2020 Southern California PKAL Regional Network Annual Meeting

Cultivating Diverse Leadership in STEM

March 28, 2020
University of LaVerne
1950 3rd St.
LaVerne, CA 91750


Cultivating Diverse Leadership in STEM

The mission of the Southern California PKAL (SoCAL PKAL) Regional Network is to transform STEM higher education in Southern California. To achieve this goal, we provide professional development opportunities for our constituents that capitalize on local expertise. Previous regional meetings have focused on evidence-based teaching, assessment, broadening participation, and discipline-based educational research. This year for our 10th anniversary meeting, we focus on cultivating diverse leadership in STEM. We posit that the transformation of STEM education requires diverse leadership; bringing new perspectives to the table. To ensure diverse leadership, we must begin, but not end, in the classroom. We have three goals for attendees of this conference:

  1. Take home at least one new skill, activity, or classroom tool to enhance inclusive excellence on their campus;
  2. connect with participants from other institutions to problem-solve and promote collaboration; and
  3. reflect on policies and processes that help or hinder broader participation in leadership in STEM.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at the University of La Verne (located near the Claremont Colleges).



Registration will open soon. The general registration fee is $55 for full-time faculty and includes lunch; a reduced registration fee for adjuncts, postdocs, and students is $30.


Non-tenure-track STEM faculty are encouraged to attend and are eligible to receive a registration fee waiver. Waivers are limited. First-come, first served. The waiver is contingent on participation in a one-hour listening session for non-tenure track STEM faculty attendees and the PKAL executive office. This listening session will serve to inform the future ways in which PKAL is able to ensure that the professional development needs of our non-tenure track colleagues are met.


For additional information about the 2020 SoCAL PKAL Regional Conference, please contact:

Conference Chair
Christine Broussard, PhD
University of LaVerne