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ACM Notes-Fall 2012

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

New Initiatives, New Faces – Shaping Programs Owned Jointly by Your College

Guest columnist: Christopher Welna, ACM President

Christopher Welna

Christopher Welna

From faculty development to off-campus study in the Middle East to strategic planning, new people and new projects are shaping ACM’s opportunities for faculty, staff, and students as the academic year begins.

Read Christopher Welna's column


Mediterranean Trivium will explore interplay of people and natural world in Italy

2013 SAIL seminar, including ten days on site in Florence, will bring faculty together to create innovative, multi-disciplinary courses and modules. Read about it

Khaldoun Samman

Macalester's Khaldoun Samman will be Visiting Faculty for the ACM Jordan Program in fall 2013.

Photo courtesy of Khaldoun Samman

Macalester professor to lead ACM’s new program in Jordan

Sociologist Khaldoun Samman will bring expertise and experience as Visiting Faculty for the fall 2013 Middle East program. Read about it

From environmental ethics to gender studies to creativity – Post-doctoral Fellows broaden curricula

With 15 Fellows on ACM campuses this year, ACM-Mellon program brings benefits of new colleagues and specialties. Read about it

FaCE grants support faculty projects to strengthen liberal arts learning

ACM-Mellon program funds projects on assessing student learning, using technology to link classes on different campuses, and developing an online math course. Read about it

Now showing at a program (not so) near you!

From theory and analysis to hands-on filmmaking, students on the fall Costa Rica program can see it all in the new Cinema in Latin America course. Read about it

Scholarly journal for students looks for the write stuff

Monmouth's Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (MJUR) seeks research-based papers by ACM students in any discipline. Papers by two students about their field practicum projects on the ACM Tanzania Program were published in the journal's 2012 issue. Read about it

Opportunities for Faculty

  • 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

  • In London, Luther professor Mark Z. Muggli aims to connect theatre to all aspects of students’ off-campus experience. Read about it
  • Professors from Beloit, Grinnell, Lake Forest, Luther, and Macalester will soon be headed to Costa Rica for an inside view of ACM programs. Read about it
  • Laura Heggs in Tanzania

    Student Alumni Fellow Laura Heggs in a market in Tanzania.

    Photo courtesy of Laura Heggs

  • As Director of the Botswana Program, Beloit's Sonja Darlington will bring a multi-dimensional approach to understanding – and engaging in – culture and society. Read about it
  • Program "veterans" take on new roles to help students adjust and thrive in Tanzania and India. Read about it
  • Doors opened for ACM students as they helped the Newberry Library – site of their fall research seminar – celebrate its 125th Anniversary. Read about it
  • "What we learned in Africa stayed with us." Experience in Liberia still resonates 40 years later for alumni of the ACM Cuttington Program.  Read about it

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Fall 2012 issue posted October 8, 2012

ACM Notes is published by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).

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