Teaching and Leadership Resources
An outcome of much of the collaborative research, working groups and workshops is the development and availability of resources for broad use in teaching and academic leadership. Links to current resources are provided below.
- Teaching Resources >
- ACS Virtual Convocation Series Presentations
- ACS Virtual Early Career Series Presentations
Summer Teaching Workshop
The Summer Teaching Workshop is an annual one-week training event for qualified faculty of ACS member institutions. It is a challenging and invigorating experience for capable faculty wanting to strengthen teaching performance, expand teaching techniques and explore pedagogical issues.
- Build on existing strengths in their teaching and identify areas for growth
- Increase awareness of learners’ experiences in the classroom
- Explore new teaching and learning strategies
- Contribute to a collaborative community in which they can reflect on their classroom choices and how those choices affect learners and learning
Collaborative Research/Working Groups/Workshops
ACS regular issues calls for proposals to tackle key topics through collaborative research, working groups and the creation and presentation of workshops. The emphasis is on forming groups across member colleges along academic subject or leadership function expertise. A key example is the work in the summer of 2020 to create and produce workshops and teaching resources on the topic of teaching pedagogies during the pandemic. Links to the outcomes of these groups are provided on our Teaching and Leadership Resource pages.
Calls for proposals are sent to members for distribution and announced in our Membership Community area.
Financial Support through Grants
Through the generous support of partner foundations like the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, ACS is able to provide financial support to many faculty and staff to engage in creative programming. Our grant themes — innovative instruction, collaborative curriculum and diversity and inclusion — help strengthen each member institution and our collective mission. This has been especially relevant and timely during our current response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the expansion of awareness, discussion and support for racial justice.
Details about grant opportunities and application processes can be found in the private Membership Community area of our web site.