Appendix B
October Workshop Agenda and Participants List

AGENDA

Workshop on Linking Evidence and Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education


Monday, October 13, 2008

8:00 a.m.

Introductions

8:30 a.m.

Framing the workshop

Susan Singer, Carleton College

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Session 1: Scenario-, Problem-, and Case-Based Teaching and Learning

Moderator: Kenneth Heller, University of Minnesota

 

9:00 a.m.

Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning

David Gijbels, University of Antwerp

 

9:15 a.m.

Evaluating Case-Based Teaching

Mary Lundeberg, Michigan State University

 

9:30 a.m.

Use of Complex Problems in Teaching Physics

Tom Foster, Southern Illinois University

9:45-10:15

Discussion of presentations



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Appendix B October Workshop Agenda and Participants List AGENDA Workshop on Linking Evidence and Promising Practices in STEM Undergraduate Education Monday, October 13, 2008 8:00 a.m. Introductions 8:30 a.m. Framing the workshop Susan Singer, Carleton College 9:00-10:15 a.m. Session 1: Scenario-, Problem-, and Case-Based Teaching and Learning Moderator: Kenneth Heller, University of Minnesota 9:00 a.m. Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning David Gijbels, University of Antwerp 9:15 a.m. Evaluating Case-Based Teaching Mary Lundeberg, Michigan State University 9:30 a.m. Use of Complex Problems in Teaching Physics Tom Foster, Southern Illinois University 9:45-10:15 Discussion of presentations 80

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81 APPENDIX B 10:15-10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 2: Assessment to Guide Teaching and Learning Moderator: Susan Singer, Carleton College 10:30 a.m. Concept Inventories in the Sciences Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University 10:45 a.m. Concept Inventories in Engineering Teri Reed-Rhoads, Purdue University 11:00 a.m. Identifying and Addressing Student Difficulties in Physics Paula Heron, University of Washington 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Discussion of presentations 12:00-12:45 p.m. Working lunch: Discuss morning presentations 12:45-2:30 p.m. Session 3: Structuring the Learning Environment Moderator: William B. Wood, University of Colorado, Boulder 12:45 p.m. The Effectiveness of Studio Courses at RPI Karen Cummings, Southern Connecticut State University 1:00 p.m. Redesigning Large Classes for Learning (1): Project SCALE-UP Robert Beichner, North Carolina State University 1:15 p.m. Redesigning Large Classes for Learning (2): Developing and Assessing Problem-Solving Skills in Online Student Groups Marcy Osgood, University of New Mexico 1:30 p.m. Redesigning Large Classes for Learning (3): Active Learning Strategies for Introductory Geology Courses David McConnell, North Carolina State University 1:45-2:30 p.m. Discussion of presentations 2:30-2:45 p.m. Break and transition to small groups

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82 APPENDIX B 2:45-3:30 p.m. Small-group discussion of Sessions 1-3 Discussion questions: • Which practices have the strongest evidence? o Where are the gaps in the evidence? • What kinds of outcomes are commonly assessed? o Are these sufficient for establishing effectiveness? • What kinds of assessments were used to measure these outcomes? o How adequate are these assessments, and are new assessments needed to accurately measure all possible outcomes? • Do you see ways that the evidence across the different practices converges? • What are the implications for broad dissemination of the practices? • What are the implications for future research on these practices? 3:30-4:00 p.m. Report out by small groups 4:00-5:15 p.m. Session 4: Doing Science—Providing Research Experiences Moderator: David Mogk, Montana State University 4:00 p.m. Evaluation of the University of Michigan UROP Program Sandy Gregerman, University of Michigan 4:15 p.m. Center for Authentic Science Practice in Education Donald Wink, University of Illinois, Chicago Gabriela Weaver, Purdue University 4:30-5:15 p.m. Discussion of presentations 5:15 p.m. Adjourn for the day Tuesday October 14, 2008 8:00-8:30 a.m. Introductions 8:30-10:15 a.m. Session 5: Faculty Professional Development Moderator: Kenneth Heller, University of Minnesota

