Join NSSE Director Alex McCormick in this conversational webinar to discuss the recent update to the survey and questions from participating campuses including: 1. Why did you change the survey? Are more changes planned? 2. Why did you replace the NSSE benchmarks and how do I make comparisons between past NSSE and updated NSSE results? 3. How can I use NSSE results at the school or department/program level? 4. How can smaller schools get the most out of NSSE? Alex will also share his views about emerging accountability demands and current issues in assessing educational quality. He is especially interested in hearing and responding to user questions and concerns. Please tell us what's on your mind and submit your questions via the webinar registration form. Questions can also be raised during the webinar via the chat feature, but we encourage advance submissions.
Logistic regression is a commonly used type of analysis in the social sciences and other fields in which the outcome of interest is dichotomous. This workshop takes a hands-on approach to utilizing Stata’s logit command. I will provide a brief overview of logistic regression, discuss Stata’s commands (as well as additional post-estimation commands), explain how to interpret the output, and then lead participants in a data analysis example using Stata via IUanyWare. Computers are provided for participants.
Neatline, a tool for the open-source Omeka framework that allows users to create digital exhibits with maps and timelines, was created to fit the needs of scholars, librarians, historians, and digital humanists. In this talk, the speaker will share an introduction to Neatline, her experiences using the tool for a mapping project with IU's Digital Collections Services, and suggestions for libraries interested in exploring Neatline themselves.
Social-ecological research studies complex human-natural environments and the uses and sharing of ecological resources. Elinor Ostrom, a Nobel prize laureate from IU, pioneered the idea that social-ecological data can be collected and stored in a centralized database, which will capture complex relationships between various components of data and facilitate their collective collaborative use. While useful in its active stage, databases present a challenge for archival and preservation, especially if they are stored in a proprietary format and where changes are often applied retrospectively to both new and existing data. In this talk we will present an approach to archiving a social-ecological research database, the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) database, and discuss challenges that we encountered as well as lessons learned. The talk aims at stimulating a discussion about preservation of complex data objects and possible solutions that can be generalized beyond one case.
In modern high-tech health care, patients appear to be the stumbling block: an uninformed, anxious, noncompliant folk with unhealthy lifestyles who demand treatments advertised by celebrities, insist on unnecessary but expensive imaging, and may eventually turn into plaintiffs. Patients’ lack of health literacy has received much attention. But what about their physicians? I show that the majority of doctors are innumerate, that is, they do not understand basic health statistics. An estimated 70%–80% of them do not understand what the results of screening tests mean. This engenders superfluous treatment, anxiety, and healthcare costs. As a consequence, the ideals of informed consent and shared decision-making remain a pipedream; both doctors and patients are habitually misled by biased information in health brochures and advertisements. I argue that the problem is not simply in the minds of doctors, but in the way health statistics are framed in journals and brochures. A quick and efficient cure is to teach efficient risk communication that fosters transparency as opposed to confusion. I report studies with doctors, medical students, and patients that show how transparent framing helps them understand health statistics in an hour or two. Raising taxes or rationing care is often seen as the only viable alternative to exploding health care costs. Yet there is a third option: by promoting health literacy, better care is possible for less money.
An interview with Naked Acts director Bridgett M. Davis conducted on September 29, 2014 at the Black Film Center & Archive at Indiana University. Interviewers are IU professor Michael T. Martin and graduate assistant Noelle Griffis.
Video bio of Cris Conner, inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2014.
Producer: Ann Craig-Cinnamon;
Narrator: Allen Deck;
Production by: DreamVision Media Partners;
Starting with a news job at WBAT-AM/FM in Marion, Indiana, and DJ at WJVA-FM in South Bend, Indiana, Cris Conner landed in Indianapolis in 1968 as the late-night DJ on WNAP-FM. Soon he moved to evenings, then afternoons, became program director and eventually the morning-drive host. Conner was a master programmer during the rock radio wars of the 1970s and is credited with creating many concepts that had local and national programming influence, among them the “Morning Zoo” team concept, “Fantasy Park” and “Free Mind Weekends.”
