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Workshop 1a: Undergraduate Education in iSchools, Part 1 of 2
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Session Chair: Scott F Barker, University of Washington
Location:Hankou Hall Location: Third Floor
Undergraduate Education in iSchools
Scott F Barker, Wonsik Shim
This workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees to share experiences and discuss opportunities and challenges associated with undergrad education in iSchools. A panel of presenters will begin the workshop by providing a fast-paced overview of existing undergraduate programs at several schools. Break-out group discussions will follow around topics such as undergraduate program differentiation and niche, teaching and student engagement, curriculum, student and employer expectations, the role of research in undergrad education, generating interest and managing growth, gender and diversity, and future directions for undergraduate education in iSchools.