Based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. The GC Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for collaboratively developing and implementing projects and activities to support GCDI’s core missions.
Along with carrying out special projects each year, the GC Digital Fellows run a full program of regularly-scheduled activities that support the research and teaching of the GC community, including: consulting with faculty members on digital scholarly projects, developing and leading workshops on popular digital research tools and methods, designing websites for special initiatives, hosting special events to foster community around digital projects at the GC, supporting the Digital Humanities Praxis Seminar, and encouraging the exploration of digital scholarship, methods, and tools through drop-in office hours, Python Users’ Group meetings, Digital Project Working Groups, and Monday Maker Hours.
Past projects developed with the support of GC Digital Fellows include: Manifold Scholarship, Social Paper, and DH Box. Most recently, the GC Digital Fellows have been instrumental in the development and implementation of three GC Digital Research Institutes during January 2016, June 2016, and January 2017 and a half-day symposium on Activism and the Intersectional Internet.
From administrative support to curriculum design and instruction, the GC Digital Fellows play a critical role in the mission of the GC Digital Initiatives. You can meet the GC Digital Fellows here and check out their reflections on their work at their blog, Tagging the Tower.
GC Digital Fellows are funded by graduate assistant appointments that carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance, a stipend, and in-state tuition remission for Fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. Fellows are required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters). The initial appointment is for one year, normally from September 1 through August 31 (exact dates vary and are specified upon appointment). Determinations of re-appointments are made on annual basis depending on individual eligibility and GC needs. Calls for applications for the GC Digital Fellowship Program go out in the spring.
For more information, contact Lisa Rhody, director of Digital Fellowship Programs [lrhody at gc dot cuny dot edu].