Presenting Emerging Ideas to a Broader Audience

Another strength of the DSEA Alliance is the opportunity it offers member organizations to reach an audience beyond their membership. Each meeting of the DSEA Alliance addresses an issue of concern to the larger community at which organizations present the best ideas and materials from within their community for dissemination and adaptation by other communities. Past meetings have addressed such issues as the assessment and evaluation of student learning, ensuring the success of under-represented groups, preparing students for the 21st century workforce, and using technologies to enhance student learning.

Examples of this kind of broader dissemination include PKAL representatives presenting at the 2002 & 2003 Sigma Xi Forums on Diversity, as well as annual meetings of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the Society for College and University Planning, and the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Further examples include the distribution of PKAL materials, such as the annual PKAL reports Investing in Faculty and the PKAL Report on Reports. Publications distributed by other members include many NRC reports, Bio2010, Complex Environmental Systems, and the report report on project SPIN-UP (Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics) from the National Task Force on Undergraduate Phsyics.