February 20th, 2016
*Workshop schedule was revised slightly while in process to allow more time for faculty to explore the topics/projects stakeholders had interest in. The posted schedule reflects those revisions.
Workshop Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 4.6MB Feb22 16)
Project Development Questions (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 18kB Feb20 16)
9:00 AM-9:10 AM Welcome & Introduction to InTeGrate Project & Our Workshop Goals
9:10 AM-9:25 AM Introductions
9:25 AM-9:55 AM Local Experts & Faculty Identify Skills Habits Central to Addressing Local Challenges
9:55 AM-10:20 AM Local Experts Share Project Topics
10:20 AM-10:55 AM Faculty talk with Local Experts & Identify Project Ideas
Most Local Experts Depart
11:00 AM-11:20 AM Curricular Design: InTeGrate & Inquiry & Analysis VALUE Rubric Introduction & Example Student Products
Our approach combines the below:
11:20 AM-12:20 AM Project Development Time & Discussion of Concerns
Common concerns included timing, so several examples of short projects were described (e.g. 6 hour implementation model- Hour 1: Introduce project topic: the problem & stakeholder perspective (1 hour); Hour 2: Students explore relevant systems (e.g. explore components of a systems diagram); Hour(s) 3-4: Analyze or Collect & Analyze Local Data; Hours 5-6: Compile & present results. Stronger projects will include discussion of results with other students & experts. When inviting the expert is not possible, students might value that strong examples of their work will be shared publicly online.
12:20-12:40 PM Reporting Instruments:
- Research on the Integrated Science Survey (RISC) This survey will be administered pre & post course to determine demographic information of participants & their learning gains associated with interdisciplinary research.
- Community Service Attitudes Scale This survey will be administered pre & post course to measure shifts in attitudes about societal relevance, care about the community, & career interests.
- This project was approved by the Wittenberg IRB office on 8/9/14. Please have students sign the Student Consent Data Release Letter (Microsoft Word 32kB May26 15) at the beginning of your course & upload this to your course reporting page.
- The InTeGrate Project is released through Carleton College Release Letter. This may be sufficient for your institution, but you should check.
12:40- 1:00 PM Follow-up Survey (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 73kB Feb21 16) Establish Timeline for Implementation, Encourage Pairing of Faculty to Discuss Curriculum Development (modest stipends), Follow-up Concerns