Schedule: 2019 SoCAL PKAL Conference

Teaching Every Student:  Practical Tools for STEM education
Shanahan Teaching Center, Harvey Mudd College
9 March 2019

Event Objectives

  • Facilitate a common understanding and vocabulary for issues of equity and inclusivity across institutions.
  • Help attendees to develop a new skill, activity, or classroom tool that can be readily implemented in their courses.
  • Provide networking opportunities for faculty facing similar challenges across institutions

7:30 – 8:30: Registration, Coffee & Networking
(Shanahan Center Patio)

8:30 – 8:45: Welcome & Introductions
(Shan 1430)

8:45 – 10:15: Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Sumi Pendakur
“From STEM to THEM:  Centering Today's Student

10:15 - 10:30: Brief Coffee Break

10:30-12:00: Concurrent Workshops (Click here for abstracts)

  • Ideas to Action: Developing a Plan for Greater Equity and Inclusivity
  • Aligning Faculty Work with Systemic Change: Making Teaching Matter in the Academy
  • What Would You Do if... Addressing Challenges of Inclusive Teaching and Responding to Microaggressions and Bias
  • Using BiochemAR: A Novel Augmented Reality-based Tool for Teaching Macromolecular Structure and Function
  • Building More Transparent Assignments and Evaluation in STEM Courses

12:00– 1:30: Lunch (in Affinity Groups)

1:30-2:00: Invited Speaker – Dr. Ani Nahapetian

2:00-3:15: Contributed talks

3:15 – 4:30: Poster Session (with coffee break)

4:30 - 5:00: Closing