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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

Making Assessment Work for Liberal Arts Colleges in the 21st Century

Imagine your college with a strong culture of assessment: You leave faculty meetings feeling energized by a shared vision. You engage in frank, evidence-based discussions about teaching and learning challenges […]

Environmental Education: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Environmental education is a pressing need in our modern world. We at ACM schools are well positioned to address this need in an efficient and effective manner if we bring […]

Exploring Solutions for High-Performance Computing at ACM Institutions

Many of today’s most important research questions require analysis of large, complex datasets, too massive to be handled efficiently by a single computer.  High-performance computing (HPC) has become an essential […]

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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