University of the District of Columbia

2016 Capital PKAL Regional Network Conference

Creating Learning Environments: Valuing Diversity, Improving Retention, and Promoting Persistence for Students in STEM

April 8, 2016
University of District of Columbia
Van Ness Campus
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Project Kaleidoscope and the University of the District of Columbia are pleased to announce the 2016 meeting of the Capital PKAL Regional Network: “Creating Learning Environments: Valuing Diversity, Improving Retention, and Promoting Persistence for Students in STEM”. The meeting will be held April 8, 2016 on the Van Ness Campus of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

OrlandoTaylor.jpgDr. Orlando L. Taylor, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Research at Fielding Graduate University, will deliver the conference keynote, “The Continuing Quest for STEM Equity and Inclusion in American Higher Education.” Dr. Taylor’s address will provide an in-depth examination of our nation’s HBCUs, highlighting their creation and the ongoing impact of their legacies on achieving a vision of STEM equity at all institutions of higher education. Dr. Taylor has been a national leader for many years on issues pertaining to excellence and inclusion in STEM higher education. In his role as Director of the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education at Fielding, he serves as a vigorous advocate and spokesperson on topics and issues related to preparing the next generation of leaders for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Meeting sessions, workshops, and poster presentations will explore new ideas in integrating culturally competence in STEM content; evidenced-based practices for retention and persistence of STEM students; and the role of faculty in promoting diversity in STEM higher education.

Click here for the agenda.

Meeting Registration
Event registration is online. The registration fee of $50.00 covers all meeting materials and lunch. The deadline for registration is April 7, 2016.  Space is limited. 

Campus Information
The conference will be held at the Van Ness Campus of the University of the District of Columbia (4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008). Conference registration is in the Windows Lounge, located on the 2nd floor of Building 38 (see map).

For directions, metro information and a campus map, please visit: http://www.udc.edu/about_udc/campus_map

Parking garage information here: http://www.udc.edu/parking/parking_rates
The parking garage entrance is on Van Ness Street, near the intersection with Connecticut Avenue. 

About Project Kaleidoscope
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) is AAC&U’s STEM higher education reform center, dedicated to empowering STEM faculty, particularly those from underrepresented groups, to graduate more students in STEM fields who are competitively trained and liberally educated. Over the past 10 years PKAL Regional Networks have provided STEM faculty with access to affordable, effective professional development opportunities that strategically expose them to and meaningfully involve them in pedagogical advances related to undergraduate STEM teaching.

Please share this information with your STEM colleagues and save the date for this important meeting. 

Questions?
Please contact us at PKAL for more information about this event.