Workshop Agenda

Initial Publication Date: April 27, 2011


Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301


  • Learn how academic disciplines are supporting community college instructors and use this information to initiate new projects across disciplines
  • Describe and determine pros and cons of innovative workshops for discipline-based faculty development related to teaching at community colleges
  • Develop plans for regional workshops to support economics instruction in the project's second year

Monday, May 30

5:00 PM Drinks and dinner poolside; Introduction to the project in Sequoia Room

Tuesday, May 31

8:00 AM Sequoia Room: breakfast

8:30 AM Plan for the day

9:30 AM Break-out groups prepare reports on:
  • Traveling workshop formats
  • Webinars and asynchronous online workshop formats
  • Regional workshop formats
  • Using Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics at community colleges
  • Follow-up and assessment of workshops
Refreshments available

11:30 AM How is it going? Whole group discussion of needs for the afternoon

12:00 PM Lunch break in Sequoia Room

1:00 PM Continue work by break-out groups

2:30 PM Break. Refreshments available

3:00-4:30 PM Presentations by break-out groups

4:30 - 5:00 PM Preparation for next day's work

Dinner at nearby restaurants. Sign-up by interest in discussion topic and/or cuisine (see list in packet).

Wednesday, June 1

8:00 AM Sequoia Room: breakfast

8:30 AM Introduction to day's agenda

9:00 AM - 10:30 Break out work groups

  • Non-economists: How can we collaborate? (listservs, publications, grants, other projects)
  • Economists (by region: East; Midwest; California; Pacific Northwest) Planning outreach and workshop activities for second year of the project

10:30 - 11:30 Reports from morning work groups; evaluation of the workshop; good-byes

11:30 Lunch at the hotel or nearby restaurants (see list in packet)