The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) will host its second annual Digital Liberal Arts series.
The three-part event showcases UMW’s goal of maintaining its stance as a leader in weaving digital practices into the entire curriculum, as well as into students’ college and post-college experiences.
Monthly sessions will be held in the Digital Auditorium, on the first floor of the Hurley Convergence Center, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
- Sept 19: “Tool Parade” introduces a collection of digital tools for classroom use.
- Oct. 12: “Web Culture in the Disciplines” features a panel of UMW faculty discussing ways in which they currently engage in public scholarship online.
- Nov. 15: Lora Taub-Pervizpour, Professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, explores how digital media inform critical participation in democratic society.
“The core of the liberal arts is what makes an institution like the University of Mary Washington distinct — and what makes the degrees students get from UMW distinctly marketable,” said DTLT Executive Director Jesse Stommel.
Mary Washington President Troy Paino, in his recently unveiled vision for the university, named “reconstituting the liberal arts for the digital age” among his four main goals. He expressed his desire to ensure that all students, regardless of major, develop digital fluency during their time at UMW, and that faculty and staff perform digitally enabled learning both in and out of the classroom.