Academic faculty's teaching social networks : what is the extent of library faculty's inclusion?

Inzerilla, Tina, Bruce, Christine, Loertscher, David, and Lupton, Mandy (2011) Academic faculty's teaching social networks : what is the extent of library faculty's inclusion? In: Proceedings of the 2011 Great Lakes Connections Conference. pp. 47-63. From: 2011 Great Lakes Connections Conference: discourse and illumination, 20-21 May 2011, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

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Collaboration between academic and library faculty is an important topic of discussion and research among academic librarians. Partnerships are vital for developing effective information literacy education. The research reported in this paper aims to develop an understanding of academic collaborators by analyzing academic faculty’s teaching social network. Academic faculty teaching social networks have not been previously described through the lens of social network analysis. A teaching social network is comprised of people and their communication channels that affect academic faculty when they design and deliver their courses. Social network analysis was the methodology used to describe the teaching social networks. The preliminary results show academic faculty were more affected by the channels of communication in how they taught (pedagogy) than what they taught (course content). This study supplements the existing research on collaboration and information literacy. It provides both academic and library faculty with added insight into their relationships.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
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Copyright Information: Copyright 2011 The Authors. Proceedings of the 2011 Great Lakes Connections Conferece is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 02:06
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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