2004 - 2006 Leadership Initiative Seminar: Trinity University

Agenda

Leadership in Building Programs that Ensure the Success of All Students
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX
February 24-26, 2006
Thursday, February 23, 2006
   
7:00 - 9:00 pm Registration for participants
Lobby, Doubletree San Antonio Airport
   
7:30 pm Dinner planning meeting: seminar facilitators
Las Fuentes Room, Doubletree San Antonio Airport
 
Friday, February 24, 2006
   
7:00 - 7:30 am Registration
Lobby, Doubletree San Antonio Airport
   
7:30 am Buses from hotel to campus
   
8:00 - 8:50 am Breakfast discussions
Overcoming barriers to ensuring the success of all students.

Tables assigned
The Fiesta Room, Coates University Center

Each participating campus is to come with one promising practice, from its experience, in overcoming a specific barrier for sharing.
9:00 - 9:45 am Plenary I
My personal story as a leader—some lessons learned
Karan Watson, Dean of Faculties, Associate Provost, Texas A&M University
Each LI seminar spotlights a pioneering national leader whose efforts are making a difference—for students on his or her home campus, for their institutional and disciplinary colleagues, for science and for society.
Abstract
   
9:45 - 10:30 am At-the-table dialogue on leadership; more personal lessons learned
Seminar facilitators will tell brief stories about their success and non-successes as leaders, inviting participants to distill lessons learned
   
10:30 - 10:50 am Break
   
10:50 - 12:20 pm Break-out session A
Involving the whole institution
  1. Understanding the why and how of integrating assessment into the work of institutional transformation
    • Karen K. Oates, SENCER/Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Harrisburg University of Science
      Abstract
  2. Building learning communities
  3. Integrating attention to goals for student learning across the curriculum
  4. EPICS: Integrating engineering education and community service
   
12:30 - 1:20 pm Lunch
   
1:30 - 2:15 pm Experiential learning exercise
Imagining what “success” would look like
Jeanne L. Narum, Director, Project Kaleidoscope
   
2:15 - 3:30 pm Plenary II: Panel with discussion
Key issues to consider to ensure the success of all students—what questions to ask; who to have at the table, etc.
Two major themes run through this seminar, with the “all” of all students linking them. A panel of seminar facilitators will outline, from their experiences, what campuses need to know about their students, and how to find those answers, as they work toward institutional transformation.
  • Benjamin C. Flores, Model Institutions of Excellence (MIE) Program Director, University of Texas El Paso
  • Leah H. Jamieson, Associate Dean of Engineering for Undergraduate Education, Purdue University Main Campus
   
3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
   
3:30 - 5:30 pm Cluster consulting groups - I
Each team leaves with an agenda for action that is both feasible and challenging, given its particular institutional mission and circumstances. With seminar facilitators as consultants , clusters of two or three teams will begin the process of planning, revisiting and clarifying their vision and goals.. Each will prepare a poster to be critiqued during the following reception.
   
5:30 - 6:30 pm Reception & poster session
Hosted by Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates
   
6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner
   
7:30 - 8:00 pm Snapshots
21 st century spaces for 21 st century STEM learning communities
  • Michael J. Reagan, Director of Science & Technology, Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates
  • Elizabeth Ericson, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
   
8:10 pm Buses from campus to hotel
   
Saturday, February 25, 2006
   
7:30 am Buses from hotel to campus
   
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
Tables assigned
No topic assigned
   
9:00 - 10:15 am Plenary III
The host site story: Reform of introductory science courses for non-science majors

For several years, Trinity University and colleagues within the Associated Colleges of the South have collaborated on designing, implementing and assessing a variety of courses in STEM fields that introduce non-STEM majors to the joy of the scientific way of exploring and knowing the world.
Abstract
  1. Introduction & Overview
  2. Reform of Introductory Science Courses for Non-Science Majors
  3. Redesign of Exploring Earth, an inquiry-based studio format course
  4. Integrative Biology at Trinity University
  5. Codifying Materials for the Presentation of Scientific Investigations into 17th Century Dutch Art
   
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
   
10:30 - 12:00 pm Breakout session B
Taking the kaleidoscopic perspective as you plan
  1. Seeking support—internal and external for your initiatives
  2. Planning spaces for science that serve all students
    • Michael J. Reagan, Director of Science & Technology, Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates
    • Elizabeth Ericson, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
      Abstract
  3. Linking to the world beyond the campus: K-16 initiatives
    • Spencer A. Benson, Director of the Center of teaching Excellence, University of Maryland College Park
    • Karen K. Oates, SENCER/Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Harrisburg University of Science
      Abstract
  4. EPICS: Integrating engineering education and community service
   
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm Lunch
   
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Experiential learning exercise
Considering the challenge of communication
Jeanne L. Narum, Director, Project Kaleidoscope
   
2:00 - 3:30 pm Breakout session C
Designing science-for-all curriculum
  1. Building a Global Dimension into programs that ensure the success of all students
    • Spencer A. Benson, Director of the Center of teaching Excellence, University of Maryland College Park
    • Stuart J. Birnbaum, Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio
      Abstract
  2. Understanding the why and how of integrating assessment into the work of institutional transformation
    • Karen K. Oates, SENCER/Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Harrisburg University of Science
      Abstract
  3. Roles and responsibilities of academic administrators
    • Lisa M. Sullivan, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
    • Leo Pezzementi, Professor of Biology, Birmingham-Southern College
    • Michael Fischer, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of Faculty, Trinity University
    • Karan Watson, Dean of Faculties, Associate Provost, Texas A&M University
  4. Building learning communities
   
3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
   
3:45 - 5:15 pm Cluster consulting group II
Teams complete the development of their agenda for action, responding to critiques of “vision/goals” and moving to determine specific strategies and actions. Agendas to be presented on Sunday morning.
   
5:15 pm Buses from campus to La Fonda on Main (Mexican Restaurant)
   
5:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner at La Fonda on Main
Hospitality bar hosted by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
   
7:30 pm Buses from restaurant to hotel
   
Sunday, February 26, 2006
All sessions at the Doubletree San Antonio Airport
   
7:45 - 8:45 am Breakfast
Informal review of agenda for action
   
8:45 - 9:45 am Plenary IV
Leadership in focusing on the future
Melvin D. George, President Emeritus, University of Missouri
Abstract
   
9:45 - 10:00 am Break
   
10:00 - 10:45 am Reporting out from PKAL LI teams
   
10:45 - 11:45 am Reflections from Rapporteurs
   
11:45 am Seminar Concludes