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

Recommendations

Symposium Participants

Symposium Topics from 1991 – 2017

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Fall 2016 Induction Ceremony

Fall 2016 New Member Dinner and Induction Ceremony

 


UGA Teaching Academy – Class of 2016

(L-R): James E. “Jeb” Byers, Joel M. Lee*, Karin Myhre, Galen L. Edwards, Ron Balthazor, Chanying “Charlie” Lee

*Class of 2015

Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom 

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2016 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

Integrative Teaching and Learning:
Within and Beyond the Classroom

Unicoi Conference Center
Helen GA
April 1-2, 2016

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The 2016 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium will explore the topic of achieving excellence in integrative teaching and learning through the lens of high impact practices. UGA’s innovative experiential learning initiative served as the impetus for symposium planning.

Symposium Program

Introduction – Libby Morris

Welcome – Provost Whitten

Keynote Speaker – Melissa Peet

Luncheon Presentation – Linda Bachman

Panel One: Student Viewpoints on Experiential Learning

  • Colin Fite
  • Iqbal Khan
  • Katie Prusiecki
  • Treva Tam

Panel Two: Program Leaders On Experiential and Integrative Learning

  • Yana Cornish
  • Shannon Wilder
  • David Williams

Charge to Break-out Groups

Recommendations

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Attendees

Program Participants

Overview

Break Out Groups

Fall 2015 Induction Ceremony

Fall 2015 New Member Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Blane Marable Photography


UGA Teaching Academy – Class of 2015

(Front L-R): Cynthia Ward,  Dana Bultman,  Tina Carpenter, Wesley Allen,  Betsy Vonk, Stephanie Jones

(Back L-R) Erica Hashimoto, John Maerz, Terry Centner, Hamid Arabnia, Denise Lewis, Roy Legette and Joe Broder (Executive Chair – UGA Teaching Academy)

Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom 

Photo Gallery

 

Spring 2015 Faculty Symposium

Transforming Graduate Education at the University of Georgia
Unicoi Conference Center – Helen, GA
March 27-28, 2015

 


2015 Faculty Symposium
The 2015 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium explored strategies for transforming graduate education at the University to complement UGA’s rising stature and reputation. Participants explored and developed innovative strategies for graduate student recruitment, retention and placement; professional development; curriculum and pedagogy, diversity; financial support and organizational structures and policies. Participants discussed how graduate education contributes to and benefits from the University’s goals to become a world-class institution of higher education.

Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony

Fall 2014 New Member Dinner and Induction Ceremony

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UGA Teaching Academy – Class of 2014

(L-R): Malcolm Adams, Markus Crepaz, Akinloye Ojo, Lisa Fusillo, Kathryn Roulston, Sherry Clouser,

Craig Wiegert, James Hamilton, Lance Palmer, Eddie Watson, and Brock Tessman

Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom 

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Fall 2014 Faculty Symposium

P1060635Changing Roles, Perceptions & Expectations: Faculty in the American Research University Unicoi Conference Center – Helen, GA April 4-5, 2014 The 2014 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium examined the changing roles, perceptions and expectations of UGA faculty. Participants discussed how changing faculty roles and expectations impact the quality of their work and their contributions to the University’s missions. Activities examined include faculty recruiting, retention, mentoring, professional development, leadership, engagement, entrepreneurship and fund-raising. The purpose of the symposium was to explore and develop strategies for enhancing the university environment for UGA faculty.


Symposium Program

Introduction – Joe Broder

Symposium Participants: Program Participants – Attendees

Assigned Readings:

Luncheon Presentation – Jeff Dorfman

Panel I: Professional Development of Early Career Faculty

Panel II: Leadership and Engagement of Mid-career Faculty

Charge to Break-out Groups

Recommendations

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Newsletter Articles

Symposium Topics from 1991 – 2014

2013 Induction Ceremony

UGA Teaching Academy – Class of 2013

(L-R: standing): Anna Karls, Joseph Goetz, Barbara Biesecker, Alfred Vick, Caroline Medine, Marsha Black, Gary Green and Richard Menke

 

Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom

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2013 Faculty Symposium

Learning Places – Learning Spaces: New Ways of Student Learning

Brasstown Valley Resort – Young Harris, GA
March 22-23, 2013

The 2013 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium will examine current and emerging formats or settings for student learning, ranging from traditional lectures, small group settings, on-line education, study abroad,social media and other learning environments. Participants will address the role of instructional technologies and faculty support on student learning. Participants will develop strategies for enhancing the learning environment for UGA students.


