India, and more specifically the vibrant city of Pune – site of the India: Culture, Traditions, & Globalization program – will be the destination for the next ACM Faculty Site Visit on October 21-24, 2013.
The site visit will take a group of several ACM college faculty to Pune for an “on the ground” view of the opportunities the fall semester off-campus study program offers to students. Participants will be able to sit in on classes, visit program facilities, get a taste of Pune, and meet with staff, professors, and students on the program.
Students, faculty, and staff of the fall 2012 India Program.
As in all of the ACM site visits, the faculty selected for the trip will each be expected to contribute to the program curriculum by giving a guest lecture, workshop, or master class in their area of expertise. ACM covers the expenses of transportation, food, and lodging during the site visit.
The India Program, established by ACM in 1969, immerses students in Indian culture through a home stay with a local family, study of Marathi language, a selection of courses taught by local professors, an independent study project, and field trips. Along with on-site staff and faculty, a visiting faculty member from an ACM college serves each year as the Faculty Coordinating Representative during the students’ initial weeks in Pune.
Site visits are designed to familiarize faculty with ACM programs, promote faculty engagement with the program, help faculty advise students, and provide opportunities for on-campus faculty to make connections and network with on-site staff and local experts.
See the Call for Applications for details about the site visit. The deadline to apply is August 5. ACM faculty who are tenured, tenure-track, or in other continuing appointments may apply for the visit, and preference will be given to applicants not already familiar with the India Program.
Since the Faculty Site Visits Program was established in fall 2011, ACM has sponsored trips to program sites in Florence, Chicago, and Costa Rica.