Shaping environments for undergraduate learning in STEM fields: Opportunities for research & comprehensive universities

Application process

Application Deadline Extended to August 12, 2004.

All workshop activities are designed to build institutional teams informed about and committed to strengthening the undergraduate science and mathematics programs for which they are responsible through the planning and designing of better spaces for science. Participants are highly encouraged to attend as members of an institutional team. Suggested team members include senior administrators with budget authority; other administrators responsible for facilities management, advancement, and/or curricular planning; and faculty who understand the nature and demands of 21st century learning and teaching in mathematics and the various fields of science.

Teams will be selected from applications received by Thursday, August 12, 2004. Applications received after August 12 will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Materials

  • Team Application Form

  • One-page description of the current status of planning for new spaces, including reports on curriculum development relevant to the spaces discussed. A brief description of present spaces should be included and, if available, the projected size and cost of the anticipated project. The one-page description should have one-inch margins, should be in 11 to 12 point, and should have the institution's name as the page header.

  • Letter of support from the President or a Senior Academic Administrator

  • One-paragraph explanation of the appropriateness of the team

  • A copy of the departmental/division mission statement

  • A copy of the institutional mission statement

  • A burning question that your team would like to have addressed at the workshop.

  • If your institution has received a Keck-PKAL Consultation in the past, please include a brief update on recent follow-up activities in response to the consultants' report.

Send applications (2 copies) to:

Project Kaleidoscope
Attn: Chicago Facilities Workshop
1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
ICO-PKAL Suite 803
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: 202-331-1283

Applications may be submitted by fax or email if followed by hard-copies (2).

Workshop Fees & Cancellation Policy

The registration fee for the workshop is $350.00 per person. The fee includes meals and workshop materials. An invoice for registration will be sent to the institution's team leader upon acceptance to the workshop. Project Kaleidoscope accepts payment by check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Participants are responsible for the cost of lodging and travel.

Workshop cancellations must be made in writing to Project Kaleidoscope at Full refunds will be provided to those who cancel by 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, September 2, 2004. Cancellations received after this date will receive a 50% refund of payment. Full workshop fees will be charged for "no-shows" (no refunds will be given). Registrations are transferable within an institution. Project Kaleidoscope must be informed of these changes by 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, September 2, 2004.


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