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83 APPENDIX B 8:30-8:45 a.m. Professional Development of Graduate Students/ Teaching Assistants Donald Gillian-Daniel, University of Wisconsin, Madison 8:45-9:00 a.m. Workshops by a Professional Society for New Physics Faculty Ken Krane, Oregon State University 9:00-9:15 a.m. Changing Undergraduate STEM Instruction Cathy Manduca, Carleton College 9:15-9:30 a.m. Effectiveness of Faculty Professional Development Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University 9:30-10:15 a.m. Discussion of presentations 10:15-10:30 a.m. Break 10:30-11:15 a.m. Session 6: Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Moderator: Melvin George, University of Missouri 10:30-11:00 a.m. Diffusion of Promising Practices Melissa Dancy, Johnson C. Smith University Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University 11:00-11:30 a.m. Discussion of presentations 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Small-group discussions Discussion questions: • Discuss the evidence related to faculty professional development. o How strong is the evidence base? What does it tell us about how best to support faculty development? o What does it tell us about the role of faculty development in reform of undergraduate STEM education? • Discuss the role of evidence in diffusion of promising practices and implications for future directions for both research and practice.

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84 APPENDIX B 12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch and continue small-group discussions 12:45-1:15 p.m. Report out by small groups 1:15-2:30 p.m. Session 7: Future Directions Moderator: Susan Singer, Carleton College Reflections on Linking Evidence and Promising Practices in STEM James Fairweather, Michigan State University Responses and Next Steps Workshop Steering Committee Final questions and answers 2:30 p.m. Adjourn PARTICIPANTS Speakers Robert Beichner, North Carolina State University Karen Cummings, Southern Connecticut State University Melissa Dancy, Johnson C. Smith University Diane Ebert-May, Michigan State University James Fairweather, Michigan State University Tom Foster, Southern Illinois University David Gijbels, University of Antwerp Don Gillian-Daniel, University of Wisconsin, Madison Sandra Gregerman, University of Michigan Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University Paula Heron, University of Washington Ken Krane, Oregon State University Julie Libarkin, Michigan State University Mary Lundeberg, Michigan State University Cathy Manduca, Carleton College David McConnell, North Carolina State University Marcy Osgood, University of New Mexico Teri Reed-Rhoads, Purdue University Gabriela Weaver, Purdue University Donald Wink, University of Illinois, Chicago

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85 APPENDIX B Invited Guests Susan Albertine, American Association of Colleges and Universities Deborah Allen, National Science Foundation Myles Boylan, National Science Foundation David Burns, National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Beth Cady, National Academy of Engineering Heather Dobbins, University of Maryland Catherine Frey, National Science Foundation Jeffrey Froyd, Texas A&M University Howard Gobstein, National Association of State Universities and Land- Grant Colleges Elizabeth Godfrey, University of Auckland Bruce Grant, Widener University Jack Hehn, American Institute of Physics Helen King, Helen King Consultancy Mary Kirchhoff, American Chemical Society James Lancaster, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Research Council David Mandel, Carnegie-IAS Commission Cathy Middlecamp, Wisconsin Center for Education Research Susan Millar, Wisconsin Center for Education Research Martha Narro, iPlant Collaborative, University of Arizona Jeanne Narum, Project Kaleidoscope Karen Kashmanian Oates, National Science Foundation Catherine O’Riordan, American Institute of Physics Greg Pearson, National Academy of Engineering Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota Muriel Poston, Skidmore College Jennifer Presley, National Association of State Universities and Land- Grant Colleges Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Wisconsin Program for Science Teaching Linda Ravan, American Geological Institute Merilie Reynolds, American Geological Institute Terry Rhodes, American Association of Colleges and Universities James Stith, American Institute of Physics Jodi Wesemann, American Chemical Society Suzanne Westbrook, iPlant Collaborative, University of Arizona

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