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ACM Notes - Winter 2015

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

ACM Voices

Building Momentum for Consortial Action

Guest columnist: Christopher Welna, ACM President

Christopher Welna

Christopher Welna

In November, the ACM Presidents approved a new Strategic Action Plan for 2014-2019 to guide consortial activities, following a two-year planning process.

Where will the new ACM Strategic Plan lead? How can the momentum it generates benefit the ACM colleges?

Read the Voices column


Florence Program

Art conservator Rossella Lari with a Florence Program student.

Short videos explore economics of small liberal arts colleges

Videos present key ideas from ACM’s Institute on College Futures to inform faculty discussion and participation in shared governance. Read about it and watch the videos

Students tap into Florentine artistic tradition

Florence Program's new workshop class matches students with master Italian artisans for hands-on experience. Read about it

Small + participatory = online ACM-style

ACM's online course in applied calculus will be taught again this summer by St. Olaf math professor Kristina Garrett. Read about it

Maureen McCoy

Maureen McCoy to judge Nick Adams Contest

Author of four novels set in the Midwest, McCoy (shown at right) will select the prize-winning short story written by an ACM college student. Read about it

Knox student snaps winning photo

Mark Muniz's picture of food vendors in Amman, Jordan took the Grand Prize in the annual Off-Campus Study Photo Contest. Read about it

Opportunities for Faculty

On the Off-Campus Study Programs

Macalester College economist Liang Ding will bring expertise, experience, and enthusiasm this fall as Visiting Faculty Director of the new Shanghai Program. Read about it

Guichard Gallery

Gallery owner Andre Guichard hosts Chicago Program students on a field trip.

Site visit in April will give faculty an inside view of how the Chicago Program uses the city's resources to combine theory and practice. Read about it

On the Costa Rica Program, St. Olaf College student Claire Pitstick saw the importance of her independent research project on asthma. Read about it

Students' online gallery uses images and words to capture their experiences in two vibrant cities on the London & Florence: Arts in Context program. Read about it

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Winter 2015 issue posted February 6, 2015

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