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Entrepreneur professor tries to create 'atmosphere for all voices'

Chicago Tribune Blue Sky Innovation, Aug 21, 2015

Dima Elissa

Chicago entrepreneur Dima Elissa, who teaches entrepreneurship as an adjunct faculty member at Associated Colleges of the Midwest in Chicago, says educators should go beyond encouraging diversity. "Don't just invite it," she said, "but create the atmosphere for all voices to be heard and respected."

An interview with Dima Elissa, who is CEO and co-founder of medical 3D printing company VisMed-3D and has served as Adjunct Faculty with the ACM Chicago Program: Arts, Entrepreneurship, & Social Justice.

Marshall's Meunier to spend year in Jordan

Waterloo/Marshall (WI) Courier, Jul 29, 2015

Benjamin Meunier

Benjamin Meunier, a 2013 Marshall (WI) high school graduate, will spend the fall semester in Amman, Jordan, thanks to the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship. Meunier, who is an anthropology major at Lawrence University, will be participating in the fall 2015 ACM Jordan: Middle East & Arabic Language Studies program.

CC's Inaugural Field Study Symposium a Success

Colorado College website, Jul 15, 2015

Symposium on Field Study

Colorado College's first symposium on field study recently concluded with, appropriately, a field study in which participants were able to experience first-hand what they had discussed the previous two days: the value of working with and learning from the primary source of information. The Symposium on Field Study, held July 9-11, highlighted the variety of field study conducted at Colorado College, various other members of the ACM, and other top liberal arts institutions. The symposium was funded by a grant from the ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Program.

Reinventing the Liberal Arts College: Collaborating to Steer Clear of Sweet Briar

The EvoLLLution online, May 11, 2015

Brian Williams

Sweet Briar College's decision to close has given heightened attention to a set of thorny questions that higher education leaders, particularly those in liberal arts colleges, have pondered for some time, revolving around a central theme: "Why do liberal arts colleges need to change their business model and what should that change entail?"

Essay by Brian Williams, ACM Vice President and Director of Faculty Development & Grant Programs

Partnership aims to strengthen Knox College faculty diversity

Galesburg (IL) Mail-Register, May 11, 2015

A newly announced, unprecedented partnership is bringing together 14 liberal arts colleges, including Knox College, and 15 research universities to encourage more students from diverse backgrounds to pursue teaching careers at liberal arts colleges. Read more about the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate on the ACM website.

MC part of initiative to strengthen diversity in classrooms

Galesburg (IL) Register-Mail, May 8, 2015

Monmouth College will participate in a higher education partnership that will use an $8.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to consider careers as college professors. Read more about the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate on the ACM website.

Budget Building 101

Inside Higher Ed, Feb 10, 2015

Institute on College Futures

The ACM launched the Institute on College Futures (ICF) two years ago as a way to talk finance with faculty of its member colleges. The four-year project aims to build faculty members' knowledge of the economic challenges facing liberal arts schools during a three-day conference each summer. Read more about ICF on the ACM website.

Prepaid College Tuition Plans May Help Clients Keep College Costs In Check

Financial Advisor Magazine, Jan 15, 2015

As college tuitions continue to rise and student debt continues to grow, prepaid tuition plans can be an option for clients to keep costs down. One such plan, Private College 529, is owned and operated by 278 private colleges and universities in the U.S. Recently all 14 Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) joined the plan. Read more about Private College 529 on the ACM website.

Private College 529 Plan Secures 100 Percent Participation from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest Consortium

PR Newswire, Jan 13, 2015

Private College 529 Plan, a prepaid tuition plan owned and operated by more than 275 leading private colleges and universities, and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), a consortium of academically excellent, independent liberal arts colleges located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado, jointly announced today that the entire ACM consortium has officially joined the PC529 plan.

Students Experience Urban Living During ACM Chicago Program

Knox College website, Dec 22, 2014

Jinjie (Matt) Song

Knox College economics major and business minor, Jinjie (Matt) Song '15, learned first hand about business and the challenges of urban living during the ACM Chicago Program. Song took temporary residence for the spring term in the heart of Chicago where he divided his time between classes, an internship, and exploring the busy city.