From the HASTAC Communications desk at Arizona State University.
The HASTAC team will be on holiday hiatus from December 18, 2017 to January 15, 2018. We’ll see you in the new year!
Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018
This is our last newsletter of 2017 -- thank you for a year filled with passionate and compassionate pedagogy, research, and communication across our international academic network.
Thank you, HASTAC Community, for these 2017 memories:
- Arizona State University joined CUNY as HASTAC’s institutional co-host. Welcome, HASTAC @ ASU!
- HASTAC Scholars organized a collaborative book review of Structuring Equality: A Handbook for Student-Centered Learning and Teaching Practices -- check out their reviews.
- Congratulations to our HASTAC Co-Director and Co-Founder Cathy Davidson for the publication of and book tour for The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux (Basic Books, 2017).
- We held HASTAC 2017 in Orlando, FL on November 3-4, 2017: watch the plenary talks and see reception photos.
- We welcomed over 130 undergraduate and graduate students as the HASTAC Scholars 2017-2019 Cohort!
Before we leave for vacation, the HASTAC team would like to wish our community of scholars, teachers, and students a happy end of semester and winter holiday season. For those still wrapping up the semester, good luck!
Thank you, HASTAC @ Duke University
At the end of this month, HASTAC will be saying farewell to our institutional partner and team at Duke University. We are so grateful for the support of Duke University, for our brilliant and inspiring colleagues, and for their many years of helping us to change the way we teach and learn.
Duke was HASTAC’s longest institutional home to date, shepherding the network from its earliest days to its current, thriving community. HASTAC has been housed at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and has been supported by several successive deans, provosts, and other administrators, most recently by Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Edward J. Balleisen. We remain grateful for all of this support, over many years.
Over more than a decade, the Duke team has continued to develop new ways to foster the energy and growth of the network—during a period that saw incredible changes to the structure and use of the internet, as well as the world of scholarly and social networks. We especially acknowledge the work of Mandy Dailey (Director of Administration, HASTAC & Digital Media and Learning Competition), Sheryl Grant (Director of Social Networking, Digital Media and Learning Competition & Director of Alternative and Micro-Credential Research, HASTAC) and Demos Orphanides (Director of Web Technology & Community Strategy, HASTAC & Digital Media and Learning Competition), who have overseen the full transition from Duke to ASU.
Many, many hands have created the infrastructure for this network over the years, and HASTAC would not be the same without their hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm. We thank you all!
With the support and expertise of the Duke staff, HASTAC has grown into a welcoming online platform for advancing engaged scholarship, and their groundbreaking work will continue to effect change in our academic networks.