STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

Monday March 16th

Information Description Resource

1:00-6:00pm

Conference Center

Check in and arrival

6:00-7:00pm

Dining Room

Dinner (optional)

7:00-10:00pm

The Pilot Lounge

Social (optional)

Tuesday March 17th

Information Description Resource

7:30-8:30am

Dining Room

Breakfast

8:30-9:00am

Auditorium

Welcome and Overview. Why STEM Central? Vision, History, Context, and Rationale

Presenter:  Dan Udovic, AAC&U
Presenter:  Scott Grissom, Grand Valley State University

9:15-10:15am

Breakout Session I - Communities/Networks/Organizations

Groups will be organized according to COMMUNITIES working on undergraduate STEM education. Groups will identify common national issues and needs and brainstorm some possible initiatives on STEM Central that will meet those needs.

Location Description
Organization - Group A
Organization - Group B
Electronic portal - Group A
Electronic portal - Group B
Funding agency - Group A
Funding agency - Group B
Network for pedagogy - A
Network for pedagogy - B
STEP Grantees - Group A
STEP Grantees - Group B
Network for change - Group A
Network for change - Group B
S-STEM Grantees

10:15-10:25am

The Great Hall

Break (refreshments will be available)

10:25-10:45am

Auditorium

Session I Debrief

Facilitator:   Linda Slakey, AAC&U

10:45-11:15am

Great Hall

JIT Poster Session I

11:15am-12:15pm

Breakout Session II - National Areas of Interest

Groups will be organized according to National areas of interest for improving undergraduate STEM education. Groups will brainstorm some possible initiatives on STEM Central that will meet those needs.

Location Description
Access to a centralized electronic resource for STEM higher education reform
Broadening participation of underrepresented groups
Community building (engaging new faculty, program officers, etc.)
Increase access/exposure to evidence-based best practices
Reward systems for undergraduate STEM teaching excellence A
Reward systems for undergraduate STEM teaching excellence B
STEM higher education assessment tools and strategies
Research on undergraduate STEM education
Leadership development
Multi institutional collaboration
STEM faculty professional development for curriculum reform A
STEM faculty professional development for curriculum reform B

12:30-1:30pm

Dining Room

Lunch

1:40-2:00pm

Auditorium

Session II Debrief

Facilitator:   Linda Slakey, AAC&U

2:00-2:30pm

Great Hall

JIT Poster Session II

2:30-3:30pm

Auditorium

PRESENTATION: Web Platforms: STEM-Central.net and Trellis

Presenter:   Tania Siemens, AAC&U
Presenter:   Josh Freeman, AAAS, Trellis
Presenter:   Lou Woodley, AAAS, Trellis

3:30-4:00pm

Auditorium

STEM Central Initiatives

Group discussion to review and identify critical needs across the community and issue sessions. What collaborative STEM Central initiatives can we create or strengthen that address these needs? Form groups for Breakout Session III based on these emerging needs and initiatives.

Facilitator:   Linda Slakey, AAC&U

4:00-4:15pm

Great Hall

Break (Refreshments will be available)

4:15-5:15pm

Breakout Session III - Addressing Needs Through On-Line Communities

Location Description
Addressing the needs through on-line communities. Form teams based on top 8 initiatives. What features and content will STEM Central need to support the initiatives?

5:15-5:30pm

Auditorium

Session III Debrief

Facilitator:   Linda Slakey, AAC&U

5:30-6:00pm

Great Hall

Reception

6:00-7:00pm

Dining Hall

Dinner

7:00-10:00m

The Pilot Lounge

Social

Wednesday March 18th

Information Description Resource

8:00-9:00am

Dining Room (and Conference Center)

Breakfast (and Room Checkout)

9:00-9:15am

Auditorium

Good Morning! Opening Remarks

Linda Slakey

9:15-10:15am

Breakout session IV - Planning for Implementation

Location Description
Prepare a poster that describes goals, objective, action items and time line, roles and responsibilities, and resources needed to implement your plan.

10:15-10:30am

The Great Hall

Break (Refreshments will be available)

10:30am-11:30am

The Great Hall

Poster Session

Teams present plans and get feedback in a poster session format.

11:30am-12:00pm

Auditorium

Poster Session wrap up and reflection

Facilitator:   Linda Slakey, AAC&U

12:00-12:30pm

Auditorium

Closing Remarks

Presenter:  Kelly Mack, AAC&U

12:30pm

Meeting Adjourns Lunch and Departures