LearnChicago Faculty Development Program


The ACA and the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture partnership provided an opportunity for ACA Faculty to participate in a LearnChicago Faculty Development short-term group program designed to provide diverse experiences and develop cultural competence through engaging organizations and neighborhoods throughout the city.

The trip to the Chicago Center was an all expenses paid experience (including transportation to/from Chicago, registration in LearnChicago Seminar, housing and food). Along with gaining new insights to bring to their instruction and their home campuses, participants also had the opportunity to submit proposals for a faculty led study away opportunity to Chicago in the Spring, 2013 for up to fifteen students.  All four mini-grants of $12,000 were awarded. 

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Teach Abroad with KEIAbroad

The ACA is in relationship with KEIAbroad ( to provide ACA faculty with opportunities to teach abroad during the summer.  Regional Manager, Patricia Murphy, has been visiting various ACA institutions and plans to do more visits this semester.  If you have additional questions, please contact Eduard Mandell.

  • Dr. Sharmi Roy is spending her sabbatical this semester at Mahidol University, our partner university in Bangkok, Thailand. D&E students also participated on several semester programs, including Thailand, England and Ireland.
  • KEI closed its office at D&E.
  • Dr. John Howie is planning a summer 2013 program in Cuzco, Peru.
  • Dr. Jessica Scott and students from West Virginia Weslyan College participated in an integrated program in Nairobi, Kenya. Another student participated in a program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  
  • Dr. Geir Bergvin and 5 students from Tusculum College participated in a KEI summer program during summer 2012.
  • Students from Berea College, Virginia Intermont College, King College, Lindsey Wilson College and Campbellsville University participated or currently participating on a semester program abroad.
  • Dr. Ameera Gaia from Emory & Henry College and Geir Bergvin will be participating on a KEI program familiarization visit to Moscow, Russia and Istanbul, Turkey. The visit is subsidized by KEI.