February 19, 2013

Polytechnic Summit

Attention colleagues: you're invited to submit your abstracts for talks, panels, posters, or workshops and to participate in the Fifth Annual Polytechnic Summit that will be held June 5-7, 2013. Below, program committee co-chairs and professors Robert Lind and Amanda Hattaway tell us more about this upcoming event:

What is it?

The Summit is a place for Polytechnic instructors to gather and exchange ideas on how to lower barriers for cross-discipline learning. It is a place to discuss ways to make it easier for students and faculty to collaborate.

Why does it matter?

Projects in the workplace are interdisciplinary and collaborative. Our students will be best prepared when they practice working with other disciplines and experience the effect of combined talents. The broadening and exposure with other disciplines can build confidence in a student’s developing skill set and motivate continued study.

How do I get involved?

Attend our Summit and listen to colleagues explain their developing collaborative practices. Watch students show their projects and discuss their teams. Contribute by presenting your experiences or propose a panel discussion. Tell your colleagues what worked well, what did not, and how you lowered barriers to collaborate. Abstracts are due by March 8, notification by April 5, and registration is now open.

For additional information about the Summit, including abstract submissions and registration information, visit www.polytechnicsummit.org

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