Call for Papers

Taking Advantage of New Opportunities for Environmental Sciences
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

University of Portland
September 19 - 21, 2003

American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD)
The Council of Environmental Deans & Directors of the National Council for Science and the Environment
Soderstrom Architects P.C.

Application & Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 5, 2003

Background and resource materials assembled for each of the 2003 PKAL Assemblies will come from the work of the PKAL community, including but going beyond efforts of PKAL F21 members.

Thus, we now invite submissions from campuses across the country about efforts that work in building robust academic environmental programs. These submissions will be considered by the planning groups for each event for inclusion in the Assembly notebook, posting on the PKAL web site, and presentation at the Assembly. Programs must be mature, with substantial evidence that they are making a difference and achieving intended outcomes.

Submitted essays should detail:

  • the intended student audience for the program (prospective K-12 teachers, graduate students, baccalaureate entries into the S&T workforce)
  • the process of planning the project– from identifying the need/opportunity through assembling a project team and building the connections that make it all work
  • the process of implementing the project, including the use of specific technologies and pedagogies
  • the process of assessing the project, and
  • personal thoughts about what worked, and why this project was important to you, to your students, to science and society.

Essays should be no more than two print pages, single-sided, single-spaced, with one inch borders on all sides. Photos and illustrations are welcome, as are addresses of electronic links to further information about the project and to relevant information.