President's Initiatives

President’s Symposium and White Paper Project
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Click here to apply to become a 2013-2014 President's Fellow

The President’s Symposium and White Paper Project is an interprofessional initiative that engages faculty, staff, and students from all of University of Maryland Baltimore's schools and academic programs in a yearlong conversation on a topic that is of interest and importance to the University and its community.  The symposium is a joint initiative of the President’s Office and the Office of Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives.

2013 - 2014 Topic: Interprofessional Education (IPE)

The 2013 - 2014 topic has been selected!  In the upcoming academic year we will explore how to integrate Interprofessional Education (IPE) into our curricula and/or co-curricular activities.  We are currently accepting applications for IPE President's Fellows and extending invitations to content experts to speak throughout the academic year.  Please click here to apply to become a President's Fellow. 

2012 - 2013 Topic: Civility

The 2012-2013 topic aims to answer the following question: How can the University Instill Civility as a Core Instructional Value in Educating Health, Legal and Human Services Professionals?  Click here to read more about the 2012-2013 topic.  The President's Fellows presented their finding on How to Instill Civility as a Core Instructional Value at UMB on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Click here to view the PDF of the Fellows' presentation.

2011 - 2012 Topic: Urban Renewal

The 2011-2012 President’s Symposium was effective in bringing to life the president’s vision for interprofessional collaboration at the University of Maryland, and in the process, leveraged the Institution’s unique portfolio of disciplines to position the University as a thought leader on important contemporary issues. Click here to view the 2011-2012 President’s Symposium and White Paper Project on Urban Renewal page.

The inaugural President’s Symposium launched at the 2011 Welcome Week Academic Seminar. The topic of examination was Urban Renewal. This symposium featured experts from the University of Pennsylvania and Baltimore City officials. In addition to the Speakers Series, an interdisciplinary team of six (6) students prepared and presented a white paper on the topic for dissemination within and outside of the University.


* Aaronson, Mark Neal, “Be Just to One An­other: Preliminary Thoughts on Civility, Moral Character and Professionalism,” 8 St. Thomas L. Rev. 113, 116–17 (1995).
**Baggini, J. (2004) ‘How to live, love (and text) in the 21st century’ The Guardian, 25 November