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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will host the 2012 conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, October 13-16.

The conference theme of “Working Together Works: Partnering for Progress,” will highlight how university and community partnerships can enrich student learning, increase faculty roles in the academic setting and in the community, augment the outreach of the university, create projects, and develop academic opportunities that respond to and involve the local community.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, June 15.

The deadline for early discount registration is Friday, September 7.

Learn more about the conference and its proposal submission guidelines on the conference website.

Faculty members from all University of Tennessee campuses are invited to submit proposals for plenary sessions, paper presentations, special topic panels, roundtables, and poster sessions. Suggested topics include:

  • Real learning for real life: partners for progress
  • University/community partnering
  • Non-traditional educational infrastructure
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Wellness and public health projects and possibilities
  • Community partnerships for student learning
  • Faculty roles with strong ties to the community
  • Extending the university‚Äôs reach through community partnerships
  • Translational research and its impact on the community
  • Local learning communities