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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 2D: Content Bootcamp for Today’s Classroom…

Stakeholder Perspectives
Concurrent 2D: Content Bootcamp for Today’s Classroom: in the Trenches with Instructors

Today’s instructors have a variety of content options and search tools available to support their daily work in selecting content for use in courses. With research publication output increasing exponentially, where does one start a literature search and how does one filter out the noise? What tools enable collaboration with colleagues or facilitate recommendation by peers? What formats are essential to today’s academic workflow? Does the search start with a bookshelf or a database, with a search engine or a reference librarian? Does the copyright status of content make a difference? We’ve asked professors to discuss what they consider their go-to resources to get their essential work done. Come prepared with your key questions, issues, or concerns in the content delivery and consumption space. Whether your focus is physical science, humanities or social science, you will gain valuable insight from the instructor perspective.
Moderator: Bill Matthews, Highwire


Franny Lee, SIPX, Inc.
Franny Lee is Vice President, Business Development & Co-Founder of SIPX. Originally a composer and jazz musician, Franny was drawn to the fields of copyright and digital communication by experiencing firsthand its effect on the music industry and has worked on a variety of complex copyright issues for over 10 years. Franny is a lawyer in both the United States and Canada, litigating digital rights and internet questions in the entertainment, media and communications industries, as well as worked in government agencies on copyright collective proceedings and orphan works applications. Franny holds a BFA from York University, a LLB / JD from Queens University, and a LLM in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford University. She served as Resident Fellow for the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, focusing on using technology to improve the copyright landscape and driving the research that led to the creation of SIPX, Inc.
Gary Jones, American International College
Gary Jones is an Assistant Professor of History at American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts. He has taught a variety of courses that deal different time periods (from the colonial era onwards) and themes (including labor, immigration, race, and radicalism) in American History. His area of expertise is Gilded Age-Progressive Era labor history. Gary has a B.A. from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Lehigh University.
MarySusan Potts-Santone, Northeastern University
MarySusan Potts-Santone is an Associate Academic Specialist in the Dept. of Biology at Northeastern University, Boston, MA where her primary responsibilities are teaching and advising undergraduates. For a number of years she has taught a broad two semester course in General Biology as well as a more specialized course in Invertebrate Zoology. She has also taught large numbers of students and mentored instructors in the departments Anatomy and Physiology course sequence. In order to more actively engage students in the learning process, she has incorporated various types of technology into lecture, participated in Learning Communities and redesigned course curricula to include the principles and pedagogy of Universal Instructional Design. She strives to facilitate learning in creative ways and forge connections between what students learn about in the large lecture class with what they work with in the small group setting of laboratory. Her current research interests are in moth biology and citizen science, and she is an active contributor to the Discover Life online, interactive encyclopedia. Dr. Potts-Santones academic degrees include a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in Biochemistry from Suffolk University.
Neal Lerner, Northeastern University
Neal Lerner is Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing in the Disciplines at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His book The Idea of a Writing Laboratory won the 2011 NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. His is also the co-author of Learning to Communicate as a Scientist and Engineer: Case Studies from MIT, winner of the 2012 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award, and of The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring. He has published on the history, theory, administration, and practice of teaching writing in classrooms, laboratories, and writing centers.