2004-2006 Leadership Initiative Seminar

2005 PKAL LI Leadership Seminar: Interdisciplinary Learning- University of Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin

October 28 - 30, 2005

The leadership seminar at the University of Wisconsin- Madison addressed building an interdisciplinary undergraduate environment that recognizes the importance that the increasingly interdisciplinary manner in which science is practiced is reflected in the environment in which science is learned. As with all Leadership Seminars, PKAL addressed the individual and team leadership skills necessary to design and sustain interdisciplinary learning environments.



Environmental Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges: Findings and Recommendations for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Sharon J. Hall, Stephanie Pfirman
Key Findings from Occidental College
Chris Craney
Notebook and Resources
The notebook for the 2005 Leadership Initiative meeting in Madison, Wisconsin contains the meeting agenda, session abstracts, presenter information, and relevant articles and resources from the PKAL archives.
Working toward and ensuring the success of African American students in STEM fields
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
The identifiable elements that contribute to systemic and sustainable reform are all visible in the learning environment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). This institution is nationally-recognized for the strength of its science/engineering programs and for its effectiveness in working as a community to ensure the success of all students– particularly African American students– in the study of STEM fields.

Audio Recordings

Engaging in an intellectual and experiential learning community
Jeff Hollerman
Presented by Jeff Hollerman, Associate Professor of Psychology, Allegheny College.
Reporting Out