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FaCE Conference 2014 Schedule

Technology-Enabled Education:

Enhancing Faculty & Student Engagement in the Liberal Arts College

  • A Digital Learning Conference for faculty and instructional technologists sponsored by the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement Program (FaCE).
  • October 17-19, 2014
  • Club Quarters Hotel, 111 W. Adams Street, Chicago
    (All sessions held in the Adams and Clark meeting rooms)
  • Overall Goals for Participants:
    • Learn about initiatives at ACM colleges
    • Discuss strategies and challenges for getting started
    • Discuss creation of climates for success
    • Brainstorm ideas for FaCE3 funding proposals


Friday, October 17

4:30 pm - Registration

5:00 - Welcome and Introductions

Kim Cassidy

Kim Cassidy

5:15 - Friday Keynote Address:

Blended Learning in a Liberal Arts College Setting

Kimberly Cassidy, President, Bryn Mawr College

PowerPoint from the presentation

Kimberly Cassidy was named President of Bryn Mawr College this year following two decades as a faculty member and then Provost of the college. She has led a program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, piloting the use of blended learning (a combination of computer-based and classroom learning) in a liberal arts setting. Through this program, Bryn Mawr faculty have developed more than 20 courses across the curriculum that use the blended approach and have shared their findings and grant-funded resources with 39 other liberal arts colleges nationally.

6:15 - Reception & Dinner

Saturday, October 18

8:00 am - Breakfast

Candace Thille

Candace Thille

9:00 - Saturday Keynote Address:

The Science of Learning, Technology, and Transformation in Higher Education

Candace Thille, Assistant Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, Stanford University, and Director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University

Candace Thille has served as Director of the Open Learning Initiative since the program began in 2002. Her focus in research and development is applying results from the learning sciences to the design, implementation, and evaluation of open web-based learning environments.

10:15 - Break

10:30 - Session 1: Lightning Round Presentations

How does a liberal arts faculty use digital learning? What assessment approaches make sense?

Presenters: ACM faculty members and instructional technology staff already engaged in various forms of technology-enabled teaching.

William Bridges, Assistant Professor of Japanese and Literature, St. Olaf College
Kristina Garrett, Associate Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College
Barron Koralesky, Associate Director of ITS, Macalester College
Shonda Kuiper, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Grinnell College
Tara LaChapell, Executive Director of Information Technology Services, Ripon College
Brad Miller, Professor of Computer Science, Luther College
Brian Smith, Professor of Religion, Ripon College
Chad Topaz, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Macalester College

12:45 pm - Lunch

1:45 - Session 2: Interactive Breakouts by Discipline

Groups: Math, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Languages, and Other Humanities

How to get started? What about assessment?

Facilitators: ACM staff and IT staff

3:30 - Break

3:45 - Session 3: Panel/Applied Session on "Getting Started" and "Things to Know"

Moderator: Ed Finn, ACM Liaison for Technology in Teaching and Learning


Jedidiah Rex, Manager of Instructional Technology, Beloit College
Brooke Bergantzel, Instructional Technology Librarian, Cornell College
David Levinson, Associate Librarian for Systems/Academic Technology Specialist, Lake Forest College
Pedro dos Santos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Luther College
Brian Smith, Professor of Religion, Ripon College

4:45 - Open Discussion/Q & A/Nomination of Topics for Sunday Morning Clusters

5:30 - Dinner (on your own)

Sunday, October 19

8:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 - Session 4: Table Discussions: Paths Forward/Partnerships

Mini consultant sessions with instructional technology staff and experienced ACM faculty.
Primer information for FaCE 3 funding proposals.

10:30 - Break

10:45 - Session 5: Group Check-in

Noon - Conclusion

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