Call for Workshops: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities

Posted by Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities on April 25, 2016

This October, hundreds of attendees from diverse backgrounds will gather in Washington, DC, for the 2016 CUMU Conference: Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities.

The conference committee invites your proposal that will help chart the future of our cities, schools, neighborhoods, and institutions. The submission deadline is Monday, April 25, 2016 May 3, 2016.

This year we have refined our approach to encourage an even more robust exchange of ideas. The theme is designed to help each of us transform our institutions to meet the needs of our community and students. The sessions are organized to help attendees to customize their conference experience and to learn more about topics and methods that are most relevant to them.

We know you are doing incredible work. Your work is changing communities and creating unique student experiences. The work you are doing has never been more important. The work you are doing needs to be shared.

Presentations should fit into one of the following approaches:

  • Thinking Big Dialogues: What keeps you up at night? These sessions should focus on engaging discussions or exercises that delve into relevant issues/questions. Attendees should expect to gain insight and hear alternative perspectives on a topic.
  • How-To: What processes worked for you? These sessions should focus on process/infrastructure/policy. Attendees should expect to walk-away with a clear set of actionable steps.
  • Proven Programs: What are you doing right? These sessions should focus on case-studies of projects/partnerships/programs that are working at your institution. Attendees should expect to discover new programs and ideas.

Read more about the proposal specifics and view presentation topic ideas.

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