Faculty Web of Interests (Macademia)

Collaboration Tool--Macademia

Posted: Friday, March 04, 2016

Are you trying to collaborate with BOW Faculty who share academic research, pedagogical or teaching interests? Are you seeking collaborators for a research project, a workshop, an event or grant-funded collaborative teaching opportunity?

The Babson/Olin/Wellesley Three College Collaboration is a participating institution in the Macademia project through Macalaster College.  Macademia provides a tool that generates a visual collection of individuals and interests to illustrate connections.

Using the tool is simple:

Once registered, a visualization will appear showing a map of other faculty at BOW colleges who share interests based on those you’ve selected. The site also provides a list of related academic interests and faculty names.  Click on either of those to recenter the visualization.



If you are actively seeking collaborators to conduct a research project or organize a workshop, you can click on the link in the top right corner of the website to put out a call for collaboration.

Macademia is developed by current and past students at Macalester College: Nick Brooks, Henry Charlton, Ryan Kerwin, Aaron Laursen, Jeremy Lim, Melissa Marshall, Brandon Maus, Nathaniel Miller, Meg Naminski, Ernesto Nunes, Alex Schneeman, Isaac Sparling, Anthony Tran, under the direction of Prof. Shilad Sen, with design from Marty Moore.

"The project, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, sought to nurture faculty collaborations across academic divisions at Macalester," Sen explained. "The Macademia team wanted to create a visual map of faculty research interests, but they weren't sure how to do so."