May Symposium 2023 - May 17 (In-person)

Dates: May 17, 2023

Meets: W from 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: Festival Conference and Student Center Lower Drum

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May Symposium 2023 - Wednesday, May 17

May Symposium compiles a variety of roundtables, speakers and workshops on various topics such as course design, scholarship networks, inclusion, equity and mentoring. This exciting collaborative effort provides full-time faculty, part-time faculty and academic unit leaders with opportunities to focus on teaching, scholarship, career planning, service and leadership.

The symposium will begin with breakfast at 8:15am followed by a welcome in the Festival Highlands Room. The morning programming includes two sessions of workshops and a faculty rapid roundtable, followed by our conference luncheon and keynote speaker, Dr. Tracie Addy. The afternoon programming includes additional sessions with a final workshop on Inclusive Teaching: A Critical Competency for Higher Ed Instructors with Dr. Addy.

Please refer to the May Symposium 2023 website for the full day of programming offered. Registration is required for all of our sessions and workshops (both in-person and online) unless otherwise noted.

Enroll yourself with the purple button above (adds the event to your cart). Note the title specific for the In-Person and the Online Registration are different. You will sign in with your JMU eID and password (through DUO), add to your cart, then submit to complete the registration.

Program Date/Time: May 17 from 8:15am - 4:30pm (see purple button above)

Registration is recommended by: Wednesday, May 10 @ 5pm to ensure your participation in our full day of programming. Workshops/events are offered in-person, online or hybrid to provide flexibility for participants. Space is limited! Registration for any Online workshops/events is through a separate registration link. Please be sure that you don't double register for any events during the same session.

WORKSHOPS: Please view the event page and the "Workshops" tab above for full details about the sessions offered throughout the day. After you click on the registration button above, you will be re-directed to sign in, click on on the radio button to make your selection(s) that you wish to attend for the individual workshop(s) offered during the different sessions throughout the day. Then click on "proceed checkout" and submit your cart. Once your registration is submitted you will receive an online confirmation and an email confirmation.

Breakfast: 8:15 - 8:40 AM

Welcome: 8:40 - 8:50 AM
* Opening remarks by Gilpatrick Hornsby, Interim Executive Director of the Center for Faculty Innovation (Hybrid)

Morning Plenary: 8:50 - 9:50 AM
* Exploring New and Old Pathways for Engaged Learning? (Hybrid)

Session 1: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
* Less is More: Improving Survey Data Quality
* How to Effectively Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in Your Classroom (Hybrid)
* An Overview of?First-Generation?Students @ JMU. A Review of Data and Program Across the University. (Hybrid)
* Teaching the Tour: Incorporating Campus History into Your Classes
* What is the role of faculty in responding to the emotional needs of students?

Session Two: 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
* The JMU Fact Book and Other Data Resources?
* Shared Experiences in Academic Advising?
* A Pedagogy of Hope: Assembling Tools for Service-Learning?
* Other duties as assigned: Exploring the relationship between student success and faculty success (Hybrid)
* Artificial Intelligence, Equity-Driven Assignments, & Evolving Assessment Technologies?

Faculty Rapid Roundtables: 12:15 - 12:30 PM

Keynote Speaker and Conference Lunch: 12:30 - 2 PM
* Inclusive Teaching: A Critical Competency for Higher Ed Instructors / In-person at Festival Grand Ballroom and via Zoom?(Hybrid)?

Session Three: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
* CAERing Communities of Practice?
* "I've never seen this before! Is this disability accommodation reasonable?"
* From First Year to Final Year: Mentoring Students in Fellowships & Research?
* Unlocking the Black Box of Student Learning: Collaborating with the Learning Centers to Improve Student Outcomes (Hybrid)

Workshop with Tracie Addy: 3:15 - 4:15 PM
* A Deeper Dive into Inclusive Teaching

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request. CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather. If this is your first time visiting the CFI Program registration page this semester, be sure to clear your browser cache/cookies and update your account profile information (in your registration account) for our records, including selecting your college and department from the dropdown list in the profile.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) in your account profile at the bottom of the form. Information collected is saved in your account and referenced for CFI programs. You may contact us at or (540) 568-4846.

Fee: $0.00

Festival Conference and Student Center Lower Drum

Festival Conference and Student Center: 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Gilpatrick Hornsby

Joe LeBlanc


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