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Explore CAS Festival

#exploreCASOur annual Explore CAS event will take place Tuesday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hodges Library. This year, the goal is to cultivate engagement with students across the college. We want to provide students with the opportunity to interact with people in the departments instead of “shopping” for majors or minors.

The event will consist of a series of “conversation stations” that give multiple departments a chance to engage with students in relevant topics. There will be four to six spaces available in one-hour slots for each station. Faculty, staff, and students in each department can sign up for as many or as few seats in each station as you want over the course of the event.

Sign-ups are open until Monday, February 26. Please sign up here.

Conversation themes include the following:

  • Global Communities
  • STEM in Arts and Sciences
  • Social Justice Issues
  • The Arts and Humanities
  • Human Behavior
  • Career Readiness (Life After UT)
  • Experiential Learning (research, service learning courses, hands-on experiences)

We are adding a new component to this year’s event – Engagement Discussions. We reserved a classroom for 15- to 20-minute discussions about topics that may be appealing to students. We are accepting proposals for engagement discussions on the following topics: involvement with research, career readiness, establishing mentorships with faculty, and graduate school preparation. Additional suggestions are also welcome. Each presentation will begin during the transition periods between classes.

As this event continues to evolve, we look forward to more engagement with students in our college and the opportunity to recruit second majors and minors from other colleges.

If you have any questions about Explore CAS, please email Jeff Elliot.