FaCE (Faculty Career Enhancement) Project
Creating and Disseminating Sustained Advances in Liberal Arts Collaboration
Supported by grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project has provided opportunities for faculty at ACM colleges since 2004.
The Project's successful Phase I was designed to address the changing needs of faculty at different stages of their careers. Phase II was launched in 2008 with renewed funding from The Mellon Foundation.
Visit the FaCE Project website at SERC for information and materials from FaCE-funded collaborations
FaCE is wrapping up in 2013 with two collaborative projects that were awarded funding in 2012:
Fostering and enhancing collaboration
The primary goal of Phase II has been to foster and enhance the rich collaboration within the ACM, and by doing so, foster collaboration more broadly within higher education by disseminating models and practices discerned through careful evaluation.
The key themes are Collaboration, Sustainability, and Outcomes and Impact. This project seeks to build on the comparative advantage liberal arts colleges have in developing successful models of pedagogical and scholarly collaboration that can transfer to other institutions, both large and small.
Since spring 2008, FaCE Phase II has awarded more than 50 grants for ACM collaborative work. Most of the activities have been either Collaborative Events, such as workshops or conferences, or Collaborative Reseach projects which bring together faculty, or faculty and students, across disciplines and across campuses.
Dissemination of the results of FaCE collaborations
All of the FaCE-funded projects are required to share the work of the collaboration with a wider audience, through web pages, other publications, and presentations at national conferences.
ACM has partnered with the website hosted by SERC at Carleton College to bring greater visibility to FaCE-funded research collaborations and events. The ACM-FaCE website (http://serc.carleton.edu/acm_face/index.html) on SERC is part of a larger, searchable database and serves as the permanent repository for the wide range of materials generated by FaCE-funded activities.
Another method of dissemination is for the leaders of FaCE-funded activities to present the results of their collaborations to broader audiences within the higher education community at national forums, such as conferences within their academic disciplines. The FaCE Project has supported such efforts by awarding Presentation Grants to fund attendance at conferences and workshops by previous recipients of Face Phase II grants.
Concluding FaCE conference in fall 2011
FaCE Value: Advances Through Collaboration
Read the feature article about the FaCE capstone conference.
"FaCE Value: Advances Through Collaboration," the FaCE capstone conference on October 28-30, 2011 at Colorado College, brought together FaCE grant recipients, ACM Academic Deans, and other faculty from across the consortium to review, assess, and discuss the impact of the collaborative projects created over the span of this project. Read more about the conference here, or visit the conference website for more information about the program and participants.