Improving the Undergraduate STEM Experience
March 13 - 14, 2014
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C.
This two-day conference was designed to capture and distill best practices and lessons learned from institutions that have demonstrated capacity to create and sustain innovative programs. Dr. Shirley Malcom, head of education and human resources programs at AAAS delivered the keynote address and a distinguished panel of thought leaders led the first morning session on Designing & Evaluating Innovation at Different Scales: From Individual Projects to Structural Reform.
Daniel Goroff, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Jay Labov, Senior Advisor for Education and Communication, National Research Council
Jeanne Narum, Principal, Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC), Director of the Independent Colleges Office (ICO)
Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University System of Maryland
M.J. Bishop, Director of the Center for Innovation and Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CIELT) at the University System of Maryland.
Each panelist also facilitated breakout sessions. The agenda along with links to suggested readings and captioned, searchable videos of the keynote address and panelists’ presentations are available at the conference website.
The conference was organized by TERC as part of a grant from NSF to build an online network for the I3 projects and to disseminate lessons learned. Joni Falk is the Principal Investigator, Kathryn Hobbs is co-Principal Investigator. A full conference report will be issued in Summer 2014.
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