FUNDING FOR COLLABORATIVE FACULTY INNOVATION
What ideas do ACM faculty have to enhance teaching and learning at their colleges?
Are there new pedagogical approaches to try, or curricula to prepare students for emerging career paths, or ways to use instructional technology that engage students and bring resources into the classroom?
The Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) awards grants that enable ACM faculty to engage in collaborative projects that explore ways to strengthen liberal arts education, and then to share the results widely with colleagues across the ACM and beyond.
PROJECTS WITH IMPACT
With support from FaCE grants, faculty have created a wide range of projects to initiate change on ACM campuses, such as:
- New curricula: To help address the demand for classes in statistics and data science, faculty from Grinnell College, Lawrence University, and Carleton College shared their expertise to create tutorials and case studies for those courses and make the materials freely available online.
- Pedagogical advances: As field-based learning expands, Colorado College faculty and staff hosted a Symposium on Field Study to define and refine the pedagogy and practice of field study.
- Introducing technology: Lawrence University created an interdisciplinary makerspace to provide access to advanced technology, such as 3-D printers, for faculty and students across disciplines.
Recent FaCE Projects
Symposium on Field Study: Establishing and Sharing Best practices at the Intersection of Place, Pedagogy, Innovation, and Technology July 9-11, 2015 Hosted by Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO The inaugural […]
Harnessing Big Data: Planning for Collaborative Courses in Data Science June 6, 2015 Hosted by Luther College, Decorah, IA Faculty from seven ACM colleges (Beloit, Coe, Grinnell, Lawrence, Luther, Macalester, […]
Digital Storytelling The Macalester College Digital Storytelling resource site was created by faculty participating in this FaCE-funded project. The site exists to encourage and support digital storytelling in liberal arts […]
The Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE) is an eight-year initiative supported by a generous $2 million grant from the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.