2009 Faculty Symposium

Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

The Challenged University: Communication and
Collaboration in Good and Bad Times

Unicoi State Park and Conference Center – Helen, GA
March 27-28, 2009

The 2009 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium examined challenges and opportunities for maintaining quality programs through synergy in adverse economic conditions. Participants explored how we interact within the University as individuals, departments, programs and colleges. Emphasis was placed on the role of communication and collaboration within and across departments, colleges, centers and institutes. Also, the University’s relationship with the general public and public officials was examined. The Symposium created a forum for faculty to explore and develop synergistic relationships for good and bad times.

Symposium Program

Introduction– Joe Broder

Welcome – Arnett C. Mace, Jr.

Keynote Address – Susan Herbst

Luncheon Presentation – Tim Burgess

Charge to Break-out Groups

Image Gallery

Pre-Conference Survey

Post-Conference Survey

Analysis of Participant Recommendations

Symposium Planning Committee

Joe Broder, Co-chair
Marcus Fechheimer, Co-chair
Betty Jean Craige
Jan Hathcote
Nelson Hilton
Mark Huber
Trish Kalivoda
Jere Morehead
Libby Morris
Bill Vencill


This 19th Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium was sponsored by theĀ University of Georgia Teaching Academy. Funding was made possible through the financial support of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The Planning Committee thanks Stefani Hilley for her valuable assistance in planning and coordinating the Symposium.