2007 Summer Institute

Agenda

Focusing on leadership, student learning & institutional transformation

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
   
3:00 - 5:00 pm Registration & Poster Set-up
 
5:00 - 5:45 pm Reception & Poster Session
   
5:45 - 6:45 pm Dinner
   
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Plenary Session I
Welcome, introductions & logistics
 

 

Creativity as a goal for student learning
Convenor:
Jeanne L. Narum- Director, Project Kaleidoscope
Presenter:
Tori Haring-Smith- President, Washington & Jefferson College

What works: Creativity as a goal for organizational change
Facilitators:
Debbie Chachra -Assistant Professor of Materials Science, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Benjamin Linder -Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Mark Somerville -Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

   
9:30 pm Informal Conversations
   
Thursday, June 14, 2007
   
6:30 - 7:30 am Experiential Learning Exercise
Galvanizing the community to establish a common vision & a common language

Facilitators:
Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Sylvia Nadler- Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies, William Jewell College
   
7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast & Follow-Up
A (modified) Kolb Learning Cycle: What happened? What did we learn? What next?

Convenors:
Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University
Facilitators:
Debbie Chachra -Assistant Professor of Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Tori Haring-Smith- President, Washington & Jefferson College
Mark Somerville -Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
   
9:00 - 10:15 am Plenary Session II
Leading educational transformation

Convenor:
Louise Hainline- Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, CUNY-Brooklyn College
Presenter:
Richard L. Hughes -Transformation Chair, United States Air Force Academy (formerly at the Center for Creative Leadership)
   
10:15 - 10:45 am Break
   
10:45 - 11:45 am

Breakout Session I
How to conceive, design, implement and assess:

A. What works: A pedagogical approach that ensures robust student learning in STEM fields
Convenor:
David S. Koetje- Associate Professor of Biology, Calvin College
Facilitator:
Bradford Lister- Director of the Center for Industrial Innovation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B. What works: Campus-wide, cross-departmental conversations about how students learn
Convenor:
Lynn Wilson- Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Natural Science & Math Division, Washington and Jefferson College
Facilitators:
George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College
Melvin D. George- President Emeritus, University of Missouri

C. What works: Administrators shaping programs built around goals for student learning
Convenor:
Terence Favero- Associate Dean of Curriculum & Professor of Biology, University of Portland
Facilitators:
Alison I. Morrison-Shetlar- Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida
C. Gary Reiness- Professor of Biology, Lewis and Clark College
James E. Swartz- Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College, Grinnell College

D. What works: Shaping programs & spaces to accommodate 21st century pedagogies & technologies
Convenor:
Jeffrey N. Dahlseid- Rotating Program Officer - Research Corporation; Assistant Professor of Biology & Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College
Facilitator:
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University

   
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch & Discussion
Student learning goals: Perspectives from the community

Convenor:
David F. Brakke- Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison
Discussants:
Amy Chang- Director of Office of Education and Training, American Society for Microbiology
Jack G. Hehn- Director of Education, American Institute of Physics
Robert C. Hilborn- Professor of Physics, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Jay B. Labov- Senior Advisor for Education & Communications, National Research Council
J. Michael Pearson- Director of Programs & Services, Mathematical Association of America University
   
1:30 - 2:45 pm Plenary Session III
21st century students: Who they are, what we know about them, and what we need to know

Convenor:
Susan R. Singer- Professor of Biology, Carleton College
Facilitators:
John H. Hall- Professor & Chair of Chemistry, Morehouse College
Jillian Kinzie- Associate Director of Center of Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute, National Survey of Student Engagement
   
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Breakout Session II
How to conceive, design, implement, and assess:

A. What works: Programs that serve all students, majors and non-majors alike
Facilitators:
Elizabeth S. Boylan- Provost & Dean of Faculty, Barnard College
Dorothy Denburg- Dean of the College, Barnard College
Christian Rojas- Associate Professor of Chemistry, Barnard College
Steven Stroessner- Associate Professor of Psychology & Department Chair, Barnard College

B. What works: Programs designed for the STEM major--Research-rich and interdisciplinary
Convenor:
Ishrat M. Khan- Professor of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University
Facilitator:
Clifton A. Poodry- Director of the Minority Opportunities in Research Branch, National Institutes of Health

C. What works: Administrators recognizing and rewarding faculty for attention to student learning
Convenor:
Alison I. Morrison-Shetlar- Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida
Facilitators:
Terence Favero- Associate Dean of Curriculum & Professor of Biology, University of Portland
C. Gary Reiness- Professor of Biology, Lewis and Clark College
James E. Swartz- Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College, Grinnell College

D. What works: Programs for developing faculty leaders
Convenor:
Elizabeth F. McCormack- Professor of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
Facilitator:
Richard L. Hughes- Transformation Chair, United States Air Force Academy

 
3:00 – 4:00 pm Working Group Session
What works: Considering connections between NSSE and goals for student learning in STEM fields

