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July, 2020

tue21Jul11:00 AM12:00 PMVirtual EventIdeations on Open Pedagogy and Institutional Research in Higher Ed: Opening Creativity Between Students and EducatorsKatherine Kelley and Greg Bem, Lake Washington Institute of Technology11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time


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Tuesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time


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Session Description

Lake Washington Institute of Technology has successfully implemented open pedagogy in a variety of specific academic programs over the past several years and student-created materials are regularly used in curricula.

The college is beginning to explore and develop institutional research, including launching its first annual student research symposium in spring 2020. How do open licenses impact scholarship and institutional research within an academic community? What is the responsibility of the college in linking open education and the publication of student works? What are the implications of adding open licenses to work created by students in the college?

This session is designed to brainstorm benefits and concerns regarding the intersection of open pedagogy and institutional research. Emphasis will be placed on how to share published works with specific licenses and systems for storing works on institutional and consortia levels. Attendees should bring their ideas, experiences, and questions to discuss avenues for creativity and collaboration between students and educators.


Katherine Kelley, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Katherine Kelley has worked in a variety of library settings from a county bookmobile to an art museum library. In all of these settings she enjoyed working with people and helping them access the information they needed. She earned master’s degrees in Library and Information Studies and Art History from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and comes to LWTech most recently from New Mexico.

Greg Bem, Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Greg Bem received his MLIS in 2013 and traveled across the country and around the globe before finding his place as a faculty librarian and library coordinator at LWTech. Prior to LWTech, he supported libraries at North Seattle College, Open Development Cambodia, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Greg is a strong advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion, and strives to support minoritized groups and respond to historic, systemic marginalization and oppression. Currently, Greg is the Vice President of AFT 3533, the Local Faculty Union at LWTech. He is also the current chair of College Librarians Across Washington State (CLAWS), a section of the Academic Libraries Division of the Washington Library Association. Greg is also involved with Library Workers Against Racism (LWAR).