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GSA to host annual symposium May 7

The School of Education’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) will host the School’s Annual Symposium on Wednesday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Peabody Hall. The symposium brings together School of Education graduate students and faculty from across program areas to discuss educational issues and research interests. It aims to foster collaborations that contribute to scholarly productivity.

The focus for the 2008 Symposium is the development of new models that will effectively facilitate faculty/student collaboration. Doctoral students Karyl Askew and Julie Keane will discuss challenges and solutions to faculty/student research collaborations. Several models of faculty/student partnerships at work will be described. Invited faculty members will highlight opportunities for research collaborations.

Break-out sessions will provide an opportunity for students and faculty to discuss how to facilitate cross-disciplinary research collaboration.

The Symposium is sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation. Box lunches will be provided. There is no charge to participate, but advance registration is required by May 2.

Members of the Symposium planning committee are: EPME students Karyl Askew (chair), Erik Bentsen, Lara Costa and Tangie Gray Fleming; CCC students Crystal Hill and Julie Keane; ECIL student Yongmei Li; Ed. Leadership student Alisa McLean; and School Admin. student Erica Shoulders.

For more information, contact Karyl Askew at or (919) 360-7421.