2007 PKAL F21 National Assembly

Agenda

Draft as of October 10, 2007

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
- near the Washington Dulles International Airport -
Chantilly, Virginia
November 2 - 4, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007
   
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. REGISTRATION & POSTER SET-UP
 
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. MEETING OF ASSEMBLY LEADERS AND FACILITATORS
 
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION I

Welcome, Logistics & Expectations

Welcomers/Convenors:
Elizabeth F. McCormack, Professor of Physics—Bryn Mawr College
Gary P. Radice, Associate Professor of Biology—University of Richmond
Barbara A. Reisner, Associate Professor of Chemistry—James Madison University
Katerina Thompson, Director of Undergraduate Research & Internship Programs—University of Maryland College Park

Time to understand the scope and sequence of assembly sessions–what is to happen each day, what is to be the take-home message:

  • The different dimensions of leadership, and how they connect at the personal and professional level
  • The different contexts for leadership--leadership within a department and/or at the institutional or national level, and how they connect
  • The value of planning to lead (planning to make a difference) at different career stages, in different spheres of influence and responsibility
  • The value of building networks and friendships within a community.

Personal Reflections and Connecting to Colleagues:
Shaping a Meaningful Career

Moderator:
David Statman, Chair of Physics Department—Allegheny College

Panelists:
Susan B. Chaplin, Director of Faculty Development—University of St. Thomas
Thomas B. Higgins, Associate Professor of Chemistry—Harold Washington College
Betty Hill Stewart, Dean of Science & Mathematics—Midwestern State University

 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m. RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION
 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. DINNER
   
7:40 – 8:45 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION II

Asking Critical Questions:
A Leadership Responsibility

Moderator:
Lee Ann Clements, Professor of Biology & Marine Science & Chair of Division of Science & Math—Jacksonville University

Panelists:
Stephanie Fabritius, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College—Centre College
George B. Forsythe, Acting President; Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty— Westminster College
Mark C. Hofmann, Associate Dean of Faculty & Professor of Mathematics—Skidmore College
Roger Thibault, Executive Associate Dean of College of Arts & Sciences—Bowling Green State University

At-the-table discussion about issues raised by the panel and reflections on individual engagement with the SWOT Analysis(a pre-assembly assignment). Participants will be seated with their assigned cluster group.

   
8:45 p.m.

INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS

   
Saturday, November 3, 2007
   
6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

PKAL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING EXERCISE

Connecting within Your Campus

Learning by doing is a hallmark of robust 21st century STEM learning environments, and it is a PKAL tradition to provide opportunities for experiencing and reflecting on experiential learning exercises, set in the context of the themes for the event.

 
7:45 – 8:45 a.m. BREAKFAST WITH CLUSTER GROUPS
 
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

PLENARY SESSION III

Defining Faculty Leadership:
Developing Leaders within the Faculty Ranks as Teachers, Scholars and Campus Citizens

Convenor:
Elizabeth F. McCormack, Professor of Physics—Bryn Mawr College

Speaker:
Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Dean of School of Arts & Science—Indiana University Kokomo

Emerging leaders fit into a culture and are shaped by that culture. How leaders are identified, nurtured, recognized and supported, at all career stages--will be explored in this plenary.

 
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. BREAK
 
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION I

A. Opportunities and Responsibilities for PKAL Faculty 21:
Welcoming the Class of 2007

Facilitator:
Beth Cunningham, Provost & Dean of Faculty—Illinois Wesleyan University; co-pi PKAL F21 Leadership Institute grant (NSF)
David Kanis, Professor & Chair of Chemistry & Physics—Chicago State University
Lisa Lewis, Associate Dean of the Faculty & Associate Professor of Chemistry—Albion College
Marcus Webster, Professor of Biology—College of St. Benedict and St. John's University

B. Opportunities and Responsibilities for Academic Administrators:
Deans, Chairs of Departments and Programs

Facilitators:
George B. Forsythe, Acting President; Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty— Westminster College
Carolyn Herman, Assistant Dean of College of Arts & Sciences—Washington University

C. Leaders Making a Difference:
A Story from the University of Portland

Facilitators:
Terence G. Favero, Professor of Biology & Associate Dean of Curriculum—University of Portland
Marlene Moore, Professor of Biology & Emeritus Dean of Arts & Sciences—University of Portland

D. Leaders Making a Difference:
A Story from George Mason University

Facilitators:
Laurie Fathe, Consultant
Thomas C. Wood, Associate Professor of Conservation Studies and Director of International Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability, Century College—George Mason University

 
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION IV

Figuring Out the Right Questions to Ask at All Career Stages

Speaker:
Daniel Goroff, Professor of Mathematics—Harvard University

 
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. LUNCH
 
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION II

A. A Journey from Good to Great:
A Model for Helping Good Academic Programs Become Great Programs

Convenor:
Elizabeth F. McCormack, Professor of Physics—Bryn Mawr College

Facilitator:
Susan Sciame-Giesecke, Dean of School of Arts & Science—Indiana University Kokomo

