Agenda

Considering Pedagogies that Serve to Strengthen Student Learning
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

October 10 - 12, 2003

Co-sponsors:
American Council of Academic Deans (ACAD)
Holabird & Root

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED ON A SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS.

Friday, October 10, 2003
(Friday sessions all at assembly hotel)
12:00 - 3:00 pm Registration

12:15 - 2:30 pm Orientation meeting for session leaders & facilitators

3:00 - 4:30 pm Plenary I:
Opening plenary
3:00 pm Welcome, introductions & identifying the goals for the assembly
Susan B. Chaplin, Professor, Department of Biology- The University of St. Thomas
Mary M. Walczak, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry- St. Olaf College
3:45 pm Paradigms for learning- The theory behind the practice
Kenneth Heller, Professor of Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy- University of Minnesota

4:30 - 5:25 pm Plenary II: Panel presentation
A kaleidoscope of F21 perspectives: stories from the practitioners of alternative pedagogies

Moderator:
Kenneth Heller, Professor of Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy- University of Minnesota

Panelists:
Laura E. McCullough, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics- University of Wisconsin-Stout
Marcus Webster, Professor of Biology- St. Johns University
Trish A. Ferrett, Professor of Chemistry- Carleton College

5:35 - 6:00 pm Cluster sessions
At-the-table small group discussions about challenges and successes in implementing an effective pedagogy: what works and how do you know. Each table prepares a poster for review during the reception.

6:15 - 7:00 pm Reception and poster session
Hosted by Holabird and Root

7:15 - 8:10 pm Dinner

8:15 - 9:00 pm Plenary III:
Lessons learned: Pitfalls and possibilities facing faculty leaders intent on influencing positive change

Susan B. Chaplin, Professor, Department of Biology- The University of St. Thomas
Mary M. Walczak, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry- St. Olaf College
 
Saturday, October 11, 2003
8:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast discussion: on being an agent of change
Facilitators:
PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century

9:00 - 9:45 am Plenary IV:
Enhancing large classes with active and cooperative learning

Karl A. Smith, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering- University of Minnesota

10:15 - 11:45 am Breakout session A:
Experiencing, considering and assessing alternative pedagogies


11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch with time for teams to meet

1:15 - 2:45 pm Breakout session B:
Experiencing, considering and assessing alternative pedagogies


2:45 - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 - 4:45 pm Breakout session C:
Experiencing, considering and assessing alternative pedagogies


5:00 - 6:00 pm Plenary V: Panel
The administrative perspective on exploring, adapting, and assessing pedagogies that work

Moderator:
Trish A. Ferrett, Professor of Chemistry- Carleton College

Panelists:
Charles J. Keffer, Former Provost, University of St. Thomas
David F. Brakke, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics- James Madison University
Susan Singer, Professor of Biology- Carleton College

6:15 - 8:30 pm Dinner at the Binz Cafeteria
Leadership activities and celebration of the 10th anniversary of the PKAL Faculty for the 21st Cenutry

8:00 - 9:00 pm Leadership initiatives
Jeanne L. Narum, Director- Project Kaleidoscope

9:00 pm Return to hotel
 
Sunday, October 12, 2003
7:30 am Shuttle departs from the hotel

8:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast discussions: what works

9:00 - 10:00 am Plenary VI:
Pulling it all together: the problem-based learning approach

Deborah Allen, Associate Professor of Biology, Undergraduate Programs Director- University of Delaware

10:00 - 11:00 am Completing, posting, and reviewing agendas for action
Individuals and institutional teams
Coffee and juice available outside of the 3M Auditorium

11:00 - 12:00 pm Plenary VII:
  • Lessons learned: building networks for continued collaboration
    Richard S. Moog, Professor, Department of Chemistry- Franklin and Marshall College

  • Revisiting our goals- past, present and future
    Susan B. Chaplin, Professor, Department of Biology- The University of St. Thomas
    Mary M. Walczak, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry- St. Olaf College
    Jeanne Narum, Director- Project Kaleidoscope