Symposium Program

IntroductionJoe Broder

WelcomeJere Morehead

Keynote SpeakerTodd Zakrajsek

Luncheon Presentation Eddie Watson

Panel I: Instructional Technologies – Kris Biesinger, Craig Piercy, Gary Green, Lauren Ward and Libby Morris (Moderator)

Panel II: Faculty Support – Linda Fox, Jason Peake, Tim Foutz, Ed Schwartz and Laura Jolly (Moderator)

Charge to Break-out Groups

Recommendations

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Columns article

Post-Conference Survey

Symposium Topics 1991-2013

2013 Founders Day Lecture


2013 Founders Day Lecture: I Don’t Believe I’d a Told That!
Humor and the Cultural Identity of the American South

January 30, 2013

Dr. James C. Cobb
B. Phinizy Spalding, Distinguished Professor
in the History of the American South

2012 New Member Ceremony

2012 Teaching Academy Inductees

(L-R: standing): Mary Bedell, David Gattie, Mary Alice Smith, George Contini, James Moore, Maria Navarro, Andrew Parks and Bill Vencill (sitting): William Finlay, Patricia Richards,,Georgia Strange and Annette Poulsen

DeLoris Wenzel Hesse and Kirk Willis

DeLoris Wenzel Hesse and Kirk Willis

 

 

Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom

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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

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

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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

Acknowledgments
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.

2012 Founder’s Day Lecture

Founder’s Day Lecture: We are All Part of the Tangled Bank
January 27, 2012

Betty Jean Craige, Professor Emeritus
Comparative Literature Director Emeritus
Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
The University of Georgia Chapel

 

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2011 New Member Induction


UGA Teaching Academy – Class of 2011
(L-R): Mark Cooney, Lonnie Brown, Elizabeth Kraft, Linda Renzulli
Erika Hermanowicz, Wan-I Oliver Li and Brian Cummings


Kathleen de Marrais and Fausto Sarmiento

Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom
Photo Gallery

 

2011 Faculty Symposium

Understanding our Students:
Ethos, Experience and Expectations

Unicoi State Park and Conference Center – Helen, GA

March 25-26, 2011
The 2011 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium will explore the modern student culture, experience, motivation and expectations for higher education. The symposium will address the questions of how well do we understand our students and are we adequately prepared to teach them. Understanding our contemporary students is critical to curriculum design, effective classroom teaching, academic programs and the success of the First Year Odyssey Seminars (FYOS).


Symposium Program

Introduction– Joe Broder

Welcome – Jere Morehead

Keynote Speaker – Jean Twenge

Luncheon Presentation – Tim Foutz

Panel on Student Support
Jean ChinJulie SegrestMark Compton
and Jan Hathcote (Moderator)

Panel on Student Learning
Jody Clay-Warner, Kathrin Stanger-Hall
and Marcus Fechheimer (Moderator)

Reports
First Year Odyssey Seminars
Small vs Large Classes
Lower vs Upper Division Classes
Non-traditional Classes
Student Support and Development

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Millennial Quiz and Article s

Columns article

Post-Conference Survey

Symposium Topics 1991 – 2011

 


Symposium Planning Committee
Josef Broder – Co-chair
Trish Kalivoda – Co-chair
Marcus Fechheimer
Chris Franklin
Jan Hathcote
Audrey Haynes
Mark Huber
Libby Morris
Luke Naeher
Paul Quick
Stephen Thompson

Acknowledgments
This 21th 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.


2010 New Member Induction

November 11, 2010

UGA Teaching Academy, Class of 2010

UGA Teaching Academy – Class of 2010
(L-R Back): Jeffrey Berejikian, Paul-Henri Gurian, Patricia Reeves, David Berle
(Front): Janette Hill, Takoi Hamrita, Paul Quick and Tina Harris


Dinner Program

Words of Wisdom

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2010 Faculty Symposium

Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

The New Normal in Higher Education:
UGA After the Current Economic Crisis

Unicoi State Park and Conference Center – Helen, GA
March 26-27, 2010

The 2010 Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium will examine how university instruction, research, service, graduate education and professional life have forever changed in our new fiscal and political environments. Participants will explore the new normal for faculty roles, rewards and expectations. New university environments will be examined in the context of funding issues and priorities, technological obsolescence and innovations and faculty student engagement.


Symposium Program

Introduction– Joe Broder

Welcome – Jere Morehead

Keynote Address – Susan Martin

Luncheon Presentation – Jeff Dorfman

Resources, Policy and Practice
Libby Morris, Tom Gausvik, Mark Dawkins
and Jan Hathcote (Moderator)

Reflections – President Michael Adams

Strategic Learning Environments
Kavita Pandit, Lloyd Rieber, David Berle
and David Knauft (Moderator)

Charge to Break-out Groups

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Columns article

Post-Conference Survey

 


Symposium Planning Committee
Joe Broder, Chair
Sherry Clouser
Chris Franklin
Leslie Gordon
Jan Hathcote
Mark Huber
Patricia Kalivoda
David Knauft
Chuck Kutal
Naomi Norman
Fran Teague

Acknowledgements

This 20th 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 for Academic Affairs and Provost, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Institute for Higher Education. The Planning Committee would like to thank Stefani Hilley for her assistance in planning and coordinating the Symposium

 

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

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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

Acknowledgments

This 19th Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium was sponsored by the 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.

