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A Great Lakes Colleges Association initiative supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
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Open CFP! 2019-20 OHLA Faculty Fellows

ANNOUNCING FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AWARDS SUPPORTING INTERVIEW PEDAGOGY & THE PRODUCTION OF DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP IN COMMUNITY-BASED LEARNING

ELIGIBILITY: FACULTY TEACHING A COURSE THAT COULD INTEGRATE INTERVIEWING AND/OR THE PRODUCTION OF A DIGITAL ARCHIVE/DIGITAL PROJECT AT A GLCA-AFFILIATED COLLEGE 

WHAT: OHLA FACULTY FELLOWS RECEIVE A $3600 NON-RESTRICTED HONORARIA FOR THEIR EXPERIMENTATION. THE CHALLENGE: INTEGRATE INTERVIEW-BASED COMMUNITY FIELDWORK INTO AN EXISTING COURSE YOU WILL TEACH IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR.  

BENCHMARKS/OUTCOMES: OHLA FACULTY FELLOWS SHARE SYLLABI, WRITE TWO REFLECTIVE ESSAYS OR TUTORIALS FOR THE OHLA RESOURCE HUB, AND WORK WITH THE OHLA TEAM TO PUBLISH A DIGITAL PROJECT IN THE FACULTY REPOSITORY

NOTE: THOUGH THE OHLA METHOD IS GROUNDED IN THE BEST PRACTICES AND INFORMED CONSENT OF ORAL HISTORY METHODOLOGY, PROJECTS HARNESSING THIS METHODOLOGY DO NOT NEED TO BE EXPLICITLY HISTORICAL INQUIRIES. NO PREVIOUS ORAL HISTORY OR DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO APPLY.

PROPOSAL DUE: MARCH 31, 2019

AWARD NOTIFICATION: APRIL 12, 2019

MANDATORY TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR FUNDED PARTIES: JULY 9-13, 2019 @ ANTIOCH COLLEGE

FUNDS AVAILABLE: MID JULY, 2019

THE WORK PROPOSED MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR.


The OHLA initiative is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite faculty or instructional teams (i.e. a faculty member, a digital librarian, a center director) from Great Lakes Colleges Association institutions to submit proposals for that represent a personal commitment to pedagogical innovation and intervention. Tapping into AAC&U’s “high impact practices,” high stakes research and the need to develop meaningful audiences for student work, oral history projects that engage students in curricular opportunities for community-based learning. With an emphasis on expanding oral history pedagogy in the liberal arts, stipends will be awarded for projects that afford students opportunities to participate in interview-based experiential learning that employs the best practice methodology of oral history and attempts to build digital archives or digital projects.

OHLA will review proposals for newly designed projects as well as existing, ongoing endeavors. OHLA seeks to encourage faculty and student collaborations wherein oral history methodologies are emphasized and facilitated, and will support such undertakings by providing advice from experienced consultants, sharing access to model forms and documents, giving instruction in digital technologies, providing archival support, and issuing stipends for project leaders.

OHLA Faculty Fellow: Recipient will be awarded a stipend of $3,600/one academic year of participation. Faculty awardees will: Integrate oral history into coursework, implement a digital humanities project with student participation, publish and share materials such as syllabi and blog posts, and write a peer-reviewed case study.

From a pedagogical perspective, we are particularly interested in projects that:

  • Build on the knowledge base of existing oral history literature
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of oral history methodologies and practices for teaching students
  • Propose new applications of oral history practice in the classroom and community
  • Scaffold best practices for incorporating oral history as a pedagogy for replicable community-based learning
  • Afford students opportunities to participate in community-based learning through active oral history interviewing
  • Develop resources to assist the design and execution of projects that involve students in oral history work
  • Include participants who are persons of color or who come from historically underrepresented or marginalized populations, who hold varying levels of experience or education, and who come from different types of institutions and organizations

In general, we support projects that:

  • Utilize best practice oral history methodology to foster meaningful dialogue while creating new primary source materials
  • Attempt an experiential investigation of themes introduced in coursework
  • Demonstrate a willingness to connect to organizations in the communities around your campus, or communities of practice worldwide
  • Culminate in digital projects that integrate oral history narratives into digital tools and platforms (such as OHMS, StoryMaps, or Timeline JS) 
  • We appreciate projects with a bilingual component to the interviews or innovative multimedia/multichannel dissemination strategies 

Before you apply:

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: March 31, 2019.

The OHLA review committee will begin the submission review process on April 2, 2019. All submissions received by that date will receive full consideration; submissions received after that date will be considered following the first round of reviews only if there are funds remaining after the initial grants are awarded.

RECIPIENT NOTIFICATION DATE: on or about April 12, 2019. 

How to Submit Proposals:

First complete our OHLA Faculty Fellows Google Form, and then submit the full narrative proposals by email per the instructions.

Questions? Please contact OHLA Director Brooke Blackmon Bryan at bbryan@antiochcollege.edu 

Written by

Brooke is Instructor of Cooperative Education at Antioch College, where she develops community-based and work-integrated learning experiences in Humanities and Media Arts for a 95-year old experiential program founded on Dewey's principles. Brooke is Co-Director of OHLA and helps to structure its overall aims. She researches object-based conservation cultures and is interested in how the digital age complicates informed consent. She mentors humanities-driven fieldwork and undergraduate research around the world.

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