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The Bicentennial Symposium on the Engaged University

September 23-24, 2009
Phillip R. Shriver Center, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Bicentennial photo

Overall Purpose

  1. To imagine the University for the next centennial – one that will prepare students to succeed in a turbulent world.
  2. To bring together Miami faculty, students, staff, alumni and community members to co-construct how we can partner effectively to advance the engaged learning vision.
  3. To share current initiatives and gather feedback on how to improve these efforts and extend them into the everyday life of the university.


The symposium modeled engaged learning. Sessions were interactive, inviting participants to exchange perspectives, best practices, and challenges related to engaged learning. External consultants joined these dialogues to offer their perspectives on how Miami can grow as an Engaged University.

Documents (PDF)

Posters (PDF)

Bicentennial Symposium blog

Published by Amy Lorenz, Leah Reynolds, Jeff Ruder, and Kari Taylor, Academic and Co-Curricular Support staff members of the University Honors Program.

Moderators of the Bicentennial Symposium concurrent sessions have created this blog to post summaries of the sessions and allow discussions to extend beyond the sessions. Please review our summaries and add your comments regarding engaged learning. Please do remember that this blog is a public forum open to all.


The final plenary session can be seen on our videos page.

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