The Associated Colleges of
the Midwest (ACM) are fourteen colleges located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota,
Wisconsin and Colorado. The consortium was founded in 1958 with the
aim of enabling its members to enrich their curricula through joint
activity. To that end, ACM offers sixteen off-campus study programs
in different parts of the world (ten abroad) and creates a number of
opportunities for professional development for faculty and staff.
Founded in 1991, the Associated
Colleges of the South (ACS) was incorporated to strengthen the academic
programs of its member institutions and achieve administrative efficiencies
and cost containment through cooperation. Since its inception, the ACS
has taken a strong interest in international studies programs and overseas
opportunities for faculty and students. It currently offers 16 study
abroad programs. ACSs consortial offerings overseas build on the
opportunities offered by the individual member institutions and fill
important voids in the array of available programs.
The Great Lakes Colleges Association, Inc., like ACM and ACS, is dedicated
to leading and fostering collaborative projects which bring its member
colleges together in order to strengthen their academic programs and
administrative operations. The members of GLCA are twelve private liberal-arts
colleges in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, all of which have been members
since its founding in 1962. Off-campus and international education continues
to be a cornerstone of the organization.