UMW’s Spring 2014 Digital Scholars Institute (DSI) - ‘Digital Scholarship in Action’ served as a pilot project (in collaboration with Jim Groom) to support faculty engagement with digital scholarship and provide support for digital projects.
UMW faculty members Drs. Sue Fernsebner (History and American Studies), Betsy Lewis (Modern and Foreign Languages), Andrea Livi Smith (Historic Preservation) and past Innovative Digital Pedagogy Fellowship Award winners served as members of the DSI planning team.
The DSI was a faculty-focused project to provide:
• Collegial support as you actively engage in and share digital scholarship practices.
• Engagement in a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project related to digital scholarship.
• To contribute to UMW’s snapshot of current digital scholarship and teaching practices.
The DSI ran for 5-6 weeks; beginning the week of February 17th and met every other week over the course of the semester.
Faculty designed, created, and developed the DSI website to showcase faculty scholarship and digital projects.
Faculty participants were recognized at the Spring Teaching Excellence and Innovation celebration where they received a certificate of participation, a stipend, and of course replica CSI sunglasses!