Schedule

IMG_0687_croppedThe following presentations and roundtables are structured around the key elements of the AAU’s Framework for Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning.

The conference will take place in the Charles F. Knight Executive Education & Conference Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

Tues. October 13 Agenda

Time Event Location
8:00; 8:15; 8:30 AM Shuttles from Clayton Plaza Hotel
8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration
Continental breakfast at the Knight Center and Clayton Plaza Hotel for all conference participants
Knight Center, 2nd floor lobby
9:00– 9:30 AM Welcome
Holden Thorp, Provost, Washington University in St. Louis
Room 200
9:30-10:15 AM Pedagogy

  • “Chemical Thinking: A Story of Curricular and Instructional Transformation” John Pollard, Professor of Chemistry, University of Arizona
  • “Understanding and Measuring Project Ownership in Undergraduate Inquiry-Based Laboratory Courses” David Hanauer, Professor of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (invited)
Room 200
10:15-10:30 AM  Break & Transition to Roundtables
10:30-11:30 AM Roundtables
A variety of roundtables will be offered on the following topics:

  • Articulated Learning Goals/Curriculum Redesign
  • Educational Practice
  • Assessments
  • Access
Room 200, 210, 255, & Boardroom
11:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Main Dining Room, 3rd Floor
1:00 – 1:45 PM Scaffolding

  • “Learning Spaces” Jeanne Narum, Principal, Learning Spaces Collaboratory; Founding Director, Project Kaleidoscope
  • “The Role of Teaching and Learning Centers” Jennifer Fredrick, Executive Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University
Room 200
1:45-2:00 PM  Break & Transition to Roundtables
2:00 – 3:00 PM Roundtables
A variety of roundtables will be offered on the following topics:

  • Providing faculty professional development
  • Offering easily accessible resources
  • Collecting and share data on program performance
  • Aligning future facilities planning
Room 200, 210, 255 & Boardroom
3:00 – 3:15 PM  Break & Transition from Roundtables to Room 200
3:15 – 4:00 PM Cultural Change

  • “Excellence in Research and Teaching: Career Pathway Models” Diana O’Dowd, HHMI Professor, Developmental & Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine
  • “Endowed Chairs in STEM Education” Gina Frey, Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education; Co-Director, CIRCLE; Executive Director, The Teaching Center, Washington University
Room 200
4:00 – 4:15 PM  Break & Transition to Roundtables
4:15 – 5:15 PM Roundtables
A variety of roundtables will be offered on the following topics:

  • Cultivating leadership commitment
  • Establishing strong measures of teaching excellence
  • Aligning incentives with the expectation of teaching excellence
Room 200, 210, 255, & Boardroom
5:15-5:30 PM Break & Set up for Poster Session
5:30-7:30 PM Networking Dinner & Poster Session Main Dining Room, 3rd Floor
7:00; 7:30; 8:00 PM Shuttles Returning to Clayton Plaza Hotel Main Dining Room, 3rd Floor

Wed. October 14 Agenda

 

Time Event Location
7:30; 7:45; 8:00 AM Shuttles from Clayton Plaza Hotel
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast Knight Center, 2nd floor lobby
8:30 – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks Knight Center, 2nd floor lobby
8:45 – 10:00 AM Workshop Time: Measuring Progress
Participants are asked to bring examples from their campus to share and demo. Our goal is to provide a space to see the universe of options being used to measure progress toward systemic change in undergraduate STEM education.

  • Indicators of sustained change at the university
  • Department performance indicators
  • Effective teaching evaluation approaches
  • Student learning & engagement measures
Room 200, 210, 255 & Boardroom
10:00 – 10:15 AM  Break & Transition to Conference Room
10:15-11:30 AM “Thinking Bigger–The Science Education Initiative: Results from a Large-Scale Experiment in Transforming Teaching Throughout Multiple Science Departments” Dr. Carl Wieman, Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University  Room 200
11:30-12:00 AM Future Directions of the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative Room 200
11:30-12:30 PM Closing Lunch Main Dining Room, 3rd Floor