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2013 Polytechnic Conference at Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston, MA), June 5-7.

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Dear Colleague,

We invite you to submit your abstracts for talks, panels, posters, or workshops and to participate in the 5th Annual Polytechnic Summit that will be held June 5-7, 2013 at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. Please mark your calendars. For more information about the Summit, including abstract submissions and registration information, visit

The theme of the 2013 Summit “Bridging Boundaries” is an effort to explore how polytechnics are reaching across disciplines, across economic sectors, across town-gown lines, and across international borders to strengthen the quality of education they offer and the impact of faculty and student work.

Former Massachusetts governor and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis will speak at the Summit’s opening lunch on Wednesday, June 5.  Dukakis, who was governor of Massachusetts from 1975-79 and 1983-1991, was the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. President in 1988.  Currently, he is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University and Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. The governor, whose second and third terms coincided with the “high-tech boom” that made Massachusetts a national leader in technology, will address the nexus of public policy, technology, and higher education. The deadline for abstract submission is March 8, 2013. Suggested topics are below. Early submissions are encouraged. You will be notified by April 5, 2013 if your abstract has been accepted.

With Thanks,Professor Robert Lind and Professor Amanda Hattaway
Program Committee Co-Chairs
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA

SUGGESTED TOPICS Interdisciplinary Learning
Learning through Outreach
Project-based Learning
Humanities Education at Polytechnics
Mathematics Education at Polytechnics
Design Education at Polytechnics
Digital Humanities
Student & Faculty Entrepreneurship
Collaborating with Faculty of other Departments
Cross-disciplinary Research
Seminar / Journal Club

Emerging Interdisciplinary Trends
On-line / Hybrid Courses
Digital perspectives
First-year Design Projects
Student’s Role in Breaking Boundaries
Student Entrepreneurship
Student Leadership
Student Guided Syllabus
Student Projects
Interdisciplinary Administration Issues
Scheduling / Release time
Funding / Budgets
Motivating Faculty
Technology Transfer / Intellectual Property
Research vs. Projects
Strategic Planning
Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Teaching with Software
Teaching with On-line resources
Non-traditional Education
Leading Students
Games in Teaching
The Urban or Rural Environment as a Resource for Learning
Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Service Learning and Teaching
Scholarship Activity
Research vs. Projects
Faculty Development
Journal Clubs
Student Enrichment  (Workshops/ Panels)
Resources for Students
Graduate School
Dealing with Difficult Professors
Proposal Writing
Admissions / Student Life  


a conference about gamification, Games in Teaching etc :

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