2009 Keck/PKAL Summer Institute

Agenda

Washington College
Chestertown, Maryland

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
   
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Registration; Housing Check-in; Poster Set-up

   
4:00 – 5:20 p.m.

PLENARY I: Leaders as agents of change.

4:00: Welcome; Logistics: Introductions
Michael Kerchner, Professor of Psychology—Washington College; Keck/PKAL Co-PI & Host Site Coordinator
Susan Elrod, Director of Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, Professor of Biological Sciences— California Polytechnic State University, Center for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Education (CESAME); Keck/PKAL Co-PI
Jeanne L. Narum, Director—Project Kaleidoscope: Keck/PKAL Co-PI

4:15: Plenary Discussion: What it means to be a boundary-crossing agent.
Moderator: Jeanne L. Narum, Director—Project Kaleidoscope
Facilitator: Gary Gabriele, Dean of Engineering—Villanova University

The companion Keck-funded initiative to this PKAL project, facilitating interdisciplinary research, suggests that:

At the heart of interdisciplinarity is communication—the conversations, connections, and combinations that bring new insights to virtually every kind of scientist and engineer.

In this session we will explore how leaders in facilitating ID learning need to be bridge builders and boundary-crossing agents, encouraging and enabling new kinds of conversations, connections and combinations. Opening remarks set the stage for at-the-table discussions about leadership in the work of facilitating ID learning, about building a common language about and commitment to such efforts, about the bridges that need to be built between/among the different spheres of influence and responsibility on a campus. The focus is in on the role of the leadership team.

   
5:30 –6:20 p.m.

POSTER SESSION & RECEPTION

Time to build community around best practices and barriers:
Put a post-it flag with your name on the best "hot tip" from a team's poster; put another flag with your name on the "barrier" that you are also facing (post-it flags provided).

   
6:30 –7:30 p.m.

DINNER

Assigned Tables: Cross-team tables engaging persons in similar spheres of influence and responsibility on a campus.

   
7:45 – 9:00 p.m.

An Exercise in Community-building: Leadership as an individual responsibility.

Expanding on the discussion of the role of the leadership team, participants will engage in a ‘speed-dating’ exercise during which pairs will share one response to one of the questions posed by Bill George in True North (paraphrased):

What is the most significant leadership experience that you have had to date, and what did you learn from it?

Time for fellowship and recreation.

   
9:00 - 9:10 p.m.

Time for the Provacateur.
Adrianna Kezar, Associate Professor of Higher Education – University of Southern California

Dr. Kezar has agreed to serve as provocateur during the institute, with the assignment of noting critical ideas that are not to be forgotten and critical ideas that have been missed. She will have several opportunities throughout the institute (announced and unannounced) in her role as provocateur.

   
THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2009
   
7:45 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast, with teams

   
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

PLENARY II: Setting and assessing student learning outcomes in the process of facilitating ID STEM learning.

9:00: Logistics

9:10: Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Susan Elrod, Director of Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, Professor of Biological Sciences— California Polytechnic State University, Center for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Education (CESAME); Keck/PKAL Co-PI
Panelists: Charles Blaich, Director of Inquiries, Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts— Wabash College
Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director of Center of Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute—National Survey of Student Engagement
Karen Oates, Deputy Division Director of Education and Human Resources Directorate, Division of Undergraduate Education—National Science Foundation
James Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry—Grinnell College

One of the essential conversations that must take place and engage a diverse group of individuals on a campus is about the process of setting ID learning goals, designing curricular and institutional structures that serve those goals, and assessing student progress toward achieving them. Recognizing that assessment of student learning is distinct from program evaluation, the panel will outline the key issues, setting the stage for an at-the-table assignment, tackling a case-study outlining the challenges and opportunities to set and assess ID student learning outcomes.

Recognizing the complexity of identifying, clarifying and articulating goals for student learning in interdisciplinary fields, the panel’s discussion will follow from the Spring 2009 Keck/PKAL Roundtable on ID assessment, at which specific lists of ID STEM learning goals were developed.

   
10:00 a.m.

At-the-table discussions. Each table prepares a poster as the ‘reporting-out’ mechanism.

   
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

BREAK

   
10:50 – 11:50 a.m.

BREAK-OUT SESSION I

The plenaries and break-out sessions are designed to integrate discussions about facilitating ID learning horizontally, vertically and diagonally. They are also designed to build a portfolio of promising ideas and best practices.

