The theme of the 2013 symposium will be “Expanding Ideas of Scholarship in the 21st Century”. This biennial day-long conference is designed to showcase current research, scholarship and creative activity by UNI faculty and staff; and to stimulate engaging dialogue on current topics related to scholarship in higher education. Faculty and administrators from Western Carolina University will participate. WCU is a public comprehensive institution like UNI and has been developing and publishing new ideas about various forms of scholarship for a number of years. In addition to sharing their own experiences and ideas, the team from WCU will facilitate discussion about how scholarship is being defined and assessed at UNI and across the U.S. in these changing times in higher education. WCU offers training, workshops and institutional retreats on these topics across the country through their Coulter Faculty Commons for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In addition to panels and break-out sessions around the theme, an open poster and performance session will be held for faculty and staff from across campus to display and discuss their scholarship. This event is free and open to faculty and staff at UNI. Registration is required.