Calling All Community College Educators

DPL 2019 Jan 07, 2019

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Clare Cady write that, “Community colleges are unique in their potential to generate social mobility by enrolling and graduating students from families with little economic security. They offer benefits that transcend generations, educate people with children and extended families, and provide access that rarely exists at four-year colleges and universities.” For those who teach at community colleges, these facts are clear and well-understood; and yet, in a world of R1 institutions competing for research dollars, the teaching- and community-centered mission of community colleges often goes overlooked. All the while, some of the most important pedagogical work is taking place on these campuses.

If you work or study at a community college, we want to hear from you. Digital Pedagogy Lab is committed to education through pedagogy and outreach. We advocate for students and teachers, and the proliferation of voices across education. To this end, we offer not only fellowships to our annual event, but also deeply discounted pricing for sessional / adjunct faculty and students at all levels. Specifically, we hope to bring more community college educators and students into discussions of digital learning, social justice, and critical digital pedagogy.

Our fellowship applications will close on January 10, 2019. If you haven’t already, please consider applying today! A Digital Pedagogy Lab Fellow attends the event for free and has the opportunity to present a workshop, co-lead a portion of a course with one of our faculty, sit on our closing panel, or find other creative ways to contribute to the DPL community. In addition, each fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to help offset the cost of travel.

We’ve kept the application process simple (no lengthy forms to fill out, or essays to write). Simply click the button below and complete the application in a few short minutes.

We welcome applications from all communities whose voices are not always heard in education, including:

  • Women
  • Black educators
  • Latinx educators
  • Indigenous people
  • People with disabilities
  • Neurodivergent folks
  • LGBTQ2S people
  • Nonbinary folx,
  • Students (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Sessional and adjunct faculty
  • Educators from outside the U.S. and non-Western countries

… among others.

Digital Pedagogy Lab 2019 will take place August 2-9 on the University of Mary Washington campus. Once again, we will welcome faculty and participants from around the world to gather in a community of inquiry, pedagogy, critical imagination, and hope.

Our ability to offer these fellowships depends a great deal on contributions from individuals, organizations, and institutions. If you or your organization would like to help support Digital Pedagogy Lab fellowships this year or next, please email Sean Michael Morris, Director, at DPL@umw.edu.

2019 Applications are Closed
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