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

November 3, 2014
Robeson Community College
Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center (Building 18)
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360

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.

Agenda

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

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.

Directions

Directions with Google Maps

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Robeson Community College Campus Map

For additional local information, contact Jennifer F. Brown, Biology Instructor.

Questions?

If you have inquiries regarding the network, please contact Sean Penny.