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Workshop Information

The workshop will be held in the iDigBio conference room (105, NW 16th ST) at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, from May 24-25, with travel days on the 23rd and 26th.

This workshop is focused on implementing, customizing, and extending collections-based undergraduate modules and is part of a QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network. The workshop will bring participants from the Faculty Mentoring Network together for two days to:

  1. receive training on implementation of existing collections-based resources developed by AIM-UP! and BLUE
  2. further develop, optimize, and extend these modules to fit individual's needs for different courses.

Application period is now closed.


 (1) Increase knowledge of how to effectively incorporate collections data and data literacy.

(2) Increase competency for implementing the modules effectively in the classroom.

(3) Increase knowledge of the Faculty Mentoring Network that will be available to support module implementation after the workshop.


Workshop Agenda (PDF)



Workshop Location: Building 105, Room #310 (105 NW16th St. Gainesville, FL 32611)


Day One: Wednesday May 24, 2017


8:30- 9:00:  Arrive, check in, and coffee

9:00-10:00: Workshop welcome, introductions, and logistics

10:00-10:30: Break

10:30-10:45: Getting to know the data: An introduction to collections data– Libby Ellwood

10:45-11:00: Where to find the data: An introduction to data sources – Molly Phillips

11:00-11:20 Kurator tool demonstration – Tracy Barbaro

11:20-11:40: Building educational networks – Anna Monfils

11:40-12:00: An introduction to backwards design and module development workflows – Deb Linton


12:00-1:00: Catered Lunch



1:00-1:30: Introduction to the four modules, split into groups and identify work spaces.

1:30-3:30: Group time: Walk through the module. Explore collections data sources and Kurator tool.

3:30-4:30: Group time: Discuss potential challenges and barriers to implementation

4:30-5:00: Workshop wide discussion:  Each group will give three slides summarizing their module and ideas for implementation/changes and how they could use Kurator.

5:00:  End of day wrap up. Facilitators will introduce what we will do on day two.


Dinner on your own.


Day Two: Thursday May 25, 2017


8:30-9:00: Mingle with coffee

9:00-9:15: QUBESHub logistics

9:15-9:30 Revisit goals for the day

9:30-10:00 Group time: Discuss courses and course plans

10:00 -11:30:  Group time: Develop a set of group goals and objectives. Determine needs (information and resources).

11:30-12:00 Workshop-wide discussion: Groups report back about their progress and ask questions.


12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch (work in groups) Draft a plan. Identify roles of group members.



1:00-2:00: Group time: Draft a schedule for meeting times and topics over the course of the FMN, to include webinars, speakers, etc.

2:00-3:00: Workshop-wide discussion: Report

3:00 - 4:00 Revise plan and goals (what did you learn from other groups?). Create a timeline and benchmarks for success. Discuss assessment/assessment plan. Create a short presentation (~5 slides) presentation to share.

4:00-5:00 Group presentations

5:00 Summary, identify next steps, and answer questions.


Dinner on your own.


Travel Information

Lodging and meals for the workshop will be provided. Some funding is available to offset travel to the May meeting, but we encourage participants to acquire additional funds.

Logistics Document (PDF)