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2017 Faculty Symposium on Teaching, Learning, Research & Creative Works

The 2017 Faculty Symposium on Teaching, Learning, Research & Creative Works was held on March 2 at the UMass Inn & Conference Center. Hosted by the Offices of the Provost, Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, the Transformational Education Committee, and the Faculty Development Council, the afternoon was a celebration of the scholarly works of UML faculty. 

Kicking off with keynotes from Stephen Pennell, Ph.D., Recipient of the 2016 Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and Meg Bond, Ph.D., Director, Center for Women & Work and Director of the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Project: Making WAVES (Women Academics Valued & Engaged in STEM), the event featured interactive demonstrations of Digital Measures; a teaching innovations panel discussion; and more than 90 Lighting Talks - individual faculty members sharing their research and teaching innovations with the UML community in 90-second presentations. The event concluded with remarks from Chancellor Jacquie Moloney, Provost Michael Vayda, and Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Julie Chen, and recognition of the:

  • 2017 Recipient of the Manning Prize for Excellence in Teaching;
  • 2016 Faculty Awards for Teaching Excellence;
  • 2016 Student Government Association's Teacher of the Year Award;
  • Faculty who received $300,000 or more in research expenditures in 2016, along with the top three recipients in their respective school or college;
  • Faculty who received promotion or tenure in 2016; and,
  • New Faculty Hires in 2016

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