A long-term focus of the Associated Colleges of the South is fostering connection and collaboration among faculty and staff across member colleges. That mission has been particularly front and center as our colleges have dealt with the changing and dynamic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic as well as the surge of awareness and focus on systemic issues of racial injustice. Working collaboratively to discuss and tackle these major issues has been crucial.
A key way in which ACS makes collaboration possible and effective is by taking the lead in organizing collaborative groups and providing and expanding a technical infrastructure to make it happen.
Specific efforts include:
- Engage with ACS Peers – 2023 is a big year for ACS – a final round of programs concludes a $2.7M, 8-year grant that has funded over 60 faculty projects and 20 consortium wide workshops, institutes and initiatives. You can still be among the many who are benefitting from opportunities.
- Click here to learn more about upcoming workshops, summits, think tanks and other major activities (time sensitive).
- Leadership Group virtual meetings – Meetings of key academic leadership groups have been organized and managed by ACS resulting in regular meetings of leadership groups including Presidents, Chief Academic Officers, Chief Business Officers, Chief Information/Technology Officers, Chief Enrollment Officers, Directors of Centers for Teaching and Learning, Chief Diversity Officers, Chief Student Affairs Officers and International Program Directors.
- Networking and Interest Group virtual meetings – Regular meetings of staff and faculty groups of common interest, such as Data Science Chairs and Accounting Faculty have been organized by ACS and meet on a regular basis.
- ACS Career Collaborative – Bringing major employers to the collective students at the ACS member colleges.