Sep 01 2011

Science and Math At SMITH COLLEGE

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The Science of Teaching and Learning:
A Science and Math Faculty Forum

June 3, 2011
hosted by
Smith College
Northampton, MA


9:00-10:00 AM

9:30-10:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Marilyn Schuster, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Smith College
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Keynote Speaker:
Glen Ellis, Associate Professor of Engineering
Glenn Ellis is a civil engineer with a strong interest in reforming engineering education.
He feels that engineers must be educated—not trained.
To support this effort, Ellis has developed Smith’s Engineering Education Partnership.
Through this organization Ellis works with engineering and education faculty to develop
undergraduate engineering curricula that are consistent with the research on learning.

11:00 AM– 11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Panel I: Pedagogies and Strategies to Enhance Student Learning
Facilitated by Kevin Shea, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Director of the
Sherrerd Center for Teaching and Learning, Smith College
Kathleen Archer
, Associate Professor of Biology at Trinity College, on
Measuring Learning Gains with Concept Inventories
Patty DiBartolo, Professor of Psychology at Smith College on Strategies to
Improve Student Learning in Psychology

12:15-1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 PM
Panel II: Implementing In-Class Practices that Improve Student Scholarship
Facilitated by Pallavi Jayawant, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Bates College
Gene Clough, Lecturer in Geology and Physics at Bates College on
Teaching Technological Literacy and Student Assessments
Kimberley Frederick, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Skidmore College
on Development and Implementation of a Lab-Driven General Chemistry Course

2:15 – 3:15 PM
Panel III: Support Programs Outside of the Classroom
Facilitated by
Alison Draper, Director of the Science Center, Trinity College
Brianna DeSantis, Associate Lab Director of Introductory Biology
Maria Giunta, Department Administrator for the Biology Department at Barnard College
on Supplemental Instruction in Introductory Biology

Erik Cheever, Professor of Engineering,
Lynne Molter, Professor of
Engineering and Department Chair,
and Ann Reuther, Academic Resources
Coordinator at Swarthmore College
on A Comprehensive Academic Support Program

3:15 – 3:30 PM
Wrap-up and closing

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