COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING

Use divergent (e.g., generation of novel ideas, thinking out of the box, brainstorming) and convergent thinking (e.g., critical thinking, evaluation of ideas, quantitative and qualitative analysis, scientific reasoning) to generate novel and relevant ideas, strategies, approaches, or products

ETHICAL REASONING

ETHICAL REASONING

Assess their own ethical values and the social context of ethical problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to an ethical problem, and consider the consequences of alternative actions

INFORMATION LITERACY

INFORMATION LITERACY

Possess the skills and knowledge to access, evaluate and use information effectively,
competently, and creatively

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Establish goals and monitor progress toward them by developing an awareness of the personal, environmental and task-specific factors that affect attainment of the goals

TECHNOLOGY USE

TECHNOLOGY USE

Make appropriate use of technologies to communicate, collaborate, solve problems, make decisions, and conduct research, as well as foster creativity and life-long learning

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

GLOBAL COMPETENCE

Employ an understanding of audience, purpose and context to communicate effectively in a range of situations using appropriate media

LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

Engage in, reflect upon, and demonstrate open mindedness toward all issues of diversity at the local, national and international level

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Apply knowledge and skills gained from a program of study to the achievement of goals in a work, clinical, or other professional setting

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Make meaningful contributions in their chosen field, participating in use-inspired (e.g., inspired by and applied to real-world problems) research, scholarship or creative activity as an individual or in a collaborative effort

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP

Create and sustain a healthy, engaged, public life

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

Continue to develop the goals, values, and aspirations that have guided them through their Drexel education into a foundation for a successful future

Research, Scholarship, & Creative Expression
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    Research, Scholarship, & Creative Expression

    March 11, 2013

    The 21st century will be defined by the complexity and interconnected nature of human endeavors. The world’s nations and politics, its markets and technology, its cultures and ideas are merging together in ways unimaginable even a generation ago. The challenges of this connected world are vast: human rights and health; energy, water, and the environment; risk and disasters; the fluctuations of global markets; artistic and technological ingenuity. These are just a few of the areas that demand fresh inquiry because the complex, real-world problems they represent are not the domain of any one particular discipline or any singular research methodology. Instead, solving these problems demands a mixture of individual ingenuity and creativity, the ability to work within and across fields of knowledge, and novel collaborative research efforts. This session will explore some ways of meeting those demands. Some questions for discussion during our session:

    • How does one translate research/scholarship into applied problem solving?
    • What obstacles do students face when trying to develop research and creative problem-solving skills?
    • How can students confront such obstacles and develop these skills in an academic setting?
    • What does it mean to work across disciplines both academically and professionally?
    • How does one create meaningful cross-disciplinary partnerships in solving real world problems?

    In addition to taking part in group discussions, you will actively engage in a participatory problem-solving mini-project during the session. You will leave with a better understanding of how to approach real-world problems creatively, collaboratively, and with confidence in the knowledge of your own chosen field of research/scholarship.

    Date: Monday, March 11, 2013

    Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: MacAlister 2019, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Presenter: Dr. Kevin Egan, Acting Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry; Michael Glaser, Program Director and Assistant Professor, Product Design

    Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students that attend the event.

    Winning Question:

    What is an example of an “unsolvable problem” and how might one attempt to solve such a problem? Please incorporate the definition of the DSLP Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression in your answer.

    Winner: Grace Guste

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    Research, Scholarship, & Creative Expression

    March 10, 2014

    As new academic research initiatives become increasingly interdisciplinary, it is imperative that science and engineering librarians develop and implement new approaches to the dissemination of library research tools and techniques. At Drexel University, several such initiatives have resulted in collaborative research in several interdisciplinary areas such as Human Computer Interaction, Information Security, Biomaterials, Aerospace, and water research, for example. In this workshop, we’ll discuss and explore:

    • How to identify relevant information needed.
    • How to find this information.
    • How to use this information.
    • How to apply this information to solve your problem effectively, creatively, and efficiently.

    Students need to be aware of how to access information from a variety of resources that cover a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. The presentation highlights key information tools available through the Drexel University Libraries website and demonstrates how these tools can be applied in the quest for innovations.

    Date: Monday, March 10, 2014

    Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: MacAlister 2019, 3250-60 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

    Presenter: Jay Bhatt, Information Services Librarian, Hagerty Library

    Refreshments will be served. Promotional materials will be distributed to all students that attend the event.

    Winning Question:

    Discuss ethical issues associated with research. Please incorporate the definition of the DSLP Research, Scholarship and Creative Expression in your answer.

    Please email your response to dslp@drexel.edu. The winner will be announced at the end of the month.