Provost Volin among national education leaders at first annual CLTE conference

University of Maine Provost John Volin will be among higher education leaders nationwide taking part in the first annual conference of the Coalition for Life-Transformative Education (CLTE), Sept. 22–23. In addition to the keynotes, the virtual conference from noon–5 p.m. each day will include reports from faculty and staff from CLTE member universities involved in pilot programs on their campuses intended to improve the long-term well-being of students, with particular attention to their well-being long after they graduate.

On Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m., Provost Volin will co-moderate one of the panels focused on university projects funded by CLTE mini-grants, followed by his presentation at 3:45 p.m., “Gateways to Success, Research Learning Experiences, and Pathways to Careers.”

This fall, UMaine launched the Research Learning Experience initiative, a pilot program that invites students to find their passion and make impactful connections through hands-on learning and the creation of new knowledge. It is supported by a generous donation from the Harold Alfond Foundation.

Free registration and more information about the conference is online.