Symposium events extend learning outside the classroom, complementing DRBU’s academic programs with activities in contemporary issues and scholarship.
These activities aim to build community and raise awareness of global issues in ethics, politics, spirituality, culture, and the environment, with a goal to inspire and broaden discussions around DRBU’s academic programs. The juxtaposition of the classical texts and the Symposium activities mutually illuminate the curriculum and these contemporary issues.
Process for Event Proposal
DRBU student, faculty, or staff member may submit an event proposal
Information for event proposal submission:
Name of event and description
Host of event and contact information
Which PLO(s) event aligns with
Location, date, and audience size of event
How the Committee can support this event with logistics (room set-up, sound, etc.)
Event Proposal Form can be found on-line: http://goo.gl/forms/uH5gdVFmFJ
Form will also be available on DRBU website in the near future
Proposal is reviewed at following Symposium Committee meeting
Event Review and Approval Process
Student or faculty submits a proposal through the online “Symposium Event Proposal” form
Committee convenes bi-weekly to review events based on the following criteria:
Alignment to Program Learning Outcomes
Credibility of speakers
Connection to texts covered in the program’s curriculum
Students’ interest and impact on students’ learning
Recommendation from Dean of Academics and professor(s) of respective field
- Committee members take turns to be the liaison with the host.