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Faculty Matters

Faculty Matters is the SU Libraries' online newsletter specifically for SU faculty.

Collections to Support Research: The Center for Research Libraries

While most of the SU Libraries’ collections are intended to support instruction, we are able to provide access to some outstanding collections to support research through USMAI, our library consortium.

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Supporting Data Use in Research and Teaching

While the SU Libraries have long supported researchers’ data management needs with the Data Management LibGuide, our support for the use of data in research and teaching has grown exponentially thanks to our library consortium, USMAI, joining the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), an acronym that rolls right off the tongue).

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Undergraduate Research Prize – Please Encourage Your Students to Apply

Did you know that the SU Libraries offers two cash prizes ($250 each), one for freshmen/sophomores and one for juniors/seniors, for the best paper/project that demonstrates excellence in library research, mastery of the subject and strong writing skills?

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Freeing Yourself from Textbook Tyranny

By now, most faculty have heard of Open Educational Resources (OER). Some faculty have tried using OER in their classes. Some faculty have even created OER. Maybe you looked into OER a few years ago and you weren’t impressed by what was available in your discipline.

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Chronicle of Higher Education Access

Want to keep up with the news about higher education? We have a campus license for the Chronicle of Higher Education, paid for out of the SU Libraries’ budget. You should be able to access this from on campus or off site and read the premium articles as well as everything else.

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Teaching with Exhibits

While most faculty use the SU Libraries to support their classes through assigning items from our collections or having information literacy instruction, did you know you also could take advantage of our exhibits? These can be a way to make your students think about the world around them in a different way.

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Course Enhancement Grants

We regret to announce that the SU Libraries will not be awarding Course Enhancement Grants for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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