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A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 13:17
A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
Register by September 24 for best conference rates.


The Association of American Colleges and Universities and Project Kaleidoscope invite you to attend the Transforming STEM Higher Education Conference. The conference will address both the importance of increasing the number of STEM baccalaureate degree earners who master complex STEM content and competencies and also the importance of enhancing STEM literacy for all students. To these ends, the conference will strategically address several dimensions of STEM higher education reform, including innovative and effective approaches to undergraduate STEM teaching and learning; strategies for measurement and evaluation; inclusive excellence; faculty professional development; and advancement of effective institutional change strategies.

Featured Presentations Include:

Keynote: Understanding Cognitive Learning, Advancing Cultural Competency in STEM Education
Jamie Maatkare Bracey, Director of STEM Education, Outreach and Research, College of Engineering, Temple University

Plenary: Evidence Based Strategies for Advancing Scholarship and Success for Students and Faculty
Anthony L. DePass, Professor of Biology, and Director, MBRS (NIH), ADVANCE (NSF), and Understanding Interventions Programs (NIH), Long Island University, Brooklyn

Plenary: Celebrating 25 Years of PKAL: Re-Focusing the Kaleidoscope
Alison Morrison-Shetlar, Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Western Carolina University and Chair, Advisory Board, Project Kaleidoscope and Kelly Mack, Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope

Plenary: Transforming STEM Education
Susan Rundell Singer, Division Director for Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation

In addition to a full roster of concurrent sessions and plenary presentations, AAC&U also offers practical Pre-Conference Workshops—three hours of active learning with some of higher education's leading innovators in developing strategies, practices, and policies that lead to student success.