Mission

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

Through our strategic initiatives and programs, we will:

  • 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
  • Cultivate an open environment for innovation and exchange
  • Leverage partnerships to enhance and enrich consortial programs

Strategic Direction

In 2022, the ACM Board of Directors voted to approve a strategic direction to guide the ACM’s activities for the next three to five years. The five areas of strategic focus are:

  • Developing and cultivating leaders
  • Creating and sustaining inclusive and equitable environments
  • Building community and enhancing well-being
  • Incubating innovative ideas
  • Refining and enhancing existing programs

A full strategic plan is in development and will be shared with the ACM community later in 2022.

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