2014 Fall North Carolina PKAL Regional Network Meeting
It Takes Two for STEM Success: 2+2 STEM Partnerships :: Community Colleges + Four-Year Institutions = Student Success
Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), AAC&U’s center of STEM higher education reform, invites the entire PKAL/AAC&U community to participate in the 2014 Fall NC Regional Network Meeting, hosted by Robeson Community College.
The NC-PKAL meeting will run from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM and will focus on the theme of STEM partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.
|9:00AM - 9:45||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:45 - 10:00||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|10:00 - 11:30||Let's Get Things Straight|
|Alignment of Student Learning Outcomes in Core STEM Courses|
|Bring Two, Take Two - Participants are asked to bring at least two course syllabi/course maps for those STEM courses approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) or pre-major electives in the most recent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA).
Mr. Louis McIntyre, Math/Science Chairperson, Director of RCC NSF S-STEM Program, Robeson Community College
|11:30AM - 12:30PM||Lunch|
|Greet Two, Meet Two - Networking Opportunity|
|12:30 - 2:30||Crucial Content: Soft Skills in STEM Courses|
|VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education|
|Bring Two, Take Two - Participants are asked to bring at least two student completed assignments (anonymous) with corresponding instructions utilized in STEM courses that address critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and/or writing (special emphasis on writing).
Dr. Linda Siefert, Director of Assessment, College of Arts & Sciences and General Education; Dr. Cara Cilano, Administrative Liaison for University Studies Curriculum, Professor of English — both of the University of North Carolina Wilmington
|2:30 - 2:45||Break|
|2:45 - 4:15||Discovering What Really Goes on Behind Closed Doors
Peer-2-Peer Observations in STEM Classrooms
|Participants will learn of the purpose and implementation of peer observations as a key component to improving the STEM educational experience by opening the door to teamwork and terrific teaching.
Rodney T. Powell, Ph.D., Chemistry Instructor, Teaching Academy Coordinator, Central Carolina Community College
|4:15 - 4:30||Closing Comments and Evaluations|
Registration for this event is $50.00, which includes participant meals and materials.
Online registration has closed. On-site registration will be available on a limited basis.
For additional local information, contact Jennifer F. Brown, Biology Instructor.
If you have inquiries regarding the network, please contact Sean Penny.