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UC participates in Mellon Award Winning Technology Collaboration

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently presented a Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration (MATC) to the Learning Asset Management Program (LAMP). LAMP is a partnership of 16 schools in the Appalachian College Association (ACA) that utilizes SAKAI course management software, and it was only one of 11 projects, worldwide, to receive this honor. University of the Cumberlands has been a part of LAMP since the project’s inception in 2006.

According to University of the Cumberlands’ Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Susan Weaver, professors can use SAKAI to post syllabi, textbook links, lectures and other resources. The software also has been used to teach online classes and to facilitate committee work and scholarly collaborations. “It is one of many ways that UC fosters technology skills to provide our graduates a competitive edge in learning and in the job market,” states Weaver.

LAMP was founded and is facilitated by Martin Ramsay under the auspices of CEATH Company, a Berea-based firm, which for 30 years, has served hundreds of clients from academic non-profits to the military to Fortune 500 corporations.

The Appalachian College Association is a consortium of 36, private, liberal arts colleges in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina Virginia and West Virginia. The association represents 42,000 students and has more than 25 years of service to the region.