AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts Cohort program is the cornerstone of our efforts to raise the faculty and staff capacities of member institutions for localized, digital approaches to liberal arts education.
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:
- 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.
Prospective applicants should read the “Cohort opportunities and support” for more details and then follow the steps in “Applying to the cohort”.
Note: Earlier iterations of this program focused around coordinated attendance of onsite events: DHSI 2018 and DHI-B 2019.
This program is organized by AMICAL’s Digital Liberal Arts Programs Committee.