ACM Notes-Fall 2011
Turning Points: Making the Loop through Experiential Education in Chicago
Guest columnist: Sally Noble, ACM Program Officer for the Chicago Program and Urban Education
The ACM Chicago Program's experiential, cross-disciplinary pedagogy, using the theories of social psychologist David Kolb, incorporates elements of action, reflection, conceptualization, and application. The lessons and activities are layered across the curriculum, encouraging students to become self-directed, life-long learners.
Read Sally Noble's column
Sarah Kraaz (Ripon) gives a talk about historic instruments in Florence.
Photo by John Shimon/Julie Lindeman
Faculty can go on-site to check out ACM off-campus study programs
The new Faculty Site Visits Program gives faculty opportunities to learn about – and engage with – ACM programs around the world.
- The inaugural site visit took six ACM faculty to Florence, Italy in October, where they sampled classes, talked with students and staff, and gave lectures and workshops. Read about it
- The next site visit, in spring 2012, will feature the Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Urban Studies. Applications are now being accepted. Read about it
FaCE Value conference highlighted accomplishments of collaboration
Christy Wolfe (Coe College) and Kerry Bostwick (Cornell College) at the FaCE Values conference.
Photo by Sally Noble
Capstone event of the Mellon-funded FaCE Project took stock of faculty projects and looked ahead to more cross-disciplinary work. Read about it
Scholarly journal for students issues a call for papers
Now in its second year, the student-edited Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research at Monmouth College is seeking research papers from students at ACM colleges. Read about it
Chicago Program faculty to present at international conference
Robyne Hart and Mary Scott-Boria will give a session on experiential learning at the Lilly Conference on College Teaching. Read about it
Opportunities for Faculty
Call for participants: ACM will sponsor a Faculty Site Visit to the Chicago Program in spring 2012. Deadline to apply: December 15.
Upcoming events for the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Project:
- The Past, Present, and Future of the Book – Conference at Cornell College on February 3-4. For information about attending, contact Michelle Mouton.
- Protecting Human Subjects in Student Inquiry Projects: Addressing the Educational, Ethical, and Legal Obligations of Liberal Arts Institutions – Workshop at St. Olaf College on February 23-25.
- The Power of Place: Facing the Challenges of On-Site Teaching and Researching – Conference at Ripon College on March 9-10.
- New Realities Beyond the Classroom and the Teaching of Spanish in the 21st Century – Workshop at Beloit College on April 13-14.
Funding up to $750 is available to help ACM faculty or administrative leaders caucus at a professional conference, on a campus, or at the ACM office in Chicago. For more information or to apply, contact Betsy Hutula at ACM.
On the Off-Campus Study Programs
Three students found cultural, as well as academic, immersion as they conducted public health-related field research projects in the Costa Rican countryside. Read about it
Jessica Meyer, Chloe Souza, and Maggie Swift conducted research on childhood obesity in rural Costa Rica this past spring.
Photo courtesy of Maggie Swift
- London’s literary and theatrical traditions will take center stage for Knox College's Natania Rosenfeld on the London & Florence: Arts in Context program this spring. Read about it
- Cornell College psychology professor Carol Enns will feel at home as Director of Japan Study in 2012-13. Read about it
- Writer Ana Istarú, a research advisor and frequent guest speaker for the Costa Rica program, was a visiting artist at St. Olaf College. Read about it
- Faculty at Monmouth and Ripon Colleges have been named to visiting positions on programs in Florence and Tanzania during 2012-13. Read about it
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Fall 2011 issue posted November 15, 2011
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