How We Access, Create, Share, and Understand Information Is Evolving
midd.data provides equitable and inclusive access to powerful technological tools, develops the skills to apply them across disciplines, and supports the critical exploration of their possibilities and promise.
Data and digital methodologies are as central to a 21st-century liberal arts education as reading and writing.
We can use data and digital tools to combine and create information in unprecedented ways. Understanding these tools, techniques, and methods, and applying them in the context of Middlebury’s liberal arts curriculum, is at the heart of MiddData.
- Build the digital and data skills and habits of mind essential for success both in college and in the world.
- Access data and digital tools that make connections across the curriculum, from the physical sciences to social sciences, from economics to languages and the humanities.
- Understand not only how to use technology, but also how to apply values and ethics to its personal, professional, and societal use.
Projects like The Collinwood Fire, 1908, a digital interactive book and animated short film (pictured here), integrate digital scholarship into the study of history and culture.
See more featured projects that demonstrate how midd.data is transforming inquiry and pedagogy throughout Middlebury.
Our Partners across the Institution
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Funding and Support
midd.data can help support your digital and data projects in several ways. Reach out to us before you submit your proposal and we’ll work with you to develop a plan.
We offer micro grants of up to $1,000 to support scholarly and pedagogical efforts using any of a wide array of data and digital methodologies.More about micro grants
We offer both semester and full-year fellowships for colleagues planning to pursue digital or data-oriented scholarship during research leaves.More about leave-year fellowships
“Why’d You Stop Me?” META Lab Works with the Salinas City Hall to Assess De-Escalation Police Policies
Phil Murphy writes about a META Lab team that worked with the Salinas, California city hall on a project called “Evaluation of strengthening relations between law enforcement and the community” that was solicited by City Hall in Salinas, CA in the wake of three police shootings in a one month span. The META Lab was asked to measure the efficacy of the program. The project was initiated in July, 2016 and concluded in July of 2018.
We are pleased to announce that the midd.data steering committee has awarded 9 microgrants and 4 leave-term grants.
You can learn more about funding and support on the funding section of midd.data website or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
In September 2020, Faculty Directors Caitlin Myers and Kathy Morse introduced MiddData as part of the Clifford Symposium on The Rise of Big Data.Video