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Agenda

University Retreat – Wednesday, August 23

8:30-9:15 a.m.

University Center 3rd floor

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:45-9:15

University Center 312

Welcome Session for First-Time Retreat Participants
9:15-10:40

University Center: Ballroom

Opening Plenary: Excellence is Never an Accident

  • Welcome and opening remarks:
    • USM Chancellor Robert Caret
    • President Freeman Hrabowski
    • Provost Philip Rous
  • Table discussion: Tracking document feedback
  • Connecting planning and resources:
    • Lynne Schaefer, Vice President, Administration and Finance
    • Greg Simmons, Vice President, Institutional Advancement
  • Opening Session Wrap Up
11:00-11:45

UC 310, UC 312, CASTLE, Chem Discovery Center (UC 201), UC 115

Note: Tickets for the session will be distributed at registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE: Strategic Initiatives in Colleges, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, and the Graduate School

Breakout conversations – Hosted and facilitated by Deans and VPs:

  • College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Dean Scott Casper
  • College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences: Dean Bill LaCourse
  • College of Engineering and Information Technology: Dean Keith Bowman
  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs: Dean Katharine Cole and Honors College Director Simon Stacey
  • Graduate School: Dean Janet Rutledge
 11:45-Noon

1st floor lobby, Ballroom lounge

Boxed lunch pick-up
Noon-1:15 p.m.

UC 310, UC 312, CASTLE, Chem Discovery Center (UC 201), UC 115

Note: Tickets for this session will be distributed at registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

ADVANCING EXCELLENCE: Strategic Initiatives in Academic Affairs and Administrative Divisions

Breakout conversations with lunch – Hosted and facilitated by Deans and VPs:

  • Academic Affairs: Provost Philip Rous
  • Research: Vice President Karl Steiner
  • Administration and Finance and the Department of Information Technology: Vice President Lynne Schaefer and Vice President Jack Suess
  • Student Affairs: Vice President Nancy Young
  • Institutional Advancement: Vice President Greg Simmons
1:15-1:45

PAHB Forum Entrance

Flying Fruit Fantasy Break

Enjoy smoothies prepared and served by youth in the Choice Jobs Program.

1:45-2:45

PAHB Dance Cube

Thinking in Time – Wind in Sails & Anchors

Strategic thinking is always “thinking in time,” connecting the past with the present and linking this experience to the future.  This session will explore the relationship of our past and present, as well as the gap between the current reality and our intent for the future.

3-4:45

Linehan Concert Hall, PAHB

Inclusive Excellence +Social Justice:  Insights from UMBC and Beyond

Moderator: Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor, American Studies, and LLC Doctoral Program; Faculty Senate President

Panel 1: National and State Perspectives

  • Eugene Anderson, Vice President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Joann Boughman, USM Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Diversity & Inclusion Website Introduction: Candace Dodson-Reed, Assistant Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Panel 2: Campus Perspectives

  • Sean Bhatia ’18, Statistics
  • Cedric Herring, Professor and Director, Language, Literacy and Culture Program
  • Ana Maldonado ’18, Human Services Psychology
  • Christopher Murphy, Professor and Chair, Psychology
  • Valerie Thomas, Chief Human Resources Officer
4:45-5:15

Linehan Concert Hall, PAHB

The Art of Transformation:  Inclusive Excellence + Baltimore

What happens when faculty and students apply UMBC’s central value of inclusive excellence to help communities come together around the issues that impact neighborhoods?

Moderator: Bev Bickel, Clinical Associate Professor, Language, Literacy, and Culture

5:15-5:30

Linehan Concert Hall, PAHB

Retreat Wrap-Up Remarks: Special Guests, Provost, President
5:30-6:30

Linehan Concert Hall Lobby, PAHB

Social Hour