Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows: Call for Applications 2023-2024

The UW Bothell/Cascadia College Library is pleased to announce ​a call for applications for the Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant, a Library-sponsored opportunity for UW Bothell faculty. The Library seeks to support 1-2 UW Bothell faculty in developing a digital scholarship project over the course of the 2023-2024 academic year. Faculty Fellows will receive a $5000 stipend and support from the Library’s Head of Digital Scholarship and Library staff. Applications are due October 20, 2023. Please read about 2021-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows’ projects on our DS@UWB blog.  Award The award for Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows includes the following:  Requirements for Fellows  Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows…

Toolkit for Student Success

By Dr. Sarita Shukla | Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Educational Studies | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow The Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows (DSFF) award by the UW Bothell Library was one of the best things that happened for my students and my own learning in the 2022-2023 academic year.  This award helped me transform a course project vision into reality. My hope was to create a public-facing website with student-generated content evaluating local non-profit organizations. Student contribution to this site would not only promote learning for students within that course but also create a resource useful to…

Ocean Noise Explorer

By Dr. Shima Abadi | Associate Professor in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow The overall goal of the Ocean Noise Explorer project was to leverage existing ocean instrumentations and datasets from the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) to create a publicly accessible educational website. The OOI is a large-scale project that provides a unique continuous observation of the ocean with recorded data using more than 800 instruments since 2015. In my research group, we have already pre-processed this rich dataset and have created an online platform for easy access to this dataset…

Breathing in a Time of Disaster: an Invitation to the Communal Breaths Archive

By Dr. Ching-In Chen | Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow My collaborator Cassie Mira and I have been curating Breathing in a Time of Disaster, a community-based writing, performance and installation project which focuses on exploring the unit of breath through the intersection of meditation, health and environmental justice. The project aims to tell an interactive story highlighting individual and collective responses to disaster, disrupting mainstream narratives of our changing climate in favor of witnessing creative strategies of survival used by everyday people. In 2019, we invited Houston-area community…

The Feminist Digital Center: The Launch of YEARS and YEARS of Collaborative Feminist Praxis

By Dr. Julie Shayne | Teaching Professor, IAS Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Global Studies | 2022-2023 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows (DSFF) grant was a tremendous success for UWB as an institution, the UWB library, and my students. I worked with IAS student Tessa Denton to build and curate a hub for student centered, open-access, feminist research and writing projects called the Feminist Digital Center (FDC). The FDC hosts my three signature digital research projects: The Feminist Community Archive of Washington; The Feminist Archive Exhibits; The Badass Womxn & Enbies Zines; and feminist writing…

The GeoHub: An on-line platform for geo-exploration and learning

Guest post by Dr. Santiago Lopez, Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
Since 2014, groups of students and faculty have collaborated to develop a geographical database (a.k.a. “Geodatabase project”), with geospatial information about the natural and human-made features that make up the socio-environmental setting of the UWB campus and the Bothell area…

Feminist Archive Exhibits: Highlighting Open Feminist Knowledge through Undergraduate Research

Guest post by Dr. Julie Shayne, teaching professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.
My Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellows grant was a tremendous success for the University of Washington Bothell as an institution, the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in general, as well as Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and my students. As outlined in my proposal, I worked with IAS student Jesse Blaire and Digital Scholarship librarian Denise Hattwig to develop Feminist Archive Exhibits, a project related to my class, Histories and Movements of Gender and Sexuality…

Open Education Week 2022: March 7-11

Open Education (OE) Week is this week, March 7-11. OE Week puts a spotlight on the use and development of Open Educational Resources (OER), defined as any teaching, learning, and research resources that allow for free use and repurposing by others. Ever heard from students frustrated with the cost of textbooks? Incorporating OER into your courses can have a tangible, positive impact on students’ ability to afford higher education.

Becoming a (WordPress) Learner: Using SPLOTbox as a course website in BCUSP 100

Becoming a Learner at the University of Washington Bothell Guest post by Deborah Hathaway, IAS, and Chelsea Nesvig, UWB/CC Library The academic journey of each student at UW Bothell is unique – depending on their major, previous educational experiences, and overall goals for their time on campus. When students register for BCUSP 100: General Learning Strategies, they are offered the opportunity to reflect on that unique journey in a variety of creative ways. The course’s more specific title is “The Habits of Highly Successful Students” – this means that the syllabus discusses topics such as  time management, emotional intelligence, engaged…