2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education

Report on The 2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education

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The goal of the 2018 Symposium on Academic Resilience was to bring together members of The Resilience Consortium to share ideas, have conversations, and learn from colleagues, in ways that forward our work in higher education.

The symposium was  designed to surface and explore questions that have emerged in our work, for example:

  • How do we define resilience, particularly academic resilience?
  • How do we understand resilience in the context of diverse identities and experiences?
  • How do we assess and promote resilience?
  • How do different perspectives from academic and student affairs approach and support students in developing resilience? 
  • What are we doing on ourcampuses to support student resilience?

The Symposium provided the opportunity for professionals across multiple disciplines in higher education to come together to learn, network, and share their knowledge and experience on the topic of student resilience in higher education.


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Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education
Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge, University of Pennsylvania

Monday, November 19

8:00 - 9:00
Registration opens; Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30
Welcome and Opening Remarks; Panel Discussion with The Resilience Consortium Steering Committee
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
Show and Tell Sessions
11:30 - 1:00
Small Group Discussions; Lunch
1:00 - 2:00
Student Panel
2:00 - 2:15
2:15 - 3:15
In-Depth Presentations
3:15 - 4:15
Incubator Session
4:15 - 6:00
6:00 - 8:00
Dinner together

Tuesday, November 20

8:30 - 9:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 In-Depth Presentations
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:30 Show and Tell Sessions
11:30 - 1:00 Table Discussions and Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Special Concurrent Sessions
2:00 - 3:00 Closing Plenary Session and Raffle                                                                                                         



locationHouston Hall in the Perelman Quadrangle on the University of Pennsylvania campus. 

3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA.
The building is wheelchair accessible. 

Campus Map

Save The Date

calendarNovember 19, 20, 2018

Registration for the Symposium has reached space capacity and is now closed. 


contactsAdina Glickman


Symposium Steering Committee

Adina Glickman [Chair]

Director, Student Learning Strategies Programs
Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Stanford University

Abigail Lipson [Associate Chair]

Director, (retired) Bureau of Study Counsel
Harvard University

Myrna Cohen [Venue]

Executive Director
Weingarten Learning Resources Center
University of Pennsylvania

Dominic Voge [Program]

Associate Director
McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
Princeton University

Mike Brody [Program]

Vice President for Student Services
Reed College

Amy Honigman [Communications]

Senior Clinical Psychologist
Counseling and Psychological Services
University of California, Berkeley

Tayyab Rashid [Assessment]

Psychotherapist and Clinical Researcher
Health & Wellness Centre, Graduate Program in Psychological Science
University of Toronto Scarborough