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Institutional Support Workplan

These notes were made by the Institutional Support group at Workshop 2. The final working group can edit this page to reflect the group's current workplan.

What needs to be done before Workshop Three? (Jan 12)

1)  Collect and categorize support models -- digital humanities and other models that could be applied to digital humanities -- that work well, don't work well in a variety of settings

  • Environmental scan, literature review, mission statement examination 
  • Develop matrix, which might include: modes of communicating, degrees of active engagement of faculty, range of financial support, financial sustainability (soft v. hard money support), results/impacts on teaching, learning, and research, infrastructure and technology tools (See Stories page for further nformation)
  • Identify & interview leadership in digital humanities/societies--find faculty on campuses who have had success and find out what it takes; consider work of Bamboo faculty development group in 'educating' scholars
  • Identify humanities funding entities and recipients (IMLS, NEH grants, etc.)
  • Compile a list of corporate interests that use different organizational models (project management, creative project metaphor, etc.) 

2)  Develop ways (including elevator speeches) to articulate the case for Bamboo--what it is and why it matters. Audiences might include faculty, administration, private donors, etc.

Considerations/benefits in making the case:

  • Ways computing can further humanities research in general
  • Cost of not doing anything
  • Student success/placement
  • How faculty can improve productivity
  • Outreach to the state
  • Articulating advantages of the collaborative model 

Random Notes:  We are good at understanding problems on campus... what we don't know is what Bamboo can do for us.

How can Bamboo meet the need of a variety of institutions? Or do we ultimately decide that membership is narrow.

We should not be in the business of changing the culture of the disciplines, we need to focus on culture of the institutions. It is more about libraries and IT listening to what faculty are trying to accomplish. We are academic support groups that support faculty (real collaborators) but it has to be faculty-driven.

Milestones to accomplish this by Workshop Three (Jan 12)

















What will it require to accomplish these milestones?

  • Meetings
  • Effort
  • Other

What other resources will / might be needed?

  • Research assistance to conduct environmental scan, literature review, etc.

Do you foresee needing any demonstrator projects?

  • Videos or storyboards depicting faculty collaboration that results in a teaching outcome, research outcome, and institutional outcome.
  • Two-minute elevator speeches that demonstrates what it is and why it matters. Audiences might include faculty, administration, private donors, etc.