PKAL "Central" Midwest Network in Conjunction with the ACUBE Meeting

Nancy Sanders, Truman State University

Description:

ACUBE Annual Meeting (Assocation of College and University Biology Educators) will be hosted by Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri; we could add to the usual Thursday evening to Saturday noon schedule a Saturday afternoon PKAL F21 biology network session - axtend possibily into the evening. Food/accomodation is cheap, as is the meeting registration (usually includes all materials and meals for ~$70). Even with inexpensive costs for the meeting, many people can afford only one meeting per year and it is generally a choice made for a disciplinary focused meeting (this can't afford a meeting added to this). We propose tugging in a PKAL Saturday afternoon-evening session to be added to the ACUBE annual meeting - a theme suggested was "How We Teach Evolution: Problems Faced & Solutions Suggested"

Truman is within driving distance (7 hours) of 8 different states and many major cities

Budget:

Amount:

Option 1:
One possibility is funded travel grants
$100/person would give 20
$200/person would give 10
~$70-75 (registration) or cover an additional night at the hotel ($50-70)

Option 2:
Sponsor a speaker (travel & honorarium) ~$1,000
Evening banquet for F21
~$500 or less + hotel (10 rooms) for the extra night) (up to 20 people)

$2,000

Total budget not to exceed $2,000 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year