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Environment and Resiliency in Italy — Coe College faculty Andrea Kann, Martin St. Clair, and Angela Ziskowski developed an interdisciplinary module shared by three courses when they participated in the 2013 SAIL seminar in Italy.

Faculty and staff at ACM colleges have designed and led a remarkable range of collaborative projects with the support of ACM grant-funded programs.

Through workshops and conferences, research groups, and seminars, their collective efforts have created a wealth of curricular materials, assessment tools, and best practices. The results of these projects are a valuable resource for the ACM colleges — and the higher education community in general — as well as a springboard for further collaboration among faculty.

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  1. A Model for Maker Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts

    The Lawrence University Interdisciplinary Makerspace for Engaged Learning

    • Institution(s): Lawrence University
    • Award: $23,337
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Instructional technology, Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches
  2. A Playful Approach to Practicing Creativity and Innovation

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Instructional technology, Interdisciplinary approaches
  3. ACM Planning Meeting on Mississippi Studies

    • Institution(s): Coe College, Knox College, Macalester College, Luther College
    • Award: $18,016
    • ACM Program: FaCE
  4. ACM Student Film Conference & Festival

    Showcasing Student Filmmakers, Screenwriters, and Scholars

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Grinnell College, Lawrence University
    • Award: $38,685
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  5. Advanced Topics in Psychology: Animal Psychology

    Module of Emphasis - Psychology of Humans Towards Animals

    • Institution(s): Beloit College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Social sciences, Natural sciences
  6. American Transcendentalists

    Curricular project: 200-level, interdisciplinary course

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities
  7. Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America

    Water in Ancient American Ritual and Survival

    • Institution(s): Cornell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  8. ANT 365 Environment, Culture and Sustainability

    • Institution(s): Cornell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Social sciences
  9. Asia in the American Midwest

    Enhancing Diversity, Visibility, and Connectivity through Digital Learning

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: $12,645
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Instructional technology, Using digital resources, Humanities, Social sciences
  10. Building Community and Curriculum in a 21st Century Liberal Arts Major

    Curriculum Mapping in Sociology as a Means to Collaborate and Innovate

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Colorado College, Cornell College, Grinnell College, Lake Forest College, Macalester College, Luther College
    • Award: $14,900
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Instructional technology, Social sciences
  11. Carleton Arboretum Complex Redesign Project

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches
  12. Catastrophe and Apocalypse in Herculaneum

    A nine-session module at the 200-level

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities, Social sciences
  13. Cities of the 21st Century

    The political economy of urban sustainability

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Social sciences
  14. Contested Spaces: The Arctic

    Module 1 of a two-module course

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Humanities
  15. Contested Spaces: The Brazilian Amazon

    Module 2 of a 2-module course

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Humanities
  16. Critical Studies in Public Space

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Instructional technology, Interdisciplinary approaches
  17. Dealing with Data

    A Collaborative, Project-Based Data Science Course for Computer Science and Statistics Students

    • Institution(s): Cornell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
  18. Dealing with Humanities Data

    A Planned (and Failed) Collaboration Between Upper-Level Students in English, Computer Science, and Statistics Majors

    • Institution(s): Cornell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
  19. Digital Humanities and Mary Shelley’s The Last Man

    An Introductory Teaching Unit on Digital Humanities Analysis and the Nineteenth-Century Novel

    • Institution(s): Cornell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
  20. Digital Storytelling and the Liberal Arts

    A Curriculum Development Workshop

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: $17,021
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Instructional technology, Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches
  21. Ebola in Contested Spaces

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Natural sciences
  22. Ecological Impacts of Tourism in and Around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

    An activity to use in a study abroad course

    • Institution(s): Luther College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Natural sciences
  23. En Passage

    • Institution(s): Cornell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  24. Engaging the Community of ACM Mathematicians

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, Coe College, Cornell College, Knox College, Ripon College
    • Award: $17,600
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy
  25. Environment and Resiliency in Italy

    A shared module for three courses

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities, Social sciences, Natural sciences
  26. Environment v Industry? Investigating Contested Landscapes in the Midwest

    • Institution(s): Ripon College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Interdisciplinary approaches, Social sciences, Art
  27. Environmental Psychology at Rocky Mountain Park: The Human Relationship with the Natural World

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Interdisciplinary approaches
  28. Environmental Studies 381: Contested Spaces: Rivers

    Module: Integral Ecology Approaches to the Minnesota River

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches
  29. FaCE-ing the Challenges of Neuroscience Education at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Grinnell College, Knox College, Lawrence University, Luther College
    • Award: $18,402
    • ACM Program: FaCE
  30. Faculty Development for Pedagogy Informed by Cognitive Science Research on Learning and Memory

