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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
   
3:00 - 5:00 pm Registration & Poster Set-up
 
5:00 - 5:45 pm Reception & Poster Session
   
5:45 - 6:45 pm Dinner
   
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Plenary Session I
Welcome, introductions & logistics
 

 

Creativity as a goal for student learning
Convenor: Jeanne L. Narum- Director, Project Kaleidoscope
Tori Haring-Smith- President, Washington & Jefferson College

What works: Creativity as a goal for organizational change
Debbie Chachra -Assistant Professor of Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Benjamin Linder -Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Mark Somerville -Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

   
9:30 pm Informal Conversations
   
Thursday, June 14, 2007
   
6:30 - 7:30 am Experiential Learning Exercise
Galvanizing the community to establish a common vision & a common language

Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Sylvia Nadler- Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies, William Jewell College

   
7:45 – 8:45 am Breakfast & Following Up
A (modified) Kolb Learning Cycle: What happened? What did we learn? What next?

Debbie Chachra -Assistant Professor of Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Mark Somerville -Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
   
9:00 - 10:15 am Plenary Session II
Leading educational transformation

Convenor: Louise Hainline- Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, CUNY-Brooklyn College
Speaker: Richard L. Hughes -Transformation Chair, United States Air Force Academy (formerly at the Center for Creative Leadership)
   
10:15 - 10:45 am Break
   
10:45 - 11:45 am

Breakout Session I
How to conceive, design, implement and assess:

A. What works: A pedagogical approach that ensures robust student learning in STEM fields
Bradford Lister- Director of the Center for Industrial Innovation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B. What works: Campus-wide, cross-departmental conversations about how students learn
George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College
Melvin D. George- President Emeritus, University of Missouri

C. What works: Administrators shaping programs built around goals for student learning
Terence Favero- Associate Dean of Curriculum & Professor of Biology, University of Portland
Alison I. Morrison-Shetlar- Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida
C. Gary Reiness- Professor of Biology, Lewis and Clark College
James E. Swartz- Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College, Grinnell College

D. What works: Shaping programs & spaces to accommodate 21st century pedagogies & technologies
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University

   
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch & Discussion
Student learning goals: Perspectives from the community

Convenor: David F. Brakke- Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
   
1:30 - 2:45 pm Plenary Session III
21st century students: Who they are, what we know about them, and what we need to know

Convenor: Susan R. Singer- Professor of Biology, Carleton College
John H. Hall- Professor & Chair of Chemistry, Morehouse College
Jillian Kinzie- Associate Director of Center of Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute, National Survey of Student Engagement

   
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Breakout Session II
How to conceive, design, implement, and assess:

A. What works: Programs that serve all students, majors and non-majors alike
Elizabeth S. Boylan- Provost & Dean of Faculty, Barnard College
Dorothy Denburg- Dean of the College, Barnard College
Christian Rojas- Associate Professor of Chemistry, Barnard College
Steven Stroessner- Associate Professor of Psychology & Department Chair, Barnard College

B. What works: Programs designed for the STEM major--Research-rich and interdisciplinary
Ishrat M. Khan- Professor of Chemistry, Clark Atlanta University
Clifton A. Poodry- Director of the Minority Opportunities in Research Branch, National Institutes of Health

C. What works: Administrators recognizing and rewarding faculty for attention to student learning
Terence Favero- Associate Dean of Curriculum & Professor of Biology, University of Portland
Alison I. Morrison-Shetlar- Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of Central Florida
C. Gary Reiness- Professor of Biology, Lewis and Clark College
James E. Swartz- Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the College, Grinnell College

D. What works: Programs for developing faculty leaders
Richard L. Hughes- Transformation Chair, United States Air Force Academy
Elizabeth F. McCormack- Professor of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
Co-facilitators from the Faculty 21 community

   

Working Group Session
What works: Considering connections between NSSE and goals for student learning in STEM fields

Charles Blaich- Director of Inquiries at the Center of Inquiry, Wabash College
Robert C. Hilborn- Professor of Physics, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Jillian Kinzie- Associate Director of Center of Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute, National Survey of Student Engagement

