Academic Computing Environment (ACE)
Fordham University’s Academic Computing Environment (ACE) is a digital space for faculty to conduct research and experimentation with innovative technology projects.
As part of our “Building Learning Spaces” grant funded by the New York State Economic Development Agency and working with the Faculty Senate Technology Committee, we have designed and built an infrastructure where virtual server builds are available to faculty who will be able administer their projects themselves, with Fordham IT support available in the background.
- A “Sandbox” Environment
ACE purposefully lends itself to experimentation and research on projects before bringing them to teaching or funding environments. This can be a private space where you work on and test a project before making it public.
- Furthering Grant-Based Research
Faculty members can now include ACE resources as part of projects that support university initiatives, such as Faculty Innovators grants, Growing Research at Fordham grants, etc., where computing resources such as ACE are necessary evidence for the academic viability and institutional commitment in successful grant applications.
ACE can also be a collaborative space where you can work on a project with your colleagues at Fordham and beyond.
- Types of Projects
Projects will be quite varied from hard core data crunching to large scale survey analysis to digital humanities projects, from meta-text ventures to media presentations. Projects for ACE will come from faculty exclusively and will be faculty driven.
For more information on ACE and to see if the system will meet your needs, please contact Dr. Fleur Eshghi, Associate Vice President of Instructional Technology and Academic Computing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A general survey will be going out to the faculty shortly.
A full faculty application/proposal form will be available sometime thereafter for the Fall.