Convenor:
Jeanne L. Narum- Director, Project Kaleidoscope
Facilitators:
Charles Blaich- Director of Inquiries at the Center of Inquiry, Wabash College
Robert C. Hilborn- Professor of Physics, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Jillian Kinzie- Associate Director of Center of Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute, National Survey of Student Engagement
   
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Individual & Team Consultations
Outlining a 'take-home agenda for action'

   
5:30 - 6:15 pm Reception
Hosted by Perkins+Will
   
6:15 - 8:30 pm

Dinner & After-dinner Discussion
Responses of STEM leaders to the American Competitiveness Initiative & other recent national reports

Convenors:
George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College
Melvin D. George- President Emeritus, University of Missouri

   
   
Friday, June 15, 2007
   
6:30 - 7:30 am Experiential Learning Exercise
Connecting academe and the broader community

Facilitators:
Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Sylvia Nadler- Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies, William Jewell College
   
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast & Facilitated Case Study Discussion
What do we understand about 21st century students - their backgrounds, aspirations, learning styles- and how does that understanding inform the work of STEM leaders in institutional transformation?
   
   
8:45 - 10:15 am Plenary Session IV
Leaders on leadership: Strengthening STEM learning of students in America's colleges and universities

Convenors:
Melvin D. George- President Emeritus, University of Missouri;
Daniel F. Sullivan- President, St. Lawrence University
Facilitators:
Brian K. Fitzgerald- Executive Director, Business Higher Education Forum
Margaret A. Miller- Director of Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Virginia
Carol G. Schneider- President, Association of American Colleges & Universities
   
10:15 – 10:45 am Break
   
10:45 - 11:45 am Plenary Session V
How do we link local solutions to national problems

Convenor:
Ann Die Hasselmo- President, American Academic Leadership Institute
Panelists:
Peter J. Bruns- Vice President for Grants & Special Programs, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James M. Gentile- President, Research Corporation
Linda L. Slakey- Division Director for Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
   
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
   
1:30 – 2:30 pm Plenary Session VI
Continued conversations - leadership in building research-rich learning environments that serve 21st century students, science and society

Convenor:
George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College
Panelists:
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University
Daniel L. Goroff- Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
Arthur J. Lidsky- President, Dober, Lidsky, Craig & Associates
Carole Wedge- President, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
   
2:30 - 3:30 pm

Breakout session III

A. Making decisions: Investing in faculty, program and/or spaces, in allocating or reallocating capital resources
Convenor:
Roger E. Thibault- Executive Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Bowling Green State University
Facilitators:
Daniel L. Goroff- Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
Carole Wedge- President, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott

B. Dealing with the politics of institutional change and renewal
Convenor:
Andrew J. Velkey, II- Associate Professor of Psychology, Christopher Newport University
Facilitators:
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University
Arthur J. Lidsky- President, Dober, Lidsky, Craig & Associates

C. Lessons learned: The evaluation of the PKAL Leadership Initiative experience
Convenor:
Michael Savarese- Interim Director of the Whitaker Center for Science, Mathematics & Technology Education, Florida Gulf Coast University
Facilitator:
Jeffrey Froyd - Research Professor at Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University

D. Imagining and achieving spaces that strengthen student learning
Gary C. McNay - Principal, Perkins+Will, Atlanta
John Starr - Principal, Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture

   
   
3:30 - 5:30 pm Conversations & Consultations
Time for rest, relaxation, and/or work
   
5:30 - 7:15 pm Picnic
   
7:15 - 9:00 pm

A Curricular Circus
Observing & engaging 21st centurypedagogies

Facilitators:
Jeanne M. Andreoli- Associate Professor of Biology, Marygrove College
Lance Shipman- Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Morehouse College
David Statman- Professor of Physics & Chemistry, Chair of the Department of Physics, Allegheny College

   
   
Saturday, June 16, 2007
   
6:30 - 7:30 am Experiential Learning Exercise
Lessons in leadership

Facilitators:
Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Sylvia Nadler- Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies, William Jewell College
   
7:30 - 8:45 am Breakfast & Facilitated Case Study Discussions
Convenor:
Jeanne L. Narum- Director, Project Kaleidoscope
   
9:00 - 10:00 am Plenary VII
The Kolb Learning Cycle: What happened? What have we learned? What next?

Convenor:
Daniel F. Sullivan- President, St. Lawrence University
Facilitators:
George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College
Daniel L. Goroff- Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
Rita A. Teutonico- Advisor for Integrative Activities, Deputy Division Director of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, National Science Foundation
Carole Wedge- President, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
   
10:00 - 11:30 am Reporting out within Cluster Groups
   
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Closing Plenary
Envisioning a future: Leaders serving students, science and society

Convenor:
Rita A. Teutonico- Advisor for Integrative Activities, Deputy Division Director of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences, National Science Foundation
Presenter:
James M. Gentile- President, Research Corporation