The 29th Annual Curriculum Colloquium took place on February 1, with almost 130 faculty, staff, and students in attendance in-person and virtually. The focus of the event was how we can help our educators consistently teach using best practices.
Dean Shekhar kicked off the proceedings, emphasizing his support for education and faculty, as well as faculty development. Dr. Raquel Buranosky inspired the audience to reconnect with their "why"--motivations for teaching. After discussing challenges and solutions, we split out into breakout groups to explore specific areas like procedural education, meeting administrative deadlines, culture change, mentorship, and more. Ideas generated from the event will be used to drive institutional change, and attendees will be taking back these ideas to their own areas as well.
After an amazing performance by the PalPITTations, the Colloquium concluded with an award ceremony, recognizing the accomplishments of so many in our community who have demonstrated excellence in education (see recipient list below). Vice Dean Ann Thompson, who is retiring, received a Distinguished Service Award in a touching ceremony.
Here is a list of the 2024 Colloquium Award Recipients!
Curriculum Committee Meeting Highlights
Full detail about Curriculum Committee meetings can be found in the minutes below. Brief highlights of key discussions and actions can be found here.