I recently had the pleasure of visiting Occidental College to give a talk on the Fulbright Scholar program and share some of my experiences while on a Fulbright grant. I was especially excited to visit Oxy because I wanted to meet the folks and brains behind the Center for Digital Learning and Research and hear about Scholarship Technology at Occidental. I spent over 12 years working as an academic technologist at a small liberal arts college, so I am familiar with that culture. Frankly, I wanted to see for myself how a small, prestigious school creates a space, attracts, and supports digital scholar post-docs, folks that, in every practical sense, can be termed alternative academics. I met everyone in the CDLR and ST groups and was so impressed with the work and programs they have going at Oxy.

 
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