Monday, June 12, 2017

ETD+ Toolkit

The ETD+ Toolkit is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.

April 2017

Katherine Skinner, David Horth, and Christina Drummond. "Leading Across Boundaries: Bridging Professions for System-wide Change." Vantage Point April 2017.

April 2017

Access Points:
ETD+ Toolkit (the Google Drive-based Open Curriculum package)
ETD+ Survey (a survey for instructors who have piloted the curriculum)
ETD+ Toolkit Webinar (a nine-minute overview of the ETD+ Toolkit and how to use it)

Greatest Competency Needs by Sector

The Mapping the Landscapes, nationwide survey allowed deep exploration into what those working in libraries, archives, and museums define as critical competencies for their day-to-day work. Respondents selected up to three high-level competency areas that were critical to their jobs, and then rated their confidence levels on specific competencies in each area. The resulting data was coded to develop heatmaps for professional development planners to spot where respondents felt a minor or significant need for training around a given topic.

December 2016

Triangulating the need for, supply of, and demand of continuing education and professional development offerings is a challenging feat. Yet, professional associations, higher and continuing education programs, and others all find value in this information when planning, developing, and scheduling offerings.