Applications are for teams of 2 or more colleagues, including at least one teaching faculty member and one librarian, archivist, faculty developer or technologist.
Teams from the same institution are limited to no more than 4 members. Cross-institutional teams can have 1-3 members per institution.
All applicants must be faculty or staff from an AMICAL member institution.
Team members must have a substantial and sustained role in the project or initiative to apply to participate in the cohort.
To be eligible for financial support, a team member must be affiliated with a Full or Affiliate AMICAL member. Network members accepted for the cohort will benefit from participation in cohort-wide activities but will not receive direct financial support.
Each team should be working on a digital liberal arts project or initiative. Here are some examples that could be proposed (the lists are non-exhaustive):
- Curriculum-integrated projects, such as:
- Incorporating digital methods or approaches in a course, course module, or research project that involves students.
- Pairing of courses at two partner institutions in which the same or similar digital methods are used, with a periodic sharing between those courses about outcomes and challenges.
- A shared digital project assigned to students in related courses at two partner institutions. Students could pair across institutions, or virtually present their project to peers at the other institution, and so on.
- Curation of local or consortial digital collections in the form of course-embedded digital exhibits.
- Initiatives in the digital liberal arts that are of broad impact – that is, initiatives that are still focused on teaching and learning, but are institution-wide, or at least extending beyond a single course. Some examples:
- A campus-wide faculty or staff development initiative in the digital liberal arts.
- An institution- or departmental-level initiative for integrating some aspect of digital liberal arts into the curriculum.
- An institution- or departmental-level initiative to help faculty with course redesign to integrate digital literacies or digital projects.
- A library-based digital liberal arts project, resource, or service.
- An exploratory planning process for local support of the digital liberal arts at your institution.
The application must describe a concrete goal that is measurable or reportable. This could be a final outcome or an intermediate milestone. In either case, the team will share, discuss and develop their goal within the cohort.
The goal’s end date should be approximately one year (6-14 months) from the time the team is accepted into the cohort. This will enable team members to take advantage of the cohort’s support offerings. To help facilitate coordination of cohort activities, your goal’s end date should ideally align with the semester during which you are doing final work on it.
If you have participated in an AMICAL cohort before (including the cohorts to DHSI 2018 and DHI-B 2019), you are welcome to apply for this AMICAL cohort as well. However, you must first submit the final report your previous participation. Your application to this cohort should also make clear whether you are working on a different project, or a different stage or iteration of your earlier project. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about this.
Expectations of participants
Participation in the cohort is for approximately one year. A team is part of the cohort from the moment they are accepted until they report out, which should be no more than two months after the goal stated in their application is concluded.
Each team will be called upon to share information about their project on at least three occasions: when they join the cohort, mid-way through their participation, and after their goal is concluded (or the team has decided to abandon the original goal and distilled any lessons learned from the process). This last will take the form of an online project showcase to other cohort participants and interested AMICAL members.
Each member of the team should commit to participate in the cohort, taking part in discussions (both synchronous and asynchronous) and taking full advantage of the support provided.
One member from each team will serve as a liaison: they will be responsible for ensuring that critical information gets communicated from AMICAL administration to team members, and vice versa. This person might be the same or different than the team’s leader/coordinator.
Forms of support requested by a team must be related to its project or initiative as described in its application.
If we fund a training or consultation opportunity for a team, its members will have to present some takeaways from it as a webinar, online workshop or as part of their project showcase. In cases where the opportunity was not helpful, a team can report this fact and opt out of this requirement.
Vetting of applications
Applications will be vetted to ensure that they fulfil the requirements described on this page. But all applications that do so will be able to participate in the cohort. Part of our goal with this program is to broaden and connect the community of AMICAL members participating in the digital liberal arts.
To apply, submit the application form.