--Words from the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
A main intellectual scandal today is that we do not have, in philosophy or neurobiology, a generally accepted account of consciousness. In this lecture, John Searle will offer the philosophical core of such an account, and explain the difficulties in getting a neurobiological account. Along the way, he will expose half a dozen really outrageous mistakes about consciousness.
This brown bag session will present the Libraries' most recent online Omeka exhibition of World War II propaganda films which went live on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
The IULMIA (Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive) staff will present the conceptual idea behind the exhibit, the steps taken to select and digitize the content, working with the Library Technology staff and the process of building the online exhibit.
The Early Development of the Autonomic Nervous System Provides a Neural Platform for Social Behavior: A Polyvagal Perspective
Human Nature and Early Experience, Developmental Biobehavioral Sciences and Moral Behavior (2011)
Original text and publication: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRTkkYjQ_HU
Video bio of Bob Glaze, "Cowboy Bob," inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2014.
Narrator: Scott Wayman;
Original Footage: WTTV-4;
Produced by: DreamVision Media Partners;
Best known in central Indiana as “Cowboy Bob,” Glaze first worked live radio musical shows on WBBM-AM/FM in Chicago, before joining WTTV-TV in 1966 in Bloomington, Indiana. He began as a studio technician and director, then occasionally appeared with Jane Hodge on “Popeye & Janie.” By 1970 he had his own show, “Cowboy Bob & the Chuck-Wagon Theater,” with “Freckles,” “Windjammer” and “Tumbleweed,” among others. He was an after-school companion for a generation of Hoosiers. Following 23 years at WTTV-TV, Glaze had “Cowboy Bob’s Cable Stable” on American Cablevision. He died Sept. 16, 2016, at the age of 73.
--Words from the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
As part of an exhibition at the Lilly Library entitled The Globalization of the United States, 1789-1861 scheduled to open September 15, historian Konstantin Dierks and librarians Erika Dowell and Michelle Dalmau have partnered to create a digital counterpart to the physical exhibit that includes an interactive, map-based visualization. The visualization tracks several data points or â€°Ã›Ãfacetsâ€°Ã›Â about U.S. interventions in the rest of the globe, from diplomatic missions to stationed military squadrons. As Dierks describes, it provides a tool for scholars and students to investigate how â€°Ã›Ãthe United States, no longer swaddled within the British empire, sought to recalibrate its interaction with the wider world as an independent nation.â€°Ã›Â
This presentation will focus primarily on one component of the digital exhibit, the map-based visualizations, and how we in the libraries have been able to use this project as a use case for generalizing research-oriented treatment of geospatial and temporal data. By abstracting the data gathering and mapping processes and building workflows to support these activities, we have the beginnings of a services-oriented approach to map-based discovery and inquiry that could be leveraged by other digital research projects at Indiana University. As part of this presentation we will: a) evaluate the various map-based tools with which we experimented including SIMILE Exhibit, Google Fusion, Neatline, and Leaflet, b) review the metadata challenges particular to this project and how they can be abstracted for future projects, and c) relay lessons learned when working with historical maps. We will conclude by proposing a model established by Professor Dierk's project team, using a combination of tools and techniques referenced above, as a way forward in supporting map-based digital research projects more generally.
The first mode of access by the community of digital humanities and informatics researchers and educators to the copyrighted content of the HathiTrust digital repository will be to extracted statistical and aggregated information about the copyrighted texts. But can the HathiTrust Research Center support scientific research that allows a researcher to carry out their own analysis and extract their own information?
This question is the focus of a 3-year, $606,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Plale, Prakash 2011-2014), which has resulted in a novel experimental framework that permits analytical investigation of a corpus but prohibits data from leaving the capsule. The HTRC Data Capsule is both a system architecture and set of policies that enable computational investigation over the protected content of the HT digital repository that is carried out and controlled directly by a researcher. It leverages the foundational security principles of the Data Capsules of A. Prakash of University of Michigan, which allows privileged access to sensitive data while also restricting the channels through which that data can be released.
