Summer Institute

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27-29 June 2019  • University of North Carolina Asheville

The annual Summer Institute brings together 30+ faculty for two days of workshops, discussions, and networking.  

Engage with peers:  Address common challenges, identify program successes, and build strategies for developing business students and faculty on your campus.  Using an interactive form, we explore topics related to business programs in a public liberal arts context. Results of these discussions form both a shared resource and a springboard for further collaboration among COPLAC business programs.

Connect with colleagues: The mountains of Western North Carolina are a relaxing setting for your professional development.  Enjoy informal conversations, networking opportunities, and excursions with friends. The Institute concludes with a session identifying shared best practices; crafts a plan of action for departments to reach aspirations; and forms recommendations to administrators.  This effort is presented to the COPLAC Board of Directors.

Check Out Last Year's Summer Institute!

Gene Hyde (green shirt), Head of UNC Asheville Special Collections & University Archives, leads archivist breakout session on digitization, copyrights and special collections on Friday, June 10 in Ramsey Library.

Create the Institute’s agenda:  Programming focuses on shared issues.  As you register online, select topics you believe will be valuable to discuss with COPLAC peers, indicate which sessions you’d like to facilitate, as well as suggest additional topics for discussion.

Please register and indicate topic preferences by 15 March 2019.

Check Back Soon for Possible Session Topics!

Thanks to support for COPLAC’s Board of Directors, your registration fee covers single dormitory room (with shared bath), meals, facilities charges, airport shuttle, and transportation to excursions.  Get yourself to Asheville -- we’ll take care of the rest!


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