Call for Proposals: Ohio Five 2022 CODEX Summer Institute at Kenyon invited by February 28

Posted on January 17, 2022

Ohio Five welcomes proposals from teams of faculty, educational technologists, librarians, and students for the Collaborative for Digital Engagement and Experience (CODEX) Summer Institute.

CODEX 2022 will be held this summer from Monday, July 18, 2022 through Friday, July 22, 2022. This year’s institute will be hosted by Kenyon College, with most events happening in the newly-remodeled Chalmers Library. CODEX is supported by a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with the goal of assessing the impact of open digital pedagogy on student learning outcomes. The deadline for proposals is February 28, 2022.

Ohio Five will hold an information session for interested applicants on January 27, 2022, from 12-1 pm, during which Institute Co-Directors Heather Fitz Gibbon and Jacob Heil, along with CODEX alumni, will share examples of some successful pedagogical digital projects, provide general information about the institute, and provide an opportunity for questions and discussion about the institute and the proposal process. Register now for this session to let us know you will be attending. Potential applicants may also find the recording of the information session for CODEX 2021 useful.

The CODEX Summer Institute is a one-week institute offering space and time for faculty and their collaborators to think together about how to design or redesign courses and co- curricular projects that foster students’ critical engagement with and through technology. During the week, teams will consider their learning goals, develop assessments, explore and prototype technologies appropriate for their projects, all while engaging in discussion with teams from other colleges and participating in workshops designed specifically for the summer’s cohort.

Selected teams will receive stipends of $1,000 for each team member and a microgrant of up to $1,000 for the team’s project to support continued development following the institute.

CODEX 2022 is being planned as an in-person event. That being the case, the project will also fund meals and accommodations for all participants. Team members will have the option to stay on the Kenyon campus in single rooms in campus apartment accommodations, and all meals will be offered to both residential and commuting participants. Of course, we will monitor our public health situation and adjust our planning accordingly. (For better or worse, we have successfully run CODEX as a virtual event for the past two years.)

Projects from the 2020 institute and the 2021 institute, both held as virtual events as per public health guidelines, offer several examples of successful proposals and projects in development.

For general questions about the Ohio Five Collaborative for Digital Engagement and Experience (CODEX) Summer Institute, please feel free to contact the institute’s co-directors Jacob Heil at or Heather Fitz Gibbon at or schedule a time to talk during office hours.