CONWAY, Ark. (January 30, 2014) – Three Hendrix faculty
members recently received faculty grants from the Associated Colleges of the
South (ACS) for collaborative projects with colleagues at ACS institutions.
Through an ACS blended learning grant, Hendrix’s Digital
Humanities & Pedagogy Fellow Tim Lepczyk will collaborate with peers at
Davidson College, Rhodes College, and Rollins College to develop standardized
technology training for faculty. The training will allow ACS faculty members to
deliver blending learning courses that combine classroom instruction with
additional resources such as short online modules.
Hendrix politics professor Dr. Jay Barth will join peers at
Centre College, Furman University, Millsaps College, and
Washington and Lee University for the first Teaching 101 colloquium, a
cross-institutional collaboration dedicated to the incorporation of blended
learning pedagogy in a common interdisciplinary gateway course on poverty. The faculty members represent institutions that are also members of the Shepherd Higher
Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP). Read more about the poverty initiative
Hendrix film studies professor Dr. Kristi McKim and Dr.
Rashna Richards of Rhodes College received an ACS undergraduate research grant
for the Rhodes-Hendrix Film Studies Research Symposium.
“I’m delighted that these Hendrix faculty members are
taking advantage of the collaborative opportunities offered by the ACS to
explore new pedagogies and to provide their students with a means of sharing
their research,” said Hendrix Provost and Dean of the College Dr. Robert L.
Entzminger. “These projects promise to yield benefits for the entire
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in
engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year,
Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by
U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change
the Way You Think about Colleges,
as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the
2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United
Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.