College Symposiums: What are they?
The purpose of the symposiums is to focus on the unique needs and key initiatives of the college/departments; showcasing exciting/innovative applications, demonstrating best practices, and creating greater awareness of resources and services.
Symposium sessions are hosted at the Mt. Pleasant campus and delivered with flexible participation options (i.e., face-to-face and virtual) for all college faculty – wherever they are located.
Each symposium ends with identification of sustainable action plans for the college, e.g., workshops targeting college/department needs and work sessions to connect faculty with instructional designers (versed in face-to-face, hybrid, blended, and online pedagogy), subject matter librarians, media services, and other resources that target their specific needs.
The Need: Designed by CMU Faculty, for CMU Faculty
Consultation with CMU faculty revealed that instructors want to be more engaged in the identification of meaningful solutions for their instructional practices. In addition, our faculty colleagues indicated that development work within their disciplines was most likely to yield actionable results. The combined expertise of Academic Development comes to your college to help make this happen. We provide faculty with a springboard for sustainable on-going professional development, reflection on practice, and increased peer communication, collaboration, and support.
How Do We Get Started?
to schedule a meeting with a College Symposium contact and begin identifying faculty peers who are passionate about instructional development. We’ll arrange for a focus group of college faculty and connect with your college administrators to get started. Together, we’ll outline an event that meets your current interests/needs! Our team will take care of event management, provide guidance in communications and further identify how to make YOUR symposium a meaningful time of networking, idea sharing, and implementation planning.