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Grinnell College professor Shonda Kuiper collaborated with colleagues Laura Chihara (Carleton College) and Adam Loy (Lawrence University) to develop curricula for courses in statistics and data science. (Photo by Justin Hayworth/Grinnell College)

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

Supporting Student Well-Being and Academic Engagement

The experience of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and in the context of renewed global efforts to redress racial injustice has taken a significant toll on the well-being […]

Examining and Engaging Conventions of Academic Writing Across the Liberal Arts Curriculum

This project brings together writing program administrators (WPAs) from several different ACM institutions to plan and facilitate a collective summer workshop in which faculty from across the disciplines identify, annotate, […]

Understanding and Fostering Food Access and Community Resiliency through Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement

This project invites participants from ACM schools to two workshops at Macalester College, scheduled for September 2020 and September 2021. This project brings attention to social, economic and environmental dimensions […]

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.

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