Hendrix Professors Receive ACS Faculty Grants

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 here.

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 campus.”

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