October  4-6, 2017

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Communication and Collaboration across Difference


A note about the UVP Network

The UVP Network is composed of faculty administrators who, while having many different titles, share a distinctive role: all-University administrative responsibility for undergraduate education. The UVP Network has come to play a central role, along with the Board and Executive Director, in identifying the topics and issues the Collaborative focuses on in distinctive periods.

People who hold a UVP role at non-member research universities are invited to attend for a registration fee of $250 that can be applied to the 2017-18 membership dues; they should contact us at reinvention_collab@mail.colostate.edu for further information.



Wednesday, October 4 – Pre-Conference Events

Board Meeting (board members only)


Dinner and Welcome from Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson and Provost Rafael L. Bras


Thursday, October 5 – UVP Network Meeting

Welcome and Introductions

  • Colin Potts, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Georgia Tech
  • Alan Lamborn, Executive Director, Reinvention Collaborative
  • Mike Mullen, President and Board Chair, Reinvention Collaborative


Session 1 | Communication in Teams: Teamwork across the Curriculum

  • Mary Lynn Realff, Associate Professor, School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech


Session 2 | Co-Disciplinarity Humanistic Perspectives in a Technological World

  • Richard Utz, Professor and Chair of the School of Literature, Media and Communication, Georgia Tech


Campus Tours with Georgia Tech Student Ambassadors


Session 3 | Cultivating Meaning Purpose Pivot and Professionalism

  • Michelle Tullier, Executive Director of the Center for Career Discovery and Development, Georgia Tech


Session 4 | Partnering with the Community Engagement for Sustainable Communities

  • Jennifer Hirsch, Director, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech



Friday, October 6 —UVP Meeting

Session 5 | Hot Topics members of the UVP Network are invited to come with specific issues or problems they would like to discuss with their colleagues.  An opportunity to both get advice and promote professional development within the Network.