Symposium Breakout Sessions 2022

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Symposium Channels

The sessions, times and presenters listed below are subject to change.

Concurrent Session 1 | Thursday, 2:00-2:50 pm

Terrapin Strong - Creating an Inclusive Campus Environment


Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2:00 PM-2:50 PM

This session will focus on creating an inclusive and welcoming environment aligned with the shared values of the TerrapinSTRONG initiative. Faculty who haven't completed the TerrapinSTRONG Onboarding are strongly encouraged to complete this prior to this session: How to Access TerrapinSTRONG Faculty Onboarding.

Download the TerrapinSTRONG inclusivity presentation.

Research for Impact and Transition


Building Bridges

2:00 PM-2:50 PM

This presentation will showcase the various services the Research Development Office offers to support faculty, with a heavy emphasis on developing strategic, big-impact programs.  In addition, this session will offer a primer on IP and how faculty can and should engage with UM Ventures and UMD's broader entrepreneurial ecosystem to commercialize their IP.

Download the Research for Impact presentation.

 

What’s Next for PTK and Adjuncts?


Working smarter, not harder

2:00 PM-2:50 PM

PTK faculty at UMD have made important strides on career advancement, shared governance, and other workplace issues over the past 5-10 years. Less so adjunct faculty.  Where do we go from here? This session will be a guided conversation on issues important to both adjunct and PTK faculty.  We will start off with a few topics: diversity among our cohort, leveraging the experience of adjuncts in fulfillment of the University’s mission, and establishing PTK in leadership positions. Presenters briefly will share their views, but questions and ideas from the audience regarding  future goals are key to a dynamic conversation!  

 

Concurrent Session 1 | Friday, 10:00-10:50 am

Lessons Learned from Anti-Racist Teaching: Developing Strategies for an Inclusive Teaching Environment


Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

10:00 AM-10:50 AM

This session will describe the aspirations and practicalities of the iSchool's Anti-Racist Teaching Seminar (ARTS), which is an initiative to embed anti-racism/anti-oppression and DEI into our curriculum and teaching practices across all our programs. ARTS seeks to advance systemic structural and cultural change in the iSchool through three goals: 1. Embedding ARAO (anti-racism & anti-oppression) and DEI (diversity equity and inclusion) principles into courses and programs by revising formal elements of curriculum, including syllabi, learning outcomes, readings, assignments, etc.; 2. Advancing inclusive teaching practices by helping instructors develop the knowledge, skill, and confidence needed to successfully facilitate dialog in the courses and in their classrooms.; 3. Doing this work accountably - in dialog with historically marginalized communities, including students.

Global Learning for All: A Common Agenda for the University of Maryland


Building Bridges

10:00 AM-10:50 AM

The University of Maryland should educate every student on global injustice. Both humanity and the planet are in peril, but these existential challenges facing us are disproportionately impacting marginalized communities. The Office of International Affairs has proposed a Common Agenda, a collective vision for reimagining international education that aims at universal global learning on our campus and focuses on addressing the inequities around the world. This Common Agenda is closely aligned with the University's strategic priorities, including Grand Challenges, Social Justice, and Impactful Research and Teaching, and it is now enthusiastically supported by the president, provost and deans. This presentation will introduce the Common Agenda to PTK faculty, and provide an opportunity for feedback and engagement.

Download the Global Learning presentation.

Career Advancement: Thinking Strategically and Planning Ahead


Working smarter, not harder

10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Is “Lecturer” my career for life? This is often a question of self-reflection at the starting point of a university career, and perhaps at one or more points along the way. From the vantage point of my 30th year at UMD, I will try to draw out some ideas for more intentional planning from a career of coloring outside the lines of a traditional lecturer or tenure-track career. I hope to encourage participants to plan/seize opportunities for an enriching, impactful and intentional career path.

Concurrent Session 2 | Friday, 11:00-11:50 am

Building Anti-Racist Dialog Skills


Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

11:00 AM-11:50 AM

This session will cover practical and tangible ways to build and cultivate dialogue skills that focus on anti-racism. Learn about dialogic pedagogy, how to create a climate for meaningful dialogue, and how to introduce topics related to anti-racism in your classroom.

Download the Anti-Racist Dialog Skills presentation. Download the Anti-Racist Dialog Worksheet.

Finding Funding Opportunities


Building Bridges

11:00 AM-11:50 AM

This presentation will showcase the various services the Research Development Office offers to support faculty. These include internal seed grants, finding external funding (small & large), potential proposal and graphics support and other resources.

Best Practices for AEP Policy Development


Working smarter, not harder

11:00 AM-11:50 AM

In 2020-21, the School of Public Health used a shared governance approach to develop a school-wide PTK AEP policy that comprehensively considered faculty title expectations, annual evaluations, mentoring, and the promotion process and criteria. The presentation will cover some of the lessons learned and positive outcomes from this extensive policy revision.

Download the AEP Policy Development presentation.

Concurrent Session 3 | Friday, 1:00-1:50 pm

DEI Statements: What are They and How do you Write One?


Anti-Racism/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1:00 PM-1:50 PM

Which of your accomplishments have advanced your values of anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion?  This session will focus on helping you understand how DEI statements are used as part of your dossier and will offer practical advice on how to write one. 

Service-Learning as Community Engagement


Building Bridges

1:00 PM-1:50 PM

This session will focus on helping faculty develop and cultivate service-learning collaborations in the community. The talk will cover different modes of service-learning and how to integrate service-learning into your courses.

Download the Service-Learning as Community Engagement presentation.

Navigating PTK Contracts


Working smarter, not harder

1:00 PM-1:50 PM

This session will focus  on helping PTK faculty understand key parts of their employment contracts and cover a few important USM and UMD policies that relate to their employment relationship at UMD.

Download the PTK Contracts presentation.