[SIGCIS-Members] SIGCIS meeting - workshop on teaching

Andrew Russell Andrew.Russell at stevens.edu
Sat Sep 4 08:54:52 PDT 2010

Hi folks - 

As you may have seen at the SIGCIS workshop schedule <http://www.sigcis.org/workshop10>, there will be a roundtable from 10.45 to noon on Computers, Information, and Society in the Classroom.  I'm writing to ask for your participation in one (or more) of the following ways:

1. Join the roundtable as a participant.  
Nathan Ensmenger and I will begin the session by taking 5 or so minutes to describe the courses we teach, the students in the class, and some materials and assignments we use for teaching.  But we'd like more one or two more people formally to join us on the panel.  If you're interested, please send me an email ASAP and we'll add you to the program.

2. Join the roundtable in the audience.  
The reason we are allotting only 5 minutes for participant presentations is so that most of session will be dedicated to discussion among the audience.  I guess I see it as more of a brainstorming session than anything else.  I won't blame you if you want to go to what sounds like a fascinating session on "speculative literature" that is running at the same - I might even sneak out for a few minutes myself :-)  

3. Sign up to receive pre-circulated materials.  
We think that the workshop will be more successful if we pre-circulate some materials and syllabi to discuss.  If you'd like to receive these materials ahead of time, please send me an email.  Also, if you have materials that you want to pre-circulate, send them to me with a brief note that it's ok to distribute more broadly (we'll either email them to people who express an interest or simply upload them to the SIGCIS site). 

4. Contribute your syllabus to the SIGCIS repository.
We are lucky to have an impressive repository of related syllabi at http://www.sigcis.org/syllabi.  If you haven't done so already, please consider sending a .pdf version of your syllabus to Ed Benoit at eabenoit at gmail.com if you are willing to have it included in the repository.  One goal of this session is to feed off and further develop this fantastic feature of the SIGCIS site.  So, even if you aren't going to be in Tacoma or at our session, take a look at the syllabus repository and think about making a contribution.

Thanks and please let me know if you have questions or suggestions,


Andrew L. Russell, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Letters
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Phone: 201-216-5400
Fax: 201-216-8245
Office: Morton 329
arussell at stevens.edu

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