    • Institution(s): Knox College
    • Award: $11,700
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Natural sciences
  31. Faculty Working Groups to Implement Cognitive Science's Insights in the Classroom

    • Institution(s): Lake Forest College
    • Award: $6,000
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches, Natural sciences
  32. Fostering Humanistic Tools for Digital Mapping

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $22,137
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Humanities
  33. Fostering Long-Term, Collaborative Research in Environmental Science at ACM Field Stations

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, Grinnell College, Knox College, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $35,254
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Natural sciences
  34. Four-Day Field Trip to the Iron Range/Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Teaching off campus, Social sciences, Scientific modeling, Wilderness education
  35. From Disruption to Student Engagement

    Design and Assessment of Digital Humanities Course Assignments

    • Institution(s): Knox College, Monmouth College
    • Award: $12,200
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Instructional technology, Using digital resources, Humanities
  36. GIS as a Platform for Interdisciplinary Education and Research

    Putting place, space, and humanity into a shared frame of reference

    • Institution(s): Colorado College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Natural sciences
  37. Global Challenges in Jordan

    A Case Study

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches, Social sciences
  38. Global Political Ecology

    Ecological Worldviews Module

    • Institution(s): Beloit College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Social sciences
  39. Growing Older Together

    Building an Effective Learning Community on Rapid Global Aging

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $14,725
    • ACM Program: FaCE
  40. Harnessing Big Data

    Planning for Collaborative Courses in Data Science

    • Institution(s): Coe College, Grinnell College, Luther College
    • Award: $5,000
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Instructional technology, Using digital resources
  41. How to Talk Midwestern

    • Institution(s): Beloit College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities, Geography
  42. Innovation Clusters

    Six perspectives on Silicon Valley

    • Institution(s): Lawrence University
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches
  43. Integral Ecology

    Deepen Environmental Studies Students' Understanding of Interdisciplinarity

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  44. Introducing Change in Spanish 201

    Course Portfolio

    • Institution(s): Lawrence University
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: Introducing Change
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy
  45. Introduction to Biblical Studies at Luther

    • Institution(s): Luther College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: Introducing Change
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy
  46. Italy and the Mediterranean: Earth, Sea, and Culture

    An international, block-length course in Italy

    • Institution(s): Colorado College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Teaching off campus, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities, Social sciences, Natural sciences
  47. Locally Francophone

    Community-Based Applied and Pre-Professional French

    • Institution(s): Coe College, Cornell College
    • Award: $3,500
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Teaching off campus, Humanities
  48. Making Decisions with Data

    Planning for Collaborative Courses in Data Science

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, Grinnell College, Lawrence University
    • Award: $9,300
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy
  49. Making the Most of Immersion

    Engaging Faculty to Maximize the Impact of Off-Campus Experiential Learning

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Carleton College, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $17,500
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Teaching off campus
  50. Mercury Pollution in the Boundary Waters Region of Minnesota

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches, Scientific modeling
  51. Mindset Intervention

    • Institution(s): Lawrence University
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches
  52. Minor Program in Animals and Society

    • Institution(s): Lake Forest College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities, Natural sciences
  53. Multidimensional Ethical Dilemmas: Sacred & Commoditized Water in Atacama

    An activity to be used in a study abroad course

    • Institution(s): Luther College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Social sciences
  54. Museum Re-Imaginings

    Teaching through the Development of a Virtual College Museum

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: $14,390
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  55. Nature at the Confluence

    Using the Lessons of Integral Ecology in the Creation and Implementation of a Student Final Project Assignment

    • Institution(s): Beloit College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities
  56. Negotiating Citizenship in Contemporary Jordan

    A Simulation

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Social sciences
  57. Open Access Musicology

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Colorado College, Lawrence University, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $8,800
    • ACM Program: Hybrid or Online Curricular Resources
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Humanities
  58. Paideia 450: Crowds, Culture, and Cuisine: The Ancient and Modern City

    A January Term study abroad course

    • Institution(s): Luther College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Humanities
  59. R Across the Curriculum

    • Institution(s): Beloit College
    • Award: $13,500
    • ACM Program: FaCE
  60. Red-Dead Conveyance: Balancing Peace and Sustainability

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Social sciences, Natural sciences
  61. Refugees in Jordan

    Using theatre to examine environmental and social sustainability

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  62. Religious Studies, Classroom Technology, and Digital Humanities

    • Institution(s): Colorado College, Lake Forest College, Ripon College
    • Award: $7,458
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Instructional technology, Using digital resources, Social sciences
  63. Rhetoric 405: Communicating Public Problems: The Construction and Framing of Contemporary Social Issues

