Past FaCE Conferences

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Each year, the FaCE Program identified a theme for special emphasis and organized a conference that brought together faculty and staff from across the ACM interested in engaging in projects related to the year’s theme.

The conferences included guest speakers with expertise in the thematic area and workshop sessions where participants discussed ideas for potential projects, made connections for collaborations, and reviewed the process for preparing FaCE grant submissions. Conference participants were designated by academic deans at ACM colleges.

The FaCE themes were designed to prompt ideas for projects that fit within the broader parameters of the program’s funding priorities. However, the annual themes were not intended to narrow the vision that faculty had in proposing projects to address other challenges or opportunities liberal arts colleges face or that were related to the thematic emphasis in prior years.


  • Supporting Teaching and Learning through Experiential Learning, September 27-28, 2019 in Chicago, IL
  • Collaboration to Address 21st Century Challenges in Liberal Education through Inclusive Communities of Practice, September 21-22, 2018 in Chicago, IL
  • Collaborative Faculty Development to Integrate Off-Campus Study and On-Campus Learning, September 15-16, 2017 in Chicago, IL
  • Institute on Faculty Collaboration: Strategies for Building Community (On, Off, and Across Liberal Arts Campuses), September 23-24, 2016 in Chicago, IL
  • Cognitive Science: What Is It and What Can It Offer Liberal Education?, September 25-27, 2015 in Chicago, IL
  • Technology-Enabled Education: Enhancing Faculty and Student Engagement in the Liberal Arts College, October 17-19, 2014 in Chicago, IL
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