Teaching and Learning 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.
- Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
- Teaching Resources
- ACS Virtual Convocation Series Presentations
- ACS Virtual Early Career Series Presentations
Summer Teaching Workshop
The Summer Teaching Workshop is a unique annual professional development opportunity for faculty of ACS member institutions at all career stages. It is a challenging and invigorating experience for faculty wanting to strengthen teaching performance, expand teaching techniques and explore pedagogical issues.
Read more about the Workshop.
Collaborative Research/Working Groups/Workshops
ACS regularly 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 page.
Calls for proposals are announced on the ACS home page, sent to members for distribution and provided 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 here.