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Symposium and White Paper Project
Call for President's Fellows
The President’s Symposium and White Paper Project is an interprofessional initiative that engages faculty, staff, and students from all of the 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.
2016-2017 Topic: Entrepreneurial Exploration
The 2016-2017 President’s Symposium and White Paper Project topic has been selected! During the upcoming academic year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore will discuss the best ways for the University to prepare students for entrepreneurial careers. Special attention will be paid to technology transfer, social entrepreneurship, and private practice.
Past President's Symposium Topics
We spent the 2015-2016 President’s Symposium and White Paper Project discussing Cultural Competence. The President's Fellows did an exceptional job conducting an environmental scan of UMB and identifying strategies for improvement.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, the University of Maryland, Baltimore examinined ways to better work with constituents and create community-based engagement partnerships. The President’s Fellows provided UMB senior leadership with an implementation strategy that defined and synthesized the UMB students’ vision of a university-based community engagement center.
This topic was a joint partnership between the Office of Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives and the Center for Community-Based Engagement & Learning.
In the 2013-2014 academic year, University of Maryland, Baltimore engaged in a thoughtful conversation about Interprofessional Education as it relates to the Professional schools and the students on our campus. During the course of the year, we explored how to integrate Interprofessional Education (IPE) into our curricula and/or co-curricular activities.
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? The President's Fellows presented their finding on How to Instill Civility as a Core Instructional Value at UMB on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
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.