Ongoing work extends the HTRC Data Capsule to give researchers more compute power at their fingertips. The new thrust, HT-DC Cloud, extends existing security guarantees and features to allow researchers to carry out compute-heavy tasks, like LDA topic modeling, on large-scale compute resources.
HTRC Data Capsule works by giving a researcher their own virtual machine that runs within the HTRC domain. The researcher can configure the VM as they would their own desktop with their own tools. After they are done, the VM switches into a "secure" mode, where network and other data channels are restricted in exchange for access to the data being protected. Results are emailed to the user.
In this talk we discuss the motivations for the HTRC Data Capsule, its successes and challenges. HTRC Data Capsule runs at Indiana University.
See more at http://d2i.indiana.edu/non-consumptive-research
HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) is the public research arm of the HathiTrust digital library where millions of volumes, such as books, journals, and government documents, are digitized and preserved. By Nov 2013, the HathiTrust collection has 10.8M total volumes of which 3.5M are in the public domain  and the rest are in-copyrighted content.
The public domain volumes of the HathiTrust collection by themselves are more than 2TB in storage. Each volume comes with a MARC metadata record for the original physical copy and a METS metadata file for provenance of digital object. Therefore the large-scale text raises challenges on the computational access to the collection, subsets of the collection, and the metadata. The large volume also poses a challenge on text mining, which is, how HTRC provides algorithms to exploit knowledge in the collections and accommodate various mining need.
In this workshop, we will introduce the HTRC infrastructure, portal and work set builder interface, and programmatic data retrieve API (Data API), the challenges and opportunities in HTRC big text data, and finish with a short demo to the HTRC tools.
More about HTRC
The HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge. See http://www.hathitrust.org/htrc for details.
Williams-Forson, Psyche A., Cooper, Tyron, Jones, Alisha Lola, Burnim, Mellonee V. (Mellonee Victoria), 1950-
A lecture and panel discussion exploring the intersections between sacred and secular African American music genres (funk, soul and gospel, in particular) and the ritual preparation and sharing of foods in promoting and sustaining African American communities, organized as part of Indiana University's Themester 2014 "Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science." After an introduction by Dr. Mellonee Burnim (Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology), featured guest speaker, Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson (Department of American Studies, University of Maryland College Park) provides a general introduction to the significance of food traditions as a signifier of African American life and culture (approximately 30 minutes). Following are shorter presentations by Dr. Alisha Lola Jones (Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology) and Dr. Tyron Cooper (Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies), who explore unifying linkages between sacred and secular music and traditional African American foodways, signifying the complementary roles these cultural practices play in demarcating various aspects of African American identity. At the conclusion is a brief question and answer session. The panel was held on October 27, 2014, from 4:30-6:00 p.m., in the Grand Hall, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, at Indiana University, Bloomington. Presented by the Archives of African American Music and Culture; sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences—Themester; Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies; Department of Anthropology; Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center; Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; and the Asian American Studies Program.
Join Shimon Sarraf, NSSE Assistant Director for Survey Operations, to learn more about the relationship of incentives and campus promotions to response rates. Based on recent research presented at the AIR Annual Forum in spring 2014, this webinar will focus on answering the following questions: a. What kinds of incentives do participating NSSE institutions typically use? b. Which ones appear to be most effective at increasing student participation? c. What impact do campus promotional campaigns have on response rates ?d. For those that invest in promotional campaigns, how do they implement them and who is involved?
Join NSSE staff members, Amy and Cindy, in this interactive webinar to discuss strategies for increasing dissemination and discussion of survey results. This webinar will present the updated NSSE Data User's Guide as a tool that can be adapted and customized for different audiences and campus groups. The webinar will include interactive activities, so make sure to have a printed copy of the User's Guide nearby! During this one-hour session, attendees will practice using the User's Guide with their campus data. In the box below, please list questions or topics you would like to have addressed in the webinar or barriers you have encountered when sharing NSSE data with different audiences. Additional questions can be raised via the chat feature during the webinar.
