library that draws librarians from nearby states, was endowed in 2003 by former university librarian Joe Kraus. He established the event and fund to honor his associate university librarian, Bryant Jackson, who served the campus for more than 26 years.  
Apr.04.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Supporting Scholarly Research Practices at Scale in the Humanities

Substantial evidence from many sources shows that digital innovation has led to changing research practices among some humanities faculty, necessitating the creation of new forms of expert consultation and training in technologies. But, which of these needs for new services among early adopters are becoming the needs of the faculty-at-large?
Mar.13.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances

On March 12, Martin Kurzweil is speaking on "Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances" at the American Council on Education's Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Interviewed by ACE's Steven Taylor, Kurzweil and Kenneth Furton, provost at Florida International University, will discuss the relationship between effective classroom instruction and improved student outcomes, and how the two may help an institution’s bottom line. The panel will take place from 9:45 am - 11:00 am at the Marriott Marquis DC.
Feb.18.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Convening on the Future of Higher Education Quality Assurance

There is a growing consensus among those who study and work in higher education, and those who make policy for higher education, that the current U.S. system of higher education quality assurance is not working. While recognition of the problem is growing, attempted solutions have yet to pan out, and there is little agreement on the best way to proceed.
Jan.11.2017 | ITHAKA S+R

Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success

Ithaka S+R's Christine Wolff will join Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Kate Lawrence, EBSCO, for an NFAIS webinar on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Registration for "Information Literacy: Understanding and Supporting Research Habits with Tools for Success" is now open on the NFAIS website. From the NFAIS website: