Digital Liberal Arts

The Digital Liberal Arts Working Group at Ursinus (or DLA@UC) and the DLA Fellows promote conversation between the liberal arts and twenty-first century technologies. 

The working group’s purpose is to:

Foster experimental thinking and understanding

  • Validate new approaches to teaching and research/scholarly work and bridging the teacher/scholar divide
  • Expose students more directly to subject areas: experiential in terms of unveiling method & messiness (complexity)
  • Maintain flexibility in engaging a constantly shifting area
  • Create a culture of accessibility

Support the integration of digital technologies into planning of courses/research teaching

  • Provide training and help students, faculty, and staff acquire necessary tools
  • Build and expand digital literacy (data management practices)

Advance the digital liberal arts beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries

  • Introduce/integrate tools into multiple disciplines
  • Create bridges for genuine interdisciplinary thinking and collaboration
  • Balance practical and theoretical skills and concerns involved in digital work
  • Foster student professional development

Document & promote digital initiatives on campus

  • Promote/make visible contributions across campus
  • Collaborate with Library/IT to support faculty & student projects
  • Encourage open source/open access where possible & practical

Digital Liberal Arts Fellows

Consult this website to learn more about the DLA Fellows program.

Faculty Digital Projects

Mapping Literary Visions

Student Digital Projects

Student Omeka Exhibits

For more faculty and student digital projects, check out Digital Commons.