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Academic Activities Events: 2015/16 Purdue IMPACT


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Making an Impact: Transforming Academic Courses through Student-Centered Teaching

About the Purdue IMPACT Program

The Academic Activities Committee is pleased to share the following details about the upcoming Visiting Scholars event.

What: Making an IMPACT: Transforming Academic Courses through Student-Centered Teaching

Who: Clarence Maybee, Catherine Fraser Riehle, and Michael Flierl, Purdue University

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Where: 218 Love Library South (Lentz Room)

Overview: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is hosting three speakers from Purdue University who are affiliated with the Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) program. The IMPACT program is a collaborative campus program that was launched in December 2010 by the Provost’s Office. The goal of IMPACT “is to achieve a greater student-centered learning environment by incorporating active and collaborative learning as well as other student-centered teaching and learning practices and technologies into large enrollment foundational courses.” Over 200 courses have been redesigned since the program’s inception. This outstanding program has received national attention and awards, and we are thrilled to host these speakers!


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Keynote by Clarence Maybee, IMPACT Coordinator

Noon - 2:00 PM Lunch on your own and tours of the Learning Commons

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Panel discussion with Purdue IMPACT collaborators Clarence Maybee, Catherine Fraser Riehle, and Michael Flierl

About the speakers:

Clarence Maybee, Assistant Professor of Library Science and the Libraries’ IMPACT coordinator, will give the keynote address from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. In the afternoon (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm), he will be joined by his colleagues, Catherine Fraser Riehle and Michael Flierl, for a panel discussion. Catherine Fraser Riehle is an Associate Professor of Library Science and is a liaison librarian for communication, human development and family studies, and women’s studies. She has served as a member of various IMPACT teams since 2011. She has conducted classroom research with some of the instructors she has worked with in the program. Michael Flierl is the University of Purdue Libraries' Learning Design Specialist. He works with instructors as well as on programmatic aspects of IMPACT.


Gundlach, E., Maybee, C., & O'Shea, K. (2015). Statistical Literacy Social Media Project for the Masses. The Journal of Faculty Development, 29(2), 71-80. Authors’ accepted manuscript available from Purdue e-Pubs:

Maybee, C., Carlson, J., Slebodnik, M., & Chapman, B. (2015). "It's in the Syllabus": Identifying Information Literacy and Data Information Literacy Opportunities Using a Grounded Theory Approach. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(4), 369-376. Authors’ accepted manuscript available from Purdue e-Pubs:

Maybee, C., Doan, T., & Riehle, C. F. (2013). Making an IMPACT. College & Research Libraries News, 74(1), 32-35. Available:




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