Faculty forum on video in the curriculum - Thursday October 20th, Noon to 2:00 pm
The Rutgers University Libraries invite faculty members and teaching assistants to a lunchtime
discussion forum on faculty's use of video in the classroom and in their research. The forum will
include presentations by three faculty members and a moderated open discussion. Lunch will be provided to attendees on all three campuses.
The forum will be held on Thursday October 20th, from noon to 2:00 pm, in the Remegio U. Pane Room
on the 1st floor of Alexander Library. This event will be teleconferenced to the Paul Robeson
Library on the Camden campus and the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark campus.
The forum is designed to solicit faculty perspectives on how and why they use video, its impact on
their teaching and scholarship, how they identify relevant titles, where they obtain video content,
and how the Libraries might support increased faculty use of video.
Featured faculty speakers are:
- Deepa Kumar, professor of Journalism and Media Studies
- Richard Koszarski, professor of English and Cinema Studies
- Ulla Berg, professor of Anthropology and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
For more information on this event, please send email to Jane Otto at
Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. To RSVP, please send your name, dept., contact
information, and any food preferences to
firstname.lastname@example.org by October 17th.
|Rutgers' professor Louisa Schein with students in her Fall 2011 class.
"It's a challenge to get undergraduates, who take the video material at face value, to look at the
videos critically as texts reflecting points of view just like the texts they read. But they
appreciate very much acquiring these critical skills."
Louisa Schein, Anthropology and
"The overwhelming majority of students state in their evaluations that they like the use of films,
(because) films help to clarify issues, make substantive points, and round-out material that is
presented in lectures and readings."
Richard Wilson, Emeritus, Political Science
"Students often spend far more time exposed to television and movies than they do to printed texts,
yet they are far less equipped by their academic training to deal critically with those visual
texts so central to our culture. I believe that students at every stage of their education from
pre-school through graduate school should be taught how film and television work, and how best to
understand and interpret those texts."
Leslie Fishbein, American Studies
and Women's Studies