Presentation Pair: Institutional Collaborations

Tuesday, February 14 | 11:45AM–12:30PM | Montgomery
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Short Presentation Pairs
Exploring Barriers to Success for Online First-Generation Students through Cross-Institutional Collaboration
This session will explore the findings from a qualitative research project that aimed to uncover barriers for first generation college students (FGCS) taking online courses at the UW-Milwaukee (UWM). Findings from this study will provide strategies to address these barriers and to increase retention, progress to degree, and course success for this group of students. Additionally, learn how UWM is working to deepen their understanding of these barriers through a cross-institutional collaboration with UW-Whitewater.

Outcomes: Describe barriers related to success for first-generation students in online courses *Articulate how student-, course-, and institution-centered barriers are being addressed and which may need additional strategy development on your campus *Identify benefits adn limitations regarding cross-institutional collaborations

Connected Scholarship: The Library as Innovation Partner
Connected Scholarship was introduced as a new department at the University of Michigan Library in 2016 as a strategy for positioning the library as a partner for innovation in teaching and learning. The speaker will discuss the evolution of traditional faculty and graduate student technology training programs into a connected learning ecosystem designed to engage everyone on campus, regardless of status around the intersections of technology, learning, and pedagogy, and will detail how Connected Scholarship is committed to creating pathways for a diverse campus community to pursue shared questions that can enable new contexts for scholarship and academic transformation.

Outcomes: Explore the principles of connected learning and their application to program and learning space design in higher ed *Define strategies for developing an interdisciplinary team of learning design specialists and librarians *Articulate local possibilities for reenvisioning technology training programs to meet evolving campus needs related to academic transformation and innovation


  • Dylan Barth

    Director of Professional Learning, Online Learning Consortium
  • Meghan Sitar

    UX Service Designer, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Nicole Weber

    Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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