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Creative Thoughts for Promoting Faculty Scholarship

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  1. Mike Madison says:

    Pitt borrowed the retreat idea from the University of Illinois and from Washington & Lee. We’ve done two retreats, both pretty successful. Both featured talks by a range of junior and senior scholars. Both included four or five talks spread over an afternoon, beginning with lunch and concluding with dinner. Both were off campus but near the law school. The most important difference between the two was timing. The first one was scheduled shortly after the end of Spring classes. The second one, which was better attended, was scheduled right before commencement. We did not include any exercises or games; conversations over meals and during breaks seemed to flow nicely without them.

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