2006 PKAL F21 National Assembly

Saturday Draft Agenda

October 6 - 8, 2006

DRAFT as of August 11, 2006

Saturday, October 7, 2006
   
Theme
Coming together across communities to transform undergraduate STEM education

Vision
F21 members will be working in partnerships, collaboration, and networks of colleagues across disciplinary, institutional, and sector boundaries to make progress towards systemic improvements in undergraduate STEM learning and teaching.
   
7:30 - 8:40 am BREAKFAST & DISCUSSIONS
   
8:50 am BUSES DEPART FOR HARPER COLLEGE
   
9:30 am - 10:45 pm BREAK-OUT SESSION A

Coming together to:
  • Build collegial curricular connections within their home campus community: cross/interdisciplinary programs
  • Focus on student learning: mentoring; theories of learning
  • Connect beyond their home campus community: K-16 connections; two/four-year college connections; international connections; Washington DC connections
  • Work toward institutional transformation: learning communities; faculty development; facilities development;
    roles & responsibilities of deans & chairs.
   
11:00 am - 12:15 pm PLENARY SESSION
The Creating Brain: The Essence of creativity to shape the materials of life in new and unexpected ways

Presenters
Nancy C. Andreasen, University of Iowa

An introduction to Harper College's Avante Center for science

Presenter
William Odell, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassbaum, Inc.

   
12:15 - 2:00 pm LUNCH, TOUR OF THE HARPER COLLEGE SCIENCE FACILITY & TIME FOR INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS
   
2:00 - 3:15 pm BREAK-OUT SESSION B

Coming together to:
  • Build collegial curricular connections within their home campus community: cross/interdisciplinary programs
  • Focus on student learning: mentoring; theories of learning
  • Connect beyond their home campus community: K-16 connections; two/four-year college connections; international connections; Washington DC connections
  • Work toward institutional transformation: learning communities; faculty development; facilities development;
    roles & responsibilities of deans & chairs.
   
3:15 - 3:45 pm BREAK
   
3:45 - 4:45 pm SNAPSHOTS, TIME FOR INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS, 2ND ORIENTATION FOR NEW F21 MEMBERS
(PKAL National Steering Committee meeting in executive session)

In a series of 15-minute SNAPSHOTS sessions, F21 members present their coming together stories.
   
5:00 pm BUSES DEPART FOR The House of Blues
   
6:00 - 8:30 pm DINNER & LOTS OF FUN AT The House of Blues
   
8:30 & 10:00 pm BUSES RETURN TO HOTEL

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