A Conference On


Integrating Research into Undergraduate Education:

Washington Hilton and Towers
Washington, DC
November 18-19, 2004



Co-sponsors:
The National Science Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation



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The Reinvention Center
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

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About The Reinvention Center

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Pre-Conference Meetings
Undergraduate Vice Presidents, Provosts and other Senior Administrators with Campus-Wide Responsibility for Undergraduate Education more info
  Leaders: Al Wyner, Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Letters & Science, University of Calfiornia, Santa Barbara and Ellen Woods, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford University
   
Undergraduate Research Program Directors, Faculty and Professional Staff with Responsibility for Promoting, Coordinating and Expanding Undergraduate Research Opportunities more info
  Leader: Sandra R. Gregerman, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, University of Michigan
   
Humanities Initiative more info
  Leader: Matthew Santirocco, Professor of Classics, Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, and Dean, College of Arts and Science, New York University
     
Day One Thursday, November 18, 2004
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Speaker: Wendy Katkin, Director, The Reinvention Center
Plenary Session: Research and Undergraduate Education; A Powerful Partnership
  This session will establish the essential synergy between research universities' dual missions to generate and transmit knowledge, and it will confirm the dimension this synergy brings to undergraduate education. Two distinguished speakers will begin the process of defining the dynamic relationship between research and undergraduate teaching and learning and asserting the powerful advantage that research universities enjoy as a result of this relationship.
   
  Moderator: Gail Kern Paster, Professor of English, George Washington University and Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
   
  Translating Research and Scholarly Activity to the Classroom
  Leader: Nancy Cantor, Professor of Psychology and Chancellor and President, Syracuse University
   
  Professors Who are Scholars: Bringing the Act of Discovery to the Classroom
  Leader: Carl Wieman, Distinguished Professor, Department of Physics and Fellow of JILA, University of Colorado-Boulder
Breakout Sessions: Bringing Research to the Classroom
  The challenges in translating research into the classroom vary by field and educational setting. These sessions will enable conference participants to investigate strategies and methods for weaving what is happening at the research level into specific educational contexts. Participants will be able to choose a session that relates directly to their own teaching and research. Although the issues of integration will differ by situation, these breakout sessions will all emphasize ways to engage undergraduates in the act of discovery.
Breakout Sessions A: At the Institutional Level
  These sessions will consider ways in which research and research-related experiences can transform and enhance teaching and learning in contexts that cut across departments and fields.
 
     
A-1) In introductory and foundation courses more info
  Leader: Joseph Potenza, Professor of Chemistry, Rutgers University
     
A-2) Within learning communities more info
  Leaders: Greig Stewart, Executive Director, College Park Scholars Program
Rebecca Thomas, Assistant Director, Gemstone Program, University of Maryland, College Park
     
A-3) Within research service learning more info
  Leader: Robert Thompson, Professor of Psychology, Dean of Trinity College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Duke University
     
A-4) Research as an integrative experience more info
  Leader: Lee Willard, Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences and Trinity College, Duke University
     
A-5) Technology and pedagogy: Faculty development's piece of the undergraduate research puzzle more info
  Leader: Renata Engel, Professor of Engineering Graphics and Engineering Science & Mechanics and Associate Vice Provost for Teaching Excellence, Pennsylvania State University
Breakout Sessions B: Within Fields and Majors
  These sessions will examine approaches to integrating research within different fields and majors.
 
     
B-1) Performing and Fine Arts more info
  Leader: Donald McKayle, Choreographer/Director, Claire Trevor Professor of Dance and Artistic Director UCI Dance, University of California, Irvine
     
B-2) Engineering and Computer Science more info
  Leader: Joseph J. McCarthy, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
     
B-3) Experimental and data intensive Social Sciences, related areas within Psychology and Management more info
  Leaders: William Frawley, DProfessor of Anthropology and Psychology and Dean, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Elliot Hirshman, Professor and Chair of Psychology, George Washington University
     
B-4) Humanities and discursive Social Sciences: A template approach to undergraduate research more info
  Leaders: Gerald Graff, Professor of English and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Cathy Birkenstein-Graff
     