   
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Individual & Team Consultations
Outlining a 'take-home agenda for action'

   
5:30 - 6:15 pm Reception
Hosted by Perkins+Will
   
6:15 - 8:30 pm

Dinner & After-dinner Discussion
Responses of STEM leaders to the American Competitiveness Initiative & other recent national reports

Convenor: George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College

   
   
Friday, June 15, 2007
   
6:30 - 7:30 am Experiential Learning Exercise
Connecting academe and the broader community

Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Sylvia Nadler- Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies, William Jewell College

   
7:30 - 8:45 am Breakfast & Facilitated Case Study Discussion
What do we understand about 21st century students - their backgrounds, aspirations, learning styles- and how does that understanding inform the work of STEM leaders in institutional transformation?
   
9:00 - 10:45 am Plenary Session IV
Leaders on leadership: Strengthening STEM learning of students in America's colleges and universities

Co-convenor: Melvin D. George- President Emeritus, University of Missouri
Co-convenor: Daniel F. Sullivan- President, St. Lawrence University
Brian K. Fitzgerald- Executive Director, Business Higher Education Forum
Margaret A. Miller- Director of Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Virginia
Carol G. Schneider- President, Association of American Colleges & Universities

   
10:45 - 11:15 am Break
   
11:15 - 11:45 am Plenary Session V
Continued conversations - leadership in building research-rich learning environments that serve 21st century students, science and society

Convenor: George B. Forsythe- Senior Vice President of the College & Dean of Faculty, Westminster College
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University
Daniel L. Goroff- Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
Arthur J. Lidsky- President, Dober, Lidsky, Craig & Associates
Carole Wedge- President, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott

   
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
Cora B. Marrett- Assistant Director for Education & Human Resources, National Science Foundation
   
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Breakout session III

A. Making decisions affecting the institutional future in regard to investing in faculty, program and/or spaces, in allocating or reallocating capital resources
Daniel L. Goroff- Vice President and Dean of Faculty, Harvey Mudd College
Carole Wedge- President, Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott

B. Gaining the support of skeptical or hesitant faculty colleagues, dealing with the politics of institutional change and renewal
Gary A. Gabriele- Dean of the College of Engineering, Villanova University
Arthur J. Lidsky- President, Dober, Lidsky, Craig & Associates

C. Conversations with funders
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
National Science Foundation
Research Corporation
W.M. Keck Foundation

D. Lessons learned: The evaluation of the PKAL Leadership Initiative experience
Jeffrey Froyd - Research Professor at Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University

E. Imagining and achieving spaces that strengthen student learning
Gary C. McNay - Associate Principal, Perkins+Will, Atlanta
John Starr - Principal, Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architecture

   
3:00 - 5:00 pm Time for Individual & Cluster Consultations
Developing a 'take-home agenda for action'
   
5:00 - 7:00 pm Picnic
   
7:00 - 8:00 pm

Breakout Session IV: led by members of the PKAL Leadership Initiative Community

A. Considering roles, responsibilities and opportunities for academic administrators

B. Assessing student learning within a research-rich STEM learning environment

C. Assessing student learning within an interdisciplinary STEM learning environment

D. Assessing student learning within courses and programs focusing on scientific, technological, and quantitative literacy of all students

   
   
Saturday, June 16, 2007
   
6:30 - 7:30 am Experiential Learning - Lessons in Leadership
Judith A Dilts- Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, James Madison University
Sylvia Nadler- Professor Emerita of Leadership Studies, William Jewell College

   
7:30 - 8:45 am Breakfast & Facilitated Case Study Discussions
   
9:00 - 10:00 am Plenary VI
The Kolb Learning Cycle: What happened? What have we learned? What next?

Convenor: Wendy Newstetter- Director of Learning Sciences Research for Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Panel of presenters and participants
   
10:00 - 11:30 am Reporting out within Cluster Groups
   
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Closing Plenary
Envisioning a future: Leaders serving students, science and society

James M. Gentile- President, Research Corporation