Symposium: "Education for a New Era"

Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.

Location: The Carolina Inn

The School of Education is hosting a symposium “Education for a New Era” which will coincide with the School’s Graduate Student Visitation Weekend and its 2013 Annual Alumni Awards Dinner.

The symposium begins at 9 a.m. and runs through the day, with several panel discussions that examine a current topic among educational issues. The day includes a lunch discussion led by Dean Bill McDiarmid.


9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome by Dean Bill McDiarmid
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Discussion: The Great Divide: A Look at the Challenges Facing our Rural Schools
11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Discussion: Innovations in K-12 Teaching
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch and Discussion: The Future of Schools of Education
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Discussion: Emerging Issues in Education
3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wrap-up
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception

The symposium will be followed by the School of Education’s 2013 Alumni Awards dinner, also held at the Carolina Inn.

For more information about the Symposium or the Awards Dinner, or to RSVP for either event, please contact Laurie Norman, Director of Alumni Relations, at or 919-843-6979.