Faculty Research Sprints, sponsored by the University Libraries (UL), offer faculty the opportunity to partner with a team of expert librarians on a specific project, or component of a broader project. Sprints differ from one-time consultations in their timing and depth of interaction. Individual or teams of faculty may apply to work intensively with a team of librarians for the week of May 22-25, 2017. The intent is for the entire team—faculty and librarians—to work without distractions for that period of time, to produce a tangible product or outcome.
Proposals should be for a project that can be completed in the one-week timeframe. We will work to match faculty members with the appropriate areas of expertise from across the UL in alignment with the needs of the project. Potential project areas include, but are not limited to:
Data and Metadata creation, management, analysis, and preservation
Digital scholarship project development – GIS mapping, data visualization, etc.
Open educational resource creation – open textbooks, teaching videos, etc.
Pedagogy and instructional design – course assignment redesign, learning objects, etc.
Publication proposal – journal creation
Acceptance will be determined by the justification for and feasibility of the project, as well as the availability of library resources and staff to contribute to the project. Apply here. Applications are due on March 6th.
University Libraries will host an Information Session on the Faculty Research Sprints from 1-2pm on 2/15 in Walter 401. Interested applicants are invited to attend to learn more about the program, discuss the application process, and share their project ideas with each other. To RSVP, please email Benjamin Wiggins.