2013 KSC FACULTY EXCELLENCE CONFERENCE
Welcome to our inaugural Faculty Excellence Conference—a time to share and celebrate the innovative scholarship and teaching happening on our campus every day. We are delighted that you have chosen to participate in this event, either as a presenter or an attendee!
Please note that we will NOT be printing paper programs for the event. However, you may view, download, and/or print helpful information below.
Program-at-a-Glance (prints as 1 sheet, front & back): Program-at-a-Glance
Concurrent session abstracts (12 pages): Program Abstracts
Thursday, May 16th: Jenna Mendell, PhD
Bridgewater State University
The STREAMS project at BSU: A holistic approach to retaining students in the STEM disciplines
An NSF-STEP grant has allowed the College of Science and Mathematics at Bridgewater State University to develop and implement interventions to help increase the retention of students in STEM disciplines. This holistic approach includes a Summer Bridge Program for incoming freshmen, a Science and Mathematics Residential Learning Community, Supplemental Learning Assistance attached to all introductory STEM courses, better Transfer Student advising and an overall culture change in the college, which recognizes the value of these interventions.
Friday, May 17th: Michael Reder, PhD
The Scholar-Teacher as Critical Practitioner
What are the characteristics that make a successful scholar and creative artist? What qualities make an effective teacher? And where do these traits intersect? In this interactive session we will explore these questions in light of what recent research reveals about effective faculty teaching and student learning.