The Colonial Academic Alliance works with our member institutions and partner organizations to identify and publicize opportunities for faculty and staff professional development. Several new initiatives were recently announced:
May Symposium at James Madison University
James Madison University invites your faculty to participate in the Center for Faculty Innovation’s May Symposium on Wednesday, May 9th at JMU’s Festival Conference & Student Center and Rose Library (flyer attached).
May Symposium compiles a variety of faculty development experiences featuring faculty-led workshops and roundtables on innovative topics. May Symposium showcases JMU facilitators offering expertise on a range of topics that support excellence in teaching, scholarship, and career planning. This exciting collaborative effort provides educators with opportunities to learn, teach, engage, and network.
JMU is happy to welcome this year’s visiting scholar, Dr. Timothy K. Eatman, Dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) and Associate Professor of Urban Education in the College of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers University. Dr. Eatman will give a keynote on “Faculty as Change Agents: Inhabiting the Intersections of Equity, Full Participation, and Publicly Engaged Scholarship (PES)” over lunch. He will also facilitate a workshop on “The Transforming Power of Story” in the afternoon session. Click here to find out more about Dr. Eatman.
Select your sessions and register at www.jmu.edu/maysymposium.
ACE’s Institute for Leading Internationalization
The American Council on Education invites Alliance faculty and staff to participate in the Institute for Leading Internationalization on June 10-12, 2018, designed to improve the effectiveness of anyone who has a critical role in advancing internationalization on their campus.
- Those who have been formally designated as the leader for internationalization on their campus, typically known as the senior international officer.
- Those who are leading internationalization from within a single campus unit, such as a professional school.
- Deans or associate deans who have internationalization in their portfolio of responsibilities.
- Apply a comprehensive, versatile model of internationalization to the unique challenges and opportunities at their institution.
- Work more effectively with their executive leadership by acquiring a more strategic approach to internationalization.
- Raise the visibility and importance of internationalization by integrating it into their institution’s mission and goals.
Additional information is available on the ACE website: http://www.acenet.edu/leadership/programs/Pages/Institute-for-Leading-Internationalization.aspx
One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 @ 50 | Hofstra University
The Apollo 11 Moon landing on July 20, 1969, marked a watershed moment in human history for science, engineering, and culture, not only in the United States, but around the globe. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that landmark series of events, the Cultural Center at Hofstra University, in partnership with the Cradle of Aviation Museum, invites paper proposals for an interdisciplinary conference, One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 @ 50, to be held on the Hofstra campus April 2-3, 2019. Application materials should be directed to the conference co-directors at the Hofstra Cultural Center at email@example.com. For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/apollo11.
Inaugural Engagement for the Public Good Conference at James Madison University
JMU is pleased to present Engagement for the Public Good on November 7-9, 2018 – a conference for faculty, administrators, engagement professionals, students, and community members. Collaborate with peers to share strategies, research, and best practices relating to civic learning and partnering with communities on and off campus. Join us at the brand-new Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center for exciting keynote speakers, multiple learning tracks, and abundant networking opportunities.
Call for Proposals: Presentation proposals can now be submitted via the online conference proposal submission form by midnight April 20, 2018.