Scholarly Communications and Instructional Support (SCIS) provides two rather different services for UO faculty.
First, we manage the UO's Blackboard learning management system, and provide assistance for instructors, second level troubleshooting of problems using blackboard, and planning for future course and learning management development at the UO.
Second, we provide support for faculty in their scholarly publishing. That support includes assistance with a variety of common tasks faced by authors and editors -- from understanding copyright issues to checking works for potential plagiarism. It also includes planning and advocacy in dealing with the radical changes that are occuring in scholarly communication.
SCIS is a successor to the Center for Educational Technologies, which from fall 2004 through spring 2008 provided a range of services for UO instructors who wanted to make more effective use of technology in their teaching. Two portions of CET are now part of the library's "Center for Media and Educational Technologies." The interactive media group became part of CMET in May 2008, and SCIS Consulting was integrated into CMET in April 2009. Please see the CMET home page for links to the interactive media group and the faculty consulting service.