Engaging Faculty & Students through Digital Liberal Arts
The College of Idaho has received a $100,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to incorporate new digital technologies in teaching and student-faculty research. The “digital liberal arts” (DLA) Project offers a compelling opportunity to help strengthen our PEAK Curriculum and enrich faculty perspectives on the liberal arts.
The primary focus of this two-year initiative is on helping faculty launch new technology-rich courses and course elements through training, collaborations, and small grants for exploration, research, and development.
Workshops, travel grants, and innovation grants begin in May 2016. To help faculty make the most of these opportunities, this document summarizes the DLA Project and includes a call for proposals from individual faculty or faculty teams.
We invite a wide range of proposals for support through the DLA Project. All full-time faculty are eligible to submit grant proposals that incorporate digital technologies to enhance student learning in the liberal arts, broadly defined. Faculty partnerships and collaborations across disciplinary areas are also encouraged. Please refer to the application form for specific items to be addressed in the application for DLA funding. The Foundation’s goal for this grant is to strengthen our curriculum as a whole by developing faculty capacity to incorporate new digital technologies in teaching and student-faculty research; the Foundation is especially interested in strengthening the fine arts, humanities, humanistic social sciences, and interdisciplinary environmental studies.
Good repositories for DLA Projects
- Whittier College: DigLibArts: Repository, Readings, and Resources
This site is a great place to start, as it includes examples created through the Mellon-funded DLA project at Whittier as well as good links to other sites at other liberal arts colleges.
- Occidental College: Center for Digital Liberal Art
A comprehensive site for an exemplary small-college DLA program.
- Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury
Excellent site at Middlebury College highlighting some very cool projects.
- Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI); held at the University of Victoria, June 5-9, 12-16, 2017
- DHSI@Congress (May 27-28, 2017; Toronto)
- ILiADS: Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (College of Wooster (Ohio), July 30-Aug 4)
- THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), various locations
Instructions and application form
Please note that the application form has been revised (8.10.2016), and it is now an Adobe-compatible fillable form.