Domain of One’s Own Faculty-centered Initiative

Consider attending Open Dialogue – Domain of One’s Own: A University Faculty-centered Initiative to learn about a groundbreaking UMW digital initiative sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation and the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies. This faculty-centered initiative builds upon the Domain of One’s Own Pilot project that began in Fall, 2012.

 In an increasingly digital and social networked world many faculty can miss professional opportunities by limiting their participation in traditional professional pathways. Often times faculty have elements of their professional work and identify in singular, often disconnected spaces (binders, folders, conference presentations, publications, etc.) that can often limit the richness and depth of one’s work. This initiative is designed to support faculty in moving to an online identity by owning their own domain.

Digital pedagogy and scholarship takes a broader view of teaching, research and service than traditional means. A digital domain integrates the values of a faculty member with those of the discipline, department, institution though digital elements and reflective narrative explicitly addressing the integration of values beyond the local environment. Faculty involved in this initiative will be contributing to the evolving nature of digital pedagogy through scholarship.

This initiative is designed explicitly to provide resources and support for all UMW faculty to develop their own domain through an Open Call application. To incentivize this process, CTE & I and DTLT have partnered to provide faculty with their own domain, web hosting, and a stipend (not to mention weekly support) to develop/refine a professional online presence ranging anywhere from an online CV/E-portfolio to a developmental space to explore digital pedagogy and scholarship, to an alternative class space online.

We are accepting all levels of technology proficiency. What’s more, we also encourage those who already have sites to apply in order to continue to develop out their online presence.

Two Phase – Domain of One’s Own University-wide Faculty Initiative

Apply for Consideration. Successful completion of application (located on Call for Participation) by December 12, 2013 (11:55 pm).  Click here for application.

I)    Phase One: Cohort Workshops.  All participants will receive a $500.00 stipend for:

  • Attending all six cohort weekly, one-hour workshops beginning the week of January 27th, 2014 and ending the week of March 10th, 2014.
  • Participation workshop conversations and completing assigned readings.
  • Developing a narrative that explores digital scholarship and the initiative goals.
  • Participating in virtual conversations about digital scholarship and the faculty initiative along with commenting on others’ virtual contributions.
  • Complete the Faculty Exit Survey to receive your faculty stipend.

II) Phase Two: Building Your Domain. All participants can choose to receive $500.00 by:

  • Building/refining your Domain during the spring 2014 semester.
  • Submit your Domain URL and application feedback here by May 9, 2014.
  • Let your Application feedback ‘stand alone’ OR meet with DTLT or CTE&I to talk about your domain development by May, 9, 2014.
  • Receive a $500.00 faculty stipend.