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Why Online Test Proctoring is Biased, From an Expert

Researcher Support Services 01.13.2021

Research out of the Auraria Library was recently cited in a letter by six United States senators to test proctoring software provider ExamSoft and furthers the conversation about the bias and harmful effects of online test proctoring.

“The technology felt violating, wrong, and gross,” said Shea Swauger, a librarian at the Auraria Library, whose research and outspoken voice against algorithmic online test proctoring are gaining traction nationwide. “It’s become clear to me that…

Auraria Library Safe Return Plan

Auraria Library 12.18.2020

The Auraria Library is initiating a phased reopening plan to provide additional resources, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our library employees and users. Library leaders will continuously assess safety during each phase and will announce the next phase once certain conditions are met. Phases are subject to change based on Auraria Campus policies and the evolving impacts of COVID-19.

Phase II: Aug 17, 2020 – Present


Planned Outage - Sunday, Dec 20

Technical Services Division 12.18.2020

Due to scheduled maintenance, University of Colorado Denver users cannot login to access Auraria Library's online resources on Sunday December 20th from noon to 10 PM. 

How to Collaborate with the Library to Help Students Research Smarter

Education and Outreach Services 12.16.2020

Ensure your students achieve the most from their research by collaborating with the Library Instruction Team.

The planning process and scheduling for Spring Semester 2021 library instruction has begun. Navigating information and conducting library research can be an intimidating process for students. This is even more the case during the stress of a global pandemic. While the comfort of a library building may be out of reach, the resources and…

Attend the Data to Policy Project Symposium: Dec 2nd – 4th!

Researcher Support Services 11.25.2020

The Data to Policy (d2p) symposium will be happening in the first few days of December. Starting on December 2nd, our online project gallery will be open for people to visit and comment on the great work participating students have produced. We’re using to allow people to annotate projects and have discussions directly in the gallery. Visit and see how the students are examining public data for public good!…

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