A CUR Institute usually provides plenary sessions that inspire and provide background information, small-group sessions where the intensive work of the Institute occurs, and "town meetings" where the entire group discusses issues. Sessions in which the team members from each school work with a facilitator to develop their campus plans are central to a CUR Institute. As each facilitator works with up to three teams, an institute might require approximately 5-8 facilitators. Generally, one Institute Coordinator is responsible for general program planning and logistics; he or she may also serve as a facilitator. The plenary speakers (for 2-4 plenary sessions) may be facilitators as well, or they may only deliver a presentation at the institute. Much of the work of the coordinators occurs before the meeting is held, whereas most of the work of the facilitators occurs during the sessions.
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