Presenter(s) Information

Michael DoylenFollow

Start Date

22-3-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

22-3-2018 10:45 AM

Location

RM 462

Author(s) Bio

Michael Doylen is the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Presenter Status

Library Administrator

Presentation Type

30 minutes (e.g. Individual)

Description

In early 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) received the news that it had been elevated in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings from an R2 to an R1 institution. The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated in 2014. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating. In response to this unexpected but welcome news, the university took steps to understand how it had achieved this distinction and, as importantly, how it would sustain its R1 rating for the next evaluation period. In partnership with the campus units such as the Office of the Research and the Graduate School, the UWM Libraries undertook a review of its own programs and services to identify ways to support this important campus effort. This presentation will report on Carnegie Classification metrics that are especially relevant for academic libraries, and highlight the ways in which the UWM Libraries extended services to graduate students in order to support the university's goals around retaining its R1 status. Such services have included developing a space dedicated specifically for UWM dissertators to focus on their writing (The Scriptorium) and offering workshops to orient graduate students to scholarly publication process.

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Graduate students

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

Collaboration

Student success

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The Role of Academic Libraries in the Carnegie Classification

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In early 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) received the news that it had been elevated in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings from an R2 to an R1 institution. The “highest research activity” rating was given to only 115 of the 4,665 universities evaluated in 2014. In Wisconsin, only UWM and UW-Madison received the rating. In response to this unexpected but welcome news, the university took steps to understand how it had achieved this distinction and, as importantly, how it would sustain its R1 rating for the next evaluation period. In partnership with the campus units such as the Office of the Research and the Graduate School, the UWM Libraries undertook a review of its own programs and services to identify ways to support this important campus effort. This presentation will report on Carnegie Classification metrics that are especially relevant for academic libraries, and highlight the ways in which the UWM Libraries extended services to graduate students in order to support the university's goals around retaining its R1 status. Such services have included developing a space dedicated specifically for UWM dissertators to focus on their writing (The Scriptorium) and offering workshops to orient graduate students to scholarly publication process.