Sunday, October 7, 2012
Location: Alumni Guest House Meeting Room

5:00 - 6:00 Reception and icebreaker activities - Alumni Guest House (AGH)

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner

7:00 - 8:30 Introductions and welcoming remarks, first tasks, logistics

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Overview of this project, workshop goals and agenda
  • Overview of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) - John McDaris
  • Workshop goals and agenda
  • Gallery walk: Key issues for the workshop
  • Logistics - computer access, breakfast, read essays submitted by participants.

Monday, October 8, 2012

(Free breakfast available at the Inn)

8:30 - 8:45 Getting ready for the day – Understanding the tasks ahead

8:45 - 10:30 Discipline-based resources

Disciplinary Groups

10:30 -10:45 Break Snacks available

10:45 - 12:00 Expanding the project website: what really engages faculty - Cathy Manduca, Director of SERC

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - Burton Dining Hall

1:15 -3:15 Discipline-based professional development on campus: Developing models and materials

What are good materials for faculty development workshops (single-discipline, multi-discipline workshops, one-day, half-day, ongoing during an academic term, narrow or broad topic) that use resources from professional associations and NSF-sponsored national projects?

3:15 - 3:30 Break Snacks available

3:30 - 4:45 Professional societies and community college faculty

How can professional associations can reach out to community college faculty? How can we work with professional associations to increase involvement of community college faculty? How can we cultivate leadership by the community college faculty in the associations?

4:45 - 5:30 Reflection and draft action plans; whole group session: Draft individual action plans. Where are we? What are our plans? What have we learned? Gaps in prepared material? New topics that need to be addressed?

7:00 Dinner - Froggy Bottoms on the Cannon River

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

(Free breakfast available at the Inn)

8:00 Shuttle van available, leaving Country Inn to AGH- check out and bring luggage to AGH

8:30 - 8:45 Plans for the day

8:45 - 10:15 Topical working groups

8:45 - 9:45 Working groups
9:45 -10:15 Report outs and discussion

  • How to engage and motivate adjunct/part-time faculty to participate in campus-based, regional and national projects.
  • What do we need to know about community college faculty and how can we find out? What can we learn through discipline-based surveys?
  • Other topics as they have emerged during the workshop (working with other groups; collaborating across disciplines; possible grant proposals)

10:15 - 10:45 Revise personal action plan; workshop evaluation

  • Optional - search the SERC website to find what's there on a topic of your choice (e.g., serving learning, using data, quantitative skills, the two-year college interview, interactive lectures, ConcepTests, affective domain, metacognition, project descriptions of grants funded by NSF (including those related to geoscience education), undergraduate research .....), or work with your disciplinary colleagues to finalize your disciplinary work plan.

10:45 -11:00 Break Snacks available

11:00-12:00 Reflections and Recommendations: Synthesis, recommendations for next steps, dissemination, how do we stay connected?

12:00 - Lunch- Subway Subs to Go - AGH