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About the Academic Excellence Symposium

The Academic Excellence Symposium provides a forum for intellectual discussion and presentation that demonstrates innovation in teaching and/or research, as well as expertise and creativity in faculty disciplines. The intent of the Symposium is to open up discussions on topics of interest in higher education, provide a day of faculty development, and showcase talented members within the Central Florida higher education community. 

Each year, a theme for the Symposium is developed in response to current trends and issues in higher education. A call for proposals is developed and distributed to all Daytona State College faculty and staff in addition to other institutions of higher education in the area. The Academic Excellence Symposium takes place on the first Friday of March during the spring semester each year.

The Academic Excellence Symposium is organized by a committee which develops each year’s theme, distributes the call for proposals, reviews proposals, identifies keynote speakers, and supports the facilitation of the Symposium on the day of the event.

Registration Open - 15th Annual Academic Excellence Symposium

Registration Now Open!

 Daytona State College Proudly Presents

15th Annual Academic Excellence Symposium: 

Dynamic Resiliency and Intentional Engagement

 Friday March 3, 2023 / 9AM - 3:45PM

Register for the Symposium Here

Please note that sessions will be offered either in-person, hyflex (both in-person and online), and online. The opening keynote and closing plenary will be available both in-person and online. In-person concurrent sessions will only be available for attendees attending the Symposium in-person. 

Please direct questions to John Brady (

Academic Excellence Symposium 2022: Redefining Our Community of Practice

Recordings are now available for the 2022 Academic Excellence Symposium