Open Data and Open Government: A Workshop

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The Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies at Indiana University Bloomington will hold a free daylong workshop March 17 in Indianapolis on access to information.

“Letting the Sunshine IN: An Open Data and Open Government Workshop” is open to anyone interested in open government and open data, including journalists, civic activists and neighborhood association members, said Anthony Fargo, director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies and a co-organizer of the event.

The workshop will be in the ballroom of University Tower, 911 W. North St., on the IUPUI campus.

“The strength of our open government laws is that they apply to everyone, not just journalists or public officials,” said Fargo, an associate professor in The Media School at IU Bloomington. “Anyone at any time may need to gain access to records held by a government agency or attend a meeting of a public body, so all of us have a stake in learning how effective our access laws are.”

The workshop will take place during Sunshine Week, an annual national observance that highlights the importance of open government. Co-sponsors include the IndyPro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Indiana Coalition for Open Government. Fargo and co-organizer Gerry Lanosga, an assistant professor in The Media School, are Indiana Coalition for Open Government board members.

Confirmed speakers at the conference include state, regional, and national journalists and open government advocates, who will participate in informational sessions about state and national access laws.

The workshop will close with a hands-on session on how to request data and metadata from public agencies. Experts will guide attendees in submitting actual requests to state agencies for information about their data sets. Participants should bring a laptop computer or other WiFi-capable device.

Lanosga said the goal is to launch an open online catalog of state data sets.

“We know that one of the key barriers to opening public data is lack of knowledge about the range of data that state agencies maintain,” he said. “This effort will go a long way to eliminating the unknowns about state data sets and make it easier for journalists and others in the public to request them.”

The workshop is made possible by a gift to the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies from IU journalism alumna Barbara Restle. It is free to pre-registered participants and includes breakfast, lunch, and parking. Visitor parking is available in the North Street and Vermont Street parking garages and the Hine Hall Tower Garage.

Although there is no charge to attend the workshop, attendance is limited, and advance registration is required. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. March 12.

Click here for the workshop schedule and registration.

IAHI to host grant-writing workshop for faculty

Dr. Jason Kelly, IAHI Director

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis faculty can learn about writing and submitting applications for the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Grant Program from peers and Dr. Jason M. Kelly, the institute’s director, during a free workshop on August 31st.

The IAHI grant program supports campuswide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in the arts and humanities. This activity can impact people’s lives not only on campus, but throughout Indianapolis and the state in the forms of new scholarship and cultural exhibits.

“The grant program is designed to enhance the research and creative-activity mission of IUPUI by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are conducted by arts and humanities faculty,” he said. “The program is intended to stimulate existing and new research and creative activity and to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship.”

Grants range in size from $500 to support travel to $30,000 to support research projects and scholarly activities conducted by a team of two or more faculty.

The workshop is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, University Library Room 4115P, 755 W. Michigan St.

Information will include guidelines on applying for the grant program, including how to apply, deadlines and scope of projects, best practices for grant writing that are relatable to other funding agencies’ grants, and a Q&A session with Dr. Kelly.

Workshop registration can be completed online. The original press release for this event can be found at the IU Newsroom.


OVCR offers the Proposal Development and Submission for Humanities Scholars Presentation Series

Beginning on Friday, January 27th, this series of three presentations addresses the value of funded research for career development for faculty working in the humanities. The presentations should give participants a basic understanding of the principles of preparing and submitting funding proposals and will culminate in the start of an actual proposal. Participants are urged to attend all three workshops, and we anticipate that the series will be repeated during fall semester 2017. This series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) and the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts.

Presentations will include “Preliminary Considerations,” “Top 10 Successes and Blunders,” and “Developing Your Proposal: Turn Ideas into Funding.”

For more details and to register for these sessions, please click here.

Visiting scholar Dr. Timothy Eatman discusses Artists and Scholars in Public Life

Dr. Timothy Eatman

Please join us for Visiting Scholar Dr. Timothy Eatman, an essential voice for teaching and encouraging IUPUI’s faculty and graduate students engaged in Public Scholarship. IUPUI has declared community engagement one of its central goals, and therefore, Dr. Eatman’s voice in knowledge creation in higher education can catalyze community engaged research at IUPUI. Dr. Eatman will be available for three workshops on public scholarship and promotion and tenure. Dr. Eatman’s work and that of Imagining America is toward improving conditions for current engaged faculty, and is a valuable resource for graduate education, pipeline, and campus diversity.

