Announcing the Third UNI Graduate College Carver Institute:
The 2008 Carver Graduate Education Summer Institute will prepare UNI Graduate Faculty to communicate their ideas in visual form. Participants will explore the growing significance of visual culture and investigate the overwhelming opportunities of Web 2.0 for finding and sharing visual data. Discussions will focus on the significance of the “networked public sphere”; the past, present and future of the nonprofit digital archiving movement; and the critical copyright debates regarding visual and audio production, including fair use practices, the Creative Commons, and the implications these debates have for academic research. Participants will view inspiring examples of visualized research; visit and discuss numerous digital archives, noncommercial archives, and commercial image repositories; learn how to scan their own materials; and discover where to search online for digital photos that complement their research.
The Institute also has a significant hands-on component: Participants will work with some key multimedia software to put their research in visual form, and learn how and where to publish their visual research online. The Institute will be a truly interdisciplinary enterprise that can benefit all fields of research and creative activity. Graduate Faculty learning these digital skills will be able to teach them to their graduate students, who can then take on visual initiatives of their own.
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Enhancing the Quality of Graduate Education
This institute is a part of a three-year grant to the Graduate College from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust titled "Enhancing The Quality of Graduate Education at the University of Northern Iowa." The purpose of this initiative is to establish an enduring and intentional Graduate community across the university; bringing together graduate faculty and students to promote intellectual communication, learn from each other, share instructional technology tools and methods, and develop new ideas for interdisciplinary teaching and research. The grant supports summer institutes and subsequent research projects and classroom activities for graduate faculty (and their students) who work together with institute leaders and the Center for Educational Technology staff throughout the year.
Sponsored by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust
|last updated July 1, 2008|