2017 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

Solving the Grand Challenges of Our Time:
Empowering Faculty and Preparing Students

Unicoi Conference Center
Helen GA
March 31 – April 1, 2017

The 2017 Symposium focused on the University’s role in addressing the grand challenges facing the state and world. Central to this theme were efforts to position faculty and prepare students to meet the grand challenges of global health, safe food and water, domestic and global security, sustainable environments and building vital communities. Grand challenges were addressed in the context of UGA’s comparative advantage, the role of partnerships and the learning outcomes
of student/faculty engagement.

Symposium Program

Introduction – Joe Broder

Keynote Address – Samantha Joye

Panel One: Preparing Students for the Grand Challenges

Panel Two: Empowering Faculty for the Grand Challenges

  • Peggy OziasAkins
  • Suzanne Barbour
  • David Lee
  • Rahul Shrivastav

Charge to Break-out Groups


Symposium Participants

Symposium Topics from 1991 – 2017

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