Workshop Agenda

Monday, July 15, 2013

Location: Grinnell College

10:00 AM Introductions and welcoming remarks, first tasks, and logistics

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Workshop goals and agenda
  • Logistics - computer access, SERC accounts, facilities

10:10-10:45 AM Grinnell Science Project Pre-orientation program (Jim Swartz)

10:45-11:10 AM Group sharing of current state of programs by Institution

  • Share objectives identified for summer bridging program (see workspace pages)
  • Describe stage in developing institutions program (Are you at idea stage or have an implemented program?)
  • Identify any anticipated or realized challenges

11:10-11:25 AM Break

11:25-12:00 AM Introduction to the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website and resources available (Ellen Iverson)

12:00-1:00 PM Working lunch and institutions begin to work together in teams

  • What do you have to share and what do you need?
  • Record your group's thoughts on SERC workspace page.

1:00-1:30 PM Report outs and discussion

  • Review of needs and resources

1:30-3:00 PM Institutional teams continue to work

  • 1:30-2:15 PM Work on action plans; see Action Plan Instructions (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 19kB Jun24 14)
  • 2:15-2:30 PM Record team's thoughts in action plan document and email to Ellen Iverson (
  • 2:30-3:00 PM Small group review of plans and feedback (pairs of institutions)

3:00-3:15 PM Break

3:15-4:00 PM Report out, next steps, and reflections

  • End of workshop survey

This workshop is co-sponsored by Grinnell College using funds from NSF--Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.