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FaCE Conference 2019 Agenda and Participants

Supporting Teaching and Learning Through Experiential Learning 

Aloft Chicago Mag Mile Hotel | 243 East Ontario, Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Friday, September 27, 2019

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Registration (2nd Floor Pre-Function Area) 

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Brian Williams, Vice President for Faculty Development and Grant Programs, ACM

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Keynote: Turning Degree Plans Inside Out: Experiential Learning in Higher Education (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Speaker: Marshall Baker, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Human Sciences, North Carolina State University

Pre-Readings: On Becoming an Experiential Educator: The Educator Role Profile The Power of Experiential Education

Experienced-Based Learning Survey: Kolb Educator Role Profile (Takes about 15 minutes to complete)

11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Warhol, 2nd Floor) 

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.   Plenary 1: Designing Effective Experiences (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Presenters will share insights on building experiential learning opportunities through community partnerships and creating experiential learning environments in and out of the classroom.

  • Structuring effective learning activities, Charlie Barlow, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Programs, ACM
  • Encouraging equitable engagement with community partners, Carol Wickersham, Director of Community-Based Learning, Beloit College & Marc Perry, Planning and Development Director, Community Action, Inc.
  • Addressing Learning outcomes and ethical considerations, Eric Popkin, Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, Colorado College
  • Examining reflection and assessment (ePortfolios), Jeff Wilkerson, Professor of Physics, Luther
  • Developing skills with integrity, Mark Kainz, Professor of Biology and Associate Dean for the Catalyst Curriculum, Ripon College

1:50 – 2:30 p.m.  Breakout Groups (Warhol, Escher, and Lichtenstein, 2nd Floor)

Self-selected groups will reflect and discuss specific questions related to issues raised during the previous sessions

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Break and Refreshments (2nd Floor Pre-Function Area)

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.  Facilitated Whole Group Discussion (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Facilitators: Plenary Speakers

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Plenary 2: Opportunities and Challenges Regarding Experiential Learning Presenters will share institutional experience and expectations related to carrying out experiential and immersive learning activities.

  • Building on relationships with state compacts, national initiatives, and resources, Karin Trail-Johnson, Associate Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship and Director of the Civic Engagement Center & Paul Schadewald, Associate Director of the Civic Engagement Center and, Macalester College
  • Helping students effectively communicate the value of their experiences, Daniel Trudeau, Professor of Geography, Macalester College
  • Engaging professional and teaching staff, Ka Wong, Associate Professor of Asian Studies, St. Olaf College & Ben Gottfried, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, St. Olaf College
  • Documenting projects for promotion/tenure and how projects “count” for teaching, service, and scholarship, John Kim, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, Macalester College & Katherine Tegtmeyer Pak, Associate Professor of Political Science/Asian Studies, St. Olaf College

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.   Breakout Groups (Warhol, Escher, and Lichtenstein, 2nd Floor)

Self-selected interest groups will discuss specific questions related to issues raised during the plenary

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.   Facilitated Whole Group Discussion (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Facilitators: Plenary Speakers

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.   Wrap up: Please share your key takeaways in the linked document: Day One

6:30 p.m.  Dinner (The Marck, 19th Floor) Saturday, September 28, 2019


Saturday, September 28, 2019


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.  Breakfast (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.   Reflections on Key Topics from Day One (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

This session will focus on topics identified at the end of day one and other topics that emerge over dinner conversations. Group attendees based on topical interest (perhaps using interactive polling to vote on the most interesting topics).

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Breakout Groups (Warhol, Escher, and Lichtenstein, 2nd Floor)

Organized Around Key Topics

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break and Refreshments (2nd Floor Pre-Function Area)  

11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Facilitated Whole Group Discussion (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Facilitators: Conversation Leaders for Key Topics

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Plenary 3: How can faculty use FaCE resources to support strategic collaborations across disciplines
and/or institutions? (Warhol, 2
nd Floor)

Facilitator: Ed Finn, Liaison for Innovation and Collaboration in Teaching and Learning, ACM

  • Strategies for identifying project partners and designing collaborations both on and across campuses
  • Strategies for effective project management
  • Incorporating technology into projects
  • Roundtable discussions on the breadth and depth of FaCE grants

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Emerging Project Team Breakouts (Warhol, Escher, and Lichtenstein, 2nd Floor)

Small groups break out to discuss emerging project ideas 

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  Report Back and Facilitated Discussion (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Facilitators: Brian Williams and Ed Finn (ACM) 

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Wrap Up and Conclude (Warhol, 2nd Floor)

Marshall Baker headshot

Marshall Baker


Keynote: Turning Degree Plans Inside Out: Experiential Learning in Higher Education

The term experiential learning has been used in so many different ways that it is often hard to operationalize what it actually means. Hands-on learning, internships, real-world applications, and teaching "in the field" all have value, but are not alone experiential. During our time we will examine what it means to be experiential, the role of an educator in that process, and how we can think in new ways about what a college experience could be. We will turn degree plans inside out!

Marshall Baker Bio

Marshall Baker was born and raised on a family peanut farm in Eastern New Mexico. It was on that farm that Marshall learned the value of problems, expertise, experimentation, and failure. After traveling the United States for one year as a National FFA Officer, he found his passion as an educator. Teaching at a Big Picture School in downtown Indianapolis, working as an outdoor educator, and ultimately as a professor forever changed his perspective of education. Today, Marshall works extensively with David, and Alice Kolb as a learning partner with the Institute for Experiential Learning focusing on experiential learning in secondary and higher education settings.