The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) is offering two exciting “virtual” opportunities for faculty members from any ACS institution to share expertise with peers and students from across the consortium. We invite you to participate in two ways: first, we hope that you will consider submitting an abstract to be included in the program; and second, we hope that you, along with your students and staff colleagues, will participate in hearing and reacting to the presentations.
ACS Early Career Faculty Seminar Series
We recognize that COVID-19 has resulted in the cancelation of many professional conferences. In response, ACS is providing a virtual, peer-reviewed platform for early career faculty (six or fewer years on the job) to share their scholarly work with other professionals and interested upper-level students from across the ACS through this early career faculty virtual seminar series.
We envision up to 14 talks spread across academic disciplines and across the academic year (approximately one every other week). Talks will be 20-25 minutes in length followed by 10-15 minutes for questions/discussion. The audience will likely include faculty, staff and possibly upper-level students from across the consortium. We will use the Zoom videoconferencing platform for each live presentation and will post a recording, with your permission, on the of the ACS webpage. Presenters will be selected from among all applications by a panel of academic deans from across the consortium. Priority will be given to applications received before August 28, although we will continue to review applications until we have filled all the available times.
ACS Convocation Series
This series is intended to provide a an opportunity to share expertise across the ACS consortium. In normal years, our campuses typically enjoy inviting speakers to campus and a few of our campuses have convocation requirements for students (requiring attendance at a minimum number of such events). We are providing a virtual venue for on-campus speakers.
The audience for these talks will be faculty, staff and students, but the primary audience is students. We envision up to 14 talks spread across academic disciplines and across the academic year (one every other week). Talks should be 30-35 minutes in length followed by 10-15 minutes for questions/discussion. We will use the Zoom platform for sharing the talk live and will post recorded talks, with your permission, on the ACS webpage. Talks will be selected by a panel of deans from across the consortium. We welcome you to submit your ideas keeping in mind that your talk should be broadly accessible to an educated audience. To be considered for this program, please fill out the following application. Preference will be given to applications received by August 28.
NOTE: We also invite campuses to consider expanding the audience for outside virtual speakers, when feasible. (in this latter case, please contact me via e-mail (email@example.com).