Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
National Science Foundation (NSF) Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP)
Workshop on Assessment and Evaluation of STEM Instructional Practices at
TCUP-supported Institutions

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel
1739 West Nursery Road • Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 • 410/694-0808

October 30-31, 2015

WORKSHOP PURPOSES:  (1) to enhance faculty awareness and understanding of assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of STEM instructional practices at TCUP institutions: and (2) to share information on evidence-based STEM instructional practices being used at TCUP-supported institutions.

Friday, October 30

AM  
  8:30         Registration/Continental Breakfast   

  9:00         Opening Plenary Session:
                  -Welcome and Introductions
                  -Review of Workshop Purpose, Agenda, and Packet

                       Costello Brown, Former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, and
                       Professor of Chemistry (Retired), California State University-Los Angeles, and QEM Consultant

9:30         The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Advancing the Practice of
                Teaching through Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
       
                         Kathryn Froelich, Cultural Coordinator
                                Missouri River Education Cooperative, and QEM Consultant

10:15         Examples of Evidence-based STEM Instructional Practices  
                       Mercy Mugo, Research Associate, QEM Network

10:45         Break

11:00         Roundtable Presentations: 
                  An Overview of TCUP-supported STEM Instructional Practices at Institutions Represented at the Workshop                                  
                            Moderator: 
                            Lura (Jody) Chase, Program Director, Tribal Colleges and Universities
                                    Program (TCUP), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD)
                                    Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
                                    National Science Foundation (NSF)

NOON/PM

12:00         Working Lunch: 
                  Tools for Assessing and Evaluating the Effectiveness of STEM Instructional Practices
                       Gerunda Hughes, Professor and Director,
                             Office of Institutional Assessment and Evaluation, Office of the Provost,
                             Howard University, and QEM Consultant

1:15         Assessment and Evaluation of STEM Instructional Practices within a Native Cultural Context
                       Kathryn Froelich, QEM Consultant

2:00         Three Concurrent Breakout Sessions                    (See Assignment Sheet)
                     Institutional teams discuss their goals and objectives for a specific STEM
                     instructional practice implemented/to be implemented on their campuses

Sessions to be led by QEM Consultants
       Group I:          Gerunda Hughes
       Group II:         Kathryn Froelich
       Group III:       Nader Vadiee

  3:30         Break                                                                                           

  3:45         Concurrent Sessions, continued
                  Teams discuss/draft assessment and evaluation plans for a STEM instructional practice implemented/to be implemented on their campuses

  5:15         Plenary Session: 
                  -Collecting and Analyzing Data; Working with Small Data Sets
                  -Working with Tribal/College Institutional Review Boards

                         Nader Vadiee, Faculty and Coordinator
                              Engineering and Engineering Technology Programs
                              Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, and QEM Consultant

  6:00         Working Dinner:
                   Evidence-based Instructional Practices – A Rotating Talking Circle
                         Moderator: Althea Burns, QEM Associate

  7:00         Adjournment, Day One

Overnight Assignment: Each institutional team is to: (1) outline an assessment and evaluation plan for a STEM instructional practice being implemented on their campus; and (2) identify a new evidence-based STEM instructional practice for possible implementation on their campus

Saturday, October 31

AM

  8:30         Buffet Breakfast   

  9:00         Effective Evidence-based STEM Instructional Practices in Specific STEM Disciplines
                        Gerunda Hughes, QEM Consultant

  9:30         Concurrent Breakout Sessions      (same groups and locations as on Day One)
                  Teams discuss their draft assessment and evaluation plans for a TCUP-supported,
                      STEM instructional practice they are implementing/plan to implement.

Sessions to be led by QEM Consultants
        Group I:          Gerunda Hughes
        Group II:         Kathy Froelich
        Group III:       Nader Vadiee

11:00         Break

11:15         Disseminating Outcomes and Lessons Learned from the Implementation of   STEM Instructional Practices and the Results of
                  Evaluation/Assessment Activities

                          Nader Vadiee, QEM Consultant

NOON/PM

12:00         Working Lunch and Closing Session
                Group Discussion:
                Institutional Teams share next steps they plan to take to: (1) integrate STEM evidence-
                based instructional practices into their teaching and learning environments and
                (2) assess/evaluate the outcomes of steps taken.

  1:15         Closing Comments
                      QEM Consultants and Staff

  1:30         Adjournment