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Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
October 31 – November 2, 2013
San Diego, California

Session Materials and Resources

AAC&U thanks this conference's session facilitators for sharing their work.  Resources and materials are provided at the discretion of the facilitators.

Podcasts of Plenary Sessions

Keynote Address: Persistence in Science by All Students: Lessons from the Little Red Hen and Other Fairy Tales (ppt)
David J. Asai, Director, Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Plenary: Metacognition and Motivation: Advancing STEM Learning for All Students (ppt)
Additional Resource: Presentation for Students on Metacognition (ppt)
Saundra Yancy McGuire, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University

Workshop 1: Technology and Multimedia in STEM Teaching and Learning (Intro Presentation, pdf)
Kantardjieff Presentation (pdf), Poon Presentation (pdf)
Katherine Kantardjieff, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics—California State University-San Marcos; and Thomas Poon, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Chemistry, W.M. Keck Science Department—Claremont Colleges

Workshop 2: Integrating Sustainability and Quantitative Reasoning Across the Disciplines (ppt) Handout (pdf)
Caren Diefenderfer, Professor of Mathematics—Hollins University; Eric Gaze, Director, Quantitative Reasoning Program—Bowdoin College; and Corrine Taylor, Director, Quantitative Reasoning Program—Wellesley College
Sponsored by the National Numeracy Network

Workshop 3: Effectively Implementing Evidence-Based Active Learning Strategies (pdf)
Edward E. Prather, Executive Director, Center for Astronomy Education, Associate Professor at Steward Observatory and the Department of Astronomy—University of Arizona

Workshop 4:  Enhancing the Role of Faculty as STEM Department Change Agents in the 21st Century (ppt)
David Marcey, Fletcher Jones Chair of Developmental Biology, California Lutheran University; and Elizabeth A. Desy,  Professor of Biology, Chairperson, Science Department, Southwest Minnesota State University.

CS 6: HEDs Up—National Numeracy Network

The National Numeracy Network: An Informational Session (pps)
Caren Diefenderfer, Professor of Mathematics—Hollins University; Eric Gaze, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program—Bowdoin College; Corri Taylor, Director of the QR Program—Wellesley College; and Nathan Grawe, Associate Professor Economics—Carleton College

CS 7: Using Big Problems to Reveal the Big Picture (pps)
Ellen S. Goldey, Kenan Professor and Chair of Biology—Wofford College; and April Hill, Professor of Biology, Integrated Quantitative Science Co-Coordinator and Denoon Professor of Science—University of Richmond

CS 9: Implementation and Outcomes of High-Impact Practices across STEM Disciplines at an HBCU (pps)
Handout (pdf)
Andrew D. Lloyd, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Cynthia van Golen, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Margie R. Vela-Sianjina, SMILE Assistant Projector Director, and Rashida Z. Davis, RISE Program Coordinator—all of Delaware State University

CS 10: Leveraging Diversity in Teams/Groups for STEM Learning (ppt)
Handout (pdf)
Patricia Gurin, Professor Emerita, Psychology, Monita Thompson, Co-Director, Program on Intergroup Relations, Joanna Millunchick, Academic Director, M-Stem Academy, School of Engineering, and Loren Lee, Student—all of University of Michigan

CS 11: Creating a STEM Faculty Fellows Community: Developing Collaboration through Facilitation (ppt)
Handout (pdf)
Ellene Tratras Contis, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the CSIE Program—Eastern Michigan University

CS 18: University-High School Collaboration for Recruitment and Preparation of Underrepresented Minority Students (pdf)
Nathan R. Lien
, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Jane M. Anderson, Associate Director, First-Generation Initiative and Director of Countdown to College, and Joshua J. Lallaman, Assistant Professor of Biology—all of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

CS 21: Flipped, Blended, and Online: Engaging Our Students in New Environments (pdf)
Anita M. Long
, Assistant Professor of Mathematics—Landmark College; and Alison Pechenick, Senior Lecturer in Engineering—University of Vermont

CS 23: Connecting Science Learning for Future Elementary Teachers (ppt)
Frederick Nelson
, Assistant Professor of Science Education, Carol Fry Bohlin, Professor and Special Assistant to the Provost for STEM Initiatives and Director, Mathematics and Science Teacher Initiative, and Mara Brady, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences—all of California State University–Fresno

CS 24: Competency-Based Reforms of the Undergraduate Biology and Premedical Curriculum (pps)
Katerina Thompson, Director of Undergraduate Research and Internship Programs—University of Maryland College Park; Michael Gaines, Professor and Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach—University of Miami; David Sanders, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences—Purdue University; and William LaCourse, Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences—University of Maryland Baltimore County

CS 27: Utilizing Case-Based Learning in a Summer Pre-Freshman Bridge Program to Impact STEM Retention Rates (ppt)
Drew Kohlhorst
, Associate Director, Center for Science Education—Emory University

CS 31: New Techniques in Writing and Multimodal Composing: Helping Students Integrate Learning (ppt)
Chris Thaiss, Clark Kerr Presidential Chair and Professor, University Writing Program, Annaliese Franz, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and John Yoder, Professor of Plant Sciences—all of University of California–Davis

CS 34: Leadership Education as a Tool to Increase Retention and Graduation of Biological Sciences Students (pdf)
Session Materials (pdf)
Nicole Letawsky Shultz, Assistant Dean, College of Biological Sciences, and Meaghan Stein, Coordinator of Student Engagement, College of Biological Sciences—both of University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

CS 38: Increasing Retention among STEM Students with a Focus on Underrepresented Minorities (pdf)
Andrew Grosovsky, Dean, College of Science and Mathematics, and Marietta Schwartz, Associate Dean, College of Science and Mathematics—both of University of Massachusetts Boston

CS 39: Implementing STEM Learning Communities that Integrate Tablet Technology (pdf)
Juan Miguel Morata, Professor of Biology—Miami Dade College

CS 45: Science Literacy in General Education: Assessing Its Meta-disciplinary Nature, Providing Metacognitive Solutions (ppt)
Handouts (pdf)
Edward Nuhfer, Director of Educational Effectiveness—Humboldt State University; and Karl Wirth, Professor of Geology—Macalester College

POSTER 5: STEM Outreach as Integrative Learning: Enhancing K-12 STEM Pathways for Underserved Schools (pdf)
Cassandra Volpe Horii, Director, Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach, and Mitch Aiken, Associate Director for Educational Outreach, Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach—both of California Institute of Technology

POSTER 18: Environmental Geoscience Bridge Workshops (pdf)
Lori Weeden, Lecturer—University of Massachusetts Lowell

POSTER 37: Retaining Student Interest in STEM Through Graduation: Faculty and Institutional Strategies (ppt)
Satu Riutta
, Director of Institutional Research, and Ann Massey, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing—both of Emory University

POSTER 50: STEM Program Evaluation: Perspectives and Lessons Learned (pdf)
Carol E. Seaman, Associate Professor of Mathematics—University of North Carolina at Greensboro

POSTER 51: Supporting Underrepresented Student Achievement in Science by Partnering with K-12 Teachers and Schools (pdf)
David May
, Project Director, P-20 Partnerships and STEM Initiatives—The University System of Maryland Office