Dear Faculty Commons

I keep hearing a lot of buzz about open textbooks and open educational resources. I’m interested in providing access to more affordable materials to my students, but frankly, the phrase “open education” sounds suspiciously idealistic. How can...

Digital Scholarship Method Series

Are you 1; are you two; are you three years old; are you 4.5 yo? We all answer questions differently. As scholars, that means we have to grapple with the complexity of “messy” data—whether that’s what our research subjects enter into forms or how we name our files. If...

GIS Workshops

Data mapping can help you discern unidentified patterns and enhance your own research—or the research your students have to do on their upcoming assignment. During the five geographic information system (GIS) workshops happening this semester, discover the GIS tools...