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University of Michigan Provost's Seminar on Teaching (PSOT) Fall 2016: "Transformed: Foundational Courses for a Third Century"
Agenda with Resource Links
10:30-11:30 Resource Cafe Ballroom
Please use the first hour of the Provost’s Seminar (10:30am-11:30am) to connect with valuable resources on campus.
- How might you use these resources in the instruction of your own courses?
- How can these resources help in transforming and sustaining key introductory courses?
- How might U-M build on, extend or connect these resources to make them even more valuable to instructors and students in introductory classes?
Please share your key takeaways, ideas, and visions for the future on the large flip charts.
- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
- Deborah Meizlish, Senior Associate Director (email@example.com)
- Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
- Neeraja Aravamudan, Interim Assistant Director for Engaged Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- HHMI Advanced Research Connection
- Julieanne Vernon, Research Program Officer (email@example.com)
- Information and Technology Services, Teaching and Learning
- John Johnston, Product Manager & Lead for Business Systems Analyst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- LSA Center for Engaged Academic Learning
- Desiraé Simmons, Program Coordinator (email@example.com)
- LSA Technology Services
- Sanam Arab, Manager, Programs and Patron Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Monika Dressler, Director (email@example.com)
- Office of Academic Innovation
- Mike Daniel, Director, Policy and Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rachel Niemer, Director, Gameful Learning Lab (email@example.com)
- Science Learning Center
- Claire Sandler, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sweetland Center for Writing
- Angela Berkley, Lecturer II in Sweetland Writing Center and in English Language and Literature (email@example.com)
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
- Catalina Ormsby, Associate Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- University Libraries
- Doreen Bradley, Director of Learning Programs and Initiatives (email@example.com)
- Diana Perpich, Educational Technologies Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Women in Science and Engineering Residence Program
- Chris Bass, Director (email@example.com)
11:30-1:30 Opening Plenary and Lunch
11:30 - 12:00: Introductions, Welcome, and Opening Remarks
- Matt Kaplan, Executive Director, CRLT
- James Hilton, Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Dean of Libraries
- Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education; Principal Investigator of the REBUILD project
12:00 - 1:00 Faculty Panel: What does a transformed course look like? (Slides)
- Cynthia Giffen, Lecturer, Comprehensive Studies Program and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- John Carson, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, History
- Rachel Goldman, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Physics and Associate Director, Applied Physics
- Brenda Gunderson, Lecturer, Statistics
1:00 - 1:30 Table Discussions: Sharing visions of transformed courses (Discussion Prompts, Draft Foundational Course Proposal)
1:40 - 2:50 Concurrent Sessions: How do we get there?
M-Write: Scaling and Sustaining Writing-to-Learn in Large Courses
- Anne Gere, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English Language and Literature; Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education; Chair, Joint Program in English and Education; Director, Sweetland Writing Center (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ginger Shultz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry (email@example.com)
- CRLT Facilitator: Meg Bakewell
Biology 171: Adopting Pedagogical Innovation to Improve Retention and Learning for All Students
- Meghan Duffy, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Trisha Wittkopp, Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Professor in the Honors Program, Associate Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (email@example.com)
- CRLT Facilitator: Theresa Braunschneider
History 202: Developing a New Course in a New Curriculum
- John Carson, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, History (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CRLT Facilitator: Deborah Meizlish
Problem Roulette: Sharing an Emerging Technology across the Disciplines
- August Evrard, Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Physics and Astronomy (email@example.com)
- Brenda Gunderson, Lecturer, Statistics (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jadwiga Sipowska, Collegiate Lecturer in Chemistry and in Comprehensive Studies Program (email@example.com)
- CRLT Facilitator: Ronit Ajlen
3:00-4:00 Closing Plenary
- 3:00-3:30 Table Discussions: First Steps in the Journey (Discussion Questions)
- 3:30-3:45 Closing Remarks
- Tim McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education and Principal Investigator of the REBUILD project
- 3:45-4:00 Evaluations and “Count me in!” Cards
- We thank the members of the REBUILD Committee and the REBUILD postdoctoral scholars for their assistance with planning the program. Special thanks to Eric Bell, Tim McKay, and Marybeth Bauer for their deep engagement with the planning process.
- We thank Matthew Yettaw for arranging the logistics for the program.
- We thank all of the presenters named in this program, who gave generously of their time to contribute to this Provost’s Seminar on Teaching.
- Finally, we thank all of you who attended the seminar today for engaging in this conversation and sharing your ideas and inspirations for transforming and sustaining foundational courses at U-M.