Announcements from the Associated Colleges of the South

Workshop on Contemplative Pedagogy June 12-14

The Centre College Contemplative Studies Initiative is pleased to invite members of the ACS to a workshop on the practice of contemplative pedagogy June 12th - 14th at the historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Danville, KY. The workshop will include presentations, discussion, and practice experience for faculty interested in how contemplative pedagogy can enrich the lives of students. Prior experience with contemplative practice or pedagogy is not required, and we invite faculty of all levels and backgrounds. Through the gracious funding of the ACS we are pleased to offer this workshop at low cost.

The following website provides information about registering for the workshop.  Associated Colleges of the South Summer Workshop on Contemplative Pedagogy

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.


Associated Colleges of the South Spring 2014 issue of Palladian

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.  read more........

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.