published December 31, 1969

SENCER E-Newsletter, July 2005, Volume 4, Issue 11

SSI 2005 - Preview of SENCER Alumni Symposia: A Celebration of Work

Monday morning at the SENCER Summer Institute will focus on the work of our SENCER alumni. Featured sessions will pair institutions working on projects under common, overarching themes. We expect these sessions to generate a lot of conversation, so we're inviting other SENCER alumni to act as session chairs and responders.

ORGANIZING COLLEGE-WIDE REFORMS IN GENERAL EDUCATION THROUGH THEMES AND TOPICS

Pete Facione (SSI 2003), Chair
Ralph Rascati (SSI 2001), Responder

Science Education at Stonehill: Changing the Culture
Maria Curtin and Susan Mooney, Stonehill College

The Application of SENCER Values to Curricular Revision: UNC Asheville's Integrative Liberal Studies Topical Clusters
Edward J. Katz and Keith E. Krumpe, University of North Carolina at Asheville

PROMOTING EARLY AND ROBUST ENGAGEMENT IN THE SCIENCES BY ALL STUDENTS

Theo Koupelis (SSI 2001), Chair
Cheryl Jacobsen (SSI 2001), Responder

The S.C.I.E.N.C.E.S.: The Success Catalyst - Instructors Energizing Novel Courses & Engaging Students
Ann Blakey, Ball State University

Science in the Modern World: A Novel Approach for Integrating Science General Education Into the Freshman Program
Jan Factor and Jim Daly, Purchase College, State University of New York

EXPANDING THE INFLUENCE OF THE SENCER IDEALS BEYOND COURSES FOR "NON-MAJORS": APPLYING WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT LEARNING TO WHAT WE DO WHEN TEACHING

Laurie Fathe (SSI 2001), Chair
Laura Blinderman (SSI 2004), Responder

SENCER and Pedagogical Change at the Institutional Level
Marion Field Fass, Beloit College

Pedagogical Shifts/Paradigm Shifts: SENCER and the Education of Science Majors
Terry McGuire, Rutgers University

CONNECTING CONTEXTS TO CONTENT TO IMPROVE LEARNING

David Ferguson (SSI 2001) Chair
Pearl Fernandez (SSI 2003) Responder

Vote Early, Vote Often: The Mathematics of Democracy
Mariah Birgen, Wartburg College

An Analysis of Some Strategies That Stimulate Civic Engagement in Large Classes
Garon Smith, University of Montana

FOCUSING ON FUTURE EDUCATORS: TWO APPROACHES FOR STRENGTHENING TEACHER EDUCATION THOUGH NEW CURRICULAR COLLABORATIONS

Cathy Middlecamp (SSI 2001), Chair
Cindy Klevickis (SSI 2002), Responder

Interdisciplinary Activities and Data-Driven Civic Decision-Making
Anne Pierce, Hampton University

Elon University's Science Without Borders: SENCER-izing a Multidisciplinary Science Course
Sandra Seidel, Elon University

STIMULATING STUDENTS TO PRODUCE AND DISSEMINATE NEW KNOWLEDGE

Monica Devanas (SSI 2001), Chair
Arthur Bowman (SSI 2003), Responder

Using Group SENCER Poster Sessions in Large Lecture Classes
Barbara Krumhardt, Iowa State University

"Jumping into the Abyss; Flying with the Eagles": Taking Risks and Learning How to Apply a SENCER Approach in Undergraduate Course Projects
Donna Cucunato, Chapman University

THINKING GLOBALLY/ACTING GLOBALLY (AND LOCALLY)

Karen Oates, Chair
Nana Japaridze (SSI 2003), Responder

Institutionalizing SENCER on Our Campuses: A Progress Report from the Republic of Georgia
Lali Ghogheliani, Georgian Technical Institute Ardith Maney, Iowa State University

Improving Learning Through International Collaborations Focused on Shared Problems
Sherryl Broverman, Duke University
Debra Meyer, University of Johannesburg

GETTING REAL AND GOING LOCAL: NEW RESOURCES TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION

Tom Wood (SSI 2001), Chair
Rob Furey (SSI 2001), Responder

Technology for Civic Engagements: Using a Field-Portable XRF
Steve Bachofer, St. Mary's College of California

Using the ESA21 Project Activities in Science Classrooms
John Pratte, Kennesaw State University