Plenary Sessions: 2017 Transforming STEM Higher Education

Thursday, November 2, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Kelly Mack, Vice President, Office of Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director, Project Kaleidoscope—AAC&U

Michael M. Crow, President—Arizona State University
Michael M. Crow Biography

Friday, November 3, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Transforming a University into a Learning Laboratory
What does it take to transform a university into a learning laboratory? With creativity and care, faculty can dissolve the traditional boundaries between educational research and practice, and study the efficacy of instruction within the continuously changing context of classrooms. This approach is especially effective when educating at scale – in large, foundational courses. Dr. McKay will explore the challenges faced in creating such a learning laboratory, featuring examples drawn from experiences at the University of Michigan.  McKay will talk about education in an information age, data sources and management, privacy and ethical issues, research designs and funding, creating tools that personalize education at scale, and establishing systems that foster a culture of continuous reflection and response.
Timothy McKay, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education, Director of the Digital Innovation Greenhouse—University of Michigan
Timothy McKay Biography

Saturday, November 4, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

New Contexts for STEM Education:  Examining National Policy; Considering Collaboration Opportunities
Kumar Garg, Senior Fellow, Society for Science and the Public and Former Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kumar Garg Biography