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ACM Notes-Winter 2013

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

Do No Harm: Research Skills and Cross-cultural Learning

Guest columnist: Joan Gillespie, ACM Vice President & Director of Off-Campus Study Programs

Joan Gillespie

Joan Gillespie

Thanks to a collaborative effort by faculty, ACM off-campus programs have a new Ethics Review process that can deepen students’ learning and their engagement with local communities.

Read Joan Gillespie's column


Faculty from Carleton, Coe, Luther, and St. Olaf chosen to set SAIL

Twelve professors have been selected to join the three seminar leaders from Colorado in Mediterranean Trivium: Earth, Sea, and Culture. Read about it

Couscous by Xavier Al-Mateen

"Couscous" by Xavier Al-Mateen (Lawrence University) was awarded the Grand Prize in the Off-Campus Study Photo Contest

Photos capture engagement with people, cultures, surroundings

Images in this year's Off-Campus Study Photo Contest provide glimpses of students' experiences around the world. Read about the contest and traveling exhibit to ACM colleges

Ethics Review built into student projects on ACM programs

Recommendations from faculty were the basis for a process that educates students about research ethics and protecting human subjects. Read about it

FaCE project leads to Earth & Environment in Italy program

Luther's shared program gives students and faculty from all ACM colleges opportunities in geology and environmental studies. Read about it

Novelist Peter Geye to judge Nick Adams Contest

Minnesota-based writer will select winner of annual short story competition for ACM students. Read about it

Opportunities for Faculty

  • London photo by Sara Wimmer

    Apply to visit or to serve as Visiting Faculty Director of ACM's program in London.

    Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, & the U.S. – Visiting faculty positions are available on ACM off-campus programs in 2014-15. Application deadline: January 31.
  • Tea with the Queen? That's unlikely, but the faculty site visit to London this spring certainly will provide a royal tour of the Arts in Context program. Application deadline: January 31.
  • Grants up to $3,000 are available, but time is running out! Apply now for an ACM-University of Chicago Faculty Development Grant to support your research trip to Chicago.
  • 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

  • The Botswana Program gave Megan Slavish the chance to engage with her interests – academic, cultural, and even athletic. Read about it
  • Megan Slavish in Botswana

    Beloit College student Megan Slavish (center) with her volleyball teammates at the University of Botswana.

    Chicago Program faculty member Mary Scott-Boria was a panelist in a discussion of scholar activist Beth Ritchie's newest book, Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation. Read about it
  • On the Newberry Seminar, Colorado professors Eric Perramond and Bill Davis will lead students in building their research skills within a community of scholars. Read about it
  • Carleton professor Kathryn Sparling will emphasize the value of Japan Study's cultural immersion as next year's Resident Director. Read about it
  • In a guest post for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Macalester's Bill Moseley pointed out the benefits for students of academic rigor on off-campus study. Read about it

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Winter 2013 issue posted January 17, 2013

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