The Dresher Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce the first recipients of our Inclusion Imperative Humanities Teaching Lab (HTLab) Course Transformation Support Grants.
Earl Brooks, Assistant Professor, English
Course: Sounds Like Social Justice
skills, ethnographic methodologies, and ethical concerns surrounding research practices.
Jennifer Maher, Associate Professor, English
Course: Baltimore: Race, Rhetoric & Technology
This course unravels the complex intersections between rhetoric, race, and technology that have materialized in various ways in Baltimore from the nineteenth century through today. The grant will support a collaboration with UMBC’s Choice Program for at-risk youths in Baltimore, in which students in the course will develop a multimodal archive showcasing the program’s social justice projects. They will also contribute contextual pieces using the techniques of digital storytelling and historical research.
Nicole King, Associate Professor and Chair, American Studies
Course: Introduction to Public Humanities: Listening to Stories of the City
In this first course in the new Public Humanities minor, professionals working in innovative narrative storytelling and media production in Baltimore will help train and mentor students in the skills for creating meaningful public programs. Students will use these skills to begin developing long-term, community-focused projects. The course will also recruit UMBC alumni fellows to produce a podcast documenting the inaugural experience for use in future courses.
HT Lab Course Transformation Support Grants offer flexible, movable resources for course transformation, syllabus redesign, or the development of course projects. HTLab funding may be used to support faculty and student training, digital and other tools, classroom technical support, speakers or consultants, stipends for community participants, and other teaching resources for community-engaged humanities teaching and learning that addresses the issues of race, equity, inclusion, and justice.