Events & Workshops

In collaboration with the Gelardin New Media Center, CNDLS is pleased to offer a variety of workshops for faculty and graduate students on a range of topics related to teaching practice and to technology. Brief descriptions follow below, along with links to register for these workshops.


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    Get it Right: Negotiating the Publishing Contract and the Rights to your Scholarship

    The Georgetown University Library and the Scholarly Communication Committee cordially invite you to the Spring Scholarly Communication Symposium. Join Moderator Yianna Vovides, Director of Learning Design and Research in the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, and Panelists Jan Constantine, General Counsel at The Authors Guild, Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor and Program Manager in the Office for Scholarly Communication at Harvard University, and Laura Leichum, Digital Publishing and Rights Manager at the Georgetown University Press, as they discuss issues relating to publishing scholarly works. Attending this discussion is a must if you're ready to publish a journal article or book. One of the first steps in the publication process is to sign a publication agreement with your publisher. This agreement will define what rights you are transferring to the publisher and what rights, if any, you are retaining. Before you sign, read the agreement, understand what it says, and negotiate to retain rights to your work! In this workshop, our panel of experts will provide you with practical advice on how to take an active approach to managing copyright in your works. There are many questions to ask as you review the publication agreement, including: What rights, if any, do I have to use the work in future academic or professional endeavors? Can I upload an article or book chapter to my personal website or an institutional repository? Am I restricted in any way on publishing future editions of my work or new works on the topic? What can the publisher do with my work in the future? Our panelists will address these issues and more. You will leave the workshop with the background and knowledge you need to negotiate effectively with publishers and to preserve the rights you need as an author, educator, and scholar. Ample time will be provided for questions and answers with the panelists. The Scholarly Communication Symposium is presented annually by the Scholarly Communication Committee. Please RSVP by April 23 at or 202.687.7446

    Murray Room, 5th floor, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
    10:00 AM

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Please note that, while Apprenticeship in Teaching (AT) workshops are open to faculty, they are designed for graduate students. Presentations and many of the exercises are designed for instructors with relatively little teaching experience. Some workshops are more appropriate than others for those with more teaching experience. Faculty with a particular interest in one of the AT workshops should contact James Olsen before registering.
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