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How might we use digital technologies to spark innovation in our classrooms and at the same time build upon the core skills and pedagogies within our disciplines? This six-week institute explores this question by introducing instructors in the humanities and social sciences to an array of theories, methods, and technologies associated with the digital humanities.  

With the help of the instructors, CIT staff and CFI faculty, and fellow institute members, participants will mobilize digital humanities tools and methodologies to design a fully realized assignment for one of their classes. Participants will receive a $400 stipend, contingent on full participation in the institute (attending all sessions, completing assignments, and participating in discussion). One of the guiding principles of the Digital Humanities is that the knowledge we produce needs to be freely accessible. Accordingly, the work completed by participants will be made publicly available on the institute website. 

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Becoming conversant with digital humanities methodologies and pedagogies; 
  • Gaining working knowledge of popular digital tools such as online publishing, social media, and cloud-based collaboration technologies; and
  • Designing a fully-realized class-based assignment using digital humanities tools and methodologies.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes: 

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices,
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning),
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities,
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms, and
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching.


Seán McCarthy, Ph.D., School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication
Andrew Witmer, Ph.D., Department of History


College of Arts and Letters
Division of Academic Affairs
Innovation Services, Libraries & Educational Technologies
Center for Faculty Innovation 

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