Sustaining Innovation: Connecting Practice, Pedagogy, and Publication

Wednesday, February 15 | 9:00AM–11:00AM | Grand Ballroom Foyer
Session Type: ELI
How often in higher education do we find ourselves weighing the costs and benefits of being innovators against the need to maintain existing established resources and services? What tips the balance in this "between a rock and a hard place" scenario? Hamilton's Digital Humanities initiative finds that innovation springs from a community of experts and a strong foundation of established support. Just as "it takes a village to raise a child," it takes a community to sustain innovation in teaching and scholarship. We discuss here the infrastructure, programming, and collaborative processes that sustain innovation in teaching, learning, and collaborative research.

Learning Objectives:
*Learn about the specifics of how one digital humanities initiative implemented methods to sustain innovation in teaching and learning on our campus
*Identify two or more potential opportunities to innovate in a teaching or learning effort on their campus
*Determine the costs/benefits associated with the two or more innovation opportunities on their campus
*Brainstorm potential collaborations that might decrease costs and increase benefits for innovation on their campus


  • Angel Nieves

    Associate Professor & Co-Director, DHi, Hamilton College
  • Janet Oppedisano

    LITS Director of Academic Digital Initiatives, Hamilton College