Dr. Eatman will be available for three workshops on public scholarship and promotion and tenure:


Timothy K. Eatman, Ph.D. is the inaugural dean of the Honors Living Learning Community (HLLC) and professor of urban education at Rutgers University Newark. He also serves as Faculty Co-Director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA). A national consortium of over 100 higher education institutions and community based partners working at the nexus of the cultural disciplines (humanities, arts and design) and community engagement, IA founded and initially headquartered at the University of Michigan and now at Syracuse University has been Tim’s primary network of operation and leadership for over a decade.

An educational sociologist who earned the 2010 Early Career Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Tim was elected to its board of directors in 2016. He is a widely sought after speaker, workshop facilitator, and collaborator who has earned local, national and international recognition for his leadership in advancing our understanding of the multi-faceted impact of publicly engaged scholarship in the university of the 21st century.

Tim has published in such venues as the Journal of Educational Finance and Readings on Equal Education, Diversity and Democracy, The Huffington Post, and has written several other book chapters and reports including the widely cited Scholarship in Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy in the Engaged University, a seminal IA research report on faculty rewards and publicly engaged scholarship. This work extends to a study of the aspirations and decisions of graduate students and early career scholars. He is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement. The core of Dr. Tim’s research takes up questions of equity in higher education and the larger society. Most recently he has been appointed to the design team for Truth Racial Healing & Transformation, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation multiyear Initiative.

Navigating a range of conversations and collaborations critical to the amelioration of higher education, Tim strategically focuses his energy to participate in important efforts like The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Summer Institute on High Impact Practices which he has served as a faculty member for since its inception in 2011. He sits on the editorial board of University of Michigan Press – The New Public Scholarship book seriesUrban Education, Diversity, and Democracy and reviews for several scholarly journals and publications. Tim is a member of the Advisory Panel for the Carnegie Engagement Classification for Community Engagement.

Tim received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in college student development at Howard University, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development at Pace University. For more information about Dr. Eatman please see his webpages at

Faculty & Staff Development Opportunities

Blue Square

This list is provided by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning Office of Community Engagement newsletter. The Center for Service and Learning does not endorse or sponsor any conferences or workshops in this newsletter with the exception of those planned by their office. Individuals are responsible for contacting the event sponsors for additional information.

Center for Service and Learning – Awards, Grants & Scholarships

Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase Poster Presentation Applications Now Open

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

About: Poster presentations will once again be a part of the Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase being held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. The showcase recognizes the impact of each of these things on the IUPUI campus and in the community. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to apply.

Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Accepting Nominations for the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion

Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

About: The Plater Civic Engagement Medallion was established in 2006 to honor graduates who have excelled in their commitment to the community through activities such as service learning, volunteerism, community/social issue advocacy, community work-study, and political engagement.

Audience: Faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Dissemination Grants

Application Deadline: Through April 2017 or until funding is exhausted.

About: The Center for Service and Learning has designated funds for small dissemination grants between $250 and $750. These grants are available to support faculty and instructional staff in disseminating work associated with civic and community engagement in higher education, particularly work that raises critical questions, identifies innovative practices, or builds the knowledge base related to:

  • service learning and related community-engaged pedagogies
  • community-university partnerships
  • public scholarship, community-based participatory research/design, and knowledge mobilization
  • institutionalization of community-engagement

Audience: Full-time IUPUI faculty, lecturers, clinical faculty, and instructional staff. Part-time faculty may also be eligible with support from their chair/director.

Learn more   Apply

Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Center for Service & Learning – Convenings, Workshops & Conferences

Applying the IUPUI Service Learning Taxonomy to Further Service Learning Practice and Research

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Hine Hall 234D

About: In this highly interactive workshop, Dr. Julie Hatcher and Tom Hahn will use the new IUPUI Service Learning Taxonomy to provide a framework for improving service learning pedagogy and research. Attendees will be able to compare their current service learning practice to the framework of the taxonomy and discuss ways to enhance selected components of course design.  Further, attendees will be able to discuss potential research studies on service learning based on the taxonomy.

Audience: Interested faculty, administrators, staff, and graduate students.

