Curricular Development Funding Deadline, May Academic Technology Events

Posted May 8th, 2015 at 3:57 pm.

The following email was sent to faculty, graduate students, and staff by Coordinator for Academic Technology Initiatives Jennifer Spohrer on Friday, May 1.

Curricular Development Support

Just a quick reminder that Bryn Mawr’s Andrew W. Mellon foundation grant for “Developing a Liberal Arts Curriculum for the Digital Age” includes funding to support the development of blended courses in the humanities and social sciences, and any course or curricular development that increases opportunities to develop the necessary technical competencies and the capacity to think critically about the possibilities and affects of digital technologies and media. These might be courses with projects that challenge students to present their ideas to a diverse set of audiences via different digital media, courses that require students to collect, analyze, visually display and/or communicate research data in ways made possible by digital tools, or courses that engage students in researching, analyzing or critiquing the effect digital technologies have had on a particular field or academic discipline; on a particular events, regions, economies, societies, etc.; or on cultures and discourse more broadly.

The grant also supports the development of full-time staff expertise and summer student intern hires to help faculty research technological and pedagogical solutions, craft digital assignments, develop blended courses, develop online course materials, and brainstorm ways to integrate technologies into classes in meaningful ways. Even if you do not anticipate needing funding to support a particular curricular project, you are welcome to apply for staff or intern support.

The deadline to apply for summer seed grant funding and/or intern support is MAY 15.  

More information is at

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Spohrer ( or Chris Boyland (


Upcoming Academic Technology Events

Teaching with Technology Forum
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:30am – 12:00pm
KINSC Hilles 109 at Haverford CollegeFeaturing presentations by:

  • Suzanne Kane Amador, Physics, “Flipping Lectures the Quick and Easy Way with PowerPoint Narration.”
  • Tetsuya Sato, Japanese, “Use of Google Docs and Video-Conferencing in Japanese Language Classes”
  • John Muse, ICPR, “Where’s Toto? Or, How to Use Video Editing Software to Analyze Film”
  • Charles Woodard, IITS, “Using Twine to Tell an Interactive Story”

For more information, see

May 20-21 in Thomas and Dalton Hall, Bryn Mawr CampusBryn Mawr is delighted to host the fourth annual Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, which draws faculty and staff from all over the country together to talk about technologies, pedagogical strategies and institutional practices for combining online and face-to-face education in ways that support the missions and values of liberal arts colleges.This year’s conference has grown to include 13 sessions of 2-4 presentations each, and four workshops. Sessions with a pedagogical focus include blending foreign language and STEM courses, designing blended approaches to teaching critical thinking, reading, writing, or computational skills across disciplines, and ideas for digital project-based learning in the humanities and social sciences. For those just getting started, the Blended Learning: It’s All About the Face Time workshop offers hands-on experience in developing a blended course. For veterans, theFor those grappling with developing institutional support for blended learning, there are sessions on research and assessment, internal support models, and cross-institutional collaborations, including a hands-on workshop, Working Together: Community and Cross-Campus Collaborations through Blended Learning.

Registration is required, but free for all Tri-Co affiliates. For more information see the conference website.

Women’s History in the Digital World Conference

Thursday, May 21-Friday May 22, 2015
Thomas Hall, Bryn Mawr College
Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22. We aim to bring together experts, novices, and all those in between to share insights, lessons, and resources for the many projects emerging at the crossroads of history, the digital humanities, and women’s and gender studies.The conference will open Thursday, May 21 with afternoon sessions and a keynote address, followed by a full day of panels scheduled for Friday, May 22.  Claire Bond PotterProfessor of History and Co-Director of the Humanities Action Lab at The New School for Public Engagement, will give the conference keynote address at 4:30pm on Thursday, entitled “Putting the Humanities In Action: Why We Are All Digital Humanists, and Why That Needs to Be A Feminist Project.”We are thrilled to host more than eighty presenters, representing projects from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. For a complete schedule and registration information, see

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