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14 Colleges United in Academic Partnership

Faculty, staff, and students from these member institutions use the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) to connect and collaborate with each other.
  1. Beloit College
  2. Carleton College
  3. Coe College
  4. Colorado College
  5. Cornell College
  6. Grinnell College
  7. Knox College
  8. Lake Forest College
  9. Lawrence University
  10. Luther College
  11. Macalester College
  12. Monmouth College
  13. Ripon College
  14. St. Olaf College

A Focus on Collaboration & Innovation

The ACM colleges use their association as a vehicle to conduct joint initiatives that would not be possible independently. Professional development opportunities, off-campus study programs, funding competitions, and networking events are just some of the ways to get involved.


Professional Development

ACM faculty leverage their time and achieve their goals by accessing a network that extends across the 14 member campuses, connecting with peers who share similar academic and professional interests.

Together they support each other in developing solutions to similar problems, sharing data, and obtaining project funding.

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Student Programs

Students who enroll in an ACM off-campus study program add a dynamic global dimension to their education. Designed specifically to complement a liberal arts education, the programs offer small class sizes, independent research, and opportunities to engage with the community.

Additional student programs offered through the consortium include athletic tournaments, photography and short story contests, and online courses.

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Administrative Leadership

College staff advance student learning in many ways, overseeing areas such as admission, financial aid, off-campus study, career development, information technology, residence life, and more. Staff from the ACM colleges regularly collaborate to share their collective knowledge and expertise.

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