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Congratulations on being nominated for a Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award. 

The Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award honors a bold, mid-career administrator-scholar whose leadership and intellectual voice illuminates the transformative power of urban and metropolitan higher education in the lives of individuals and communities. Holland Scholars are respected, strategic leaders across their institution who are known for contributing to cutting-edge research related to their administrative role (may include, but is not limited to, areas of work such as diversity/equity, campus culture, faculty development, student health and well-being, curricular innovation, research productivity, planning and assessment, student retention and progress, community engagement). This annual award is administered by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

The Barbara A. Holland Scholar Award is recognized at the CUMU Annual Conference (October 21–23, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA), where the awardee is expected to deliver prepared remarks/workshop a session. Awardees are provided free registration to the CUMU Annual Conference and an award of $2,000. 

All items submitted for purposes of this award become the sole property of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU).

Completed nominations and application materials must be submitted by July 29, 2019.

The Barbara A. Holland Scholar-Administrator Award honors a bold, mid-career administrator-scholar whose scholarly approach to leadership illuminates and expands the transformative power of urban and metropolitan higher education. This annual award is administered by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

Ideal candidates are individuals distinguished by an integrated record of administrative leadership and high-impact scholarship that has shaped ideas and actions both within and beyond their institution. Holland Scholars are respected, strategic leaders across their institution who are known for contributing to cutting-edge research related to their administrative role (may include, but is not limited to, areas of work such as diversity/equity, campus culture, faculty development, student health and well-being, curricular innovation, research productivity, planning and assessment, student retention and progress, community engagement).

  • Nominees should have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent)
  • A candidate’s current home institution should be a CUMU member institution
  • An individual may only be named a Holland Scholar once
  • Candidates may be considered multiple times

Upon receipt of nominations, the nominee will be contacted to request completion of a full application.

Completed nominations and application materials must be submitted by July 29, 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate the work being done on behalf of BTU: Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore.

 

Eligible partnerships include one-time collaborations as well as ongoing collaborations. For more information about BTU partnerships, visit www.towson.edu/btu. Nominations for the 2018 BTU Partnership Awards must meet the following qualifications:

 

·         Nominator must be a current TU faculty member, staff, or student

·         The work being nominated must involve at least one partner outside of Towson University

·         The partnership must be active at the time of the nomination

·         Self-nominations will be accepted for 2018

 

Upon receipt of nominations, the nominee will be contacted to request additional details regarding their collaborative work.

 

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, February 9, 2018.




If you are a Towson University faculty member, researcher, or administrator interested in presenting your work at the BTU Showcase, please complete the form below by February 7, 2018. The Office of Partnerships and Outreach will be in touch with additional details to participants by February 19, 2018.

Should you have questions regarding participation or are an external partner and would like to participate, please contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@towson.edu or 410-704-2674.


2019 CUMU Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission 

Conference Overview

Institutions of higher education play major roles in strengthening the fabric of our communities. Across the CUMU membership, institutions are more closely aligning university goals with those of their city and achieving positive outcomes more quickly. They promote economic mobility, drive economic development, foster creativity, address societal challenges, and improve lives.

The 2019 CUMU Annual Conference, All In: The Urban Mission, looks at the role higher education plays in creating significant, equitable outcomes in collaboration with the communities they serve. The theme asks CUMU members to reflect broadly and specifically on how the urban mission can be fully integrated, from real estate assets to college readiness pipeline programs, and into their operations, structure, partnerships and academic objectives.

Learn more about the 2019 Annual Conference.

Learn more about CUMU.

Learn about major themes.

Presentation Types

Best Practices

Have you led a successful project, partnership, program, or case-study that is working at your institution? Presenters should showcase your work and/or methodologies, highlight what worked, and present positive outcomes. 30 minutes. Maximum two presenters.

Community Conversations

What keeps you up at night? These think tank style sessions are designed to provide a platform for dialogue among attendees on hot topics. Community conversations are not about sharing or defining solutions; they are conversations that should define problems, ideas, or practices that you have given thought to. Facilitators (presenters) should design a session that creates a thought-provoking and interactive experience for attendees. 60 minutes. Maximum three facilitators.

Lightning Sessions

Lighting presentations are quick, engaging, and should inspire attendees to seek you out to learn more. Most importantly, they are fun. Presenters should highlight an idea, success, approach, or trend; bring to light an issue or challenge; or give a personal perspective on a topic. Five minutes. One presenter.

