Dr. Doyle Carter, professor of kinesiology and director of Angelo State University’s Center for Community Engagement, has been selected by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) to represent Texas as a Faculty Fellow for the new Faculty Collaboratives Project.

The 26 Faculty Fellows will collaborate across five states – California, Indiana, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin – to identify best practices and lead faculty development activities to advance student achievement in key proficiencies, based on the AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative. Through the project, AAC&U will develop a library of useful materials and related activities and create one-stop online centers for faculty leadership and learning.

“Most AAC&U materials were developed by faculty from all across the U.S. for the purpose of improving student learning and success,” Carter said. “This fellowship is an opportunity to participate in a process to expand on the work that so many others have built. I certainly hope to share all I learn with our ASU faculty.”

Supported by a grant from the Lumina Foundation, the first phase of the Faculty Collaboratives Project will continue through 2017. The project is housed in the AAC&U’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success in Washington, D.C.

“We are so pleased to have this opportunity to support faculty leadership and advance student learning,” said AAC&U President Carol Geary Schneider. “We know that supporting and building the capacity of faculty is essential to any effort to improve student learning and success.  We look forward to learning from these new Faculty Fellows as they develop and share best practices and innovative ways to implement the LEAP vision for quality and inclusive excellence in undergraduate student learning.”

More information on the project is available online at www.aacu.org.