Learning and Teaching Physical Sciences in the Liberal Arts College and University: Identification of Supports for Student Success

November 13-15, 2011
Carleton College, Northfield, MN

This workshop will ask participants to help design a well-informed study of undergraduate student decision-making. In particular, the study will focus on critical decision points and the types of curricular planning and instruction for learning and teaching physical sciences that assist all students, including women, underrepresented minorities and first-generation students. The study will target the positive steps taken by students who are successful, in order to identify how all students can be supported.

Participants will be tasked with a significant preparatory component that will allow them to share the work from their institution that bears on the design of the study. Participants will arrive having reviewed these materials, and prepared to synthesize the information as a foundation for the program design.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 23, 2011

Workshop Conveners

  • Joe Chihade, Carleton College
  • Deborah Gross, Carleton College
  • Ellen Iverson, Carleton College
  • Cathryn Manduca, Carleton College
  • Lynne Molter, Swarthmore College
  • K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College

This workshop is funded by the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (formerly the Mellon 23)

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