Digital Innovation Incubator- Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals

The Digital Innovation Incubator (DII) is requesting proposals for participation in a new program designed to expand the integration of digital approaches in teaching. We seek instructors conducting courses to be taught during the spring, 2018 semester. Courses should feature significant digital activities. The incubation program is meant to extend course development models by providing planning assistance prior to and access to infrastructure and ongoing support during the semester of teaching. We intend to engage with and support 1-2 courses in the spring, with additional opportunities during each subsequent semester.

Selected courses will be provided with:

  • the use of physical space in the DIL if appropriate,
  • consultation with DIL staff and commitment of up to 20% of DIL work study staff,
  • consultation with Library collection and digital support services,
  • access to technical infrastructure and support through ITS,
  • programming and consultation resources from OASIS.

If selected, instructors will coordinate closely with incubator personnel to plan and prepare for spring course activities. Support elements might include:

  • developing web spaces for course projects,
  • planning and coordinating data- and/ or GIS-oriented activities,
  • planning related to archival and digitization activities,
  • developing assignments and support structures for media-oriented activities,
  • training and ongoing support for students and instructors.

Eligibility: Courses must be taught by tenure-track or fixed-term faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences. Courses should represent disciplines in the humanities, arts, or humanistic social sciences. Both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses will be considered.

Selection: Courses will be selected by the DII Administrative Board. The board will seek to identify courses that:

  • provide opportunities to investigate emerging innovations in digital research or production methods,
  • propose feasible adaptations that can be implemented during the semester,
  • provide students with hands-on, digital research or production opportunities,
  • leverage campus infrastructure and initiatives,
  • engage with multiple communities across and beyond campus,
  • propose adaptations that can be conducted without additional support in future offerings of the course,
  • will be offered regularly in subsequent years.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00PM on Monday, November 20th.

Follow this link to review the submission form and create a proposal.