Call for Workshop Facilitators

Call for Workshop Facilitators

Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bucknell can provide reimbursement for standard travel, hotel costs and complimentary registration to our Digital Scholarship conference in order for you to participate as a facilitator.

Who: Digital Scholarship Facilitators

What: Over the course of three days, we will collaboratively develop materials and curriculum and offer short workshops to be held on Friday, November 6, as a lead-up to the Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference (November 6-8).

In this planning session and workshop, digital practitioners will discuss their progress and challenges in developing sustainable digital scholarship efforts at their institutions. We will share our expertise in order to develop materials for faculty workshops that may include sample assignments, rubrics, and best practice guides. The focus of these materials will be based on the needs and interests of the participants as expressed in their application proposals.  Possible topics may include (but are not limited to) video, digital storytelling, podcasting, text or network analysis, and mapping. At the end of the conference, all of the materials will be made publicly available. You will walk away with materials for several workshops–some that you have created and offered and some created by the other participants.


  • Wednesday, November 4 (Morning): Introductions and discussion of challenges; groups will determine the materials and resources needed for their topic and start workshop development
  • Wednesday Afternoon: Work on materials
  • Thursday, November 5 (Morning): Work on materials
  • Thursday Afternoon: Finish materials and have other groups check for clarity, test run materials, etc.
  • Friday November 6 (Morning and afternoon): teach pre-conference workshops

*Please note this is one possibility; the final schedule will be determined by the needs of the group.

Where: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

When:  Planning Sessions: Wednesday and Thursday, November 4th and 5th, 9am-5pm;

Preconference Workshops, Friday, November 6th

Application for facilitators should be submitted via the Online Application and are due by September 11. The application process is competitive. Co-facilitated workshop applications will be considered. Facilitators whose applications are deemed successful will be contacted by September 15 in order for workshops to be announced to conference attendees. We aspire to create a diverse slate of workshops that represent a wide variety of learning environments.

Why: Whether in the initial stages of developing digital scholarship efforts on campus or facilitating a robust program of practitioners, we all struggle with questions of balancing sustainability with continued outreach. While each institution or practitioner has their own areas of expertise, we face the challenge of having sufficient knowledge of and support for the range of technologies that faculty want to explore.  


Please contact Matt Gardzina, Director of Instructional Technology with any questions.

(matt.gardzina at bucknell dot edu)