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Thursday, February 14, 2013

NITLE 2013 Symposium Invitation

We invite you to participate in the NITLE Symposium, on April 15, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration for the Symposium is open until Tuesday, March 26.

The theme of the Symposium is “Leading Successful Collaborations.” Leaders and innovators like you who are charged with advancing liberal education are facing immense pressures and need solutions. Collaboration may be the answer, but when and how?

At the Symposium, you will work with like-minded colleagues to identify when it makes sense to collaborate, how collaboration can be made to work within your institution’s strategic framework, and how to address the real issues that arise in initiating and sustaining collaborative efforts on and across campuses. Specific, high-potential instances of inter-institutional collaboration will be examined as a way of identifying the necessary conditions and most effective approaches for building viable, strategically appropriate, and successful collaborations. Instances to be examined include:

  • Collegiate Collaborations. Innovators from Wesleyan University, DePauw University, Hendrix College, and Shenandoah University are working to develop shared resources to support development of inter-institutional faculty collaborations.
  • Digital Field Scholarship Sandbox. Led by Lewis & Clark College, this collaboration also involves Davidson, Muhlenberg, and Reed Colleges. It seeks to establish a sandbox that colleges can use to explore the potential of digital field scholarship.
  • Texas Language Consortium. In order to “keep foreign languages alive and flourishing,” Concordia, Lubbock Christian, Schreiner, Texas Lutheran, and Texas Wesleyan Universities joined forces to offer new languages to their students.
  • Smithsonian-Mason Semester for Conservation Studies. The Smithsonian Institution and George Mason University partnered to establish an effort to reform undergraduate education in conservation studies.

Complete information about the NITLE Symposium is available online. Again, we encourage you to register!


P.S. If you lead or participate in an inter-institutional, collaborative effort from which others can learn, please contact us. We are interested in showcasing efforts that have clear objectives for student learning, provide a new financial model, increase educational value, promote formation of new relationships or networks, and address challenges that stand to benefit from the attention of an enhanced network.



Arden Treviño

Director of Shared Practice and Business Manager


National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
1001 East University Avenue | Georgetown, Texas 78626 | tel. 512-863-1338 | fax 512 819-7684


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