The call for applications to AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts Cohort program is now open!
Do you have a faculty-staff team working on a digital liberal arts project or initiative? This program gives your team access to AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts Cohort, a learning community combining peer expertise with grant-supported training and resources. It’s the cornerstone of our efforts to raise the faculty and staff capacities of member institutions for localized, digital approaches to liberal arts education.
A learning community with training and resource support for faculty-staff teams working on digital liberal arts initiatives
Applications for the program are invited from teams engaged in digital liberal arts projects or initiatives that are anchored in some way in local teaching and learning, and that involve a partnership of local faculty and staff. Teams may have as few as two members and can include faculty, librarians, technologists and academic administrators.
The program will support these teams with access to third-party training and expertise, a peer community of practice, and a series of AMICAL-facilitated project showcase and peer consultation events.
We use “digital liberal arts” as an umbrella term covering digital approaches to pedagogy and scholarship in the liberal arts. Our use of this term includes digital humanities, digital literacies, and the use of technology to enable new forms of interdisciplinary scholarship or pedagogy. We are interested in supporting a wide range of initiatives: from individual digital projects, to course redesigns with elements of digital literacy or scholarship, to campus-wide curricular initiatives involving digital literacies, pedagogy or scholarship.
This program is part of our 2018-2021 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for “Building Leadership and Capacity for Digital Liberal Arts across AMICAL.” Our aims for it are:
(From the program website)
- to support initiatives that will contribute to capacity-building at the institutional and consortial level;
- to solidify AMICAL’s role as a cross-institutional network;
- and to develop sustainable consortial models for supporting the digital liberal arts.
How to apply
Applications for the program are open from today until end of day on September 14. Each team need only submit a single application.
Prospective applicants should read the “Cohort opportunities and support” page for more details and then follow the steps in “Applying to the cohort”.
We will be holding an informal Q&A session on 3 September, 11:00 am Paris time (local time) with members of the Digital Liberal Arts Program Committee. Register for this session to clarify any questions you have about the program and to receive advice in preparing your application.
If you have any questions about the program or your application, you may also reply to this email.
We look forward to reading your applications!
–Digital Liberal Arts Programs Committee
Najla Jarkas (American University of Beirut)
Maha Bali (American University in Cairo)
Jeff Gima (AMICAL / American University of Paris)
Alex Armstrong (AMICAL)