Resources for Institutional Members



Pre-conference Workshop Presentations

2016 – Surviving and Thriving

Introduction – Deborah Finkel

Our Place on Campus: Aligning GLS Missions and Institutional Goals – Organized by Christopher Pastore (University of Pennsylvania) and Steven Burr (Loyola University Maryland)

Liberal Studies Traditions and the Role of Intellectual Entrepreneurship – Organized by Michele Mrak and Kate Montgomery (Southern Methodist University) and Deborah Finkel (Indiana University Southeast)

Selling Your Message: Internal & External Marketing – Organized by Martha Banz (University of Oklahoma) and Wole Ojurongbe (Dartmouth College)

Recruiting and Supporting Students– Organized by Michael Garval (North Carolina State University) and Rebecca Sharp Sanchez and Peggy Roe (Rice University)


2015 – Student Lifecycle: Fostering Transformation

Getting In – Organized by Timothy Boylan (Winthrop University) and Martin Anderson (Dominican University of CA, Retired) Panel Participants: David Gitomer (DePaul University)

Staying In – Part 1 – Organized by Michele Mrak (Southern Methodist University) and Christopher Pastore (University of Pennsylvania) Panel Participants: Kate Montgomery (Southern Methodist University)

  • Addressing different needs of different student populations and program constituencies
    Hands on workshop

Staying In – Part 2 – Organized by Michael Garval (North Carolina State University) and Marylu Hill (Villanova University) Panel Participants: Rebecca Sharp Sanchez (Rice University),  Sarah-Jane Ripa (Wesleyan University) and Anne Ridder (Georgetown University)

Getting Out – Organized by Martha Banz (University of Oklahoma)


2014 - Pre-conference Workshop 

Stand and Deliver: Teaching GLS Students to Teach in Various Settings - Organized by Debbie Finkel (Indiana University Southeast) and John Freeman (Rice University) Panel Participants: Dan Kulmala (Fort Hays State University) and Marci Stayer (Rice University)

Special Delivery: Advice from the Trenches - Organized by Martha Banz (University of Oklahoma), Michael Garval (North Carolina State University) and Melissa Hilbish (Johns Hopkins University)

Engaging Your Alums -Continuing the Community and Fundraising - Organized by Martin Anderson (Dominican University of CA, Retired), Jennifer Chutter (Simon Fraser University) and Michele Mrak (Southern Methodist University)

The Message: Tailoring Your Marketing Strategy for Diverse Audiences - Organized by Stephanie Schechner (Widener University), and Michele Mrak (Southern Methodist University)


2013 -Pre-conference Workshop

Romancing the Capstone: Models for Success - Presented by Stephanie Schechner (Widener University), Kent Wicker (Duke University), and Ken Smith (Indiana University South Bend)

Program Assessment: How Are We Doing? - Presented by John Freeman and Rebecca Sanchez (Rice University)

Certificates: Broadening Your Market Appeal - Presented by Martha Banz (University of Oklahoma), Michele Mrak (Southern Methodist University), and Marylu Hill (Villanova University)


2012 - Pre-conference Workshop

Well Begun: Introductory Courses and Other Foundational Strategies - Presented by Sandy Welter (Skidmore College), Kent Wicker (Duke University), John Freeman (Rice University), and Millie Kidd (Mount Saint Mary’s College)

Keeping Your Program Strong - Presented by Bob Smither (Rollins College) and Stephanie Schechner (Widener University) Workshop Exercise with solutions

Learning as We Go: The GLS Director as Marketer - Presented by David Gitomer (DePaul University) and Susan Kamei (University of Southern California)

Innovations and Trends: New Directions - Presented by Kathleen Forbes (University of North Carolina Greensboro) and Emily Phillips (University of North Carolina Greensboro)


2011 - Pre-conference Workshop

Answering THAT Question: How Do I Use My GLS Degree? - Presented by Linda Paulson (Stanford), Michele Mrak (Southern Methodist University) and David Gitomer (DePaul University)

Building Community Among GLS Students - Presented by Susan Kamei (University of Southern California)

Fostering Competence in Your Less-Prepared Students - Presented by Kent Wicker (Duke University)

Integrating Science into the GLS Curriculum - Presented by Debbie Finkel (Indiana University Southeast), John Freeman (Rice University), Kyle Forinash (Indiana University Southeast) and Stephanie Schechner (Widener University)

Note: In response to the interest expressed in science in GLS curricula, additional science syllabi have been collected in the documenst posted in publications, above.

Marketing Your GLS Program - Presented by Ken Smith (Indiana University South Bend)


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