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Faculty Symposium

thank you for joining us at the 2020 faculty symposium!

Hundreds of colleagues joined us at the virtual Faculty Symposium on December 2, 2020 to celebrate the accomplishments across campus over the past year. Access the event materials and keynotes:

Agenda (subject to Change)

4 - 4:10 p.m.Welcome remarks
4:10 - 4:35 p.m.Small Group Session I
4:35 - 5 p.m.Small Group Session II
  • Lightning Talks D
  • Lightning Talks E
  • Pedagogy Panel - Supporting First-Generation and Students of Color
    • Jessica Garcia, Assistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry
    • Matthew Hurwitz, Associate Teaching Professor, English
    • Yahayra Michel, Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
    • Olga Tines, Assistant Teaching Professor, Management
5 - 5:05 p.m.Break
5:05 - 5:50 p.m.Networking
  • Group networking separated by topics (TBD)
  • Watch videos submitted by colleagues
5:50 - 6:10 p.m.Keynotes
  • Teaching and Building Empathy through Stories in a Time of Crisis - Keith Mitchell, Associate Professor, English, Recipient of the 2020 Manning Prize for Teaching Excellence
  • RISE: the Rist Institute of Sustainability and Energy
    • Christopher Niezrecki, Chair, Professor, Director of the Center for Wind Energy, Mechanical Engineering, Distinguished University Professor, 2020 - 2023
    • Ruairi O’Mahony, Director of Sustainability
    • Juliette Rooney-Varga, Professor, Director of the Climate Change Initiative, Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
6:10 - 6:25 p.m.Faculty Recognitions
6:25 - 6:30 p.m.Closing remarks

90-second lightning talks

The deadline to submit a Lightning Talk for this year has passed. Please see Lightning Talk speaker schedules for each session in the agenda above. We hope you will listen to your colleagues present about the following:
  • Current research or creative work
  • Research idea in preparation for a project proposal
  • Community engagement project to encourage interdisciplinary participation
  • Work of a Research & Engagement Center to foster collaboration
  • Teaching innovation that can be adapted to other disciplines
  • University-wide services such as a core research facility, library initiative, media teaching lab that can help faculty advance their teaching, research, and scholarship activities

Share Your Work

This year, in addition to lightning talks, we encouraged faculty to submit a video or presentation slide describing their teaching innovations, research projects, creative works and community engagement activities.

Please visit the Faculty Symposium Youtube channel to view all submissions.

Four faculty posing at the Faculty Symposium Photo by Tory Wenofske

Chancellor shaking hands with a faculty member Photo by Tory Wenofske

Two faculty members smiling and networking Photo by Tory Wenofske