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ACM Notes - Fall 2017

A newsletter for faculty and administrators

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ACM President Sonya Malunda

For ACM President Sonya Malunda, collaboration is "just part of my DNA"

During her first week as ACM president, Sonya Malunda talked about her background, her passion for bringing people together to identify common goals and achieve tangible results, and plans to visit the ACM campuses.


ACM London & Florence program

Changing the way students look at the world, two cities at a time

From Renaissance art to contemporary theatre, the London & Florence program packs a lot into one semester. The students and faculty who know it best tell the story in two videos!


Mellon Faculty Fellows meeting

Fellows Program supports three new faculty this year

Tenure-track positions in the humanities and arts are a key part of Mellon-funded initiative to diversify the professoriate.


ACM Botswana program

ACM lowers prices for study away in 2018-19

Reductions aimed at making consortial off-campus programs accessible for more students.


ACM Amsterdam program

Six faculty set for site visit to Amsterdam

Group will get firsthand look at new ACM program’s academic quality, especially in the sciences.


2017 SAIL seminar

Seminars in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning

Rigors, rewards, and reflections

Faculty chronicle 10 days in the Minnesota northwoods on the SAIL Wilderness in the Anthropocene seminar (Portage d’Enfer included).



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Opportunities for Faculty


Get support for your innovations in teaching and learning

Collaborate with colleagues across disciplines and campuses with a FaCE grant. The ACM Faculty Career Enhancement Program supports innovative faculty projects through two funding cycles each year. See the Call for FaCE Pre-Proposals for details. Fall 2017 deadline for pre-proposals: October 13.

Build your understanding of college finances with ICF Online

What are the economic challenges facing your college? How can they be addressed? Learn about the dynamics of college finances by taking ICF Online, the ACM mini-course that you can take anytime, anyplace, in about four hours. Course details and registration information

Go places with your teaching!

Spend a semester as visiting faculty on an ACM off-campus study program. Applications are currently being accepted for positions in Jordan, Shanghai, Tanzania, and at the Newberry Library in Chicago. See the Visiting Faculty Call for Applications for details.


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Off-Campus Study Updates


ACM Tanzania program

Something to write home about

Whether they’re taking their morning run on a beach in Rio, learning new Swahili phrases in a Tanzanian village, or trying stroopwafel for the first time in Amsterdam, ACM students writing about it in the Off-Campus Study Programs Blog.


ACM Newberry Seminar

Travelers at the Newberry, on the streets and in the stacks

Coe College professors Amber Shaw and Meira Kensky will use theme of travel to lead students in scholarly pursuits on the 2018 Newberry Seminar.


ACM India program

Engaging students in India with courses, hands-on learning, and homestays

From “Explore Pune” to NGO internships to independent projects, Director Ujjwala Barve builds on students’ enthusiasm.


ACM Florence program

Renaissance treasures, life-long friends, and gelato

From the very first day of ACM’s two distinctive programs in Florence, Director Jodie Mariotti serves as the students' indispensable guide to the city’s magnificent art and vibrant culture.



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Fall 2017 issue posted October 11, 2017

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