Learn more   Register

Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Service Learning the Basics: Introduction to Community Project Planning

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:15 pm

Location: CSL Conference Room, Hine Hall 234D

About:The service or community-based project is an essential building block of service learning course/program design. One distinguishing feature of these projects is instructors working closely with community agency(ies) to collaboratively design the project as well as develop shared goals, processes, and intended project outcomes. In this session, we will discuss strategies for working with community stakeholders on project design, including logistics, appropriate timelines, effective communication, and shared goal setting. Attendees may be new to service learning or community-based project planning or looking to refresh their skill set in working with community partners.

Audience: Faculty, staff, administrators, and students

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Sponsor(s): Center for Service and Learning


Campus Opportunities – Awards, Grants, & Scholarships

IU Grand Challenges Initiative – RFP

Proposals Due: Friday, November 11th, 2016

About: Grand Challenges are defined in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan as “major and large-scale problems” facing humanity that can “only be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of the best researchers.”The development, proposal, and selection process in 2016-17 will facilitate the creation of a diverse array of initial concept proposals from faculty and deans during the fall semester. Approximately five will be selected for further development during spring semester 2017, and ultimately one recipient will be selected for implementation in late 2017 or early 2018. Proposals not selected in 2016-17 may be revised and resubmitted in future years, or may be considered for other types of research funding if appropriate.

Learn more

Sponsor(s): Indiana University Research Gateway


Staff Council Professional Development Grant

Rolling Deadline(s): Thursday, December 1, 2016; Saturday, April 1, 2017

About: In 2014, the IUPUI Staff Council began awarding grants three times annually to staff to pursue professional development opportunities. The purpose of the Professional Development Grants program of the IUPUI Staff Council is to award recognition and financial support to individual staff members who engage in professional development activities that will enhance the status of and demonstrate the value of the entire staff at IUPUI.

Audience: All IUPUI staff members. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about civic minded professionalism in the academy.

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Sponsor(s): IUPUI Staff Council


Campus Opportunities – Convenings, Workshops, & Conferences

Chancellor’s Diversity Series: An Evening with Wes Moore

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: IUPUI Hine Hall Ballroom

About: Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader, and author. A White House Fellow from 2006-2007, Moore served as a special assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Following his time at the White House, Moore became an investment professional in New York at Citigroup, focusing on global technology and alternative investments.

Audience: Free and open to the public

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Near West Neighborhood Conversation for Engaged Faculty and Staff

Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:00 pm

Location: Christamore House, 502 N Tremont St. Indianapolis, IN 46222

About: Are you a community engaged faculty or staff member wanting to Learn more about the Quality of Life work happening on the Near Westside of Indianapolis? Please join us for a brown bag lunchtime panel discussion and hear from community organizations discussing their roles in strategic Quality of Life initiatives. You will have the opportunity to Learn more about ongoing programs and projects as well as how you as a practitioner and/or scholar can become involved and partner in moving these initiatives forward.

Audience: Interested faculty, administrators, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Office of Community Engagement


FYI – Engaged Scholars Blogademia

Helping Participants Make Group Decisions: Key Talents for Better Public Participation, Part 13

About: In this iteration of “Helping Participants Make Group Decisions” Matt Leighninger and Tina Nabatchi discuss dotmocracy and keypad polling as tools for making group decisions. Dotmocracy is also known as “dot-voting” and is “useful for ranking or selecting ideas, alternatives or options.” Voters are given stickers to vote and the option with the most stickers wins. Keypad polling allows organizers to ask multiple choice questions that participants can response to immediately. The results are readily accessible as well.

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Peer Review & Online Networks

Find Peer Reviewers for Your Scholarly Community Work Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Date: Open

About: Disseminate your work through CES4Health, a program through Community-Campus partnerships for health! CES4Health peer-reviews and publishes products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms other than journal articles.

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Join the Community and Service Learning Professionals in Higher Education Facebook Group

About: This Facebook group is a networking tool for those working or volunteering in community service, service learning, civic engagement, or alternative breaks. Meet and talk with colleagues, share resources, ask questions, post jobs, and network.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, students, and community practitioners

Learn more


External Opportunities – Convenings, Conferences, & Workshops

Call for Proposal Submissions: C2Uexpo 2017

Proposal Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Conference Dates: Friday, May 3rd – Sunday, May 5th, 2017

Location: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

About: C2Uexpo 2017 will celebrate and showcase community-campus partnerships – local, national and global – which advance social, health, environmental, educational and collective strategies supporting transformation for the common good. We invite proposals that: Highlight the impacts that community-campus partnerships are making in society, communities, and lives of individuals.