Participants are asked to select a break-out session that matches their interest/expertise.

Break-out I-A: Leadership in integrating assessment into curricular efforts
Moderator: Susan Olesik —Ohio State University
Facilitator: Karen Oates —National Science Foundation
Recorder: Michael Schuckers —St. Lawrence University

Break-out I-B: Leadership in integrating assessment into curricular efforts
Moderator: Chun Wai Liew —Lafayette College
Facilitator: Susan Elrod —California Polytechnic State University, Center for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Education (CESAME)
Recorder: Lee Ann Clements —Jacksonville University

Break-out I-C: Leadership in establishing an assessment culture
Moderator: Jenny Gruening —Bradley University
Facilitator: Jim Swartz —Grinnell College
Recorder: Mary Roth —Lafayette College

Break-out I-D: Assessment processes: what works
Moderator: Yaffa Grossman —Beloit College
Facilitator: Jillian Kinzie —National Survey of Student Engagement
Recorder: Tom Horvath —SUNY Oneonta

Break-out I-E: Assessment tools and instruments: what works
Moderator: Reneta Lansiquot —CUNY-New York City College of Technology
Facilitator: Charles Blaich —Wabash College
Recorder: Kyle Seifert —James Madison University

   
12:10 – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH & TIME FOR TEAMS

   
2:00 –4:00 p.m.

PLENARY III: Shaping programs and spaces that facilitate STEM ID learning.

2:00: Logistics
Moderator: Mike Kerchner—Washington College

2:10: Part 1: Shaping spaces for STEM ID learning
Facilitator: Bill Gustafson, President—Ballinger

2:45: Part 2: Shaping core curricular programs for ID STEM learning
Facilitator: Louise Hainline, Dean for Research & Graduate Studies—CUNY - Brooklyn College

3:20: Part 3: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development and "Real World" Environmental Research
Facilitators: Mike Deibel, Associate Professor of Chemistry—Earlham College
Mike Kerchner, Associate Professor of Psychology—Washington College

NOTE: The three presentations will be presented as a set of webinars to engage team members not present at the summer institute.

   
4:00 p.m.

Break

   
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

BREAK-OUT SESSION II

Break-out II-A: Shaping spaces for STEM ID learning
Moderator: Gary Gabriele—Villanova University
Facilitator: Bill Gustafson—Ballinger
Recorder: Lynn O’Brien—Nazareth College

Break-out II-B: Shaping core curricular programs for STEM ID learning
Moderator: Anne Acker—Jacksonville University
Facilitator: Louise Hainline—CUNY-Brooklyn College
Recorder: Mark Stewart—Willamette University

Break-out II-C: Shaping cross-curricular programs for STEM ID learning
Moderator: Diane Husic—Moravian College
Facilitator: Karen Oates—National Science Foundation
Recorder: Carol Steele—DePauw University

Break-out III-D: Assessment processes: what works at the program level
Moderator: Kathy Hoke—University of Richmond
Facilitator: Jillian Kinzie—National Survey of Student Engagement
Recorder: Terry Gustafson—Ohio State University

Break-out III-E: Assessment tools and instruments: what works at the program level
Moderator: Bernadette Kelley—Florida A&M University
Facilitator: Charles Blaich—Wabash College
Recorder: Whitney Schlegel—Indiana University at Bloomington

   
6:15 p.m.

CRAB FEST

   
FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
   
7:45 – 9:30 a.m.

BREAKFAST & TIME FOR TEAMS

Building from their poster presented on the first afternoon and from the ideas about lessons learned and best practices from the formal and informal discussions, each team is to map-out its future plans. Templates will be presented, suggesting that points along the team’s map might illustrate progress toward addressing benchmarks, barriers, sticky-points, opportunities such as:

  • setting student learning goals
  • developing appropriate and timely committees
  • dealing with institutional budgets
  • securing external support for sustaining the program…
   
10:00 –10:30 a.m.

CRITIQUE OF ROAD-MAPS & BREAK

   
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Planning toward December 2010, end of project.
2010 National Meeting
Publication

Responsibilities of Individual Campuses

   
11:10 a.m. –12 p.m.

PLENARY IV: Some Final Thoughts about Leadership in Institutional Transformation
Adrianna Kezar, Associate Professor of Higher Education – University of Southern California

   
12:00 p.m.

Institute Concludes: Boxed Lunches.