E-portfolios to Engage Student Veterans at Suffolk County Community College

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Awarded Grant: $10,000 Principal Investigator: Susan P. Lieberthal, Suffolk Community College Suffolk County Community College will offer e-portfolio training to student veterans that integrates writing, video editing and information literacy. The project will strengthen student academic engagement and result in individualized electronic presentations for student job interviews or college transfer. The Library will provide exclusive access to a space with computers for Student Veterans Association (SVA) members twice per week during which time an e-portfolio consultant will instruct facilitators and students. Faculty and the SVA Advisor will support students in person and through use of short videos. Faculty and other college staff including the Career Services and Cooperative Education directors will also meet with students. ETU professionals will assess progress with each of the three e-portfolio elements: a writing sample, video, and bibliography. Students will demonstrate their e-portfolios and one student representative will travel to CIT with the PI to present outcomes. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Krista Gruber, Associate Professor and Reader Services Librarian, Suffolk Community College Paul Basileo, Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Ammerman Campus Educational Technology Unit (ETU), Suffolk Community College Meridith Leo, English Instructor, Suffolk Community College Danna Prather Davis, Assistant Professor of Communications, Suffolk Community College Nancy Wozniak, Consultant, Learning Architect and e-portfolio Program Manager, Stony Brook University Reports and Resources: Project outcomes report Mid-project report Project outcomes report 2.0 Creative Commons License:

Gift and Deselection Manager Online

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Awarded Grant: $11,500 Principal Investigator: Mark Sullivan, SUNY Geneseo The Gift & Deselection Manager Online (GDM) will manage and streamline a single library’s workflow for processing gifts and evaluating materials for weeding while aiding in coordinated collection development, last copy detection, and resource sharing. By linking gift processing, conspectus analysis, and deselection among all the SUNY libraries, GDM Online would achieve a high level of Systemness . This system would also allow for enhanced acquisitions through usage data from ILLiad systems, book lists, and circulation statistics. Weeding of collections, on a consortial scale with GDM Online, would provide for a simple way to determine if one library’s discards would fit another library’s subject area. Last Copy could be easily determined and would prevent the loss of a unique item from SUNY libraries. Textbook detection at each library and throughout SUNY would reduce the financial burden for students, families, and SUNY campuses. Reports and Resources: Final report Project website Mid-project report Project outcomes report Creative Commons License:   

The E-Textbook Opportunity: The Time is Now for SUNY, Phase 2

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Awarded Grant: $20,000 Principal Investigator: Dean Hendrix, University at Buffalo This project will license electronic versions of textbooks that are used in courses across three SUNY schools: SUNY Brockport, University at Buffalo (UB) and SUNY Delhi. A continuation of a previously funded IITG pilot (“Phase 1”), Phase 2 leverages the knowledge and technical expertise gained in Phase 1 to shape and refine the features, licenses, implementation and future of e-textbooks within SUNY. Phase 2 delves deeper into the quickly evolving e-textbook environment by exploring new assessment methodologies related to student learning outcomes, developing longitudinal data sets for pinpointing trends among specific student populations, analyzing the impact of price on e-textbook adoption and investigating the feasibility of a student-centered e-textbook model. Co-PI’s and Key Partners: Charles Lyons, MS, Electronic Resources Librarian, University at Buffalo Libraries Mary Jo Orzech, MLS, Ph.D., Director, Drake Memorial Library, SUNY College at Brockport Pamela J Peters, MLS, Director, Resnick Library, SUNY Delhi Reports and Resources: Mid-project report Project outcomes report