Learn more   Apply

Sponsor(s): Simon Fraser University


Call for Proposals: Indiana Campus Compact’s 7th Annual Service Engagement Summit

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Conference Dates: Monday, February 27th – Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

About: We will focus on the role of social justice in higher education through the lens of power, priviledge, and the coming together of communities. While this focus may seem narrow, we do encourage you to think about what your motivation is for the work you do; we think you will find that you look through the lens of making life better for your fellow citizens.

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Sponsor(s): Indiana Campus Compact


Online Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization: Open for Registration

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 25, 2016

About: The Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization builds capacity for the transformation of knowledge into action. Participants will learn to identify and address barriers to knowledge mobilization, transfer or exchange, and use tools and techniques to facilitate the development of evidence-informed policy and practice.

Audience: KMb practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, and service providers working in the social sciences, human services, and health sectors. Graduate students also welcome.

Learn more   Register

Sponsor(s): University of Guelph


Call for Proposal Submissions: 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Registration Opens: Tuesday, February 7th, 2016

Conference Dates: Wednesday, June 14th – Friday, June 16th, 2017

Location: National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

About: The purpose of the 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning is to focus on transformation in higher education and the role that service-learning plays. The focus will be on experiences of transformation across the globe and how service-learning transforms students to critical citizens, faculty to engaged scholars and communities into living knowledge incubators. These focal points will be threaded throughout a variety of presentation types and formats to allow for meaningful dialogue among academics, community partners, students, and other professionals.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): National University of Ireland, Universeieit Stellenbosch University, and University of Indianapolis


Global Health and Innovation 14th Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Conference Dates: Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

About: The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register by July 31 for a 50% discount off of the full rate.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and graduate students.

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Sponsor(s): Unite for Sight


7th Season Critical Participatory Action Research [PAR] Institute

Applications Due: Monday, January 9th, 2017

Institute Dates: Tuesday, May 30th – Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

About: The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community organizations. Through seminars, round-tables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing.

Audience: Faculty, staff, administrators, and students

Learn more   Apply


2017 AAC&U General Education Assessment: Design for Student Learning

Conference Dates: Thursday, February 23rd – Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

About: AAC&U invites proposals for concurrent sessions at the 2017 Network for Academic Renewal conference. Proposals are invited and encouraged to showcase evidence-based practices that are poised for adaptation in a wide range of institutional types, including community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

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Sponsor(s): Association of American Colleges and Universities


Elevating Higher Education for the Public Good: Commitment/Action/Impact

Conference Dates: Thursday, April 6th – Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Location: Denver, Colorado

About: Please join the Western Region of Campus Compact for the 19th Continuums of Service Conference to elevate the commitment, action, and impact of higher education and the public good. This year’s conference will empower students, faculty, administrators, and community partners to embrace a commitment to advance civic and community engagement for a just, equitable, and sustainable future.

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Sponsor(s): Campus Compact, Western Region


Publication & Dissemination Opportunities

Call for Stories: Community-Academic Partnerships in Research and Public Health

Story Submission Deadline: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

About: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics will publish a collection of personal stories from academic researchers, service providers, and leaders of community organizations who have actively engaged in community-academic partnerships. We seek stories from individuals who have first-hand experience engaging in community-academic partnerships to conduct research or deliver health services.

Audience: Interested faculty, staff, and students

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Sponsor(s): Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics Journal

Proposal Development & Submission for Humanities Scholars Presentation & Conversation Series

workshops-scheduleThis series of three presentations addresses the value of funded research for career development for humanities faculty. The presentations give participants a basic understanding of the principles of preparing and submitting funding proposals and will culminate in the start of an actual proposal. Participants are urged to attend all three workshops. The series is anticipated to repeat during Spring 2017.

The workshops include “Preliminary Considerations,” which will be held from 1-2:30pm on Thursday, September 29th in Cavanaugh 508; “Top 10 Successes and Blunders,” which will be held from 4-5:30pm on Thursday, October 27th in Cavanaugh 508; and “Develop Your Proposal to Turn Ideas into Funding,” which will be held from 1-2:30pm on Friday, November 4th in Cavanaugh 508.

