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ACM Notes-Summer 2013

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

Addressing the Economic Challenges We Face

Guest columnist: Michael T. Orr, Krebs Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lake Forest College

Michael T. Orr

Michael T. Orr

The ACM Institute on College Futures aims to build a deeper understanding of the financial issues confronting our institutions. Here are some of the important take-aways from the project's opening seminar in June.

Read Michael Orr's column


All together now – ACM has moved!

For the first time, the ACM Consortial Office, the Chicago Program, and the Urban Education Program are all together in one space, after moving into the eighth floor at 11 E. Adams in downtown Chicago. Read about it

Post-doctoral Fellowships at Monmouth, Lawrence, and Luther extended a year

Overall, ACM-Mellon program will support seven Fellows at five colleges during its final year in 2013-14. Read about it

Mary Scott-Boria with students

Chicago Program faculty member Mary Scott-Boria (second from right) with students during a field trip to the Logan Square neighborhood.

Tributes pour in for "my Chicago mom"

Students, colleagues, friends, and family honored Chicago Program's Mary Scott-Boria at her retirement party (not that she’s completely retiring yet...). Read about it

Pilot online course is underway

Students from nine ACM colleges are at their computers this summer, engaged in the participatory, interactive course in Calculus: A Modeling Approach. Read about it

Pedagogy and experiential learning led the agenda at off-campus study meeting

ACM's annual professional development conference for visiting faculty and on-site staff also addressed assessment, health and safety, and other topics. Read about it

Opportunities for Faculty

  • Call for Applications – A faculty site visit to India will introduce the ACM off-campus study program in Pune to a group of faculty on October 21-24. Deadline to apply: August 5. Read about it
  • Faculty and staff at ACM colleges can use the consortial membership in Club Quarters Hotels for business and personal travel to New York, Chicago, London, and five other cities. Go to and use the password "ACM" to check rates and make reservations.

On the Off-Campus Study Programs

  • Matthew Terhaar with host mother

    Matthew Terhaar with his host mother in Llano Bonito, Costa Rica.

    Living and working in rural Costa Rica challenged students to take their own initiative and to rely on their Spanish-speaking abilities. Read about it
  • During internships in Florence, students on the Arts in Context program prepared translations for a major exhibit on Pope Leo X at the Medici Chapels museum. Read about it
  • Lawrence, Luther, and Macalester professors were named to visiting positions on off-campus programs in India, Italy, and Jordan. Read about it
  • For three alumni of the Chicago Program, a semester in the city raised their awareness and sparked their activism. Read about it

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Summer 2013 issue posted July 12, 2013

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