Trying out mobile computers and GPS systems in the Wisconsin woods, sharing teaching materials for courses in Latino Studies, discussing ways to integrate learning on study abroad programs with learning on campus – these are some of the 16 collaborative events and research projects supported with ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project grants in the past 18 months.
With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the FaCE Project supports faculty at ACM colleges who are developing successful models of pedagogical and scholarly collaboration that enhance teaching and learning. Several of the grants have been awarded for innovative projects with an international focus, such as student-faculty field research in South America and an archaeological project in Jordan.
John Ottenhoff, ACM Vice President and administrator for the FaCE Project, noted that the collaborative work sponsored by the FaCE Project is often challenging to organize but also very satisfying and productive. “ACM faculty are leaders in innovative liberal arts education,” said Ottenhoff, “and the FaCE grants help sustain and build that leadership while making a real difference for student learning.”
Faculty at ACM colleges have another opportunity coming up soon to submit proposals for FaCE grants. The deadline for the Fall 2009 cycle of grants has been extended to December 1, 2009. Funding levels have been increased up to $15,000 for projects with substantial collaboration across ACM campuses. Ottenhoff said he anticipates a strong set of proposals and invites all ACM faculty members with questions about potential projects to contact him.
Go to the FaCE Project webpage for detailed information including:
- Call for proposals for FaCE grants;
- Collaborative events and research projects funded by FaCE in 2008 and 2009