2013 SoCAL PKAL Network Meeting: Agenda

8:30 - 8:45 am
Check in and Coffee

8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcome
Kathy Ogren, College of Arts and Sciences Interim Dean, University of Redlands

9:00 - 9:30 am
Plenary Presentation: Introduction to PKAL's Interdisciplinary Learning Project -- Overview of Recommendations and Strategies
Susan Elrod, Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, California State University Fresno; Former Director of Project Kaleidoscope at AAC&U

The report on PKAL's Interdisciplinary project is available online as a pdf.

9:30 - 10:00 am
Table Discussions
Where are you with respect to interdisciplinary programs -- planning, implementing, scaling up? Where are you -- frustrated, stuck or challenged?

10:00 - 10:30 am
Plenary Presentation: Framing Leadership for Interdisciplinary Learning
Susan Elrod, Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics, California State University Fresno; Former Director of Project Kaleidoscope at AAC&U

The new PKAL publication "Leadership for Interdisciplinary Learning: A Practical Guide to Mobilizing, Implementing, and Sustaining Campus Efforts" is included with the registration fee and will be distributed at the event.

10:30 - 11:30 am
Table Discussions
Using an ad hoc case study (chosen from earlier discussions), apply the leadership strategies to own campus situation.

11:30 am - noon
Report Out on Case Study Discussions and Campus Plans

Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Introduction to Assessments and Table Discussions
Using personal experience and references utilizing different assessment tools, table hosts lead discussion on the pros and cons of the assessment tool, and suitable applications. Using an appropriate example, the participants apply assessment strategy to own campus situation by developing an experimental design.

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Report Out on Assessment Discussions and Campus Plans

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Concluding Remarks and Adjournment