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How to Get Involved

Through the ACM, faculty, staff, and students at member colleges participate in collaborative programs and activities focused on academic excellence and professional development.

Initiatives include:

  • Professional Development

    Opportunities for faculty and staff collaboration and development in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

  • Off-Campus Study Programs

    Students, faculty, and staff can engage with ACM study away options in 12 countries on five continents.

  • Grant-Funded Programs

    ACM's portfolio of programs supports projects, events, and development activities for faculty, staff, and students.

  • Artistic Competitions

    Students enter annual short story and photography contests to showcase their creative works.

  • Faculty & Staff Project Outcomes

    Resources created by ACM-funded faculty and staff projects, including curricular materials, assessment tools, and best practices.

  • Athletic Tournaments

    Annual competitions bringing together student athletes from across the consortium.

About the ACM

The 14 member colleges located in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado collectively focus on residential liberal arts education as the best preparation for life in a rapidly changing world.

More about the ACM

Connect with the ACM Consortial Staff

The ACM office is located in downtown Chicago. Feel free to reach out to staff with any questions.

  • Christopher Welna
  • Betsy Hutula
  • Joan Gillespie
  • Emily Gaul
  • Marlee Stein
  • Brian Williams
  • Ed Finn
  • Lilly Lavner
  • Melissa Niksic
  • Scott Lewis
  • Katie Rose Brosnan
  • Mariah Wika
  • Jen Himes
  • Doug Kolasinski
  • Elizabeth Barnes
  • Irina Devora

Contact us at 312.263.5000 or

Browse the ACM staff directory

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