Fostering excellence. equity. connection. innovation.

The Associated Colleges of the Midwest enriches residential liberal arts education and strengthens members through collaboration.

ACM connects fourteen colleges across five midwestern states to serve over 23,000 students, 1,700 faculty, and 4,500 staff in pursuit of a shared mission.

We work to encourage excellence in teaching and learning; promote equity and inclusion and celebrate individual and collective diversity; strengthen the connection between inquiry and practice; amplify the expertise of faculty, students, and staff; and cultivate an open environment for innovation and exchange.

ACM News & Events

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ACM adds value to member institutions by nurturing collaboration and conducting joint initiatives that would not otherwise be feasible for small institutions.

For nearly seven decades, ACM has served as a partner, convener, and champion of the transformational power of residential liberal arts colleges. Our talented staff stands ready to support you to lead your colleges, cultivate communities of practice, and secure the resources necessary to pursue innovation and excellence.
— Lisa Jasinski, Ph.D., President, Associated Colleges of the Midwest

Your Pathway to Collaboration

Our new strategic plan will guide ACM’s activities for the next three years, focusing on five strategic areas to support students, faculty, and staff.

Anti-Racism Workshops

Develop anti-racism skills and learn evidence-based practices to enhance inclusive and equitable teaching and learning on your campus.

Get in Touch

Contact us at 312.263.5000 or – or browse our staff directory to reach the ACM team. For general inquiries, please use the form below and we’ll follow up with you soon. We look forward to working with you!

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