LACOL: A Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges Experimenting with Online Learning

Tuesday, February 14 | 3:15pm - 4:00pm CT | Houston Ballroom VII
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Discussion Circle
The Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning (LACOL) was founded in 2014 as a collaborative framework for faculty and staff to explore the power of online and blended learning in residential liberal arts settings. In this panel, members of LACOL's four working groups (Active and Engaged Reading, Effective Teaching and Learning, Language Instruction, and Quantitative Skills) will highlight some of the consortium's recent activities and projects, with a particular focus on how robust collaboration at the intersection of education and online technology can help advance our mission as liberal arts colleges.

Outcomes: Gain greater familiarity with the mission and work of LACOL *Reflect and share insights on how online tools and techniques can enhance student learning at small residential liberal arts colleges *Grapple with the benefits and challenges of multicampus collaboration as a means to strengthen communities of practice regarding online learning


  • Melissa Eblen-Zayas

    Director, Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, & Associate Professor of Physics, Carleton College
  • Elizabeth Evans

    Dir, Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning, Haverford College
  • Janet Russell

    Director of Academic Technology, Carleton College
  • Steven Taylor

    Director, Academic Computing Services, Vassar College