The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation is pleased to announce the creation of the Innovative Digital Pedagogy Fellowship Award. Beginning Spring 2013 outstanding faculty (2-5) working with digital pedagogy and scholarship will be awarded $1,000.00 in Spring 2013 with an additional $1,000.00 the following academic year to support professional work. Faculty will be publicly recognized at the Spring Award Presentation and Reception on April 12, 2013 at the Link Gathering Space from 4:00-6:00pm. This fellowship is open to all UMW faculty. Faculty will need to submit an application and domain by March 27, 2013 (11:55pm) for consideration here.
Digital pedagogy and scholarship is an emergent area in higher education that explores digital pedagogy through the growing recognition that digital tools can lead to new and more open ways of working. According to Burton (2009) the ‘open scholar’ is “someone who makes their intellectual work digitally visible and who invites and encourages ongoing critique of their work ….at any stage of development.” Faculty who use digital methods, whose work takes digital form, who work with digital media as their subject matter are invited to submit their domain for consideration.
This competitive award recognizes faculty who engage in this emergent form of scholarship within their online digital domain to address the effectiveness and use of digital tools in their classroom/research/service, the extent to which this leads to more open ways of working and to understand the factors facilitating and/or inhibiting the integration of digital tools across disciplines (Pierce, Weller, Scanlon, and Kinsley, 2010).
Innovative Digital Pedagogy Fellowship – Award Criteria
Digital scholarship takes a broader view of teaching, research and service than traditional scholarly pathways. A digital domain integrates professional work and values of a faculty member with those of the discipline, department, institution though digital elements and reflective narrative that explicitly address the integration of values beyond the local environment.
Fellowship Award criteria:
- Teaching Statement.
- Overarching theme of domain is evident and integrated.
- Reflective narrative that is iterative in nature and makes explicit connections between teaching statement and digital pedagogy and scholarship.
- Evidence of use with a variety of digital tools.
- Evidence of digital pedagogy in action (curricular, projects, processes, etc.) to promote and support effective and innovative teaching practices for student learning.
- Evidence of the ways in which digital pedagogy and tools contributes to the learning environment to support student engagement.
- Evidence of disciplinary voice and engagement through digital means (online – blogs, social media, links, etc.).