Breakfast Discussion: Characteristics of Institutions that Work

Motivating Students to Pursue Careers in STEM Fields
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

Oberlin College
September 5 - 7, 2003

Breakfast Discussion: Characteristics of Institutions that Work
Sunday, September 7, 2003
7:30 - 8:15 am

Speakers:
John W. Emert, Professor & Assistant Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences- Ball State University
Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Director, Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning- University of Central Florida
Janice E. Thornton, Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Biology- Oberlin College
Charlene M. Waggoner, Lecturer, Center for Environmental Programs- Bowling Green State University
Elizabeth F. McCormack, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Physics- Bryn Mawr College

Abstract:
Each of the 2003 PKAL assemblies connects to the larger set of ten, and contributes to the body of information and materials that informs the larger PKAL community. A final exercise will be to identify ten characteristics of "institutions that work" in motivating students to pursue STEM careers. These ten visions will be placed on the PKAL web site with current what works vision statements, as templates for institutions building and sustaining strong programs.