Planning is being launched for ACM’s “study away for faculty” seminar in 2013, which will be held at an international site. With the call for pre-proposals, faculty at ACM colleges are invited to help design and guide the second of the Seminars in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL).
This year, the pre-proposal must be submitted through an online form. Complete information about SAIL and the call for pre-proposals is on the SAIL webpage. The deadline for pre-proposals is April 12, 2012.
The topic for the 2013 seminar should be broad enough to invite cross-disciplinary inquiry during a 10-day summer seminar for faculty and also have potential to inform the development of advanced-level, liberal arts coursework. The international site should promote a unique understanding of the topic and also offer local expertise, networks, and resources that would enrich the seminar.
The main goals of SAIL are two-fold:
- To provide ACM faculty a summer “study away” opportunity, in which they can collaboratively examine a salient topic from multiple disciplinary perspectives, and
- To develop curricular opportunities for advanced undergraduates to conduct similar inquiry as they complete their majors.
|Call for Pre-Proposals for the 2013 SAIL Seminar|
The first seminar, “Considering Animals,” will take place this July in Washington, DC. The five-year SAIL program is funded by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Travel, lodging, and meals for all seminars will be provided, and participants will receive honoraria upon completion of curricular development projects.
If you have questions or for guidance development a pre-proposal, contact ACM Project Manager Cara Pickett or ACM Vice President John Ottenhoff at 312-263-5000, or your college’s Faculty Development Liaison.
- Call for pre-proposals for the summer 2013 SAIL seminar and the online form
- ACM Seminars in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL)
- Summer 2012 SAIL Seminar: “Considering Animals” in Washington, DC
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation