The LSAMP IINSPIRE Program runs two face-to-face workshops a year for faculty members and administrators. Look below for upcoming and past workshops sponsored by the program.

Past Workshops

Defining Inclusive Excellence at Nebraska Wesleyan University

June 17 & 18 at Nebraska Wesleyan

This workshop included faculty, staff, and administrators identifying and planning cross program and co-curricular opportunities to advance inclusive excellence. Inclusive excellence recognizes that success depends on inclusivity and a commitment to equity. To support cross program planning, this workshop included reviewing program model examples to highlight inclusive excellence and identifying how those might inform program development at Nebraska Wesleyan.

Equity & Inclusion in your Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)- Half day workshop

May 24, 2021
Undergraduate Research Experiences At Community Colleges (UREACCh) held virtually across campuses

This workshop brought the URREACCh community together so faculty from community colleges. After presentations on inclusive practices including growth mindset, values affirmation, creating braided opportunities to reinforce identity and mentorship, supporting inclusive student team work,   faculty discussed strategies for making their courses and research experiences more inclusive & developed individual action plans for their courses. These were all submitted for a stipend through UREACCh funding.

Just in Time Math in the STEM Classroom - Full day workshop

May 22, 2019, held at Grinnell College

This workshop was a full-day pedagogy session to support mathematics success. This workshop was identified in the February meeting as the pedagogical support of greatest interest to IINSPIRE faculty. The group worked towards co-creating a resource collection to support math education for the Alliance and put time toward individual action planning.

Math in the Science Classroom - sessions at the IINSPIRE annual meeting

This two-session workshop series was part of the 2019 annual IINSPIRE LSAMP Alliance conference in Ames, Iowa on February 1-2, 2019

This was a short session to engage faculty in exploration and discussion of just in time support for students in mathematical concepts and review and discussion of strategies to support uneven math preparation. Ideas shared called for reflection on evidence-based approach and instructional context and experience.

Using Societal Issues to Attract and Engage STEM Students in the Classroom

February 2, 2018

This workshop was part of the 2018 annual IINSPIRE LSAMP Alliance conference in Coralville, Iowa on February 2-3, 2018. Attendees drew ideas from teaching from the IINSPIRE Alliance community and the InTeGrate STEM Talent Expansion Program Center on how of issues of societal relevance might be brought into the STEM classroom.

Using Community-Built, Online Resources to Support Professional and Institutional Development in LSAMP Alliance Institutions

October 8, 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana

In conjunction with the 2017 LSMCE Annual Conference this workshop supported participants in sharing practices to bridge knowledge in support of strengthening collective practices. Not all alliance members had collaborated before this workshop and it especially provided time for cross-pollination to address common barriers to STEM success.

Building Capacity on Your Campus

February 3, 2017 at Ames, Iowa

In conjunction with the LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Conference this workshop helped alliance members learn about major STEM community building efforts that they could apply to work across their own communities to build collective capacity.

Supporting the Whole Student

February 5, 2016 at Des Moins, Iowa

In conjunction with the LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Conference. This workshop focused on helping faculty learn and share evidence-based & alliance member practices for supporting students throughout their academic experience.  The model was holistic thinking about curricular and programatic opportunities.

Using Societal Issues to Recruit and Retain STEM Students

July 2, 2015 at Grinnell College

In this IINSPIRE summer pedagogical workshop attendees explored ways to teach with societal issues to recruit and retain STEM students from the NSF InTeGrate STEP Center project and alliance member experience.  In discussions they planned ways to implement ideas into their class.

Authentic Inquiry in Courses; Research-Like Experiences Embedded in Courses

November 3rd, 2014 In conjunction with the LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Meeting at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, Iowa

Faculty from across disciplines explored opportunities to expand student access to research experiences by embedding inquiry and research like experiences in their course.  They were supported with strategies and examples from the literature and alliance member experience.

Research and Research-Like Experiences in Science Courses

June 25, 2014 at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

STEM Faculty explored opportunities to expand student access to research experiences by embedding elements of research into their courses.  They were supported with strategies and examples from Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURES).

Building a Sense of Community for Student Success in STEM

November 8th , 2013, In conjunction with the LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Meeting at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

Alliance members explored strategies for supporting the whole student, or thinking about how to support students beyond thinking about content.  This included discussion and planning action to support belonging, progressive learning, and tap into student motivation.  Instructors also considered barriers to buiding a sense of community and how to design to reduce those barriers.

Bridge Programs

July 15, 2013 at Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

This workshop was co-sponsored by Grinnell College using funds from NSF-Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. The workshop supported planning a robust alliance-wide Bridge Program effort that operated and was sustained throughout the alliance.

Bridge Programs

February 8, 2013 at Grinnell College, IA. In conjunction with the LSAMP IINSPIRE Annual Meeting

This workshop initiated bridge program planning by exploring one strong model and generating new ideas across the alliance helping to identify the core goals and strategies that might inform bridge program development. Participants were also introduced to how to use workspaces to co-create and share progress across the alliance.

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