Workshop Program

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Location: Grinnell College, Noyce Science Center, room 2022

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 Research-like experiences in science courses: findings from the CURE survey (David Lopatto)

David Lopatto's presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 166kB Jun24 14)

10:45-11:00 AM What types of outcomes would be most meaningful for your course or institution? (think,pair,share)

11:00-11:15 Reflection, stretch break, and share

11:15-12:00 PM Grinnell College Introduction to Biological Inquiry (Leslie Gregg-Jolly)

12:00-12:15 PM The Other Extreme: A simple two week introductory chemistry research like experience (Jim Swartz)

12:15PM-12:30 PM Introduction to the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) website and resources available (Ellen Iverson)

  • Resources
  • Other resource examples
  • Working in your private participant workspace

12:30-1:15 PM Break and then working lunch and form groups to work together in teams

Begin by brief sharing of current state of research-like activities in your courses

  • Share goals for participation in this workshop
  • At what scale are you considering for your plan? Three possible scales:
    • What approaches can you use in a single (or a few hours) of classroom/lab time to foster more research-like experiences for students?
    • What longer duration strategies could you include the next time you redesign a course?
    • What changes at a programmatic–level at your institution would you like to see to help integrate more research-like experiences for students?
  • Describe things you have tried and want to try (Are you at idea stage or have an implemented program? Do you have materials you can share?)
  • Identify any anticipated or realized challenges
  • What would be most helpful for you to learn from or get feedback from other participants?
  • Record your group's thoughts on SERC workspace page.

2:00-2:45 PM Report outs and discussion

  • Review of needs and resources

2:45-3:30 PM Teams continue to work

  • Work on action plans; see Action Plan Instructions (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 19kB Jun24 14)
  • Group review of plans and feedback
  • 2:25-3:30 PM Record feedback on action plan document and email to Ellen Iverson (

3:00-3:15 PM Break

3:30-4:00 PM Report out, next steps, and reflections

  • End of workshop survey
This workshop is sponsored by The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) using funds from NSF--