John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative

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MDOCS Faculty Resources Brochure

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Interested in developing your documentary skills?  Proficient in filmmaking but interested in sound?  Excited to experiment with a new course or add-on to an existing course? 

MDOCS has opportunities whether you are starting out or an expert. Why?  We'd love to have Skidmore faculty build and contribute to a broad range of documentary opportunities across the disciplines.



Take a course that develops your documentary skills.  We'll pay for an online course at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies --Interested in Writing Memoir, Interviewing for Story, Audio Postcards, the Power of Archive, Art of Doc Photo, and more.  One string attached:  a conversation about the experience with MDOCS faculty and staff required at the end.

Click here to apply for professional development in documentary.  If you prefer to a Word Document,  please download here and submit to mdocs [@]  Rolling application deadline.


Teaching documentary skills is demanding. MDOCS Teaching Incentives offers an incentive to test what you've learned on your own, or in an MDOCS-sponsored workshop or course, and apply it in your teaching. 


MDOCS staff will always work with you as you develop your module, discuss technology options and availability, provide insight into assignments that have worked, the time media project skillbuilding and creation demands of students, connect you to DocLab student assistants and workshops, and help make connections with ongoing Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Projects.

Request DOClab class support here.