2019 Massachusetts PKAL Network Winter Meeting

Faculty Development for Inclusive Excellence in STEM

January 9, 2019
Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766

Faculty and Administrators from 2-year & 4-year, public and private institutions are welcome to join this meeting to discuss Faculty Development for Inclusive Excellence in STEM. This meeting will be led by several institutions in Massachusetts and the New England area who received the prestigious Howard Hughes Inclusive Excellence Awards. Participating institutions will share their project goals and methodologies, and lead a workshop on developing Inclusive Excellence in STEM faculty and student achievement.

Keynote Session
Join Dr. Kelly Mack, and Dr. Tykeia Robinson from the Association of American Colleges and Universities for the conference keynote. Excellence: A Renewed Call for Change in Undergraduate Science Education (AAC&U, 2018) represents a strategic point of departure from traditional models and frameworks for understanding inclusive excellence, and issues an appeal for a reconceptualization of excellence that advances innovation while rightfully positioning inclusion as its necessary pre- and co-conditions. The presentation will introduce  an initial three agreements that shape the definition of excellence.  These agreements have been carefully constructed in ways that are intended to prompt HHMI IE grantees to catalyze the longitudinal, iterative work of capacity building for change in undergraduate science education at their institutions and, more importantly, within themselves.

Breakout sessions will be led by faculty and staff from HHMI-funded institutions and may focus on the following topics:

  • Faculty Development: Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty
  • Faculty Development: Adjunct and Visiting Faculty
  • Student Advising in Support of Inclusive Excellence
  • Training and Implementation of Peer and “Near-peer’ Mentors for Students
  • Student Employment, Internships, and Student Success
  • Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs)
  • STEM Starter Academy 2-to-4 Year Bridge Program for public institutions of higher education

Registration is closed. The registration fee is $55 per person, and includes lunch.

Location and Schedule 
The meeting will take place in the Mars Center for Science and Technology (Building 16 on Campus Map). Registration, coffee and networking will take place from 8:00 to 9:00 am in the Diana Davis Spencer Cafe. The meeting begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 3:15 pm. For more schedule details, please view the agenda here

Please contact Dr. Meg Kirkpatrick with any event related questions at Kirkpatrick_Meg@wheatoncollege.edu.