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ACM Notes-Fall 2014

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

Shanghai's Unique Advantages for Studying in China

Guest columnists:

  • Liang Ding, Economics, Macalester College
  • Weihong Du, Asian Studies, Knox College
  • Hannah Schell, Religion, Monmouth College
Shanghai skyline

View of the Shanghai skyline.

What will ACM's new Shanghai: Perspectives on Contemporary China program offer to ACM students and faculty? Read what three professors who helped develop the program have to say.

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ACM's faculty development team of Brian Williams, Ed Finn, and Rashida Walker.

FaCE 3 starts up with conference and cycle of grants for faculty

Technology-enabled education is the theme for 2014-15 in the new $2 million, six-year phase of the Faculty Career Enhancement Program.

  • An opening conference will bring together faculty and instructional technologists in Chicago on October 17-19.
  • Request for Proposals: FaCE 3 grants will support collaborative projects by faculty and staff.

ACM's faculty development team works to expand networks and resources

Brian Williams, Rashida Walker, and Ed Finn have a packed schedule of campus visits, conferences and RFPs, and pursuing grants. Read about it

Dynamic city of Shanghai is newest ACM program site

Curriculum gives students from a wide range of majors the opportunity to explore their interests in the context of contemporary China. Read about it

Meeting in downtown Chicago? ACM has a place for you!

Centrally located at the corner of Adams and State Streets, the ACM office and Chicago Program meeting space is available for campus groups to use. Read about it

ACM tourneys serve up early season competition

In its second year, the Athletic Directors’ tournament initiative featured cross-conference match-ups in soccer and volleyball. Read about it

Opportunities for Faculty

  • Photo by Kailey Colestock

    Ancient city of Petra, Jordan, a site the SAIL seminar will visit.

    Teach in Shanghai or Jordan as ACM visiting faculty on the Shanghai Program (fall 2015) or the Jordan Program (fall 2015 or fall 2016). Deadline to apply: October 31.
  • Apply for a FaCE 3 grant! See the Request for Proposals for funding to support innovative collaborations, especially in technology-enabled education. Deadline to apply: December 15.
  • Participate in Sustainability on the Margins, a SAIL faculty seminar with ten days onsite in Jordan in summer 2015. Deadline to apply: December 1.

On the Off-Campus Study Programs

  • Bonnie Furman

    Bonnie Furman

    Dr. Bonnie Furman, a biologist with extensive international teaching and research experience, is the new Director of ACM's Costa Rica programs. Read about it
  • Luther's Richard Mtisi will share his lifelong experience and deep knowledge of Southern Africa with ACM students as Visiting Faculty Director of the Botswana Program. Read about it
  • "Knowing Your Place: Human and Social Geography" will be the topic of the fall 2015 Newberry Seminar led by professors Marcy Sacks and Ian MacInnes from Albion College. Read about it
  • Visiting faculty on ACM programs in Africa, Asia, and Europe in fall 2015 and spring 2016 will include professors from Carleton, Coe, Luther, Macalester, and Ripon.

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Fall 2014 issue posted October 7, 2014

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