In Spring 2016, UNE will offer the last of three semester-long digital humanities faculty seminars to support the incorporation of digital pedagogies and student projects in Core courses.
Download the Call for Proposals (PDF) – Deadline for Proposals, October 19, 2015
Funded in part by a generous grant from the Davis Educational Foundation, “Digital Literacies and the Liberal Arts at UNE” will bring up to five faculty from humanities and social science disciplines together to explore possible uses of digital tools and pedagogies in a Core course of their choosing.
Faculty participating in the seminar will sample literature on digital pedagogies and projects in their fields and develop a relevant digital assignment for a targeted undergraduate Core course. Additionally, they will build a plan for assessing the impact of the project on student engagement and learning.
In a subsequent semester, faculty will offer the revised course, assess the digital project’s contributions to learning, and share their work with the campus community via a report and panel discussion. Projects that emerge from the work of the seminar will also be featured on the Digital Humanities at UNE website.
Seminar participants will receive a three-credit course release in the Spring term (or equivalent overload compensation) and will be eligible for travel support to present their work in the seminar (and in their chosen Core course) at a regional or national conference.
Faculty interested in the seminar should submit a complete proposal by October 19, 2015. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by October 30, 2015.
In 2015, Beth deWolfe (Department of History and Philosophy), Theo Dunfey (Citizenship office in the Department of Society, Culture, and Languages), Owen Grumbling (Department of Environmental Studies), and James Roche (Department of Political Science) participated in the seminar and are currently implementing digital projects in at least one Core course they teach this year. In 2014, Ayala Cnaan (Department of Society, Culture, and Languages), Jennifer Denbow (Department of Political Science), and Eric Zuelow (Department of History and Philosophy) participated in the inaugural faculty seminar. Faculty seeking a participants’ perspective on the seminar are encouraged to reach out to one or more of the previous seminar participants.