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Professional Activities Workshop

The Spring 2018 DIGITAL LIBERAL ARTS (DLA) Professional Activities Workshops, which featured significant DLA programming, was held on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 at Macalester College. As a cooperative initiative between Macalester College and the University of Minnesota Libraries, with support from the Mellon Foundation, the workshops were open to faculty from both Macalester and the University of Minnesota.

A campus map may be found at Macalester Maps. All sessions were in the Olin-Rice Science Center, adjacent to the South Parking Lot off of Snelling Ave.

DLA Workshop Schedule

Monday, May 14, 2018
4:00 PM
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

4:30 PM
Weyerhaeuser Boardroom

Keynote: Digital Social Justice: A States of Incarceration Case Study
Presenter:  Kevin P. Murphy, Director of Heritage Studies and Public History, Professor of History, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Smail Gallery, Olin Rice Building

Continental Breakfast and coffee
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
TBA, Olin Rice Building

Digital Community Engagement Projects Lightning Round
Presenters: Ariel Beaujot (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse), Karlyn Forner (SNCC Digital Gateway), Jason Heppler (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Allison Schuette (Valparaiso University), Amy Sullivan (Macalester College), Megan Telligman (Indiana Humanities), Liz Wuerffel (Valparaiso University)

Several contributors to an edited collection, Digital Community Engagement: Partnering Communities with the Academy, have assembled to workshop their chapters. They have also agreed to participate in our Tuesday program. This lightning round will introduce attendees to projects while providing an overview of the possibilities behind digital community engagement
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
TBA, Olin Rice Building

Roundtable 1: Ethical Considerations in Community Partnerships
Presenters: Eric Carroll (Macalester College), Kate Derickson (University of Minnesota), Marvin Anderson (Rondo Ave Inc), Liz Wuerffel (Valparaiso University), Amy Sullivan (Macalester College), Kari Smalkoski  (University of Minnesota)

When communities and academic institutions enter a partnership, they both face opportunities and risks. This session will address power structures and ethical practices within projects, from balancing the role of each partner to choosing the technologies that undergird the projects.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Smail Gallery, Olin Rice Building

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
TBA, Olin Rice Building

Roundtable 2: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration
Presenters: Krista Finstad Hanson (International Institute), Zornitsa Keremidchieva (University of Minnesota), Megan Telligman (Indiana Humanities), Ariel Beaujot (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse), Jason Heppler (University of Nebraska at Omaha), Alexis Logsdon (Macalester College)

Digital projects are inherently collaborative and much of the labor–particularly on the part of staff from multiple areas of campus–is invisible. This session focuses on fostering effective and respectful relationships among faculty, staff, students, and community partners. It will also address the infrastructure that is necessary to successfully create, build, and maintain digital projects in a way that is sustainable for all partners over time.
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
TBA, Olin Rice Building

Roundtable 3: Digital Activism and Social Change
Presenters: Morgan Adamson (Macalester College) Holly Barcus (Macalester College), Ashley Nepp (Macalester College), Karlyn Forner (SNCC Digital Gateway), Allison Schuette (Valparaiso University), Paul Schadewald (Macalester College)

This session explores the relationship between digital tools and methodologies alongside the political, policy, or social change institutional and community partners want to see in the world.