What is a Digital Liberal Arts Center?
The Digital Liberal Arts Center (DigLibArts) is a collaborative initiative to enhance the liberal arts at Whittier College by empowering faculty, staff, librarians, and students to make full and better use of the digital technologies that are reshaping pedagogical approaches and transforming research throughout the liberal arts. The emerging center is designed to support and inspire faculty (by providing personal assistance, workshop training and stipends, and tools) to integrate digital technologies into their pedagogy and to foster the building of relationships with other liberal arts colleges developing similar initiatives.
Technology is changing how research is conducted, what kinds of questions scholars can ask, the amount of data we have access to, and how we publish our findings. Whittier's DigLibArts seeks to enable students, faculty, librarians, and all members of the campus community to become more savvy and creative about these technological changes that are transforming every field in the liberal arts. Please visit our blog to learn more about Whittier's DigLibArts Initiative.
DigLibArts @ Whittier College seeks to:
- increase the number of faculty who integrate digital technologies into their pedagogy
- enhance the ability of faculty innovators and first adopters to extend their work further and make new innovations
- continue to develop an interactive, collaborative faculty and library community supporting the development of new initiatives
- utilize the network of existing relationships with other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share positive results and learn from each other.
For more information, please visit DigLibArts blog or contact the following:
Andrea Rehn, Co-Director
Sonia Chaidez, Co-Coordinator & Instructional Media Designer
Anne Cong-Huyen, Co-Coordinator & Digital Scholar
Debra Eckloff, Administrative Assistant