 

2008 Induction Ceremony

Program

2007 Fall Teaching Workshop

October 22, 2007
Effective Uses of Classroom Response Systems
Speaker: Dr. Derek Bruff, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
Sponsored by the UGA Teaching Academy and the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning

2007 Induction Ceremony

Program

2007 Faculty Symposium

Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

Enhancing the Undergraduate Experience through Discovery, Engagement and Transformation and Reflection

March 30-31 , 2007
Unicoi State Park and Conference Center
Helen, GA

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Faculty Symposium

Overview:  Joe Broder

Symposium ProgramWelcome: Arnett Mace

Enhanced Learning through Engagement, Discovery and Transformation:

Break-out Group Session I:

Lunch speaker: Danny Sniff

Panel Discussion

Quality Enhancement Planning: Karen Bauer

Break-out Group Session II

Reflection: President Michael Adams

Evaluation Techniques

Break-out Group Session III

Group Summaries/reports: Joe Broder, Moderator

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Symposium Planning Committee

Joe Broder, Co-chair
Marcus Fechheimer, Co-chair
Juanita Johnson-Bailey
Bill Barstow
Karen Bauer
Alison Gibbons
Jan Hathcote
Nelson Hilton
Rodney Mauricio
Jere Morehead
Jamie Peper
Lindsey Scott

Acknowledgments

This Symposium is sponsored by the University of Georgia Teaching Academy. Funding was made possible, in part, through a grant from the President’s Venture Fund and the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners. The Planning Committee would like to thank Stefani Hilley for her assistance in planning and coordinating the Symposium.

 

2006 Fall Workshop

November 6, 2007, Workshop with Dr. Milton Cox

The Role of Faculty Learning Communities In Higher Education

Drs. Cox, Hilton, and Broder Drs. Cox and Hilton

Drs. Cox and Hilton

2006 Induction Ceremony

2006 Faculty Symposium

Academic Affairs Faculty Symposium

Achieving Academic Excellence Through
Rigor, Relevance and Reflection

April 14-15, 2006
Unicoi State Park and Conference Center
Helen, GA

This symposium addresses the challenges and opportunities for achieving academic rigor, relevance and student learning at UGA.  In particular, the symposium examines how our students learn, relationships between rigor and learning, how faculty can create rigorous learning environments and the resources needed to achieve and sustain these learning environments.  This Symposium was motivated by a need to continue faculty dialogue on implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on General Education and Student Learning.              ____________________________________________

Faculty Symposium

Pre-conference video:  “Declining by Degrees

Reflective Essays

Welcome:  Joe Broder

Symposium Program

Key-note Address:  Loch Johnson

From School to College: Alison Alexander

Envisioning CTL: Nelson Hilton

Break-out Groups
Linking rigor and learning outcomes
Faculty roles and rewards
Rigor in the classroom
Rigor beyond the classroom
Changing the campus culture

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Symposium Planning Committee

Joe Broder, Chair
Alison Alexander
Michelle Ballif
Marcus Fechheimer
Jan Hathcote
Nelson Hilton
Jere Morhead
Diana Ranson
Ron Walcott

Acknowledgments

This Symposium is sponsored by the University of Georgia Teaching Academy.  Funding was made possible through a grant from the President’s Venture Fund through the generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners.  The Planning Committee would like to thank Lisa Chandler for her assistance in planning and coordinating the Symposium.

 

2006 Founder’s Day Lecture

Friday, January 27, 2006
Celebrating the University’s 221st Anniversary as the nation’s first state chartered university.
Justice, Truth and the Place of Universities”
Bernard P. Dauenhauer- Emeritus Professor

 

Fall 2001: Making the Most of College

Speaker: Richard Light

Professor, Graduate School of Education and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Spring 2001: Education by All Means

March 22, 2001
“Education by All Means”
Speaker: James Muyskens, Chief Executive Officer and Dean of Faculty, Gwinnett University Center


Fall 2000: Connecting the Bookends of the Undergraduate Experience

November 16, 2000
Connecting the Bookends of the Undergraduate Experience: The First Year Experience and the Senior-Year Experience
Speaker: John Gardner, Senior Fellow, National Resource Center for the First Year Experience & Student in Transition