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ACM Notes - Spring/Summer 2018

A newsletter for faculty and administrators

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2017 Annual Summit

ACM fellowships give students graduate-level research experiences at flagship universities

With Graduate School Exploration Fellowships, 49 students are spending this summer engaged in research and professional development at Big Ten campuses and the University of Chicago.


Design Thinking workshop

Design Thinking workshop has students “riding the creativity high”

Three St. Olaf faculty used lessons learned during an ACM seminar in Silicon Valley to develop a one-day module that fits into courses across disciplines.


ACM Newberry Seminar


With a change in strategic direction, ACM to pursue new learning experiences for students

Current international off-campus study portfolio is phasing out as partnerships are developed to meet the needs of students and faculty.


2017 FaCE Conference

FaCE grants enable faculty to leverage expertise and resources from multiple campuses

A total of $86,000 in Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) funding was awarded in spring 2018 for collaborative projects involving 31 professors from nine ACM colleges.


St. Olaf College

St. Olaf joins ACM Tuition Remission Exchange Program (TREP)

With 13 colleges participating, eligible dependents of faculty and staff will have more options to find colleges that fit their academic interests and strengths.


Amy Weldon in London

Finding inspiration in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf and the Artful Dodger

London and the works of great authors will be central to Amy Weldon’s creative nonfiction course on the spring 2019 London & Florence program.


Institute on College Futures

Building effective structures for shared governance

At the 2018 Institute on College Futures, faculty leaders will explore ways to improve strategic decision-making at ACM colleges.



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Opportunities for Faculty

How can ACM colleges support campus-wide digital literacy?

July 18-19 at Macalester College — Join librarians, information technologists, and faculty from across the ACM to discuss digital competencies, digital literacies, and future technology skills for students, staff, and faculty. The goal of this meeting is to identify specific, collaborative actions to advance digital literacy initiatives on ACM campuses. For more information and to make a reservation to attend, contact Terri Fishel, Library Director at Macalester.

Turn your ideas into reality with a FaCE grant

Do you have an idea to enhance teaching and learning? The ACM Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Program supports collaborative projects by faculty from across disciplines and campuses. See the Call for FaCE Pre-Proposals for details. Pre-proposals will be accepted beginning in late September, with a submission deadline of October 24.


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Spotlight on Students

Student Film Conference & Festival

ACM festival showcases talent and builds connections in film studies

Creativity, artistry, scholarship — including 75 films by students — came into focus at the second Student Film Conference & Festival.


Claire Seymour

Carleton student’s short story wins the annual ACM Nick Adams Contest

Final judge Will Boast lauded the “surprising intensity” of Claire Seymour’s writing in conferring the contest’s $1,000 prize.


ACM Volleyball Tournament

Eight teams will take the court at the ACM Volleyball Tournament

Lawrence will host the annual competition on September 7-9 featuring non-conference match-ups.



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Spring/Summer 2018 issue posted June 13, 2018

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

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