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FaCE Conference 2014

The theme for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 funding cycles addressed the challenge of how liberal arts colleges can use and develop pedagogies in teaching and learning that take advantage of new technologies, without losing sight of the core strengths of the liberal arts model.

The fall 2014 conference, titled Technology-Enabled Education: Enhancing Faculty & Student Engagement in the Liberal Arts College, was held at the Club Quarters Hotel in Chicago on October 17-19, 2014. Faculty and instructional technologists from all 14 ACM colleges were nominated by their Academic Deans to participate in the conference.

The conference schedule included keynote presentations by two nationally-known academic leaders who have been engaged in research and initiatives involving technology in liberal arts classroom learning:

  • Kimberly Cassidy, President of Bryn Mawr College, and
  • Candace Thille, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and Director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University.

Conference participants also engaged with panel presentations by ACM faculty members and technologists already involved in various forms of technology-enabled education. The conference was aimed at supporting participants as they identified and began framing the contours of collaborative projects to propose for FaCE grant funding in 2014-15.