Final proposals are due July 1, 2022
ACS is seeking collaborators to join the projects proposed below. The project leads seek collaborative partners to enhance the work and extend it across ACS campuses.
If you are interested in collaborating on these projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 21, 2022, and we will facilitate connection.
Note: These preproposals are in development and not yet funded. Click here to learn more about our grant selection process.
CROSS-INSTITUTIONAL MENTORING NETWORKS FOR FACULTY OF COLOR at ACS INSTITUTIONS
MAHA ZEWAIL-FOOTE AND ALICIA MOORE, SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
The goal of this project is to support the success of faculty of color across ACS institutions through a cross-institutional mentoring network that builds long-lasting, meaningful mentoring relationships as well as provides professional development and research support. The project leads would like to identify project partners who are interested in developing and evaluating an impactful mentoring network program with the following objectives:
- Create an innovative and collaborative model of mentorship that can be adapted broadly at ACS institutions that will explicitly connect faculty from underrepresented groups within and across institutions to create a strong support network.
- Build diverse and robust networks of professional relationships for faculty of color across ACS institutions that fosters a supportive and welcoming environment.
- Provide professional development and networking activities that will provide career-related advice and support.
TAP 2023: ATechnology and Pedagogy Conference for HBCUs and Resource-Limited Academic Institutions
Jaycee Holmes, Spelman College
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many academic institutions found themselves forced into the digital world of virtual classrooms. While many larger universities had dedicated instructional technology departments to ease the transition, educators at HBCUs, smaller liberal-arts institutions, and similarly resourced-strapped academic bodies struggled to adopt the necessary technology and pedagogy to meet online learning demands. As technology adoptions at resource-limited institutions play catch-up, faculty and staff are aware that this sudden embrace of technology in the classroom will not end with the pandemic. There is a substantial need for an opportunity to introduce and train faculty on the various new technologies for classroom management and instruction before these schools are left behind.
Additionally, there is an untapped potential at HBCUs and liberal arts institutions in the fields of makerspace innovation and emerging media. Where a few schools do have on-campus makerspaces and academic programs in emerging media, such as mixed reality and gaming, these success stories exist in silos. The interest in these spaces and programs is not met by significant literature, resources, and models to follow. Educators need a centralized platform to learn about the benefits and strategies of successful makerspaces and emerging media programming at HBCUs and liberal arts institutions.
TAP 2023, the Technology and Pedagogy Conference, is a one-day resource-sharing conference for faculty and educators interested in the intersection of technology, and pedagogy, presented by the Spelman Innovation Lab at Spelman College. The Spelman Innovation Lab is a campus-wide resource for creative inquiry, unconventional research, experimental pedagogy, and exploratory play. The lab is a makerspace that engages the intersections of art, science, technology, and engineering with initiatives in mixed reality, game development, making, and entrepreneurship.
Hosted in the Atlanta University Center, the conference will feature keynotes, workshops, and presentations in the following three tracks:
1.Technology for Classroom Management
3.Technology for Project-Based Curricula
For the first iteration, TAP 2023 will launch a one-day conference, with the expectation to expand in the future. The tentative inaugural conference date will be in January 2023, before the start of the Spring semester. The intended location is in The AUC Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, confirmation pending. Conference speakers and facilitators will be sourced from various academic institutions in and outside of the Atlanta University Center, including other HBCUs and Atlanta-area schools. There is an opportunity to open the conference to K-12 attendees, as there is an overlap regarding financial challenges, technology needs, and resource limitations.