The College of Arts and Sciences, with financial support from the Davis Educational Foundation, has launched a multi-year initiative to embed digital pedagogies and student projects in Core courses in the humanities and social sciences.
“Digital Literacies and the Liberal Arts at UNE,” a semester-long faculty seminar, is the faculty development component of that initiative. The seminar runs in the Spring term and is open to faculty at any rank. Interested faculty should consider submitting a proposal by the deadline.
Seminar participants 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. The project website, Digital Humanities at UNE, will make the work of the community visible by publishing relevant materials in UNE DH Projects.
Seminar participants will receive a three-credit course release in the Spring term. In recognition of the important role of dissemination in academic work, participants will also be eligible for travel support to present their pedagogical innovations at a regional or national conference.