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ACM Notes - Summer 2015

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

ACM Athletic Tournaments Combine Competition and Collaboration

Guest columnist: Jackie Slaats, Director of Athletics & Special Advisor to the President, Lake Forest College

Jackie Slaats

Jackie Slaats

ACM tournaments in volleyball and soccer are now fixtures in the fall sports schedule due to an initiative by the athletic directors.

Read excerpts from a conversation with Jackie Slaats about the increasing consortial collaboration on the athletic front.

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Dorothy Burge

Dorothy Burge testifying at the Chicago City Council.

FaCE awards $83,000 in grants for faculty projects

Faculty from five colleges will lead projects to create a makerspace, ACM Film Festival, and video pen-pals for studying health care systems. Read about it

On the front lines of social justice in Chicago

In two decades of activism against police torture, Chicago Program faculty member Dorothy Burge has inspired her students and helped spur the city’s historic reparations ordinance. Read about it

Conference spotlights resources for teaching on ACM off-campus programs

Visiting faculty and program directors explored topics from pedagogy to health and safety at ACM’s annual professional development meeting. Read about it

David Wheaton at ICF

Faculty study college economics at ACM seminar

Institute on College Futures prepares faculty to take a more active role in addressing financial challenges and strategic planning on campus. Read about it

At right: David Wheaton (Macalester College) presenting at the Institute on College Futures.

Opportunities for Faculty

  • Digital Storytelling Workshop at Macalester — Participate in a three-part workshop in 2015-16 designed to help faculty in any discipline integrate digital storytelling into their courses. FaCE grant covers travel expenses. Information & RFP. Application deadline: August 21. 
  • FaCE Program
    Coming soon! Grants for faculty projects – A Call for Pre-Proposals will be issued in September for the fall funding cycle of the FaCE program. Projects related to this year's theme of cognitive science are encouraged. Details will be posted on the FaCE webpage.
  • Teach and mentor students in their field practicum projects as Visiting Faculty Director of the Tanzania Program. Application deadline: July 15 for the Fall 2016 program.
  • Funding up to $750 is available to help ACM faculty and administrators 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

Peter Raffel and Sheetal Awate

Peter Raffel from Lawrence took a novel approach to cultural immersion on the India Program. Read about it

At right: Peter Raffel with Sheetal Awate of the ACM India Program staff.

An "amazing" course on the ACM Costa Rica Program set Grinnell student Luis Hernandez on a new path. Read about it

Students are full-fledged members of research teams at a world-class laboratory on the Oak Ridge Science Semester. Read about it

Amy Caldwell de Farias

Good taste in academics — Monmouth professor Amy Caldwell de Farias (shown at left) will focus on history of food as visiting faculty on the Jordan Program. Read about it

Grinnell, Knox, Lake Forest, and Lawrence students will head off to ACM programs in India, Jordan, and Tanzania this fall with Gilman Scholarships. Read about it

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Summer 2015 issue posted June 30, 2015

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