Course Details

Attendees can choose between the introductory or advanced course. To complete the professional development course, you must attend all 3 sessions in the couse.

Documenting the Impact of the Humanities in Higher Education I: Introduction

This is a three-part introductory course that helps attendees understand documenting impact, research methodologies, analyzing data, and leveraging data for a variety of audiences.

  • Session One: Introduction and research methodologies 
    June 25, 2024 1:00–3:00 PM EDT
    This session will introduce attendees to documenting impact, including defining “impact,” exploring what “data” means in the humanities, and reviewing resources that are available to help you document the impact of your own work. The second hour of the session will focus on the different research methodologies that can be used to document the impact of the humanities, including surveys, focus groups, interviews, photos/videos, and more. Attendees will learn about the methodologies and spend time writing specific questions for their own purposes.
  • Session Two: Contexts and Analyzing Data
    June 26, 2024 1:00–3:00 PM EDT
    This session will consider documenting impact in a variety of contexts, such as humanities centers, inside the classroom, and public humanities projects. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for documenting the impact of courses, lectures, workshops, community events, and more. The second hour of the session will start the conversation about analyzing data, covering platforms that are available to help with data analysis and the process of analyzing data.
  • Session Three: Analyzing Data part II and Storytelling with Data 
    June 27, 2024 1:00–3:00 PM EDT
    This session will continue the conversation about analyzing data and will cover data visualizations and writing about data. Attendees will spend time working with sample data to apply these concepts. The second hour of the session will focus on storytelling with data and how to leverage data for a variety of audiences.

Documenting the Impact of the Humanities in Higher Education II: Advanced

This course is intended for those who have either 1) completed the introductory professional development course in documenting the impact of the humanities in higher education or 2) have some experience in social science research methods, such as surveys, qualitative data collection and analysis, creating data visualizations, and writing about data.

This course will be hands-on. Attendees will complete the course with an impact research plan ready to implement for a specific project or initiative. As such, attendees are expected to come to the course with a project or initiative in mind.

Attendees will spend time in breakout rooms applying the content to their own work. Breakout rooms will be curated by attendee’s roles and/or research interests to facilitate a community of practice. Group discussions will focus on answering questions that arise in the breakout rooms and discussing how impact research can apply in different scenarios.

  • Session One: Introduction and Writing Survey Questions
    July 16, 2024 2:00–3:30 PM EDT
    This session will provide a brief overview of documenting the impact of the humanities in higher education, followed by a deep dive into writing survey questions. Attendees will spend time in their small groups brainstorming and writing survey questions for their own projects.
  • Session Two: Writing Qualitative Protocols and Other Data Collection Methods
    July 17, 2024 2:00–3:30 PM EDT
    This session will provide a deep dive into writing questions for qualitative research methods such as interviews and focus groups, followed by a review of other data collection methods beyond surveying and qualitative research methods. Attendees will spend time in their small groups brainstorming the methods they might want to use and writing qualitative questions for their own projects.
  • Session Three: Analyzing and Leveraging Data
    July 18, 2024 2:00–3:30 PM EDT
    This session will provide an in-depth review of analyzing, visualizing, and leveraging data. Attendees will spend time in their small groups working through sample datasets to create data visualizations and gain hands-on experience filtering and writing about data for different audiences. If applicable, attendees will also finalize the research plan for their project or initiative.

Pricing

General public: $250 full course
NHA members: $175 full course

Please share this event with your colleagues, and we hope to see you at a workshop this summer!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Younger Oliver, NHA Higher Education Research Manager, at yoliver@nhalliance.org.