Orientation and Professional Development Workshop/Webinar for
Faculty and Staff at QEM/INCLUDES
Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) Sites

George Washington Carver Science Hall, Conference Room 1120
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Thursday, June 8, 2017


11:00      Opening Plenary:         
              - Welcome; Review of Workshop/Webinar Purpose
              - Introductions (REU Students and Faculty Mentors)

                      Ivory Toldson, President & CEO, QEM Network

11:45         Overview of QEM/D&DLP INCLUDES Project
                  -QEM/REU Goals and Objectives
Althea Burns, Associate, QEM Network

12:15         Overview of Empirical Research on Broadening Participation of
                             Underrepresented Minorities in STEM

                  -Early Undergraduate Research Exposure
                  -Effective Mentoring Strategies
                            Mercy Mugo, Research Associate, QEM Network


12:45         Lunch Break          

1:15           QEM and REU Site Expectations for the QEM/REU Experience
                  -Work hours; communication;dress code, workplace conduct
                  -Student’s deliverables: Individual Growth and Development Plan (IGDP)
                  -Oral Presentation and Scientific Research Report
                 -Building and Maintaining Connectivity among the Student Cohort  
                              Althea Burns, QEM Network

1:45           Collective Impact Framework Assessment, Tracking, and Reporting
                 -Evaluating REU Student Learning
                 -Using Common Assessment Tools; Tracking Participants
                 -Documenting REU Success and Impacts
                              Mercy Mugo, QEM Network

                  A Report from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
                       and the National Science Foundation, August 2013
                               Mercy Mugo,  QEM Network
                               Ivory Toldson,  QEMPresident & CEO

2:15           Coordinating REU Activities
                  -Mid-term/Final Presentations
                  -Data Collection
                  -Mid-REU Gathering at UTTC (preview)
                             Althea Burns, QEM Network

                  Discussion of Next Steps and Closing Comments

 3:00           Adjournment