Call for Proposals: 2019 Faculty Resource Network Symposium

2019 FRN National Symposium: Critical Conversations and the Academy

When: November 22-23, 2019
Where: Miami, Florida
Submission Deadline: April 22, 2019

Conversation has always been at the core of education. Discussion-based seminars, in which students develop their critical thinking through thoughtful dialogue, serve as a paradigm for learning in higher education. Yet today conversation is increasingly being replaced by contention. Instead of civil discourse and respectful disagreement, we are witnessing a bifurcation of opinion into isolated echo chambers fueled by social media and the 24-hour news cycle. At this critical juncture, we need to ask the following questions: What is the role of the Academy in cultivating conversations on campus and in the classroom? How can our teaching provide students with models of productive conversations?

Visit the Faculty Resource Network for symposium details and submission instructions.