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ACM Notes - Summer 2017

A newsletter for faculty and administrators

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Visit to Hampton Court Palace

Soaking up London and the ACM Arts in Context program for five glorious days

Palace intrigue, famous gravesites, the Tube, great food, and a punked-out Romeo and Juliet — as well as musings on why historical perspective still matters — were hot topics for faculty blogging on the ACM site visit to London.


FaCE Conference


FaCE funding goes to faculty on 12 ACM campuses

Grants were received for collaborative projects in community-based learning, the sophomore experience, and departmental curricula.


Botswana program video

Off the beaten path of study abroad

Whether they're talking about their independent projects, a weekend homestay in a village, or opportunities to travel, students have a lot to say about their experiences on the ACM Botswana program in three new videos.


GSEF students at Annual Summit


Students take aim at graduate school with fellowships

GSEF awards will support mentoring and summer research internships for 50 juniors at ACM colleges.


Students in Costa Rica

Intercultural awareness — don't leave home without it

ACM's new pre-departure course has students thinking about cultural adjustment before they arrive on site.



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Opportunities for Faculty


A perfect match: your ideas and a FaCE grant

Turn your ideas into reality with an ACM Faculty Career Enhancement grant. FaCE supports collaborative projects across disciplines and campuses to enhance teaching and learning. See the Call for FaCE Pre-Proposals for details. Pre-proposals will be accepted beginning mid-September, with a submission deadline of October 13.

Your ticket to Amsterdam this fall

Learn about ACM's newest off-campus study program, Amsterdam: Sciences, Global Health, & Interdisciplinary Studies at VU Amsterdam, on the faculty site visit this fall! Dates and details about the visit and how to apply will be available in late July.

What are the economic challenges facing your college? How can they be addressed?

Build your understanding of the dynamics of college finances by taking ICF Online, the ACM mini-course that you can take at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. Course details and registration information


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Off-Campus Study Updates


Leslie Gregg-Jolly and U of Botswana colleague

How a Kalahari watermelon led to a visiting faculty position in Africa

Grinnell biologist Leslie Gregg-Jolly will teach about biotechnology and development as director of the spring 2018 Botswana program.


Eric Wiertelak


Taking a brainy approach to teaching in Japan

In a visiting resident director position open to ACM faculty, a Macalester neuroscientist is finding opportunities to enrich his courses and expand his professional network.


Conference participants

ACM conference focuses on off-campus pedagogy and student wellness

The annual professional development meeting was a chance for on-site staff and visiting faculty to tune up their skills and knowledge for leading ACM programs.



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Summer 2017 issue posted July 12, 2017

ACM Notes is published by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).

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