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ACM Notes - Summer 2016

A newsletter for ACM faculty & administrators

Mural tour in Pilsen


Annual ACM conference gives faculty resources to teach off-campus

ACM staff and visiting faculty gathered for in-depth sessions ranging from cross-cultural learning to student health and safety to assessment, as well as a tour of murals in Chicago, as they prepare to lead programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the US.





Amsterdam Program expands opportunities in sciences and global health


In a captivating and dynamic European city, ACM will offer students a wide choice of courses taught in English at a top research university known for the sciences.


A canal in Amsterdam


Faculty from nine colleges are involved in projects receiving FaCE grants

Collaborative projects take innovative approaches to teaching and curriculum development in musicology, data science, global literacies, and pedagogy based on cognitive science.




50 students to explore graduate school and careers as professors

Two-year fellowships include a faculty mentor on campus and a summer research internship at a major university.



New faculty hired in grant-funded diversity initiative

Six Mellon Fellows begin tenure-track appointments in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, and arts at ACM colleges this fall.


Silicon Valley companies


What makes Silicon Valley an innovation ecosystem?


Faculty from five ACM colleges will go west for a SAIL on-site seminar to explore cross-disciplinary innovation in Silicon Valley.


Tune in to the ACM website on July 11-20 for blog posts about their visits to Google, Stanford University, and other iconic companies and organizations.



Opportunities for Faculty

Your ticket to India

See the ACM India program in action this fall on the faculty site visit to Pune. Deadline to apply: August 15

Teach in Amsterdam!

Be the first visiting faculty director for the new ACM Amsterdam program in fall 2017. The position includes teaching at Vrije Universiteit (VU Amsterdam) and supervising students' projects. Deadline to apply: August 31, 2016.

FaCE Call for Pre-Proposals

Have an idea for a collaborative project with colleagues on your campus or other ACM campuses? Apply for a FaCE grant by writing a two-page pre-proposal.

Deadline: October 21

One search, 14 colleges

Use the “Google ACM” custom search engine, which aggregates search responses from the websites of all 14 colleges.


ACM Voices

Andrea Kann

Renaissance and Renascences


Guest columnist: Andrea Kann, Robert O. Daniel Associate Professor of Art, Coe College

Over the years, ACM has been a patron, sponsoring activities in Florence that have brought colleagues together, reflected the Renaissance way of life, and provided inspiration.



Off-Campus Study Updates

Javier Espeleta


Students touring Parliament


Ecologist to lead Costa Rica programs

Javier Espeleta has wide-ranging environmental research, education, and outreach experience in the US and Costa Rica.



Parliamentary maneuvers in London

ACM students got an inside view of the Houses of Parliament from long-time Labour Party MP Dennis Skinner.




Craig Teague


Dyron Dabney and Michael Schneider


Opening doors to faculty research

A visiting faculty position at Oak Ridge has given Cornell College chemist Craig Teague access to a top laboratory.



New director named for Japan Study

Dyron Dabney (Albion College) will lead the program and Michael Schneider (Knox College) will spend 2016-17 in Tokyo.



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Summer 2016 issue posted June 28, 2016

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