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 Current Opportunities

Environmental Dashboard Workshop (GLCA) on DePauw's Campus

Saturday, March 14, 2015. Deadline for registration is March 10, 2015.

Rumi Shammin and John Petersen, who created the Oberlin environmental dashboard, will visit DePauw on Saturday, March 14 to lead a full-day workshop presenting details about the project and aiding DePauw faculty in developing research or teaching projects that could be funded through the grant. We can provide a limited number of stipends ($150) to any faculty member who attends the workshop. Because these stipends are limited, we'll provide them on a first-come, first-served basis. (see link for details about dashboard)

Please contact Terry Bruner if you want to attend the March 14 workshop. Contact Harry Brown or Jeannette Pope if you have any questions about the dashboard project.

Indiana Campus Compact's 5th Annual Service Engagement Summit

Summit date is March 26-27, 2015.

Indiana Campus Compact’s 5th Annual Service Engagement Summit.
Theme: Supporting Students in Social Ventures: Preparing students for a life of career and service.
Location: Indianapolis Marriot North.
See website for full program and registration.

Call for Papers: /Making Humanities Matter

Deadline for abstracts is April 3, 2015. Selected manuscripts to be submitted by June 15, 2015.

Practitioners from across the disciplines (regardless of rank, position, or whether they are affiliated with an academic institution) are invited to submit 300-word abstracts.

Jentery Sayers, Editor
Part of the /Debates in the Digital Humanities/ Series
A book series from the University of Minnesota Press
Matthew K. Gold, Series Editor
Lauren Klein, Associate Editor

What does it mean to describe humanities scholarship as built, assembled, or constructed? To call a humanities argument a persuasive or provocative object? To understand humanities disciplines as creative disciplines? To, in short, make things in the humanities?

Engaging these questions and more, this volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series examines the arts and humanities in an age of programmable worlds and digital/analog convergence. As both a working title and a framework, we understand "making humanities matter" to invite submissions that, through an attention to both theory and practice:

* Articulate what exactly it means to make things in the humanities;
* Describe how humanities research in computing is aligned with the arts and creative practice (e.g., sculpture, performance, visual arts, experimental media, and interaction design), and to what effects on the humanities;
* Argue for what "humanities matter" should be or do, and why;
* Attend to how humanities scholarship and its materiality are changing alongside or through the Internet of Things, wearables, bots, physical computing, desktop fabrication, rapid prototyping, and speculative design;
*Unpack how humanities research is expressed through materials off the page or screen, in the form of tangible objects, tactile media, or human-computer relations; or
* Attest to the intersections between making things and the perceived relevance of humanities scholarship, including the role of making in public scholarship, community-based research, activism, and memory institutions.

Related questions include but are not limited to:

* How is making a form of experimental research or applied media theory?
* How can tactile media be scholarship? How can argumentation be expressed through built forms?
* How is history being made through the (re)construction of artifacts, exhibits, experiments, and interactives?
* How is making associated with reuse, repurposing, old media, and critiques of obsolescence or waste in the humanities?
* How are laboratories, studios, and makerspaces playing a role in humanities research? In these spaces, how are people translating technologies and technical practices into humanities research?
* What does making mean for writing, rhetoric, public communication, peer review, publishing, and the trajectories of (scholarly) argumentation?
* How are teachers integrating making into humanities pedagogy, and how is "making" understood in the scholarship of teaching and learning?
* How is making functioning as a brand or fad, and to what effects on practice and practitioners? More generally, what are some critiques of making as a practice, movement, or concept in and beyond the academy?
* How are maker, do-it-yourself, or do-it-ourselves movements organized, by whom, for whom, in what relation to industry, and under what assumptions? What are the politics of making?

Collaboratively authored submissions are especially welcome. The /Debates in the Digital Humanities/ editorial team will review all abstracts, and authors of selected abstracts will be invited to submit full manuscripts by 15 June 2015, with peer-to-peer review occurring during July 2015. The volume will be published, in print and online, in

For the volume, contributions may ultimately assume the form of critical essays, case studies, or project assessments (among other options). The word count of the submissions may vary from 2000 to 8000 words, depending on the submission. The editorial team will consult with authors of selected abstracts about the word count of their contributions.

If you have any questions about /Making Humanities Matter/ or this CFP, then please email Jentery Sayers. Sayers is Assistant Professor of English and Cultural, Social, and Political Thought, as well as Director of the Maker Lab in the Humanities, at the University of Victoria.

