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

Funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation

April 24, 2014 to April 25, 2014
The Embassy Suites Sacramento -Riverfront Promenade and University of California, Davis

Meeting Goals:

  • Provide teams with an opportunity to present their project results/case studies.
  • Provide an opportunity for Keck/PKAL project to interact with other national STEM reform projects to generate larger discussion of STEM reform projects and how to leverage efforts for broader impact.
  • Prepare teams for continuing to lead change on their campuses, including creating collaborations, broadening support/buy-in, obtaining funding, and publishing results
  • Finalize Keck/PKAL Framework Tools and other documents and dissemination plans          


Meeting Facilitators:
Susan Elrod, Dean of Science & Mathematics, California State University, Fresno and Senior Scholar, Association of American Colleges & Universities
Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California and Co-Director, Pullias Center for Higher Education

Thursday, April 24, 2014
at Embassy Suites Sacramento

11:00 am– 12:00 p.m.
Welcome & Overview of Keck/PKAL Project Goals and Results

12:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch and Plenary Panel (~12:45) by representatives from Invited National Projects

Panelists: Kelly Mack, Association of American Colleges & Universities; Emily Miller, Association of American Universities; Kacy Redd, Association of Public & Land-grant Universities; Dan Bernstein, Bay View Alliance

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Keck/PKAL Campus Case Study Discussion – Getting Organized

Small groups assemble to discuss selected Keck/PKAL Campus Case Studies regarding institutional STEM education reform carried out during the Keck/PKAL Framework Project.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Keck/PKAL Campus Case Studies Discussion: Small Group Discussions

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Keck/PKAL Campus Case Studies: Report Out from Groups

(Change strategies & contexts, lessons learned, challenges, implications for other campuses & future work)

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
National STEM Education Reform: Plenary Discussion on Strategies for Leveraging our Collective Efforts for Broader Impact

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Dinner (6 – 7:00 pm)
Table Discussions of Keck/PKAL Framework Tools (7:00 – 8:30 pm)

Friday, April 25, 2014
at UC Davis

6:30 - 7:30 am
Breakfast available

7:45 am
Hotel checkout

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Travel to UC Davis Campus

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Report Out: Keck/PKAL Framework Tools Discussion from last night

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Plenary Panel: Opportunities for Funding
Panelists: Susan Singer, National Science Foundation; Mercedes Talley, W.M. Keck Foundation; Ryan Kelsey, The Helmsley Trust

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Keck/PKAL Project Team Time

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Recommendations for Next Steps: Panel of Experts
Panelists: Adrianna Kezar, University of Southern California; Linda Slakey, PKAL at Association of American Colleges & Universities

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Close
Wrap up and Next steps