2012 Faculty Symposium

The Teaching/Research Nexus: Building Effective Bridges


Unicoi State Park and Conference Center – Helen, GA

March 23-24, 2012

The  2012 faculty symposium explored the teaching/research nexus or how can research universities build more effective bridges between research, teaching and learning. How can our very best teachers and researchers work together to advance the mission of the University?   The nexus was examined in light of classes, curriculum, student learning, faculty roles and rewards and institutional structure. Recommendations for strengthening the teaching/research nexus were developed.

Symposium Program

Introduction – Joe Broder
Welcome – Jere Morehead
Keynote Speaker -Andrew Herod
Luncheon Presentation – David Lee

Panel I: Models for Integration
William KisaalitaNaomi Norman, Rick Watson
and Laura Jolly (Moderator)

Panel II: Models for Collaboration
Chuck Mobley, Chuck Kutal, and Cliff Baile
and Libby Morris (Moderator)

Charge to Break-out Groups

Undergraduate Classes and Curriculum
Graduate Classes and Curriculum
Non-traditional Learning Environments
Role of Departments, Centers and Institutes
Balancing Faculty Roles

Image Gallery

Columns article

Post-Conference Survey

Symposium Topics 1991-2012

Symposium Planning Committee
Josef Broder – Co-chair
Trish Kalivoda – Co-chair
Marcus Fechheimer
Chris Franklin
Mark Huber
William Kisaalita
Libby Morris
Naomi Norman
Marisa Pagnattaro

This 22nd Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium is sponsored by the University of Georgia Teaching Academy. Funding was made possible through the financial support of the Office of the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Planning Committee would like to thank Stefani Hilley for her assistance in planning and coordinating the Symposium.