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

June 3, 2011
hosted by
Smith College
Ford Hall and Atrium
Northampton, MA 


9:00-10:00 AM                Breakfast

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
                                       SMITH COLLEGE
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
                                        and 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
                                       and Kimberley Frederick, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Skidmore College
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 and Maria
, Department Administrator for the Biology Department at Barnard College     
                                       on Supplemental Instruction in Introductory Biology
                                       and 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

3:15 - 3:30 PM                Wrap-up and closing

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| Reed College | Sarah Lawrence College | Skidmore College | Smith College | Swarthmore College |
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  |  Wheaton College |