Update on Prof. Fencl’s participation in AAC&U’s ‘Faculty Collaboratives’
We reported here in April about the appointment of UW-Green Bay Prof. Heidi Fencl of NAS as one of five Wisconsin faculty members taking part in the Faculty Collaboratives project under the auspices of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Supported by a grant from the Lumina Foundation, Fencl and her UW System colleagues will create a state-based, faculty-led “innovation hub” focused on advancing curricular reforms that lead to deeper student engagement, and higher retention and graduation rates. We recently came across the AAC&U news post about these Faculty Fellows, and the nature of their collaboration with state systems and faculty in California, Indiana, Texas and Utah, in addition to Wisconsin. There’s a strong tie-in to the LEAP initiative promoting liberal education, as well.