Matlab is a numerical programming environment with a large library of functions for numerical analysis and computation. This workshop will be an introduction to Matlab syntax and computation. We will cover:
Basic Matlab data structures and syntax
Importing and exporting data
Plotting curves and surfaces
Running simple statistical tests
Comments on Matlab’s use in image processing and GIS.
The workshop assumes no prior familiarity with Matlab.
Qualtrics (qualtrics.com) is a software package for collecting survey data that has been widely adopted by leading research universities and major corporations. Many IU departments and centers are currently using Qualtrics, with more and more purchasing licenses each year. This speaks to the broad appeal of Qualtrics and the software’s flexibility of use.
This hands-on workshop will provide an overview of Qualtrics for use in creating and distributing online (web) surveys according to best practices. You will learn how to create an online survey from scratch, including how to format various types of questions and implement skip logic. You will also learn how to import your list of survey recipients, create an email invitation message, send the survey to recipients, and export your collected survey data. Time permitting, we will cover higher-end customizations and complex survey skip path methods. While we will focus on web survey examples, the skills that you will learn in this workshop can also be used to develop interview guides, data entry forms, and lab experiments in Qualtrics – you will learn that the tool is a versatile one!
The Hydra Project is a large collaboration among many institutions sharing needs for open software digital repository solutions. Indiana University is a Hydra Partner, and as such, is both developing new Hydra "heads" and leveraging heads developed by other partners. In this presentation, we will describe the Hydra Project objectives, the primary components of the technology (Fedora, Solr, Blacklight), how the community collaborates, and the benefits of this collaboration. The Avalon Media System was our first Hydra-based project, but now we are also collaborating on a new institutional repository solution as well as a new "page turner" Hydra head for digitized paged media. The Hydra Partner community holds great promise for lower cost, tailorable digital repositories for libraries and archives.
This session provides a refresher on ideas to promote the NSSE survey administration on your campus. Presenters Cindy Ahonen and Katherine Wheatle, NSSE Project Associates, have compiled tips and creative examples to consider during the 2014 NSSE survey administration, offer reminders and strategies for new partners and stakeholders to involve in your survey promotion plan, and provide ways to maximize technology and social media to reach the most students.
How do you usefully combine digital repository, library catalog, and library web site data so researchers can discover and make use of the data in support of their research? This session discusses plans to combine IU Libraries' digital repository data with library catalog and IUB Libraries' web site data to create a Solr-indexed data source that preserves context and provides thorough, useful, and sharable access to the information, collections, and resources at the Indiana University Libraries.
Video bio of Martin Plascak, inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2014.
Written by: Joe Misiewicz;
Interview Video: WTHI Television;
Narrator: Dave White;
Produced by: DreamVision Media Partners;
Martin Plascak began his broadcast career when he joined WBOW-AM in 1951 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and worked there for 25 years. In 1957, Jerome “Bill” William O’Conner purchased WBOW-AM and wanted to make Plascak the “News Voice of the Wabash Valley.” His days of playing records and voicing commercials came to an end and he served as WBOW-AM news director from 1954-1975. In 1976, Plascak became news director at WTHI-AM/FM, anchoring “Morning Drive” for Network Indiana as well as doing some television work like “Face to Face” with the CBS affiliate. Plascak died Oct. 30, 2021, at age 92.
--Words from the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
IU's Fedora digital repository houses thousands of digitized items including pages of text, photographs, puzzles, three-dimensional artifacts, prints, audio, and moving pictures. These items are made accessible either through silo-ed collection sites or as a certain type of digital object (like images or finding aids). But there is a larger corpus of the entire repository that should be shared for greater understanding, discoverability, and use. Exposing the metadata we have in our repository allows others to make use of it, offering different perspectives on our items and collections and combining our collections with other similar collections around the world. Join us for the latest on our work to reveal our digital collections as data feeds.