B-5) Life Sciences and related areas within Psychology more info
  Leader: Sarah Elgin, AProfessor of Biology, Genetics and Education, Washington University in St. Louis
     
B-6) Physical Sciences and Mathematics more info
  Leader: Robin L. Garrell, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Californi, Los Angeles
Plenary Session 2: Incorporating Principles of Learning into Undergraduate Education
  Recent advances in the "science of learning" offer universities the potential to re-shape their undergraduate education to meet the varied needs of their large and diverse student populations. The challenge is how to translate basic research findings into educational applications. This session will provide an overview of the current state of research on learning, consider how the effective application of relevant principles can improve faculty teaching and student learning, and examine challenges of application within the research university context
Introduction
Speaker: Wendy Katkin, Director, The Reinvention Center
  Opening Remarks
  Moderator: Ralph Kuncl, Professor of Neurobiology and Provost, Bryn Mawr College
   
  Research on Learning as a Foundation for Curricular Reform and Pedagogy?
  Leader: Elizabeth Bjork, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
   
  Improving Student Learning: Moving from the Memory Laboratory to the Classroom
  Leader: Mark McDaniel, Professor of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
   
  Disciplinary Differences in Learning and Thinking Processes and in Teaching Strategies and Styles
  Leader: Janet Gail Donald, Professor of Education and Counselling Psychology, McGill University
Breakout Sessions 2: Applying Principles of Learning in Diverse Undergraduate Educational Settings
  These sessions will be organized around the central question, "How can research universities apply and extend their knowledge of how people learn, think and remember to improve learning in the university and beyond?" Conference participants will endeavor to answer this question as it applies in specific higher educational constructs. They will also probe ways in which principles of learning can be adapted to address different disciplinary learning styles and the needs of diverse populations.
Breakout Sessions C: Institutional Contexts
 
C-1) Mapping learning principles to knowledge structures in the natural and behavioral sciences more info
  Leader: Kenneth Kotovsky, Professor of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
     
C-2) Bringing new learning modalities to all disciplines more info
  Leader: Gregory Bothun, Professor of Physics, University of Oregon
     
C-3) Bringing instructional innovations that work in one discipline to other disciplines more info
  Leaders: Patricia Pukkila, Associate Professor of Biology and Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Martha Arnold, Director of Curriculum Development, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
C-4) Engaging and retaining targeted populations more info
  Leader: David Ferguson, Distinguished Service Professor of Technology and Society and Applied Mathematics and Chair, Department of Technology & Society, Stony Brook University
Breakout Sessions D: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Contexts
 
D-1) Performing and Fine Arts more info
  Leaders: David Hertz, Professor of Comparative Literature
Giancarlo Maiorino, Rudy Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the the Center for Comparative Art Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
     
D-2) Engineering and Computer Science more info
  Leader: Karan Watson, Regents Professor of Electrical Engineering, Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost, Texas A&M University
     
D-3) Experimental and data intensive Social Sciences, related areas within Psychology, and Management more info
  Leader: Milton D. Hakel, Professor of Psychology and Ohio Board of Regents Eminent Scholar, Bowling Green State University
     
D-4) Humanities and discursive Social Sciences more info
  Leaders: Lucia Gilbert, Professor of Educational Psychology and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Cory Reed, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Paige Schilt, Director, Bridging Disciplines Programs
Paul Woodruff, Darrel K. Royal Professor in Ethics and Director of the Plan II Honors Program, University of Texas at Austin
     
D-5) Life Sciences and related areas of Psychology more info
  Leader: Diane Ebert-May, Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
     
D-6) Physical Sciences and Mathematics more info
  Leaders: Robert Mathieu, Professor of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Marilla Svinicki, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
     
D-7) Interdisciplinary Programs: integrating different orientations and perspectives more info
  Leader: Ellen Yi-Luen Do, Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of Design Machine Group, University of Washington
     
Day Two: Friday, November 19, 2004
  Introduction: Summary of First-Day Activities and Introduction to the Second Day
Speaker: Wendy Katkin, Director, The Reinvention Center
Plenary Session: Providing a Quality Research-Based Undergraduate Education: Critical Issues and Challenges of the Next Five Years
  These sessions will be organized around the central question, "How can research universities apply and extend their knowledge of how people learn, think and remember to improve learning in the university and beyond?" Conference participants will endeavor to answer this question as it applies in specific higher educational constructs. They will also probe ways in which principles of learning can be adapted to address different disciplinary learning styles and the needs of diverse populations.
   
