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Summits for Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows

To connect the undergraduate and post-graduate initiatives and support them at the institutional level, the ACM and Big Ten Academic Alliance will organize summits. These annual meetings will include programming designed to enhance interactions between the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows, are intended to promote learning about academic research, graduate school, the academy, and teaching in the liberal arts setting.

During these two-day meetings, Mellon Faculty Fellows will present their research to the undergraduates who have received Graduate School Exploration Fellowships (GSEF), faculty mentors and sponsors, and other institutional representatives. Faculty fellows would also have opportunities to meet with undergraduate fellows to discuss strategies for graduate admission and the challenges and rewards of graduate study and graduate student life.

GSEF fellows will be expected to present on their research to the faculty fellows, Big Ten Academic Alliance and ACM faculty mentors, and other attendees. Additional speakers and sessions during these summits address larger issues in academia, such as teaching and learning pedagogies in liberal arts colleges.

2019 Annual Summit

August 11-15, 2019 in Chicago, IL

2018 Annual Summit

August 13-16, 2018 in Chicago, IL

2017 Annual Summit

August 15-19, 2017 in Chicago IL

2016 Annual Summit

August 18-19, 2016 in Chicago, IL

Learn more about the GSEF

Interested in pursuing study and research in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, or the arts? The Graduate School Exploration Fellowship (GSEF) offers opportunities for mentoring, career development, and experiential research to qualified students at ACM colleges. Find out more about applying for the GSEF!


For questions about Fellows Program meetings, workshops, and summits, contact Allen Linton II, ACM Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives.

These workshops and the Undergraduate and Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate are supported by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.