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CANCELLED: Lunch & Keynote: Provost's Symposium √§Ͼ

Fifth Annual Symposium featuring a Keynote from Randy Bass

Friday, October 12, 2018
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
University Center : Ballroom
UPDATE: Due to the campus delayed opening, the Symposium has been cancelled.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Randy Bass, Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English at Georgetown University.

Keynote: Integrative Learning in a Dis-integrative Era. What would a higher education look like if we were designing it now, given what we know about the full spectrum of learning, about the expanding population of students entering higher education, the global digital ecosystem and the challenges that lay ahead for our graduates? This talk will explore the "first quadrant," where the axes of "inclusion" and "integration" come together: the creative imperative to focus our efforts on the most transformative learning experience for the most diverse range of students. Now is an urgent time to leverage the best of what higher education has to offer while responding to a world riven with inequality, driven increasingly by algorithms and artificial intelligence, and where uncertainty and rapid change will become the norm for the next generation.

Randy Bass leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation and co-directs the Hub for Equity and Innovation in Higher Education. For 13 years he was the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). He has been working at the intersections of new media technologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning for thirty years. From 2003-2009 he was a Consulting Scholar for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where he served, in 1998-99, as a Carnegie Fellow. In 1999, he won the EDUCAUSE Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Technology and Undergraduate Education. Bass is the author and editor of numerous books, articles, and electronic projects, including (with Bret Eynon), Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem (2016) and (with Jessie Moore), Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (2017).


This registration is ONLY for the lunch & keynote from 12:15-2:00 p.m. For information on the full symposium, including an agenda and program, please see this post.

Lunch will be provided to all registered participants, please click “Going” below to reserve your seat for this session. Please email to note any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, etc.) by Friday, October 5.  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Please email to be added to a wait list if the event is full.  If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

Graduate TAs are welcome to attend.
Ͼ UMBC CIRTL graduate students are invited to attend

√ Counts toward ALIT Certificate
§ Counts towards INNOVATE Certificate
Please note that only the keynote presentation counts toward the ALIT or INNOVATE Certificate.

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