All faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to a day of professional development to connect with colleagues, learn tools, tips, and trends in higher ed, and grow UFV towards the future together. Join us May 2, 2017 at the Abbotsford Campus for this amazing day. Use #ufvpd2017 on social media to share your experience.
Register now. Registration closes on April 28
|8:30-9:00 am||Registration and refreshments, SUB, Great Hall (Rm 1114)|
|9:00-10:00 am||Openings and welcome: Eric Davis, Provost & Vice-President Academic|
|9:10-10:00 am||Keynote: Sharan Merriam, Professor Emerita, Adult Education & Qualitative Research, The University of Georgia|
|10:15-11:05 am||Block A workshops (see schedule)|
|11:15 am-12:05 pm||Block B workshops (see schedule)|
|12:15-1:15 pm||Lunch & Exhibit, SUB, Great Hall (Rm 1114)|
|1:30-2:20 pm||Block C workshops (see schedule)|
|2:30-3:20 pm||Block D workshops (see schedule)|
|3:30-4:00 pm||Closing comments & connections, SUB, Great Hall (Rm 1114)|
Mentoring the next generation of learners is embedded in our practice in the context of higher education. Enabling our students to be contributing members in a globalized world is at the heart of our higher education mission. In sharing reflections from her own 30-year career in higher education, Dr. Merriam delineates three components of her career development, each of which can be engaged in mentoring the next generation. The three components are (1) Finding the path (2) Making a contribution and (3) Fostering lifelong learning.
Sharan B. Merriam is Professor Emerita of Adult Education and Qualitative Research at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA, USA. Merriam’s research and writing activities have focused on adult and lifelong learning and qualitative research methods. For five years she was coeditor of Adult Education Quarterly, the major research and theory journal in adult education. She has published 33 books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters. She is a four-time winner of the prestigious Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education. Her most recent books are Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice (2014), Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation (2016), The Jossey-Bass Reader on Contemporary Issues in Adult Education (2011),and Non-Western Perspectives on Learning and Knowing (2007). She has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Senior Research Fellow in Malaysia, and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at universities in South Korea and South Africa.
Event sponsors: Office of the Provost and Vice President, Academic; Teaching & Learning; and Human Resources