This year’s Drake Learning Symposium will allow faculty and staff to gather as one, bringing with us our unique and shared experiences, while focusing on our way forward.
Many of us are returning to the classroom, to the workplace, to face-to-face. Others have never left. Many of us have been at Drake day-to-day, day-in and day-out, and are now witnessing the return of colleagues and students and more vitality to campus.
At the Learning Symposium, we will listen, share, and ponder. We will marvel at and build our resilience, looking forward to Drake as it’s never been, and yet as it’s always been: determined to provide an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.
We are all in this together!
Outline of Day
Light breakfast beginning at 8:30 am, and Welcome at 9 am.
Large Group Gathering – Uncovering our common and unique experiences from the past 18 months.
Large Group Graffiti Art Project – Written and visual expression of our challenges, triumphs, changes and expectations. This will involve moving around the space and contributing to group “graffiti” boards. ‘
Small Groups: How will we move forward, taking advantage of what we’ve experienced, what we’ve learned, and what we’ve discovered about our own resilience?
Resilience and Return – Maureen De Armond, Executive Director of Human Resources
Provost’s Drake Social and Hubbell Grand Opening
Friday, August 20 at 9:00am to 2:00pm
Olmsted Center, Upper Level
2875 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311