CSU Fullerton

Project Meeting I: Keck/PKAL STEM Education Effectiveness Framework Project

Funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation

April 26, 2012 to April 27, 2012
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA

Goals

  1. Create a draft framework for articulating the qualities and measures of effective STEM education at the program and institutional level
  2. Bring participating campuses together to share and learn from one another regarding good practices for improving STEM student learning, achievement, and success
  3. Establish a process and timeline for further framework development

Agenda

Thursday, April 26, 2012

5:00 – 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception: Project Overview and Goals
Adrianna Kezar, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California and Assistant Director, CHEPA
Susan Elrod, Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope

6:00 7:30 pm
Dinner Presentation
Panel on National Perspectives on Benchmarking STEM Student Success
Peggy Maki, Education Consultant Specializing in Assessing Student Learning
Linda Slakey, Senior Fellow, Project Kaleidoscope/AAC&U
Barbara Wright, Vice President, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

7:30 9:00 pm
Plenary Activity: What is Our Vision for Undergraduate STEM Student Success?
Team Vision Statements from Plenary Activity (pdf)

Friday, April 27, 2012
Project Meeting PowerPoint (pdf)

8:00 – 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 am
Goals for the Day and Presentation of Framework Models
Adrianna Kezar, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California and Assistant Director, CHEPA
Susan Elrod, Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope

9:30 – 10:30 am
Small Group Discussion I: Framework Models and Dimensions
Campus teams will review Framework models and discuss possible dimensions most useful in constructing an institutional STEM education framework

10:30 – 11:00 am
Small Group Discussion II: Jigsaw Discussion of Framework Elements
Cross-campus teams share with one another

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Small Group Discussion III: Creation of Draft Frameworks
Campus teams will create a draft framework with 3-5 desired dimensions; teams will create a poster for report out

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Report Out of Framework Drafts

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Plenary Discussion: Synthesis of Framework Dimensions and Process for Framework Development

1:30 – 1:45 pm
Plenary Presentation: Effective Framework Implementation
Adrianna Kezar, Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California and Assistant Director, CHEPA

1:45 – 2:30 pm
Small Group Discussion IV: Campus Contributions to Framework Development

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Closing Panel: Feedback from Experts on Framework Dimensions
Peggy Maki, Education Consultant Specializing in Assessing Student Learning
Linda Slakey, Senior Fellow, Project Kaleidoscope/AAC&U
Barbara Wright, Vice President, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Next Steps and Wrap Up

Meeting Resources