Staff Workshop at Brooklyn Historical Society

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Brooklyn Historical Society. Brooklyn, NY. October 28, 2013. Workshop.

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<ul><li> 1. All Staff Workshop Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical SocietyMonday, October 28, 2013</li></ul> <p> 2. Welcome! 1:00 2:00 Lunch2:00 3:00 SAFA's Findings and Institution-Wide Implications3:00 5:00 "SAFA Teaching Philosophy in Practice" (optional)Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical Society 3. Introductions Julie Golia, PhD Public Historian / SAFA Co-Director Robin M. Katz, MLIS Outreach + Public Services Archivist / SAFA Co-Director Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical Society 4. What is SAFA? Innovative postsecondary education program which uses primary sources to teach document analysis, information literacy, and critical thinking skills in first-year undergraduates.Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical Society 5. What is SAFA? Three year, $750,000 US Dept of Education FIPSE grant Jan 2011 until Dec 2013 Three schools within walking distance City Tech (CUNY), LIU Brooklyn, St. Francis Nineteen local partner faculty All ranks and stages of career Wide range of disciplines (not just history) Variety of classes (seminars, surveys, etc.) Intellectual and professional community National partners Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical Society 6. What is SAFA? Centered around class visits to the archives Item level document analysis not independent student research Over four semesters (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013) 1,100 individual students 63 courses 100+ class visits to BHS Breadth of project allowed for experimentation, lessons, crafting pedagogy Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical Society 7. What is SAFA? SAFA student population Mostly first-year / early academic career Very diverse: many minority, non-traditional students, and other under-represented groups Mostly products of NYC public schools Many international students, new Americans, or non-native speakers of English SAFAs secondary goal: familiarize students with BHS as a cultural institution/resource Students and Faculty in the Archives Brooklyn Historical Society 8. What is SAFA? Class visits in a nutshell Had as many as 7 and as few as 1 during a semester; we find 1 3 visits to be best. Anywhere from</p>