TO: UAHuntsville Faculty and Staff
FROM: Vistasp M. Karbhari, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
SUBJECT: 2013 Scholars Institute
Following the highly successful events held in previous years, the 6th Annual UA System Scholars Institute will be hosted by the University of Alabama in Huntsville on the 21st and 22nd of May, 2013. The theme this year is "Integrating Technology to Support Student Success, Research, and Service," and the planning team has been hard at work to ensure that the Institute provides an effective opportunity to not only learn about new ways to integrate technology for the benefit of teaching, learning and the student experience, but also to enable faculty and staff from our three campuses to get together to share thoughts and experiences and build relationships.
The Institute will begin with opening remarks from Chancellor Witt at 9:30 a.m. on the 21st and will end with a luncheon speaker on the 22nd around 2:00 p.m. There will be plenary and discussion sessions, some of which will be webcast to enable greater participation. An added component this year will be the presence, at selected times, of vendors displaying and discussing their products.
You will be receiving further details regarding registration and the program in the very near future from our local steering committee (Karen Clanton, April Harris, Sherri Restauri, Pam Tejes, and John Thygerson) but I wanted to both make you aware of the opportunity to attend this event and to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the Institute. A call for abstracts is attached.
Events such as this offer learning opportunities for all of us to become more effective in enabling student success and providing our students the best possible experience while they are at UAHuntsville, but just as importantly allow for us to network with others at UAHuntsville and the two other campuses to share experiences, learn best practices, and develop relationships that will last far beyond the period of the Institute.
I encourage you to consider attending and presenting at the Institute and look forward to seeing you there.
For more information, please follow this link: http://www.uah.edu/si2013
or download the pdf at: http://chargerpost.uah.edu/uploads/3493894fa4ea036cfc6433c3e2ee63b0/Scholars_Institute_CallForAbstracts-DueMar4.pdf