The Digital Initiatives Faculty Fellowship Program is a partnership between the Crossing Boundaries grant and Libraries and Information Technology (LIT), including Digital Initiatives, Educational Technology, and GIS.
This program will provide a way for faculty members to begin exploring digital technologies without feeling the need to be so called experts at the start.
Partnerships established in the spring will continue into the fall semester. Fellows will also work with the Crossing Boundaries associate program coordinator to create an entry on a shared digital showcase/portfolio web space, which will promote a culture of pedagogical exchange and collaboration.
Faculty members interested in participating in this program may apply by submitting a brief statement (500 words) expressing their interest in the fellowship and describing how a Digital Initiatives Faculty Fellowship would support their research and teaching goals. Applicants do not need to have a specific digital project in mind prior to the fellowship, but they should have a clear idea of a topic they would like to explore, a question they would like to pose, or a methodology they would like to employ with the guidance of the fellowship program. Once accepted into the program, fellows will be able to develop and customize their ideas by exploring a variety of models for digital pedagogy and digital humanities.
Each program participant will receive an honorarium of $1,250 in recognition of the time commitment associated with taking part in this program.