published October 3, 2013


Agenda Now Available for November 2 SCI-New England Meeting

The upcoming Fall Regional Meeting of SCI-NE will take place on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, November 2nd. We are excited to connect with our existing partners and to welcome new representatives from campuses across the region. The day will be full of workshops introducing participants to SENCER, providing discussions of innovative pedagogies and partnerships including a panel from Campus Compact. In addition, there will be a workshop for administrators on leading change on your campus. Continue reading for the full agenda:

8:30 AM: Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM: Welcome

Dean Karen Kashmanian Oates & SCI-NE Co-Directors

9:15 AM: SENCER 101: Designing a SENCER Course

Marion Field Fass, Beloit College

How does a SENCER-IZED course engage students in STEM? Learn the fundamental principles of a SENCER course and how you can design courses to engage students in real-world challenges that are relevant to their communities.

10:45 AM: Break

11:00 AM: SENCER Partners: Campus Compact

Sally Slovenski, Executive Director, Maine Campus Compact

Pamela Proulx Curry, Dean, Eastern Maine Community College

This panel discussion includes representatives from Campus Compact who will share their experiences working with SENCER and examples of ongoing projects in the region.

Noon: Lunch

1:00 PM: What can SENCER do for your Career?

Rob Sanford, University of Southern Maine

This session will address personal career growth, improved teaching, research, and civic engagement opportunities through SENCER. It will include the role of SCI-NE in promotion & tenure for professors and career advancement for staff/administration.

2:15 PM: Creating a SENCER Climate on your Campus

Karen Kashmanian Oates, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

In this interactive workshop for administrators, participants will explore change management practices for creating an ecosystem for STEM reform on your campus.

2:15 PM: Evidence Based Course Design

Tara Mann, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

How can you use cognitive science research to improve course design? Learn how to identify and include elements in your courses that will help students learn and meet your goals and objectives.

3:30 PM: SCI-New England: Future Plans

Winnie Yu, Southern Connecticut State University

In this interactive strategic planning session, we will discuss our ideas for future events and activities and solicit from you ideas on how SCI-NE can help in your classroom and on your campus.

4:30 PM: Wine and Cheese Reception

Register now for the meeting here!