  Challenges in STEM Education
  Moderator: Judith Ramaley, Assistant Director, Education & Human Resources, National Science Foundation
   
  Undergraduate Education and the Core of the Research University
  Leader: John Sexton, Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law and President, New York University
   
  Capable Language: Complex Discovery and Plain Talk
  Leader: Robert Weisbuch, President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
   
  Engaging the Full Range of Students on the Right Range of Topics in the Full Range of Ways
  Leader: Howard Gardner, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Breakout Sessions E: Addressing the Challenges
  These sessions will allow for in-depth examination of some of the most trenchant challenges research universities will face with respect to undergraduate education. They are noteworthy for the range of issues and various aspects of undergraduate education on which they impinge.
 
   
E-1) Community-based Research: Taking it to the streets more info
  Leaders: Dennis Jacobs, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Provost and Vice President, University of Notre Dame
Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture, English and Art and Design and Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, University of Michigan
     
E-2) Developing resources and funds for a research-based undergraduate education more info
  Leader: Patricia Iannuzzi, Associate University Librarian and Director, Doe/Moffitt Libraries and Interim Director, Collections, University of California, Berkeley
     
E-3) Expanding opportunities for undergraduate research: Engaging the professional schools and developing new financial and human resources more info
  Leader: Matthew Santirocco, Professor of Classics, Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, and Dean of the College of Arts and Science, New York University
     
E-4) Forming multi-campus partnerships more info
  Leaders: Jeff Roberts, Professor and Director of the University of Minnesota RSEC, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Robin Tanke, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point
     
E-5) Graduate students as teachers and mentors of undergraduate research more info
  Leaders: Janet Rankin, PAssociate Professor of Engineering, Asociate Director for Physical & Life Sciences
Laura Hess, Associate Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences , The Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University
     
E-6) Increasing engagement and retention through research and creative endeavors more info
  Leader: Pedro Castillo, Professor of History and Provost, Oakes College, University of California, Santa Cruz
     
E-7) Promoting connections between 2- and 4-year institutions more info
  Leader: Caesar Sereseres, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, University of California, Irvine, and Victor Jaime, Vice President for Student Services, Imperial Valley College
     
E-8) Research and creative activity: Critical components of a sound liberal arts education more info
  Leader: Sue V. Rosser, Professor of History, Technology and Society and Dean of the Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology
     
E-9) Strategies for effecting rapid translation of ongoing research in the curriculum more info
  Leader: David Lynn, Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology, and Dawn Comeau, Department of Women’s Studies and Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
     
E-10) Teaching and Learning in an Age of Technology: The Development of a Genetics Cognitive Tutor more info
  Leader: Elizabeth W. Jones, A Schwertz University Professor of Life Sciences and Head, Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
     
E-11) The changing roles of the humanities and social sciences in a changing university more info
  Leader: Reed Dasenbrock, Professor of English and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Mexico
     
Lunch/Future Directions
  The conference will conclude with a working lunch organized around a discussion of the common themes and recommendations that emerge from the plenary and breakout sessions. The Reinvention Center will use the discussion as a basis for establishing its priorities and planning actions for the next two-three years.
  Introduction
Speaker: Wendy Katkin, Director, The Reinvention Center
  "Withholding the Academic Disciplines from Undergraduates"
  Speaker: Gerald Graff, Professor of English and Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
   
  Leader: Bernadette Gray-Little, Professor of Psychology and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Social Sciences
   
  Leader: Judith Ramaley, Assistant Director, Education & Human Resources, National Science Foundation: A Global Perspective
   
  Leader: William Wood, Distinguished Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder: The Natural Sciences
Closing Remarks