We encourage faculty to take risks and try new approaches. The DLA offers support and guidance in adopting best practices. Sometimes digital explorations take participants deeper into their existing disciplinary research, teaching, and learning. At other times, they lead to new modes of collaboration or transformation across departments and units of Middlebury as well as outward toward partnerships with other institutions or through public-facing projects. Sometimes digital exploration does both, linking disciplinary work to knowledge and opportunities beyond one’s core area of study.
The Digital Liberal Arts Initiative (DLA) is a faculty-and-student-driven, campus-wide resource for the exploration of digital modes of scholarly inquiry. We foster innovative digital scholarship through funding and support for projects, teaching, public work, collaborations, events, workshops, and more.