Schedule at a Glance: 2018 Transforming STEM Higher Education

Thursday, November 8, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.   

Conference Registration and Membership Information

2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. 

Pre-Conference Workshops  (Seperate Registration and Fee Required)

WK 1: Strategies for Assessing and Providing Feedback to STEM Students on Intellectual and Practical Skills.
Renee Cole, University of Iowa; Juliette Lantz, Drew University; Suzanne Ruder, Virginia Commonwealth University

WK 2: Emotional Well-Being and Meaningful Learning: Research and Strategies to Improve Learning in STEM.
Mays Imad, Pima Community College; Michael Reder, Connecticut College

Wkk 3: Designing for Equity in Faculty Teaching and Service Workloads: What We CAN Do Now.
KerryAnn O’Meara and Courtney Lennartz—both of the University of Maryland

WK 4: Statistical Thinking in Undergraduate Biology (STUB) Network: Coordinating Teaching and Assessment.
Nathan Tintle, Dordt College; Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University; Lance Waller, Emory University; K. Greg Murray,Hope College; Mark Condon, Dutchess Community College–SUNY

WK 5: Which Instrument Should We Use? Demystifying Classroom Observation Protocols.
Paul Wendel, Joan Esson, Meredith Frey, and Kathryn Plank—all of Otterbein University; James McCargar, Baldwin Wallace University

WK 6: The Change Dashboard: A Tool for Conceptualizing Change Projects to Advance Campus STEM Reforms.
Charles Henderson and Kate White—both of Western Michigan University; Linda Slakey, Association of American Universities

WK 7: Project Kaleidoscope Leadership Development for STEM Faculty.
Judith Dilts, James Madison University; Sylvia Nadler, WIlliam Jewell College; William Davis, Washington State University; Mary Majerus, Westminster College; Brandon Schwab, Western Carolina University

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.        

Keynote Address

Using Evidence for Organizational Learning and STEM Institutional Change
Colleges and universities are skilled at creating and transferring knowledge, which often leads to new insights. Therefore, STEM education data and research play a central role in organizational learning processes. Professor Hurtado will discuss the use of research and organizational learning models derived from campus case studies to increase STEM degrees relative to institutions with similar institutional resources.
Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles
Sylvia Hurtado Biography

8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Welcome Reception and Poster Sessions

Friday, November 9, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Conference Registration and Membership Information

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  

Continental Breakfast

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.    

Concurrent Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Newcomers Welcome

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

Uncorking Curricular Bottlenecks to Student Success in STEM
Engineering program attrition is often caused by students’ inability to complete the traditional freshman calculus sequence. These bottlenecks often impact students from underrepresented groups who are underprepared to succeed in a traditional STEM curriculum. This presentation will describe an NSF-funded initiative to redefine the way engineering mathematics is taught, with the goal of increasing student retention, motivation, and success.
Nathan Klingbeil, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Wright State University
Nathan Klingbeil Biography

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch on your own

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 

Concurrent Sessions

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Poster Sessions 

 Saturday, November 10, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 

Conference Registration and Membership Information

7:00 a.m. –  8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.      

Concurrent Sessions

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote Address
Post-Secondary STEM Education: A Path or a Wall to Modern American Citizenship?
University diversity numbers do not, by themselves, predict the future of American cities. While the nation’s demographics are changing, the evidentiary basis we use to forecast the future needs to change too. What evidence is there to determine who will be in and who will be out? Dr. Bobb will discuss the role that STEM education plays in shaping modern American cities.
Kamau Bobb, Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kamau Bobb Biography