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FaCE Conference 2016

Institute on Faculty Collaboration: Strategies for Building Community (On, Off, and Across Liberal Arts Campuses)

Conference participants were designated by the academic deans at their colleges.


Friday, September 23, 2016

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. -- Welcome and Introductions

Patti H. Clayton

Patti H. Clayton

11:45 - 3:30 p.m. -- Engagement-Grounded Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship: An Interactive Exploration of Co-creation in Campus, Community, and Cross-Institutional Collaborations

Facilitator: Patti H. Clayton, Ph.D.

This interactive session will focus on the meanings and significance of “co-creation” in campus, community, and cross-institutional collaborations. The session is grounded in distinctions between “doing for” and “being and doing with” one another and between “transactional” and “transformational” approaches to collaboration.

Participants will explore (a) the outcomes they seek to achieve through their various collaborations (with students, community members, and faculty/staff); (b) the complexities and implications of positioning all participants in a collaboration as co-educators, co-learners, and co-generators of knowledge and practice; and (c) the concrete tasks associated with designing and implementing engagement-grounded teaching, learning, and scholarship. The session includes a working lunch.

3:30 – 3:45 -- Break

3:45 - 5:15 -- Break Out Session 1: How can faculty use different forms of collaboration and communities of practice to achieve their goals for their students, their careers, and their institutions?

Approach: Participants will break up into multi-campus groups of 5 to 7 to discuss the following organizing questions and themes:

  • On-Campus Community Collaboration: How to organize educational experiences that ground on-campus learning in practice through participation in communities around discreet or interdisciplinary subjects. (e.g., classroom community, community of scholars, and campus citizenship)
  • Off-Campus Community Collaboration: How to connect the experience of students to actual practice through participation in broader communities beyond the campus walls. (e.g., Community Based Learning)
  • Cross-Campus Community Collaboration: How to organize projects across campuses to enhance faculty abilities to achieve pedagogical, research and broader community goals. (e.g., FaCE and SAIL-funded projects, other multi-institution collaborations)

5:15 - 5:45 -- Break out groups report back to whole

5:45 -- Dinner in small groups

Saturday, September 24, 2016

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast (Best Western River North Hotel)

9:00 - 10:30 -- Plenary Session: What are examples of the ways in which collaboration among faculty can help achieve the goals of liberal arts colleges?

Approach: Faculty who have served as project leaders for previously funded FaCE projects will be invited to give short presentations on their projects:

  • A Model for Maker Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts
    Presenter: David Hall, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Lawrence University
  • ACM Student Film Conference and Festival
    Presenter: Amy Ongiri, Director and Associate Professor of Film Studies, Lawrence University
  • Field Studies Symposium
    Presenter: Drew Cavin, Director of the Office of Field Study, Colorado College
  • The Open Musicology Educational Resource
    Presenter: Daniel Barolsky, Associate Professor of Music, Beloit College
  • Using Cognitive Science to Inform First Year Seminar Pedagogy
    Presenter: Steve Singleton, Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Coe College

10:30 - 10:45 -- Break

10:45 - 12:15 p.m. -- Break Out Session 2: How can faculty use FaCE resources to collaborate in achieving their goals?

 Approach: There will be break-out sessions on “how to” topics, such as:

  • Strategies for identifying project partners and designing collaborations across campuses or internally
  • Strategies for effective project management
  • Incorporating technology into projects
  • Roundtable discussions on Digital Humanities or Digital Liberal Arts, including opportunities for flipping or blending the classroom.

12:15 - 1:30 -- Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 -- Break out groups report back to whole (75 minutes)

2:45 -- Wrap up and conclude

The Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Program is supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.