Upcoming VITAL Workshops


Thursday, August 18, 2016
Harre Union Ballrooms B & C
7:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The annual Fall Faculty Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 18, beginning at 7:45 a.m. in the Harre Union Ballrooms B and C. This workshop is entitled "USLOs and Strategic Planning."

​Keynote speaker is S. Georgia Nugent, Ph.D., president emerita of Kenyon College and senior fellow for the Council of Independent Colleges where she led a public informational campaign entitled, "Securing America's Future:  The Power of Liberal Arts Education," which won national awards for innovative use of social media and print media. Breakout sessions will follow the keynote address.


7:45 a.m.


Continental Breakfast (Ballrooms B & C)

8:15 a.m.


Plenary Session (Ballrooms B & C):

  • President’s Welcome – Mark Heckler, Ph.D.
  • Provost’s Remarks – Mark Biermann, Ph.D.
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Rick Gillman, D.A.
  • “The Meaning of Strategy:  From Ancient Greece to Today's University" – S. Georgia Nugent, Ph.D., President Emerita, Kenyon College

9:45 a.m.



10:00 a.m. Workshop for New Department Chairs - Rick Gillman and Jon Kilpinen, Facilitators (Campanile Room)

10:00 a.m.


Parallel Session I:



  • “Integration of Curriculum and Co-Curriculum – Terry Kessler and Kim Smith, Facilitators (Alumni Room)



  • "Integration of Academic Programs with the Law School" – David Cleveland and James Old, Facilitators (Brown & Gold Room A)



  • "Feedback on the Draft Strategic Plan Objectives" - Randa Duvick and Stacey Miller, Facilitators (Ballroom A)


  • "Integration of Leadership/Service into the Curriculum" - Scott Duncan and Carrie Whittier, Facilitators (Heritage Room)


  • "Implementing USLOs in the Graduate Programs" - Christina Grabarek and Dan Saros, Facilitators (Brown & Gold Room B)

10:45 a.m.


Parallel Session II:



  • Repeat of Parallel Session I
11:30 a.m. Parallel Session III:
  • Repeat of Parallel Session I

12:15 p.m.


Lunch Buffet (Ballrooms B & C)