FaCET - Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching


The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is located at
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110 which is directly north of the Volker Campus, across the Brush Creek Bridge. Click here for directions.

8:30-9:00 Registration and Coffee/Tea 8:50-9:00 Welcome Debbie Smith, FaCET Director
9:00-10:15 Session 1A: Taking Student Research Beyond Campus Borders Suellynn Duffey (UMSL), “Sites: The Work Writing Does and the Places Where It Works.” Jane Greer (English) and Laura Taylor (Toy and Miniature Museum), “At Play in the Museum: Students & Educators Learning Together”

Session 1B: Assessment Plans Phase 1: First Reports Drew Bergerson (History) Tom Stroik (English) Andrew Granade (Conservatory)

10:30-11:30 Keynote Speaker Jose Bowen (Southern Methodist University), “Teaching Naked 1: Embracing Technology Outside of the Classroom”

11:30-12:15 Lunch

12:15-1:30 Jose Bowen (Southern Methodist University), “Teaching Naked 2: Teaching Change Inside the Classroom”

1:45-3:00 Session 2A: Teaching Community Service and Social Justice Deborah Maltby (UMSL),“Recognizing a Teachable Moment: Motivation, Literacy, and Service-Learning” Kristi Holsinger (Criminal Justice) with Asheka Jackson (UMKC Student), “Engaging Students in Social Justice Issues”

Session 2B:Assessment Plans Phase 2: Next Steps Drew Bergerson (History)

3:00-3:10 Wrap-Up Debbie Smith, FaCET Director

"When computers leave the classroom, so does boredom."

Read this fascinating article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on our visiting speaker Dr. Jose Bowen

Missouri ACE Network KC Region professional development and networking event

Thursday, March 31st from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at Park University in Parkville, Missouri
Park University Campus Map

Unable to attend the Future of Fair Use webinar February 25th? It has been archived and is available for your viewing here.

Copyright in the Classroom

Watch the video here

Friday, September 24, 2010

 Sponsored by: Sponsored by FaCET, the University Libraries and the School of Law with program assistance from Information Access.

Dr. Kevin Smith is a nationally known expert on copyright.  This workshop will cover the use of copyrighted materials in the classroom.  He will provide an overview of fair use, the Teach Act, DMCA, Blackboard do's and don'ts, electronic course reserves, use of media and licensed electronic resources and much more.  

When:   Friday, September 24, 1:30-4:00pm

Where: UMKC School of Law E.E. "Tom" Thompson Courtroom (Room C-01)

ADDED LOCATION! Dr. Smith’s talk will also be simulcast LIVE on the Health Sciences Campus in Room 4308 Health Sciences Building. Doors open at 1 PM

Who: Faculty, instructors, librarians and others who support course curriculum

About the Speaker:

Kevin Smith
Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University
As Duke University’s first Scholarly Communications Officer, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright,
intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  Kevin began his academic career with graduate studies in theology at Yale University and the University of Chicago, and then decided to move into library work.  He holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and has worked as an academic librarian in both liberal arts colleges and specialized theological libraries.  His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and he received a law degree from Capital University in 2005. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin served as the Director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught Constitutional Law. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.

Kevin serves on the Intellectual Property Board and the Provost’s Digital Futures Task Force at Duke, as well as on the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Committee and the faculty of the Association of Research Libraries’ Institute on Scholarly Communications.  He has written several articles on copyright issues in higher education, and maintains a highly-regarded web log on scholarly communications ( that discusses copyright and publication in academia.  He is a frequent speaker on those topics.