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ACM Notes - Spring 2017

A newsletter for faculty and administrators

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GSEF students in Chicago

Match point for GSEF students

Summer research placements at Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago are set for Graduate School Exploration Fellowship recipients.


Professor Shonda Kuiper

R these tutorials working? Yes!

Faculty share strengths across the consortium to create tutorials in R programming, exercises in data visualization, and case studies to use in teaching about data science.


Tanzania program

Tanzania program on the move

Students’ field work and cultural immersion get a boost as program’s new location offers homestays and better access to sites for independent projects.


Smile for the Tourists

Seeing study away through students' eyes

Check out the first place and other prize-winning images in the ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest.


Rachel Stanley

Short story goes write to the top

The Nick Adams Contest final judge called Rachel Stanley’s entry “a true accomplishment.” Read her story!


ICF Seminar presentation


Taking ICF Online on the road

ACM group to give presentation about course development at Blended Learning Conference.


ACM Shanghai program

What is the impact on faculty of study away?

New research points to effects on pedagogy, focus on global issues, and support for student research.



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Opportunities for Faculty


Learn about strategies to strengthen campus diversity efforts

Tune in to the Equity Literacy webinar on Wednesday, June 28 to hear guest speaker Dr. Paul Gorski discuss a framework to assess institutional equity and inclusion initiatives. The webinar is free; registration is required. Details and registration

What are the economic challenges facing your college?

Find out by taking ICF Online, the ACM mini-course on college finances that you can take at your own pace, anytime, anyplace. Course details and registration info

Save money on hotels

ACM has arranged discounted rates at selected hotels in Chicago, and nationally and internationally through Club Quarters and HotelStorm. Rates are available for faculty and staff at ACM colleges for business or personal travel. See the ACM travel resources webpage.


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Off-Campus Study Updates

Chicago Program students

Entrepreneurship seminar leader opens doors for students

Chicago Program students got an inside look at an ambitious partnership aimed at supporting start-ups and manufacturing in the city.


Susan Jaret McKinstry

Making a play for visual literacy

Visiting Faculty Director Susan Jaret McKinstry’s course in London will take students into the theatres and out in the streets.


Costa Rica program video

Pura Vida! Students tell it like it is

Three short videos are packed with students talking about what they learn, how they live, and why they love their experiences on the ACM Costa Rica programs.

Watch them all:  AcademicsThe Homestay ExperienceStudent Life in San José


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Spring 2017 issue posted April 14, 2017

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