/Debates in the Digital Humanities/ is a hybrid print/digital publication stream that explores new debates as they emerge. The first volume was published in 2012 and edited by Matthew K. Gold. For future announcements and news about the series, read here or twitter #dhdebates.

Council of Independent Colleges Invite Nominations for Seminar on "Song Culture of Athenian Drama"

Deadline for completed nominations is March 20, 2015. Date of Seminar is July 20-26, 2015.

Please note that the selection process is based on nominations by chief academic officers, not direct application by faculty members. For more information and the online nomination form, click here.

The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) will once again cosponsor a seminar on “Song Culture of Athenian Drama,” to be held at the Center’s Washington, DC. The seminar is open to full-time faculty members in all fields at CIC member colleges and universities. Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, and Kenneth Scott Morrell, Associate Professor of Greek and Roman Studies at Rhodes College, will lead the seminar. This seminar will offer faculty members from a wide range of institutions and disciplines a superb opportunity to extend their knowledge of ancient sources and develop strategies for incorporating them into courses.

Designed for non-specialists, the seminar will address the challenge of keeping alive in undergraduate education classical texts such as the Homeric Hymns, poetry of Hesiod, and Histories of Herodotus that a generation ago were read and understood by every college graduate. This seminar will focus on the work of Euripides, a playwright from the fifth century BCE, exploring the performative aspects of his plays and the ways he drew upon, adapted, and transformed a range of lyric traditions. Participants also will compare the choral song-making of Euripides to the approaches of other contemporary composers of tragedy (and comedy) and situate it within the parallel forms of song-making that survive from sixth century Lesbos and elsewhere. Because song, dance, and instrumental music were essential elements of Athenian state theatre, this seminar will be of interest to those who teach the performing arts and drama as well as literature.

For the 20 faculty members selected to participate, the cost of rooms, most meals, books, and the seminar program itself will be covered by CIC, CHS, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The only expense to participants or their institutions will be transportation to and from Washington, although CIC will offer participants a stipend of up to $400 to help offset the cost of meals and travel.

HETL Call for Papers and Editors & Reviewers

HETL is now accepting manuscripts for the International HETL Review - IHR and the Journal for Meaning-Centered Education - JMCE. For submission instructions, click here.

In addition, we also seek additional editors and reviewers for both IHR and JMCE. If you would like to be considered to serve on either the editorial board or review board for either journal, please send your CV to Dr. Patrick Blessinger, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association at

Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Education Research Projects

Established in 1962, the Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. To that end, the foundation supports high-quality investigations of education through its research programs and is dedicated to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

For more information, see the website.

NEH Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers

Deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators
Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,900 help cover expenses for these one- to five-week programs.

See the website for details. For more information and application instructions, please visit the websites for individual programs.

Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching

Check out the opportunities to attend one of the Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching. The overall conference theme is "Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning." For more information, visit the website.

Institute of International Education Seeking Reviewers for STEM Research Grant Selection Panels

The Institute of International Education, the U.S. implementing partner for the Global Innovation Initiative, is seeking university faculty and research professionals to participate in the selection and assessment of applications for the Global Innovation Initiative. Read the article here.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program seeks proposals that identify and address challenges that STEM educators face in and outside of the classroom. The program features two tracks and two tiers of projects will exist within each track:

Engaged Student Learning
(1) Exploration

Institutional and Community Transformation
(2) Design and Development

These tracks will entertain research studies in all areas. For more information including proposal due dates, please visit the IUSE:EHR website.

Indiana Campus Compact - The Engaged Campus Grants

The Engaged Campus Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, applicants may choose one of two institutionalization projects:

The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement. Awardees will spend 18 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff efforts in and with the community, revising policies and systems to reward faculty for their engagement work, adopting sustainable department to community partnerships, and/or elevating departmental changes in such a manner to be a role model for other departments both on your own campus and on other campuses.

Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant – Institutions may apply for these funds to support the holistic implementation of service engagement through Academic and Student Affairs partnerships. Awardees will spend 18-months collaborating on the development and/or strengthening of campus-wide service engagement institutionalization efforts. Click here for more information on Indiana Campus Compact grants.

Award amounts are:
The Engaged Department – $3,500 (institutional cash match $1,500)
Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration – $5,000 (institutional cash match $2,500)

Organizations with Faculty Opportunities

Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)


Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center