Agenda

Building Vital Undergraduate STEM Departments and Programs
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

December 5 - 7, 2003

Co-sponsors:

Registration Deadline: November 21, 2003
Hotel Registration Deadline: November 17, 2003

Friday, December 5, 2003

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration


12:00 - 1:00 pm

Luncheon
Orientation meeting for session leaders and facilitators

Jeanne L. Narum, Director- Project Kaleidoscope


12:00 - 3:00 pm

Campus tours of new spaces
If you like, you may tour one of the new science facilities at the institutions listed below.
(pre-registration is required)
Spelman College
Emory University
Agnes Scott College


3:00 - 3:15 pm

Welcome, logistics and introductions
Mary Bullock, President- Agnes Scott College
Christopher G. De Pree, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy- Agnes Scott College

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Keynote presentation: Building and sustaining vital epartments in a changing landscape
Presenter:
Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics, Associate Dean of the Faculty- Amherst College

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Responding to the keynote presentation
Respondants:
Robert L. DeHaan, Director, Committee on Undergraduate Science Education- National Research Council
Joanne E. Berger-Sweeney, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Co-Director of Psychobiology Program- Wellesley College
J. K. Haynes, David Packard Professor and Chairman, Department of Biology- Morehouse College


5:00 - 5:15 pm

Break


5:15 - 6:15 pm

Plenary II: Characteristics of the ideal department: Where does your department stand?
Presenter:
Ishrat Khan, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry- Clark Atlanta University

Respondents:
Local Panel of Chairs and Deans (5 min each)


6:15 - 7:30 pm

Buffet dinner/Poster session
Poster session I: What works


7:30 - 8:30 pm

Plenary III: Spotlight on the host institution
Presenters:
Mary Brown Bullock, President of the College- Agnes Scott College
Rosemary Levy-Zumwalt, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College- Agnes Scott College
J. Philip Gibson, Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology- Agnes Scott College
Karen J. Thompson, Associate Professor of Biology- Agnes Scott College
Ruth E. Riter, Assistant Professor of Chemistry- Agnes Scott College
Christopher G. De Pree, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy- Agnes Scott College

Saturday, December 6, 2003

7:30

Bus departs from hotel


8:00 - 9:00 am Working breakfast: Departments and programs the work
Tables will be hosted by regional F21 leaders
Each table will have questions to address
There will be a traveling microphone for reporting out.

9:15 - 9:45 am

Review panel reports: Lessons learned
Panel Reports from Faculty for the 21st Century will highlight lessons learned from the nine previous assemblies. Reporters identified from participants at previous nine assemblies.


9:45 - 10:30 am

Plenary IV: Departments that work
Presenters:
Lance Shipman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry- Morehouse College
Joanne E. Berger-Sweeney, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Co-Director of Psychobiology Program- Wellesley College
A. Joseph Pollard, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology- Furman University
Tom Statler, Associate Professor of Astronomy- Ohio University


10:30 - 11:00 am

Break


11:00 -11:45 am

Breakout according to 4 interests groups lead by the session speakers

  • Integrating research and teaching
    Resource:
    Lance Shipman, Assistant Professor of Chemistry- Morehouse College

  • Developing interdisciplinary programs
    Resource:
    Joanne E. Berger-Sweeney, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Co-Director of Psychobiology Program- Wellesley College

  • Building collaborative undergraduate research
    Resource:
    A. Joseph Pollard, Professor and Chair, Department of Biology- Furman University

  • Research in the undergraduate classroom
    Resource:
    Tom Statler, Associate Professor of Astronomy- Ohio University

Group Questions:

  1. What are the key challenges to transforming departments/programs?

  2. What are 2-3 strategies that can overcome these challenges


12:00 am - 12:30 pm Plenary V: Reconvene to report on the ideas generated in breakout groups

12:30 - 1:30 pm Buffet lunch
Cluster meetings and student poster session in atrium.

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Plenary session VI: Roles and responsibilities of faculty leaders
Presenters:
Lee W. Willard, Associate Dean for Academic Planning & Special Projects, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences- Duke University
Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Associate Professor and Chairperson, Department of Psychology- Morgan State University
Sue V. Rosser, Dean, Ivan Allen College- Georgia Institute of Technology


2:15 - 3:00 pm

Plenary session VII: Building and sustaining faculty/student research
Presenters:
Jill Singer, Program Director, CCLI-A&I, Division of Undergraduate Education, Director for Education & Human Resources- National Science Foundation
Mark C. Zrull, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology- Appalachian State University


3:00 - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 - 4:15 pm

Plenary VIII: Integrating teaching and research
Presenters:
David Lynn, Professor, Biomolecular Chemistry- Emory University
Ethel D. Stanley, Director, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium- Beloit College
Paula J.S. Martin, Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Science and Studies Department- Juniata College


4:30 - 5:15 pm

Breakout sessions
led by local F21 members


5:30 - 7:00 pm Dinner/Cluster groups

7:00 pm Bus departs

7:30 pm

Optional evening event

Sunday, December 7, 2003

8:00 - 9:00 am

Breakfast
Breakfast Table Discussion
PKAL-What makes an ideal Department discuss and revise this document


9:00 - 9:45 am Plenary IX: Strategic Planning
Bruce Conn, Dean of Mathematical and Natural Sciences- Berry College
Patricia A. Marsteller, Director, Hughes Undergraduate Science Initiative- Emory University

10:00 - 10:45 am Breakout Sessions
Groups will be divided by subject area and will complete a mock strategic planning exercise for their department to include:
  1. Making a strategic plan for your department/program

  2. Identifying a Departmental or Program mission

  3. Identifying 1 and 5 year and 10 year issues

  4. SWOT analysis


11:00 - 11:30 am

Leadership for the 21st Century
Jeanne L. Narum, Director, Project Kaleidoscope


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Review agendas for action/Box lunch
All breakout groups publicly post their take home action plan.