Announcements from the Associated Colleges of the South
Associated Colleges of the South Grant Program
ACS Announces New Faculty Advancement Grants Program
ACS Workshop at Trinity University
Congratulations to Lynn Chin, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Mitch Keller, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, on their acceptance to this year's ACS Workshop at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX!
This workshop is a unique faculty development opportunity to work with colleagues who value the craft of teaching. The Workshop's staff and participants will all be faculty members representing a wide range of ACS institutions, academic disciplines, and career stages. The heart of the Workshop is microteaching where faculty work in small groups to teach short segments of classes, then analyze the experiences of the learners in these classes in order to improve teaching.
The consortium announces the availability of funds for faculty grants in the fall, with September 11 being the deadline for pre-proposals of one or two pages. Grants of $3,000 each are available for the efforts of individual faculty that offer the promise of being models for faculty throughout the consortium, $7,500 for collaborative efforts on a single campus that offer the prospect of being replicated on other ACS campuses and $12,000 for interinstitutional projects involving two or more ACS institutions.
- Note from Barbara Lom - Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop - with nominations to be sent in by February 1.
- ACS Announcements December 6, 2012 - Faculty grant available for blended learning and teaching projects.
- Director of New Paradigm Initiative - The Woodruff Foundation is reviewing our request to fund further blended learning efforts and underwrite the cost of a director of the blended learning initiative.