Application Procedures

Building Spaces for Science that Make a Difference
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

September 12 - 14, 2003

Oscar J. Boldt Construction
Ellenzweig Associates
American Council of Academic Deans (ACAD)

Application process closed.

All assembly activities are designed to build institutional teams informed about and committed to strengthening the undergraduate science and mathematics programs for which they are responsible through the planning and designing of better spaces for science. Institutional teams are recommended with suggested team members including senior administrators with budget authority, those responsible for facilities management, advancement and/or curricular planning, joining with the faculty who understand the nature and demands of 21st century learning and teaching in the fields of mathematics, engineering and the various fields of science. Teams will be selected from applications received by August 6, 2003. Applications received after the scheduled deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Applicants will be informed of their application status by email.

Application materials are to include:

  • completed 2003 Assemblies Application Form

  • A one-page description of the current status of planning, together with a brief discussion of the goals for student learning that drive the planning. A brief description of present spaces should be included and, if available, the projected size and cost of the anticipated project. Please type the description in 11 - 12 point font and include the institution's name as the heading.

  • A letter of support from the president if the president is not a member of the team

  • A one-paragraph explanation of the appropriateness of the team

  • A copy of the departmental/divisional mission statement

  • A copy of the institutional mission statement

  • A burning question that your team would like to have addressed at the assembly

  • If your institution has received a Keck/PKAL Consultation, please include in the application a brief update on recent follow-up activities in response to the consultants' report.

Send Applications (2 Copies) to:

Project Kaleidoscope
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW ~ Suite 803
Washington, DC 20036

Fax: 202-331-1283

* Applications may be submitted by fax or email if followed by hard-copies (2) sent by postal mail.

Assembly Fees

The assembly fee is:

  • $300.00 per person for an individual registration
  • $250.00 per person for a team registration of 2-5 individuals
  • $225.00 per person for a team of 6 or more.

Registration fees include meals and assembly materials. Participants or their institutions pay the cost of travel and lodging. Institutions will be invoiced upon assembly acceptance.