May 23, 2024

Faculty Academy Showcases Teaching & Learning Technologies

Mara Scanlon gives a presentation during Faculty Academy (Photo courtesy of Cathy Derecki, @saracup)

More than 100 faculty and staff came together for the 17th annual Faculty Academy at UMW’s Fredericksburg campus on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. For the participants, Faculty Academy was an opportunity to share efforts and accomplishments in the classroom, especially in the area of teaching and learning technologies.

The program, “Under Disruption,” featured presentations and panel discussions by dozens of UMW faculty and staff members, as well as keynote speeches by David Darts, Giulia Forsythe and Grant Potter. Topics ranged from 3-D printing to digital history to technology in the classroom.

UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies hosted the event, with sponsorship from the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning and the Department of Information Technology.

Faculty Academy included demos of MakerBot 3-D printers (Photo courtesy of Andrea Smith, @andikappa)

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About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.