Toolkit for Student Success

By Dr. Sarita Shukla | Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Educational Studies | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow The Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows (DSFF) award by the UW Bothell Library was one of the best things that happened for my students and my own learning in the 2022-2023 academic year.  This award helped me transform a course project vision into reality. My hope was to create a public-facing website with student-generated content evaluating local non-profit organizations. Student contribution to this site would not only promote learning for students within that course but also create a resource useful to…

The Feminist Digital Center: The Launch of YEARS and YEARS of Collaborative Feminist Praxis

By Dr. Julie Shayne | Teaching Professor, IAS Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Global Studies | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows (DSFF) grant was a tremendous success for UWB as an institution, the UWB library, and my students. I worked with IAS student Tessa Denton to build and curate a hub for student centered, open-access, feminist research and writing projects called the Feminist Digital Center (FDC). The FDC hosts my three signature digital research projects: The Feminist Community Archive of Washington; The Feminist Archive Exhibits; The Badass Womxn & Enbies Zines; and feminist writing…

Becoming a (WordPress) Learner: Using SPLOTbox as a course website in BCUSP 100

Becoming a Learner at the University of Washington Bothell Guest post by Deborah Hathaway, IAS, and Chelsea Nesvig, UWB/CC Library The academic journey of each student at UW Bothell is unique – depending on their major, previous educational experiences, and overall goals for their time on campus. When students register for BCUSP 100: General Learning Strategies, they are offered the opportunity to reflect on that unique journey in a variety of creative ways. The course’s more specific title is “The Habits of Highly Successful Students” – this means that the syllabus discusses topics such as  time management, emotional intelligence, engaged…

Open Hosting Digital Scholarship Platforms are Here to Stay

The UW Libraries has been piloting open hosting platforms over the past few years and we are pleased to announce that Manifold Publishing (digital book publishing), Digital Scholarship Hosting (Omeka, WordPress, Scalar, and more) and UW Pressbooks (for creating and adapting Open Educational Resources) are now part of the UW Libraries’ permanent service offerings! The UW Bothell Library looks forward to supporting you in creating knowledge and sharing it openly through digital means with these platforms. Please read on to see sample projects created over the past two years through our pilot and to learn more about getting started with these platforms! Explore  How can YOU…

Resource Highlight: Open Student Work Guide

A powerful approach to both digital scholarship and pedagogy includes foregrounding and openly publishing student work. The Library’s Open Student Work Guide can help! Open student work is an opportunity for students to create tangible products that they can share, gain experience with engaging in public conversations, and potentially connect with community partners or learn new technologies. But student agency must be centered in processes and products when working in open pedagogy and open scholarship environments. Students have the right to control their own intellectual property in all cases.  The Library encourages a student learning component around open scholarship and publishing…

“Our Favorite Books of 2020” from PressbooksEDU recognizes Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest

PressbookEDU’s first annual “Our Favorite Books of 2020” has recognized UW Bothell’s Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest zine.  In the words of Pressbooks staff: “Oh, and also these two student authored books are legit awesome:” China’s Magical Creatures by Tineke D’Haeseleer and student contributors Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest from University of Washington by UWB Zine Queenz – PressbooksEDU, “Our Favorite Books of 2020,” 12/18/2020 Badass Womxn was envisioned, planned, and created by IAS Professor Julie Shayne and her students, with student lead Nicole Carter and librarians Penelope Wood and Denise Hattwig. Want to know more?Project information about…

How WordPress Templates Can Transform Your Online Teaching This Fall!

Calling all instructors! Are you looking for opportunities to teach digital and public scholarship skills in your classroom? Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional research paper? We’ve got you covered with WordPress site templates! WordPress templates are simple to set up and can be as easy to use as filling out a simple form. Templates (with examples from other institutions) include: Tru Collector, which collects student images and descriptions through a form submission and compiles them into a WordPress site. See Animal Body Plans and Online Ecosystem Maps as examples. Tru Writer, which collects short student essays through…