Digital Scholarship in the Undergraduate Classroom

Eligibility: Full-time faculty, staff, and librarians with teaching responsibilities

Amount: Each participant will receive $500 in professional development funds

Submission: Online Application

Due Date: Friday, April 19, 2019

Purpose and Description

Digital scholarship is the application of technologies, methods and tools that transform scholarly research and practice. This FLC will survey a range of pedagogical approaches that support student digital scholarship. Participants will be exposed to emerging methods and their application in a classroom setting, regardless of discipline. This FLC will avoid focus on faculty adoption of digital technologies as a teaching aid. Rather, we wish to focus on students’ use of technologies for the purpose of enhancing their own scholarly and creative pursuits/production. The intent is to explore digital pedagogies that support student agency and inquiry-driven learning, facilitate collaboration and public impact, while also promoting creative confidence and the integration of thinking & doing.


  • Members will attend FLC meetings every 2-3 weeks.
  • Members will review literature on digital scholarship pedagogy.
  • Members will have the opportunity to review approaches, discuss concepts, identify example lesson plans and rubrics, best practices and potential challenges.
  • Members will learn about and gain direct hands-on experience with digital tools, platforms, and methods appropriate for use by undergraduates.
  • Members may revisit their own curriculum with an eye toward integrating digital scholarship approaches.
  • Members will be invited to revise or develop individual student assignments, a culminating student project; and/or revise their syllabus using strategies learned in the FLC.
  • Members will have the opportunity to attend full or half-day workshops facilitated by an expert on learner-centered digital scholarship/digital humanities pedagogy.
  • Members will have the opportunity to workshop a reframed syllabus or assignment for review and evaluation by fellow members.
  • Members will have the opportunity to present at relevant conferences, produce a white paper or other group project.



  • Matthew Benzing, Library
  • William Brown, History
  • Stephanie Danker, Art
  • Michael Edwards, Teacher Education
  • Erika Esquivel, Biology
  • Nishani Frazier, History, Facilitator
  • Katie Gibson, University Libraries
  • Stefanie Hilles, Art
  • Kristan Kanorr, Arts and Science
  • Jody Perkins, University Libraries, Facilitator