It seems like I know many early adopters in the digital humanities, especially at small liberal arts colleges. I’m interested in how we can cross the chasm. How do we move digital humanities into the mainstream? Having recently started a new position as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, I am conscious of the need to encourage innovation but also to move innovations into the mainstream (and figuring out which ones deserve to be moved). We also have a task force on Academic Innovation and New Educational Approaches working right now.
One article about spreading innovation in science education is: Adrianna Kezar. “The Path to Pedagogical Reform in the Sciences: Engaging Mutual Adaptation and Social Movement Models of Change.” Liberal Education 98, no. 1 (Winter 2012): 40–45. It is available online here: www.aacu.org/liberaleducation/le-wi12/kezar.cfm
Discussion might center on successful strategies for evaluating innovation and spreading it across campus.