Communities of Practice: AY 2020-2021

The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts various communities of practice (CoPs) as needed by the faculty. Participating in a community of practice requires a commitment to meet together 6-8 times (about every 2-3 weeks) over the course of a semester. In most cases, CoPs work over a two-semester period. In addition to the meetings, participants will read, collaborate, and make progress on individual projects between meetings. Each participant will actively contribute as responders, facilitators, peer reviewers and experts in selected areas of teaching and learning. Faculty should consider their other professional commitments before applying.

Digital Humanities Community of Practice

Faculty Senate approved the Digital Humanities (DH) minor in Spring 2018, but Marshall faculty and staff’s investigation of DH began long before and has continued well after that date. Many of us gathered for a department-level book club and two year-long Faculty Learning Communities (FLC), and we conducted collaborative research thanks to the Hedrick Program Grant for Teaching Innovation. We’ve presented and published in DH and received substantial grant funding to continue our research. With these successes, DH has transitioned from a FLC to a Community of Practice (CoP): a group where we put our skills to use to improve DH research, tools, techniques, products, and opportunities for Marshall faculty, staff, and students as well as the greater Huntington community.

The Digital Humanities CoP welcomes individuals already working in Digital Humanities, individuals interested in working in Digital Humanities, and individuals interested in finding out if they’d like to work in Digital Humanities.

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