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Librarian as Teacher

Creative Inquiry Courses

Any librarian can submit a course proposal to teach a CI course. 

The Creative Inquiry office solicits proposals from project mentors. Mentors can be individual faculty members or teams of faculty, staff and graduate students. All CI projects must continue for at least two (preferably four or more) sequential semesters. Preference will be given to proposals that are new, innovative, clearly define goals and objectives as well as address the broader impact(s) of the project.

All Creative Inquiry projects must incorporate team-based research, critical thinking and hands-on engaged learning. 

Proposing a New Project

  • To get started, review the comprehensive list of active projects.
  • Create a project that will involve students from your own and/or other departments. Many of the most successful projects are cross-disciplinary. Consider consulting your College Liaison or the CI project office, as they might know of particular areas that would benefit from a new project.
  • Duplicate projects will not be eligible for funding.
  • Consider working with an outside business, industry, agency or private group to collaborate with your project team.
  • Identify a course to be used for your CI project and obtain permission from your unit head and department chair to teach this course.
  • Submit your project proposal.
  • LIB 1990 - Creative Inquiry in the Libraries
  • LIB 2990 - Creative Inquiry in the Libraries
  • LIB 3990 - Creative Inquiry in the Libraries
  • LIB 4990 - Creative Inquiry in the Libraries

 Proposals may be submitted during the noted dates through the CI database.

Proposals for Fall 2021 will open on March 1, 2021 and may be submitted through May 31, 2021.
Submissions will be reviewed beginning March 25, 2021.