CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information has received two grants which total more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts.
The larger of the two grants involves Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir as principal investigator along with co-principal investigators SIS Professor and Interim Director Dania Bilal and SIS Associate Professor Rachel Fleming-May. They have been awarded a two-year $811,501 grant from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. The grant will provide assistantships and co-curricular educational opportunities for master’s degree students interested … Read more “CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts”
Faculty Trailblazers: CCI Spotlights Bilal, Caudill
UT has recently garnered significant national accolades, including the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Trailblazer award for retention and graduation rate gains and the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for outreach. These successes are due to the hard work of our innovative employees. Here’s a look at two College of Communication and Information faculty members who are trailblazers in and out of the classroom.
Whether it’s reading a favorite mystery book, watching Criminal Minds, or doing her research, Dania Bilal enjoys trying to figure out how people think and analyzing their behavior.
Bilal is a professor of … Read more “Faculty Trailblazers: CCI Spotlights Bilal, Caudill”
Bilal to Receive Google Faculty Research Award
SIS Professor Dania Bilal has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for her proposal, “Child-friendly SERPs: Towards better understanding of Google search results readability by Children.” Bilal will be studying how middle school children read and evaluate the reading levels of search results pages (SERPs) retrieved by Google to modify the Reading Level metric Google employs for assigning reading levels to search results. She will be using eye tracking, retrospective think-aloud, and interview techniques. The co-PI on the proposal is Dr. Jacek Gwidzka, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas-Austin.
Google is supporting the proposal with an award in … Read more “Bilal to Receive Google Faculty Research Award”