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The Digital Bridges leadership team is grateful for our many partners

@ Grinnell College

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at Grinnell College

The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment is dedicated to the mission of enhancing the success of the interactions between teachers and learners by supporting teachers as learners of pedagogy, technology, and assessment in the service of promoting excellent education in the liberal arts.

Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab at Grinnell College

Grinnell’s Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab (DASIL) helps students and faculty members  integrate data analysis into research and classroom work. In addition to software training and data-set preparation, the lab also provides experiential learning for student tutors; facilitates faculty workshops; helps students collect and analyze data; and offers classroom assistance including exercises, instruction assistance, and student workshops.

The Libraries of Grinnell College

The eight faculty librarians and 18 staff of the Grinnell College Libraries are dedicated to helping Grinnell students, faculty, and staff succeed in learning, teaching, and research. Our services emphasize working closely with students to develop fluency in the identification, evaluation, and construction of information sources as they conduct research and other intellectual investigations, through individualized research appointments, classroom instruction, and drop-in research assistance. The Grinnell College Libraries are leading campus partners in the creation and development of the Digital Grinnell platform (repository, exhibition, and journal and conference publishing services), and can support students and faculty in project development, preservation planning, and copyright analysis.

Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative

Grinnell’s Digital Liberal Arts Collaborative provides the support, expertise, and resources that enable the College to strive toward a culture that apprehends the learning potential afforded by technologies, one in which faculty feel emboldened to experiment and play, in which students feel empowered with new skills, and in which all understand their ethical responsibilities as both digital citizens and members of a small liberal arts community.

Mentored Advanced Projects

Mentored Advanced Projects provide a chance to work closely with a faculty member on scholarly research or the creation of a work of art.

A Mentored Advanced Project is an approved course of faculty-directed scholarly or creative work that is the culmination of significant preparatory work. It serves to integrate the knowledge and skills gained by the student’s course of studies, and aims to produce results that merit presentation to the wider scholarly world.

@ The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries forms the largest library system in Iowa and ninth in materials expenditures among U.S. public research libraries. The University’s Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, five branch libraries, and Law Library contain more than 5 million volumes. The Library holds 200,000 rare books from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books; over 800 manuscript collections, medieval to modern; 7,000 feet of records document University history; and tens of thousands of pamphlets, photographs, posters, sound recordings, and materials in other formats. Digital scholars are actively at work with Special Collections, the Women’s Archive, and the medical history collection in the John Martin Rare Book Room in the Hardin Sciences Library. The Library is also the home to the Digital Scholarship and Publication Studio (noted above).

Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio

Located in the Main Library, the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio has staff expertise in a number of technologies central to the digital humanities. The Studio staff work with faculty and students on the design and implementation of research projects and can shepherd digital projects from inception to archive. To learn more about Studio resources and support, contact Judith Pascoe, Professor of English and Senior Scholar in the Studio, or Tom Keegan, Head, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio.

Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies (OCAS) serves the research mission of the University of Iowa. The Center is a convening space dedicated to debate and discovery. Center grants for University of Iowa artists and researchers support imaginative collaborations and multi-disciplinary exploration. Programming connects scholars across campus and engages the larger public in the ambitious, illuminating, and transformative work of the artists and scholars we serve. The Obermann Center is an active participant in the Digital Bridges grant and in the Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls consortium of 15 Midwest research universities.

ITS – Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology

Office of Teaching, Learning, & Technology (OTLT) provides a variety of consulting and training opportunities for supporting faculty and instructors looking to ensure solid pedagogical incorporation of technology into teaching and learning. The Center for Teaching is housed within OTLT and offers professional development services to promote and support efforts to enhance instruction at The University of Iowa.

Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITA)

SITAs are highly trained undergraduate and graduate students who guide instructors through the project planning process and provide consulting on technology and instructional design issues. SITAs can offer production assistance, evaluation of teaching technologies, and introductions to other resources as needed.

Public Digital Humanities Certificate

This certificate Is designed for graduate students who want formal structure and credit for developing expertise with digital technologies in humanities disciplines.  We welcome students from humanities disciplines who want to push their studies in new directions by employing digital methodologies.  We also welcome students with strong technical skills interested in exploring applications in humanities fields. This certificate is associated with the Public Humanities in a Digital World faculty and the Studio for Public Digital Arts and Humanities.

Public Humanities in a Digital World Faculty Cluster

Launched by the Office of the Provost in 2010, this group of faculty members from seven departments work at the intersection of the public humanities, digital humanities, and public engagement. Members of the cluster and the growing number of faculty members who work with them use digital technologies to investigate, amplify, and share their work as teachers and scholars. Many of these faculty members and their students work with campus, local, national, and international colleagues and communities on projects with great social and artistic impact.

University of Iowa Honors Program

Honors at Iowa enriches the educational experience of academically-talented undergraduates by engaging them in the process of intellectual growth and self-discovery. Honors is also the home of the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU), which promotes undergraduate involvement in mentored research and creative projects at The University of Iowa.

University of Iowa Informatics Initiative

The Iowa Informatics Initiative is a campus-wide initiative fostering new collaborations, research, and scholarship opportunities across campus from health care to digital arts and humanities. Their research and courses provides students with the skills to transform information into knowledge and actions.