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ACM Notes-Fall 2013

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

Community-based Approach Activates Students' Learning and Agency

Guest columnists: Robyne Hart and Dorothy Burge, ACM Chicago Program

Robyne Hart & Dorothy Burge

Robyne Hart & Dorothy Burge

As they gave us a walking tour of their neighborhoods, our students were already speaking as community members, not as visitors.

Read Robyne Hart and Dorothy Burge's column


News

Contested Spaces seminar in Colorado

The Contested Spaces seminar will include ten days on site in Colorado.

Seminar to focus on environmental and land stewardship issues in Colorado

Faculty will take a multi-disciplinary, case study approach to explore geographical and ideological "contested spaces" in the 2014-15 SAIL seminar. Read about it

Exploring our common (digital) humanities

In the second meeting of the Mellon-funded EMKE project, the ACM colleges and Big Ten universities sought to identify potential collaborative projects in the digital humanities. Read about it

Preaching what they practice

From start-ups to multinational corporations, Dima Elissa and Parissa Behnia have wide-ranging experience to draw on as they mentor Chicago Program students in entrepreneurship. Read about it

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Author Bonnie Jo Campbell to select Nick Adams winner

Campbell, a fiction writer and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, will serve as final judge for ACM’s annual short story contest for students. Read about it

Search is open for senior position at ACM

Key staff member in Chicago office will lead faculty development and grant projects, communications, and consortial committees. Read about it


Opportunities for Faculty

  • Call for participants for the Contested Spaces faculty seminar, which includes ten days on site in Colorado next summer. Deadline extended to November 25.
  • Spring trip to Botswana! Apply for ACM's faculty site visit to learn about the Botswana Program on March 22-28, 2014. Application deadline: December 2.
  • 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

Justin Lansin and Manuel Monestal

As a student, Justin Lansing playing banjo with prominent Costa Rican musician Manuel Monestel.

  • Leading the fall 2014 Tanzania Program will be Colorado College ecologist Jim Ebersole's next off-campus challenge. Read about it
  • Faculty from Knox, Lake Forest, and Luther Colleges have been named to visiting positions on ACM programs in spring 2015. Read about it
  • Going on the fall semester Costa Rica Program when he was a student at Lake Forest College opened up "an amazing world" for Grammy winner Justin Lansing. Read about it
  • In India and Tanzania, Alumni Fellows use their "veteran's wisdom" to support students' cultural engagement and learning. Read about it
  • Kay Widdows (economics, Wabash College) has been tapped to lead the Japan Study program as Resident Director in 2014-15. Read about it

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Fall 2013 issue posted November 13, 2013

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