Mini Workshop

Have you experienced success in the implementation of new processes, infrastructure, or policy approaches related to addressing a challenge or issue in your community or institution? Mini Workshops should be focused; inform on their topic; and engage attendees around a question or task. Presenters could create an interactive component where attendees may work individually or in small groups. At its core, these are how-to sessions. 60 minutes. Maximum three presenters.

Panel Presentation

Panel presentations are question and answer sessions focused on a specific topic. Panelists should avoid creating a showcase of something they are doing well, but should include diverse view points and perspectives. Ideally, community partners should be included. 60 minutes. Maximum five panelists.

Poster Sessions

This is a great opportunity to gain significant attention for your work in a more social atmosphere. Poster displays will be available for viewing during a joint reception and open to all attendees. Poster sessions operate under a “free-flowing” format as attendees will typically come-and-go. 90 minutes. Maximum two presenters.


Questions? We have answers! 

Please feel free to email us at any time at info@cumuonline.org.

Please submit 2018 BTU Partnership Award nominations electronically by Friday, February 9. For any questions regarding BTU and/or the BTU Partnership Awards, contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@towson.edu.

 

Application Requirements:

·         Nominator must be a current TU faculty member, staff, or student (self-nominations are accepted)

·         The work being nominated must involve at least one partner outside of Towson University

·         The partnership must be active at some point between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018

·         The primary TU contact must be available to attend the recognition dinner on April 16, 2018

·         The application must be accompanied by a letter of support by the identified partner(s)





TUgis Conference: Maryland’s Geospatial Conference August 7–8, 2019 | Towson, MD 

Submission Deadline: June 3, 2019

TUgis Conference is pleased to host two competitions highlighting the importance of cartography to the geospatial community. The Map design competition is only open to students, and is meant to showcase static visual displays of information. The App competition will have separate student and professional categories, and is meant to showcase online visual displays of information.

Entries in the Map-App Design Competition should demonstrate the use of GIS for specific applications, and should illustrate the importance of the visual display of geospatial information in addition to overall user experience. Maps and Apps submitted for the competition will be displayed in the conference Map-App Gallery, and contestants are welcome to stand next to their entry to answer questions. In addition, there will be a special session where contestants are invited to interact with conference attendees.

Registered conference attendees will vote in person for winners in the following categories:

  • Student Map
  • Professional App
  • Student App

Winners will be recognized at the end of the day at the Ice Cream Social and be awarded a complimentary TUgis 2020 registration for up to one individual per submission.

Beginning this year, entries to the Map-App Design Competition will go through a submission and review process similar to that of other presentations. Maps should be submitted as a pdf file which the TUgis staff will print and display at the conference. Apps should be submitted as a URL that links to the content.

Contestants may only submit one map and one app entry to the competition. Entry is free and should use the online submission form below.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions!

Map Design Competition Guidelines:

  • Maps must be submitted as a PDF file no larger than 15 MB and no larger than 32” x 40” (81 x 101 cm) in size when printed. Submissions should also include the students’ names and affiliation, contact details, map title, and a short description of the work (250 words or less) that will entice visitors to view the map.
  • TUgis staff will print all submissions for display at the conference, subject to their discretion. Although we will be as careful as possible, we are not responsible for any mishaps that may occur during the printing process.
  • We use a very broad definition of “map”: posters are accepted as long as they contain a visual display of information that has some geographic or spatial component.
  • Submissions may be on any topic.
  • The primary author of the map must have been a registered student when the work was completed in the past two years from the date of the conference.
  • All submitted entries become the property of Towson University with all the rights and privileges pertaining to copyright, reproduction, and ownership being relinquished by the author/ artist/ cartographer.

App Design Competition Guidelines:

  • App submissions should include the application URL, category (professional or student), authors name and affiliation, app title, and a brief description (250 words or less) that will entice visitors to view the App.  
  • Apps may be displayed and demoed by their authors during the conference in addition to the special contest session. Authors are not required to be in attendance, however are encouraged to be there as much as possible to demo their app.
  • Authors of the app are required to provide their own device for viewing, i.e. laptop, tablet, etc. (Internet access will be provided as part of the conference, via Wi-Fi)
  • Authors are responsible for the overall security of their device used for display/demo. It is recommended that if you are planning to leave your device unattended that you secure the device in some manner, e.g. Kensington Lock
  • Each registered attendee is allowed to submit only one app as primary author