The University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College Library has collaborated extensively with faculty to build open digital scholarship projects and open archives involving student research and scholarship. This work has contributed to community-based learning, student research, campus engagement, student portfolios, social justice-focused archives, publications, and new approaches to pedagogy on campus.
The Library's involvement with student-engaged digital scholarship and open pedagogy provides an opportunity to articulate values, roles, and responsibilities in these areas.
by the University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College Library,* 2019
Students have specific protections while they are students so that their private information is not compromised and so that they can access their educational records. Legally, these student protections are codified in FERPA law.
With new and emerging open environments and pedagogical practices, it is important to take a broader view of how the spirit of student protections in FERPA can be extended to adequately account for new student learning environments.
The University of Washington Bothell/Cascadia College Library has a longstanding commitment to the value of open student research and scholarship, as well as student rights while working and publishing openly. As new tools, platforms, and practices related to digital scholarship and open pedagogy emerge, it is important to continue to focus on student rights while working on course projects or guided research that may be shared openly.
The value and opportunities of open student scholarship and open pedagogy include (but are not limited to) the following:
Students have the following rights in open scholarship, research, publishing, and class environments:
Students have the following responsibilities in open environments:
In order to support students working in open environments, faculty may wish to consider the following recommendations:
* Contributors include Denise Hattwig, Alyssa Berger, Nia Lam, Dani Rowland, Laura Dimmit Smyth, Myra Waddell, Penelope Wood, and UWB/CC Library colleagues and reviewers
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