Published: June 16, 2022

An interdisciplinary team from CU Denver and CU Boulder has won a CU Next Award for their project, Data Advocacy for All: An Open Access Digital Repository for Innovative Data-Driven Curricula. The CU Next Award is an initiative to support faculty pedagogical innovation across CU campuses. At CU Denver, the team is led by John Tinnell, Associate Professor in the English Department, and Cameron Blevins, Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track in the History Department. Tinnell and Blevins will partner with digital humanities faculty at CU Boulder, the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), and CIRES Earth lab to develop a curriculum to teach students how to ethically and effectively inquire with data, communicate with data, and deploy data with a goal of creating more just futures. The project will build and then teach an eight-module sequence at both CU Boulder and CU Denver beginning in 2023, focusing on a primary case study of how natural hazards driven by climate change may affect Colorado communities susceptible to socio-economic vulnerability. The Data Advocacy for All project leverages minimal computing and open-source tools, culminating in an Open Access (OA) digital repository of educational resources.