Service-Learning & Volunteering

Title III Grant Symposium 2019

May 22, 2019 to May 23, 2019

Registration is OPEN for the upcoming Title III Grant Symposium! 

Register here


Tentative Schedule of Events: 

Wednesday, May 22nd Room 102 in Wishcamper Center 

8:30 – 9:00 | Breakfast, Coffee & Registration Check-in

9:00 – 9:30 | Keynote Address, Dr. Kathleen Gabriel

9:45 – 11:45 | Creating a Class Climate for Inclusion, Engagement, and Commitment, Dr. Kathleen Gabriel

11:45 – 12:45 | Lunch will be provided

12:45 - 2:45 | Interactive Lectures and Reading Assignments: Promoting Deeper Learning for both ‘Inside and Outside’ of Class Time, Dr. Kathleen Gabriel

3:00 - 4:00 | Closing Discussion & Reflection, Dr. Kathleen Gabriel

Thursday, May 23rd Room 133 in Wishcamper Center

1:30 - 2:45 | Strengths in the Classroom, Dr. Eileen Hulme

3:00 - 4:15 | Fostering a Strengths-Based Culture, Dr. Eileen Hulme & Dr. Frank Shushok


About our workshop leaders: 

Dr. Kathleen Gabriel, is our Keynote Speaker for the first day of the symposium and is returning to USM after an exceptionally well received and enlightening first visit to campus last year. Professor Gabriel is a teaching scholar, a faculty consultant specializing in at-risk and unprepared students, and the author of numerous books on successful teaching and learning. Her keynote presentation will focus on "Creating Pathways to Success", followed by workshops dedicated to developing classroom methods and techniques that will promote learning and engagement for all students.

Dr. Frank Shushok is our co-facilitator for the second day of the symposium. Shushok is Senior Associate VP for Student Affairs from Virginia Tech, where Strengths assessments are integrated into their Student Affairs Office of Learning Partnerships, aligning with their five aspirations for student learning.

Dr. Eileen Hulme will also be joining us to co-facilitate for the second day of the symposium. Hulme is a former faculty member from Azusu Pacific, now the  Chief Acceleration Officer  at Warner Pacific University. Shushok and Hulme's workshops focus on  innovative faculty instruction and incorporating  a strengths philosophy to teaching.


Thank you to our co-sponsors, the Center for Collaboration & Development and the Intercultural & Diversity Advisory Council for their support for this event.