B. Shaping Undergraduate Spaces that Nurture and Celebrate 21st Century STEM Learning Communities

Facilitators:
Timothy L. Lewis, Professor & Chair of Biology—Wittenberg University
Elizabeth D. Wolfinger, Dean of Natural & Biological Sciences—Meredith College

C. Leaders Making a Difference:
A Story from the Western State College of Colorado

Facilitators:
Dustin Hite, Assistant Professor of Physics—Western State College of Colorado
Dale L. Orth, Professor of Chemistry and Chair of Natural & Environmental Sciences—Western State College of Colorado
Cassandra Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biology—Western State College of Colorado
Anne W. Ryter, Professor of Chemistry & Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence—Western State College of Colorado
Katherine Wieseman, Associate Professor of Teacher Education—Western State College of Colorado
Jessica Young, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs—Western State College of Colorado

D. Exploring the Future: Options and Opportunities for PKAL F21 Village Elders (

Facilitator:
Jeanne L. Narum, Director-Project Kaleidoscope

 
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

BREAK

 
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION III

A. Building SWAG (Scholarly Women’s Achievement Groups) to Enhance Scholarly Productivity:
A Story from Grinnell College

Facilitator:
Leslie A. Gregg-Jolly, Associate Professor of Biology—Grinnell College

B. Building Teaching/Learning Networks that Strengthen the Community of Learners: A Story from the University of St. Thomas

Facilitator:
Susan B. Chaplin, Director of Faculty Development & Professor of Biology—University of St. Thomas
Jill Manske, Director, Division of Sciences and Mathematics-University of St. Thomas

C. Building Mechanisms for Mentoring and for Innovation (TIP – The Teaching Innovation Program):
A Story from the University of Mary Washington

Convenor:
Debra L. Hydorn, Professor & Chair of Mathematics—University of Mary Washington

Facilitators:
Karen Anewalt Cockrell, Associate Professor of Computer Science—University of Mary Washington
Robert Ekey, Assistant Professor of Physics—University of Mary Washington
Kathryn Loesser-Casey, Professor of Biological Sciences—University of Mary Washington
Mary Rigsby, Professor of English & Former Director of Teaching Innovation Program—University Mary Washington
Suzanne Sumner, Professor of Mathematics & Director of the Teaching Innovation Program—University of Mary Washington

D. Building Connections from Academic to the Business Community:
A Story from Calvin College

Convenor:
Janel Curry, Dean for Research & Scholarship Professor of Geography & Environmental Studies—Calvin College

Facilitators:
David H. DeHeer, Professor & Chair of Biology—Calvin College
David S. Koetje, Associate Professor of Biology—Calvin College

 
4:15 – 6:00 p.m.

CLUSTER SESSION

Cluster groups will meet throughout the weekend, working together in shaping of individual agendas for action that will be presented to the cluster on Sunday morning. These groups will be carefully orchestrated and based on the right mix of career states, areas of responsibility, etc.

 
6:00 - 7:00 pm. DINNER
 
7:15 - 9:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION V - AN EVENING OF FUN (cash bar)

What’s a PKAL? Build One Yourself

Facilitator:
Jeanne L. Narum, Director—Project Kaleidoscope

   
Sunday, November 4, 2007
   
6:45 – 7:45 a.m.

PKAL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING EXERCISE

Connections Beyond Campus

Learning by doing is a hallmark of robust 21st century STEM learning environments, and it is a PKAL tradition to provide opportunities for experiencing and reflecting on experiential learning exercises, set in the context of the themes for the event.
 
7:45 – 9:45 a.m.

BREAKFAST & PLENARY SESSION VI

Making Critical Connections:
A Leadership Responsibility

Moderator:
Katerina Thompson, Director of Undergraduate Research & Internship Programs—University of Maryland College Park

Panelists:
Nancy Hensel, Executive Director—Council on Undergraduate Research
Ted Hodapp, Director of Education and Diversity Programs—American Physical Society
Mary Kirchhoff, Director of Education Division—American Chemical Society
Catherine Mader, Associate Professor of Physics—Hope College

Leaders, as scholars and citizens, make a difference in context, in the various communities to which they belong. Reflecting the Assembly discussions to this point, panelists and participants will explore how to identify and shape opportunities for leadership within and beyond the campus—at the local, state, national and international level. At self-selected tables, participants will address a particular ‘context’ (K-12 connections, cross-departmental/institutional connections, connections at the national or international level). Adapting the customary PKAL Planning Process, tables will articulate first a ‘vision’ for connections within a particular context, then identify two or three goals that serve that vision, and finally detail two or three specific strategies to realize the goals and their vision. The vision is a “what might be if we took advantage of leadership opportunities to make a difference in ______________ context” statement.

Discussion Topic: Vision, Goals, Strategies...

 
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. CLUSTERS: REPORTING OUT
 
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION VII

Leaders Developing Leaders

Presenter:
Daniel Wubah, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs—University of Florida