Spring Forum: Preliminary Findings and Recommendations

Wednesday, Apr 30 • 5:00 to 6:30pm


The Spring Forum on the Liberal Arts brings the Commission on the Liberal Arts (CoLA) into the next phase. After a year of deliberations, outreach and discussions, the CoLA committees—Learning through Innovation, Learning through Instruction, and Learning through Integration—will present their preliminary ideas and recommendations for enhancing Emory University’s leadership as a residential liberal arts research university. CoLA’s ultimate goal is to provide more flexible and permeable boundaries among units and constituencies, thus creating a more vibrant intellectual experience for faculty, students, staff, and alumni.


Opening Remarks and Moderator

Robyn Fivush, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Commission on the Liberal Arts


Kim Loudermilk, Senior Lecturer, ILA, Emory College
Maeve Howett, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Nursing
Co-Chairs, Learning Through Instruction Committe

Hiram Maxim, Professor, German Studies, Emory College
Jacques Galipeau, Professor, School of Medicine
Co-Chairs, Learning Through Innovation

Thee Smith, Associate Professor, Religion, Emory College
Ruth Parker, Professor, General Medicine, School of Medicine
Co-Chairs, Learning Through Integration


Claire Sterk, University Provost, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health