The Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference #BUDSC14, “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research” brought together over 150 practitioners to discuss challenges, share working models, reflect on projects, and inspire new avenues for actively including students in scholarly pursuits, whether inside or outside of the classroom. Over the course of three days, faculty, administrators, instructional technologists, librarians, archivists, graduate and undergraduate students from 47 organizations began a generative discourse that will continue to impact the scholarly, academic, and institutional practices moving forward.

Bucknell’s commitment to student engagement and the expansion of available learning environments for our students is evident in the conference theme. Many participants commented positively on the focus of #BUDSC14. While other digital scholarship conferences emphasize large digital humanities projects, specific tools, or may touch on pedagogy, our focus remains student-centered. Repeatedly, backchannel Twitter discussions praised the student presenters from various institutions, including a number of Bucknell students, who spoke about their work and experience with digital humanities projects. The broad range of skills they acquired, the professionalism with which they spoke about their subjects, and their enthusiasm for their research both affirmed our beliefs that students are highly capable of and will greatly benefit from this type of work.

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