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Off-Campus Opportunities

Tanzania program field trip

During a Tanzania Program excursion to Zanzibar, the group visited a spice farm. Visiting Faculty Director Memuna Khan (Ripon College) is at right, standing.

The consortial off-campus study programs in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the US provide a variety of professional development opportunities for faculty and staff at ACM colleges.


Memuna Khan

"My experiences in Tanzania have given me a sure-fire way to connect with my students."

Ripon College biologist Memuna Khan reflecting on the value of her experience as a visiting faculty director for the Tanzania program.

Read Professor Khan's essay!


Visiting Faculty Positions

Shanghai program

The visiting faculty positions at ACM semester-long programs are unique academic and cross-cultural opportunities to teach and mentor students.

Consortial staff in Chicago and local program staff guide you in planning site-based learning in the liberal arts and provide extensive administrative support. ACM also provides an annual professional development conference in June for visiting faculty and on-site program staff for training to support student learning and development at an off-campus location and to collaborate on programming details for the upcoming year.

Former visiting faculty report that these experiences enriched the content of their courses when they were on site as well as when they returned to their home institution. In many cases, visiting faculty have been able to pursue new or ongoing research and have made contacts for future research lines.


Faculty Site Visits

London faculty site visit

The Faculty Site Visits Program is a professional development opportunity that introduces faculty to the curriculum and site-specific resources of individual ACM off-campus programs.

Each semester, ACM sponsors a trip for a group of about five faculty to one of the consortial program sites, where they meet with students, program faculty, and local affiliates. The faculty also contribute to the program curriculum during the visit by offering a guest lecture, workshop, or master class.


Newberry Library

Travel Grants

Travel grants are available for faculty to visit the Newberry Library in Chicago or the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee if they are interested in applying for visiting faculty positions at those two program sites.


Faculty Advisory Committees (FAC)

Faculty Advisory Committees (FAC) play a key role in advising consortial and program staff on the curriculum and focus of each off-campus program. FACs meet annually and committee members are appointed by their academic deans.