Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium

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Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

The members of the ACC participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium (ACCAC), a consortium that provides a vehicle for inter-institutional academic and administrative collaboration between member universities. Growing out of a conference-wide doctoral student-exchange program that was established in 1999, the ACCAC has expanded its scope into other domestic and international collaborations.

The stated mission of the ACCAC is to "leverage the athletic associations and identities among the 15 ACC universities in order to enrich the educational missions of member universities." To that end, the collaborative helps organize various academic initiatives, including fellowship and scholarship programs, global research initiatives, leadership conferences, and extensive study abroad programs. Funding for its operations, 90% of which is spent on direct student support, is derived from a portion of the income generated by the ACC Football Championship Game and by supplemental allocations by individual universities and various grants.

ACCAC academic programs

Major academic programs that have been implemented under ACCAC include:

  • The annual Meeting of the Minds (MOM) undergraduate research conference.
  • The annual Student Leadership Conference.
  • The ACC Inventure Prize Competition is a Shark Tank-like innovation competition for teams of students from ACC universities.
  • ACCelerate is an ACC-wide, team-based interdisciplinary competition emphasizing use of creative design and the arts to begin in 2017.

The ACC Academic Leadership Network is a skill enhancement program designed for deans, vice provosts, and vice chancellors.

The ACCAC also supports periodic meetings among faculty, administration, and staff who pursue similar interests and responsibilities at the member universities either by face-to-face conferences, video conferences, or telephone conferences. ACCAC affinity groups include those for International Affairs Officers, Study Abroad Directors, Teaching-Learning Center Directors, Chief Information Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, Undergraduate Research Conference Coordinators, Student Affairs Vice Presidents, Student Leadership Conference Coordinators, and Faculty Athletic Representatives To the ACC.

Source: Wikipedia

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