This series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts. For more information or to register for these sessions, please visit OVCR’s website.

IU McKinney to host free Summer Law and Leadership Academy for current undergraduate students

NDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host its Summer IU Robert McKinney School Of Law Summer Law and Leadership Academy Participants ImageLaw and Leadership Academy June 13 to 18 at Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York St., on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus. The academy is designed to introduce undergraduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to law school and the career opportunities available with a law degree.

Students who attend will be introduced to courses they will take in law school, meet attorneys working in various positions in the legal and business communities, take law-related field trips, and participate in a mock trial.

“Overall, this program is a wonderful opportunity to help students better understand the process of learning to ‘think like a lawyer’ and gain more knowledge about life in law school and beyond,” said Assistant Dean Chasity Thompson, of the law school’s Office of Professional Development. Thompson and McKinney professor Shawn Boyne are the program organizers.

The academy is open to current undergraduate students who have completed at least 50 credit hours and have a GPA of at least 2.7. Students chosen for the program must be able to attend all sessions. There is no charge for attending the program, and lunch is provided each day.

Applications are due by April 25 and must include a letter of recommendation from a college professor or advisor.

An online application and additional information are available on the IU McKinney website.

This is the second year for the program. Twenty students took part in the inaugural class in summer 2015.

Workshops | Humanities Intensive Learning + Teaching (HILT) 2016

The Humanities Intensive Learning & Teaching Institute offers you the opportunity to enroll Logo courtesy of ONE four-day long course. Each course is led by instructors who are leading the digital humanities in their respective fields. During HILT, you’ll have the opportunity to gather for breakfast and lunch with students taking other courses and develop your digital humanities network. For 2016, we are delighted to let you know that on Friday, June 17th, there will be mini-courses and Indianapolis excursions offered that all participants will be able to participate in. Mini-courses and excursions will be announced in April.

Register here.

We are delighted to announce that HILT2016 registration is now open. HILT will be held June 13-16, 2016 with special events on June 17th. Courses for 2016 include:

Building and Sustaining a Digital Humanities Center taught by Julia Flanders

Digital humanities centers are complex, situated ecosystems that operate within many different kinds of constraints. Starting one is difficult; running one is harder; keeping one going for the long term is hardest of all. This class will look at a range of different types of centers, considering a variety of institutional locations, staffing models, funding approaches, and research agendas. Using real-world cases drawn from the international digital humanities context and from class participants, we’ll investigate a series of practical challenges including communication mechanisms, data management planning, fundraising and fiscal strategies, engaging with students, and space planning. The course will give participants an opportunity to develop concrete plans for their own center (real or hypothetical), as well as a broader familiarity with existing models. Participants should be prepared to think through the practical and intelllectual challenges of establishing and maintaining a digital humanities or digital scholarship center. Familiarity with the general landscape of digital humanities will be assumed and will be important for participation.

Digital Pedagogy and Networked Learning taught by Lee Skallerup-Bessette and Amanda Licastro

Many argue digital humanities is about building stuff and sharing stuff, reframingthe work we do in the humanities as less consumptive and more curatorial—less solitary and more collaborative. In this workshop, participants will experiment with ways technology can be used to build learning communities within the classroom, while also thinking about how we can connect our students to a much larger global classroom. We’ll start at the level of the syllabus, thinking about how we organize and structure hybrid courses and digital assignments, before delving into specific tools and critical orientations to technology. Participants should expect that the workshop will be hands-on, collaborative, and iterative; we will be using and building, experimenting with the pedagogy we are learning, making our learning environment as we go. The course has no prerequisites. We will work together across skill levels, experimenting with new tools, while adapting and remixing our pedagogies. This isn’t about digital tricks or gimmicks, but a profound re-examination of how we teach.

