Four faculty receive awards to participate in the second Digital Humanities Faculty Seminar, “Digital Literacies and the Liberal Arts at UNE,” in Spring 2015. Elizabeth deWolfe, Theo Dunfey, Owen Grumbling, and James Roche are spending a semester exploring pedagogies and projects that embrace the digital. Seminar participants, selected on the basis of their proposals, sample relevant literature in their fields, develop a digital project for a targeted undergraduate Core course, and include a plan to assess the impact of the project on learning and engagement. Michael J Cripps, associate professor in the Department of English and project principal investigator, leads the seminar.
The Digital Humanities Faculty Seminar is part of a three-year, grant-funded effort to encourage faculty to embed digital projects in Core courses, to support student writing development through a writing fellows initiative, and to mainstream developmental writers. It involves new partnerships with UNE’s Student Academic Success Center and is supported by two new mobile learning labs. The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elizabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.