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Faculty Technology Institute GIS Deep Dive

Would you like to develop a GIS-related assignment or project for one of your classes? Are you interested in leveraging geographic information systems (GIS) software, applications and other online resources in your research? The 2018 Faculty Technology Institute will include a special GIS “Deep Dive” track with special sessions and dedicated project time to help you make your ideas become an awesome reality.

We’re looking for faculty interested in using GIS applications to make transformative changes to their curriculum. During the Faculty Technology Institute, there will be a track focused on GIS topics, from foundation concepts to design and development. In addition, we will offer extended workshops for deep dive participants on a variety of GIS-related tools, including Story Maps, ArcGIS, and more. Deep dive participants will have project time each afternoon to work on their own or in small groups with dedicated technical assistance.

Faculty participants will receive a $200 stipend for Deep Dive participation and project completion. Educational Technology and Watzek Library staff will provide consultation and production support for the design and development of your project.

Participants will be required to:

  • Participate in the Deep Dive sessions in the GIS track at the 2018 Faculty Technology Institute. Daily attendance at all workshops is required.
  • Plan and create a GIS project.
  • Showcase your project during an FTI presentation session.
  • Participate in the Faculty Technology Showcase on December 6th, 2018.

To apply, complete the online proposal form by April 18th.

The proposal should provide a brief description (no more than one page) of your project or assignment idea. Please include how you see your project changing the learning experience or your students, learning outcomes you hope to promote, and how your participation in this workshop would benefit your teaching and potentially benefit teaching and learning for others in your department or program. Preference will be given to projects that will be used for a specific course that you will be teaching in the 2018/19 academic year. Please contact anyone in Educational Technology with questions.