Getting Started with Data, Tools, and Platforms taught by Brandon Locke, Thomas Padilla, and Dean Rehberger

Starting a digital humanities research project can be quite intimidating. This course is designed to make that process less so by exploring tools and platforms that support digital humanities research, analysis, and publication. We will begin by reframing sources as data that enable digital research. We will work throughout the week on approaches to (1) finding, evaluating, and acquiring (2) cleaning and preparing (3) exploring (4) analyzing (5) communicating and sharing data. Emphasis will be placed across all stages on how to manage a beginner digital research project in such a way that helps to ensure that your project remains accessible, that the process is well documented, and that the data are reusable. Throughout this course, we will examine several existing projects, and move through the process of collecting, cleaning, and structuring humanities data and sources and plugging them into tools and platforms to analyze, visualize, share, and publish the data and analysis. Exploration of these stages of project-building will include a technical walk-through, as well as an examination of the tools and their underlying methodologies. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own research material to work with, but sample data will be provided.

Humanities Making taught by Jeremy Boggs and Tassie Gniady

The goal of this class is to introduce students to a number of practices associated maker culture in the humanities and to prepare to students to continue to explore the issues surrounding humanities making at their home institutions. We will learn about: 3D object acquisition via photogrammetry using Autodesk’s Memento (currently in beta) for stitching and cleaning of models, 3D printing with the goal of having each student print a model, and fabrication with simple electronics and wearables/textiles. We will also engage in theoretical discussions related to making so that reflection is paired with action. Questions for consideration include: What are best practices to employ in the classroom? How do these differ from research practices? What values are embodies by maker culture? How do 3D objects and their dissemination / placement in digital spaces change understandings of cultural heritage? What is the role of making in the humanities? ​

Humanities Programming taught by Brandon Walsh and Ethan Reed

This course focuses on introducing participants to humanities programming through the creation and use of the Ruby on Rails web application framework. This course will introduce programming and design concepts, project management and planning, workflow, as well as the design, implementation, and deployment of a web-based application. Primary technologies covered in this course will include the command line, Git and GitHub, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Rails, and relational (and non-relational) data stores, though others will be touched upon briefly. Over the course of the week, we will work through the practical implementation of developing and deploying a small-scale web application.

Text Analysis from Object to Interpretation taught by Katie Rawson and Scott Ebersole

While a range of freely available tools and excellent tutorials have made it easier to apply computational text analysis techniques, researchers may still find themselves struggling with questions about how to build their corpus and interpret their results. This course will approach text analysis from object to presentation. It covers not just the moment of feed-machine-text-get-results-back, but the process of managing materials and grappling with the meaning of results. Our class will be as much about the decisions and practices of text mining as about tools or step-by-step processes.

Students who take this course will be able to: Find and prepare texts for analysis; Store, access, and document their text objects and data; Discuss their corpus-building decisions and textual data in ways that are methodologically and disciplinarily sound; Identify appropriate text analysis methods for a given question; Engage in text analysis methods that use word frequency, word location, and natural language processing; Articulate statistical, computational, and linguistic principles — and how they intersect with humanistic approaches to texts — for a few text analysis methods; Present the results of their computational work to non-experts.We will use primarily off-the-shelf tools that you can download or access for free (though we will have one section that will make use of R or Python). In some parts of the course, you will be able to develop your own materials; however, we will primarily work together from shared data sets that the instructors will provide. This course will be appropriate for people at all levels of technical expertise. Students should have administrative rights to load R and other software on their laptop.
Plus courses in GIS and Scalar!

Sponsored student scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students as well as continuing professionals.


Regular: $975

Early Career Scholars and Cultural Heritage Professionals: $775

Student: $550

Registration fees includes admittance to one course, the HILT Ignite and Social, and a HILT swag bag as well as breakfast and lunch in our campus dining hall.

Workshop | Visualizing evidence for your P&T dossier

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 Indiana University-logo
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 2120

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Presenting your evidence of scholarly work outcomes in an effective method allows you to make a better case for promotion and tenure. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to work with visualization tools to create interactive timelines and maps demonstrating the progress and reach of your scholarship. The visualizations can also be incorporated into your blog, online portfolio, and scholarly bio page.

Presented by IUPUI Library Center For Digital Scholarship.

Workshop | Research metrics: Gathering evidence of impact

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Indiana University-logo
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
Location: University Library, Room 2120

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Faculty are required to provide strong evidence of impact in order to achieve promotion and tenure. This hands-on workshop will introduce several key sources of evidence to support your case. We will demonstrate strategies and tools for gathering both citation and altmetrics as indicators of impact to support your narrative of excellence.