Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

Global Liberal Arts Alliance

Wooster Hosts 2017 ILiADS Institute

Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS)

July 30 - Aug 4, 2017 at the College of Wooster

Please see our website and CFP

When you’re ready, please submit proposals to by 31 March 2017. 

Entering its third iteration, IliADS is a project-based and team-based opportunity for focused support of a digital project – your project – as you work alongside other colleagues and experts. Along the way, ILiADS gives institute participants an opportunity to explore the broad questions that frame digital scholarship. You know that feeling at the end of a conference, when you’re tired but full of energizing ideas? ILiADS will give you something to do with that energy! Dating back to the first ILiADS, held at Hamilton College in 2015, the institute has consistently provided project participants with an opportunity to “focus as a project team” in the planning and development of digital teaching and/or research projects in a setting that “fills a gap in our current professional development milieu.”

ILiADS offers participants a summer institute where they may develop projects in their teams of faculty, students, librarians, and (or) technologists. One of the great boons of ILiADS is that they are able to do so alongside a dozen or so other teams from across the country (sometimes across the globe). An important additional benefit of this devoted and often interactive project time, teams also work with our pool of ILiADS Liaisons who provide help with technologies, projects’ guidance, and digital scholarship methods.

In this third year of growth, ILiADS remains true to its traditional recognition of the role digital scholarship plays in undergraduate education. We are grateful to have been the forum out of which the Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) has grown, itself an opportunity created and run by students who offer a yearly conference to showcase innovative undergraduate research. As we remain focused on meaningful student involvement in ILiADS projects, our review committee will give priority to proposals that include student collaborators.

ILiADS does not run on registrations alone; many of the costs are covered by Academic Partners and event sponsorships. If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help sustain ILiADS into the future, look for information on our website or email us

MCA to Lead Panel at NACAC 2017 Conference

Five representatives from the Multicultural Admissions Group (MCA) will present a panel at the 2017 NACAC Conference.

Their topic and description follow as approved by NACAC.  Their presentation will occur on Saturday, September 16th from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM.

Retrofitting Diversity in Enrollment(ID154)

Nearly 30 years after forming its Multicultural Committee for Admission, the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA), a consortium of 13 liberal arts institutions in the Great Lakes areas, continues to strive to create a landscape that is inviting and accessible to students of diverse backgrounds. Expanding its focus to support marginalized students in a variety of populations and backgrounds, including socioeconomic, gender identity, sexuality, race, and ethnic backgrounds, and how these identities intersect, the committee is attempting to retrofit diversity into predominantly white institutions of higher education. Join the conversation to learn some of the challenges GLCA faces and the ways it is attempting to remove barriers to diversity initiatives on campuses.


Click to visit NACAC website

Click to learn more about the NACAC Conference

New interdisciplinary course “Challenge Borders” by The DePauw

New interdisciplinary course “Challenge Borders”

DePauw and Wabash collaborate in South African film and literature class


Click here to read the complete article featured in The DePauw.


GLCA Consortium Shows Support


GLCA Door We The People



Liberal Arts Education is strong when different perspectives are brought together.  In this belief, all 13 colleges of the GLCA consortium signed the ACE letter opposing President Trump’s travel ban in support of education and the liberal arts.

To view the letter, go to; it is believed to be posted later today.

The Global Liberal Arts Alliance
535 West William Suite 301
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Voice: +1.734.661.2350
Facsimile: +1.734.661.2349

Map & Directions

Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association
535 West William. Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

+1.734.661.2350 (voice)
+1.734.661.2349 (fax)