• Patrick Killion

Checking In, FIRE Survey & Summer Scholars


I hope that you are doing well, staying healthy, and taking care of business (as much as possible). We are hard at work with a plan for this fall should, you know, we need a plan. I can tell you this much: we don't settle in FIRE. While we have worked hard to complete this semester in all the best ways possible, we also remain committed to providing you a research experience that truly builds your professional story. As such, no matter the instructional format for the fall ... we will have a plan and the plan will be more than "get by". Stay tuned. This week you probably heard about our end of semester survey from your friendly FIRE Research Educator. This information is incredibly important to us. Incredibly. Can you take 5 minutes to complete it if you have not done so already (link on your ELMs page, not provided here)? Please do not forget about FIRE Summer Scholars. You have until May 20 to sign up but the earlier we know to expect you, the better we can plan. Thank you, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Patrick Killion

Director of Discovery-Based Learning​

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

University of Maryland


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Dr. Patrick Killion

Director of Discovery-Based Learning


Tel: 301-405-0057