    Module: Environmental Crisis

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches
  64. Rio Loa Water Chemistry

    An activity to use in a study abroad course

    • Institution(s): Luther College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Natural sciences
  65. Rivers in Space and Time

    An assignment for Geology 210: Geomorphology

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Interdisciplinary approaches, Social sciences, Natural sciences
  66. Seeing/Observing Animals Across the Disciplines

    A joint assignment across 3 courses

    • Institution(s): Grinnell College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities, Natural sciences
  67. Senior Projects

    Space and Innovation for a Small Group

    • Institution(s): Lawrence University
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Teaching off campus, Humanities
  68. Sharing Expertise in Community-Based Learning & Research Addressing Immigration

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, Coe College, Colorado College, Grinnell College, Knox College, Monmouth College, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $25,504
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Social sciences
  69. Sharing the Bounty

    Increasing Access to Language Learning Through Language Sharing and Faculty Collaboration

    • Institution(s): Macalester College
    • Award: $42,448
    • ACM Program: EMKE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Instructional technology, Humanities
  70. Social Impacts of Tourism in San Pedro de Atacama

    An activity to use in a study abroad course

    • Institution(s): Luther College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Social sciences
  71. Sound Art

    • Institution(s): Colorado College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities
  72. Summit on the Sophomore Year Experience

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Colorado College, Luther College
    • Award: $20,250
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Using digital resources
  73. Supporting Student Quantitative Skills Development across the Curriculum with Qbit Online Modules

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: $16,975
    • ACM Program: Hybrid or Online Curricular Resources
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Instructional technology
  74. Sustainability and Collapse in the Middle East

    • Institution(s): Knox College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches
  75. Symposium on Field Study

    Establishing and Sharing Best-Practices at the Intersection of Place, Pedagogy, Innovation, and Technology

    • Institution(s): Colorado College
    • Award: $32,500
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches
  76. TAPIR

    Teaching Activities for Physics Inclusion Resources

    • Institution(s): Carleton College, Colorado College
    • Award: $7,058
    • ACM Program: Hybrid or Online Curricular Resources
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy
  77. Teaching and Mentoring Research of Undergraduate Economics in the ACM

    • Institution(s): Coe College, Colorado College
    • Award: $8,184
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Social sciences
  78. Technical Skills for Campaign Managers

    • Institution(s): Ripon College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Using digital resources, Social sciences
  79. The Arithmetic of Distance: A Module

    • Institution(s): Colorado College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Using digital resources, Social sciences
  80. The Open Musicology Educational Resource

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Colorado College, Lawrence University, St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Using digital resources, Humanities
  81. The Pompeii Project: A Case Study in Space and Gender/Sexuality

    A one-week module within a 10-week, 200-level course

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities, Social sciences
  82. Tools for Teaching a Diverse Pre-Modern Western History

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Cornell College, Lake Forest College
    • Award: $8,690
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  83. Transferring Critical Thinking Skills into a Novel Context

    • Institution(s): Beloit College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Natural sciences
  84. Translation for Global Literacies Across the Curriculum

    • Institution(s): Coe College, Cornell College, Grinnell College
    • Award: $18,000
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Interdisciplinary approaches, Humanities
  85. Tuning the Classics

    Promoting the Shared Skills and Values of the Discipline

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Carleton College, Coe College, Colorado College, Cornell College
    • Award: $22,150
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Humanities
  86. Two Courses on Mining and the Environment

    • Institution(s): Carleton College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus, Interdisciplinary approaches
  87. Using Cognitive Science to Bridge the Gaps Between Disciplines

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: $13,020
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches, Natural sciences
  88. Using Cognitive Science to Build a Problem-Solving Core Curriculum at Ripon College

    • Institution(s): Ripon College
    • Award: $15,012
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Natural sciences
  89. Using Cognitive Science to Inform First Year Seminar Pedagogy

    • Institution(s): Coe College
    • Award: $10,000
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Pedagogy, Interdisciplinary approaches, Natural sciences
  90. Video Pen-Pals

    Building Comparative Understanding of Health Care Systems in the U.S. and Abroad

    • Institution(s): Macalester College, St. Olaf College
    • Award: $20,899
    • ACM Program: FaCE
    • Topic(s): Instructional technology, Using digital resources, Social sciences, Natural sciences
  91. Water in Morocco

    Precious, Precarious and Problematic

    • Institution(s): St. Olaf College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Curricular materials, Teaching off campus
  92. Writing Wilderness

    • Institution(s): Beloit College, Coe College
    • Award: -
    • ACM Program: SAIL
    • Topic(s): Wilderness education, Animal behavior, Nature writing