My latest at ProfHacker: Sabbatical Diary: Reflections on the First Semester

ReflectionAs regular readers know, I’m on sabbatical this year, and spending the time as a non-degree student in Loyola University Chicago’s MA program in Digital Humanities.

Being a student again (it’s been a very long time!) has been a great experience. I’ve learned a lot and have some new things to think about for when I return to Saint Mary’s.

Here’s a quick rundown of what I’ve gained from the first semester:

  • a better understanding of and appreciation for the scope and methods of the digital humanities
  • an introductory understanding of computing (not just as an end user)
  • an introduction to some of the potential legal issues surrounding digital work

I’ve also had the chance to rekindle a desire to read more of the works of Václav Havel, who warranted passing mention in my dissertation. Though I haven’t yet decided whether I’ll actually follow up on that desire — and …

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from ProfHacker » Amy L. Cavender, CSC https://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/sabbatical-diary-reflections-on-the-first-semester/46205

One Response to “My latest at ProfHacker: Sabbatical Diary: Reflections on the First Semester

  • Elizabeth Elmore
    5 years ago

    How wonderful to see a faculty member from my alma mater. I tried to keep a journal during
    my 2005-06 sabbatical (spend mainly in the Cushwa-Leighton Library) with what I thought a
    creative title: Taking My Leave. But this soon regressed to just another “to do” list.
    I look forward to meeting you on campus.

    Elizabeth (Christopher) Elmore
    BA Mathematics 1968

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