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FaCE Conference 2017

Collaborative Faculty Development to Integrate Off-Campus Study and On-Campus Learning

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

Schedule

Friday, September 15, 2017

10:15 a.m. - Welcome

Brian Williams, Vice President and Director of Faculty Development and Grant Programs, ACM

10:30 a.m. - Panel Presentation: Focus on the Pre/During/After Arc of Off-Campus Study and its Integration into the Life of the College

Moderator: Joan Gillespie, Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Study, ACM

Panelists:
• Elizabeth Brewer, Director of International Education, Beloit College - View presentation slides
Jonathan Larson, Associate Director of Off-Campus Study and Instructor in Anthropology, Grinnell College - Link to Forum on Education Abroad website
Joshua Moore, Associate Director of International Education, Beloit College - View presentation slides
Eric Perramond, Professor of Environmental Studies and Southwest Studies, Colorado College

Topics:
• The State of the Field/Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice
• Domestic Learning Experiences as Off-Campus Study 
• The Political/Global Climate and Internationalizing Travel
• What are the Key Challenges to Effective Integration?

Noon - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Break Out Session 1:  Off-Campus Experience Program Design and How It Should Support and Reinforce On-Campus Learning

• Intercultural Learning and How to Prepare Students and Faculty to Engage Respectfully and Ethically

The ethics of student travel
OCS is not “going on a trip” – How to remind participants of the difference?

• Working with International Partners
• Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice
• Building on the Experience of Language Departments to Expand Off-Campus Study
• Technology and Off-Campus Study: Benefits and Challenges

Social media
Blogging
Photo competitions and “othering”/post colonialism
Responsible use of technology

2:15 p.m. - Break Out Groups Report Back to the Whole

2:45 p.m. - Break

3:00 p.m. - Break Out Session 2: Integrating Student Participants in Off-Campus Learning into the Academic and Co-Curricular Life of the College

• Independent Research

Logistics
Capstone campus requirements
Faculty role in advising
IRB issues and student research

• Student Life and Development
• Inclusion and Student Identity/Social Justice
• Leveraging Perspectives of International Students in On-Campus Curriculum
• Tools (i.e., student portfolios/blogging/other artifacts) for Integrating Experience OCS into On-Campus Learning

4:15 p.m. - Break Out Groups Report Back to the Whole

4:45 p.m. - Dinner in small groups

Saturday, September 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. - Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - Plenary Session: Elon University Project – The Transformative Impact on Faculty of Leading Study Away Programs

Presenter: Joan Gillespie, Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Programs, ACM - View presentation slides

9:30 a.m. - Break

9:45 a.m. - Break Out Session 3: Leveraging Faculty Experience as Program Faculty/Director in Teaching and Learning on Campus

• Pedagogy and Teaching Practices

Assignment design
Letting go and risk taking in the classroom
OCS experience enables better understanding of student as a person

• Administrative Skills – Budgeting and Finances
• Student Identity/Inclusion
• Institutional Support Before, During, and After Faculty-Led Programs (Training, Guidance, Financial Support, etc.)

11:15 a.m. - Break Out Groups Report Back to the Whole

11:45 a.m. - Plenary Session (Lunch): In What Ways Can Collaboration among Faculty Help Achieve the Goals of Liberal Arts Colleges?

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

Faculty who have served as project leaders for previously funded FaCE projects will give short presentations on their projects:
Katherine Tegtmeyer-Pak, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies, St. Olaf College

-- Project webpage on ACM.edu: Sharing Expertise in Community-Based Learning & Research Addressing Immigration
-- Website created by project leaders: Engage Immigration

Daniel Trudeau, Associate Professor of Geography, Macalester College

-- Project webpage on ACM.edu: Digital Storytelling and the Liberal Arts
-- View presentation slides
-- Macalester College Digital Storytelling resource site

Mark Willhardt, Professor of English, Monmouth College

-- Project webpage on ACM.edu: From Disruption to Student Engagement
-- Project report website

1:15 p.m. - Break Out Discussion Groups: How Can Faculty Use FaCE Resources to Collaborate in Achieving Their Goals?

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

• 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

2:45 p.m. - Break Out Groups Report Back to the Whole

3:30 p.m. - Wrap Up and Conclude

Brian Williams, Vice President and Director of Faculty Development and Grant Programs