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ACM Notes - Winter 2017

A newsletter for faculty and administrators

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Fall 2016 FaCE Conference

Leveraging faculty innovation: Grants awarded to enhance pedagogy and curricula

$62,000 in Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) grants will support four ACM-wide conferences to address challenges for faculty in economics, classics, and math, and to introduce a model for student-created virtual museums.


Christopher Welna


ACM President Christopher Welna announces retirement

Legacy of 11 years at consortium's helm includes an array of faculty development initiatives, collaboration among administrators, and distinctive study away programs.


Royal welcome for ACM professors at Buckingham Palace?

Perhaps not, but a busy schedule is planned for the faculty site visit to London this spring.


Up the creek (with paddles) in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Twelve faculty selected for the scenic, stimulating Wilderness in the Anthropocene seminar.




Shaping the transition for new faculty

Midway through their first year teaching at ACM colleges, the Mellon faculty fellows gathered with veteran colleagues to share insights and perspectives on building careers at liberal arts colleges.


Snap judgment!

With the Fans' Choice Award on the line, give a thumbs up to your favorite pictures in the ACM Off-Campus Study Photo Contest.



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Opportunities for Faculty

Take your teaching to a new place!

Spend a semester as visiting faculty on an ACM program in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, or the U.S. Positions are open to faculty in a wide range of disciplines. Deadlines are approaching, so apply now!

Got ideas? Get funding!

Turn your ideas into reality with an ACM FaCE grant. Funds support collaborative projects across disciplines and campuses to impact teaching and learning. See the FaCE Call for Pre-Proposals for details. Deadline to apply: February 24.

Meet up with colleagues and ACM will help pay the tab

Want to get a group of ACM faculty or staff together at a professional conference, on a campus, or at the ACM office in Chicago? ACM has funding up to $750 for on-site expenses (subject to availability). Contact Betsy Hutula at ACM for information.


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Off-Campus Study Updates

Tim Tibbetts

From Monmouth to Amsterdam: Focusing on Sustainability

Academics, university life, and Dutch culture add up to a dynamic study away semester for students, says professor Tim Tibbetts.


Student assistants add work experience to study away

Stipends up to $500 go with communications and administrative positions at ACM program sites.


Dinner’s ready! Students talk about the value of their homestays

Video highlights role of host families in deepening cultural awareness through everyday interactions.


Sarah Hautzinger

Fascination with Brazil motivates visiting professor

Anthropologist Sarah Hautzinger from Colorado College will emphasize community-based focus on ACM program in Rio de Janeiro.



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Winter 2017 issue posted February 17, 2017

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

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