F11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI 2018) - Call for Course Proposals

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F11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI 2018) - Call for Course Proposals
21 Dec 2017

F11 Scholarly Communications Institute (FSCI 2018) - Call for Course Proposals

FSCI 2018 (FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute) is looking for instructors willing to share research, experience or skills in Scholarly Communication by proposing and leading a FSCI summer course. They are offering an occasion to teach and learn in a premiere community-led Scholarly Communications Summer School!

FSCI 2018 (FORCE11 Scholarly Communications Institute) is the premiere Community-led and organised summer school on current trends in Scholarly Communication.

FSCI instructors are community members who are passionate about passing on their knowledge and experience to others in Scholarly Communication. They range from up-and-coming researchers and practitioners to world-leading experts. The students they teach come from a wide variety of backgrounds: research, funding, administration, publishing, libraries, and information users. They range from absolute beginners to discipline leaders. They are eager to learn and represent an excellent source of potential collaborations!

If you have ideas for a course that could help other members of the community navigate this new world, then FSCI wants to hear from you! New and returning instructors are welcome!

FSCI has two types of course.

  • Morning courses (13-14 hours each), run Monday - Friday approximately 09:00 - 12:30 with a coffee break each day
  • Afternoon courses (6 hours each) run for three hours after lunch on Monday/Tuesday and on Wednesday/Thursday. (In response to feedback from FSCI 2017, afternoon course instructors will run their classes twice to maximise availability).

Morning courses tend to contain more fundamental material or focus on broader areas of study. Examples from 2017 include “Reproducibility in Theory and Practice” and “Inside Scholarly Communications Today”. 
Afternoon courses tend to be a bit more specialised and sometimes more technical. These are excellent places for advanced topics.

In all cases, instructors are encouraged to design their material around a hands-on, workshop format. Student evaluations suggest that attendees want to try things out for themselves and are less patient with a lecture-centered approach.

You can propose a course using the Course Proposal Form. This form asks you for a title, instructor(s), and some background on you and your proposed topic. A programming committee will review course proposals with the goal of choosing the best combination of topics, skill-levels, and disciplinary focus.

Bookmark the website and watch for further information.  

DEADLINE:  January 8, 2018