The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is excited to launch our newest programming opportunity exclusively for CUMU members. The Learning & Sharing Virtual Series allows members to share best practices, participate in community conversations, and develop meaningful connections with one another as we all face the public health and economic realities of the pandemic.

Throughout our 30 year history, CUMU has always been committed to helping members learn, connect, and share best practices and ideas with one another—and this series seeks to do just that. Based on member feedback, guidance from senior leaders from across the CUMU membership, and a keen awareness of the issues our communities are grappling with, we carefully crafted six issue areas and a combination of presentation and facilitation engagement types to create the necessary dialogue to tackle today’s demands.

Learn more about this series

Bobbie Laur, CUMU executive director, shares remarks about CUMU’s updated programmatic offerings.


Submit to present a session or facilitate a community conversation or issue-based action group.


  • August 4: Call for presenters and facilitators opens
  • August 31: Call closes
  • Early September: Fall 2020 schedule announced
  • September–November: Fall 2020 series begins