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Transforming Education: From Innovation to Implementation

Transforming Education: From Innovation to Implementation, October 9 - 11, 2011, Discovery Learning Research Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Program Schedule

Monday, October 10

5:00 PM
  • Registration
  • Reception
  • Room 118, Purdue Memorial Union
  • North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union
6:30 PM
  • Stewart Center
7:45 PM
  • Opening Address
  • North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union

“The Learning Paradigm and Its Radical Implications”
Robert B. Barr, PhD
Learning Paradigm, Institutional Research, & Business Intelligence Consultant
Former Executive Director, Institutional Research & Planning
Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Los Altos Hills, California

Sponsored by the Global Policy Research Institute

Tuesday, October 11

7:15 AM
  • Breakfast
  • Registration
  • North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union
  • Room 118, Purdue Memorial Union
8:15 AM
  • "Theories of Action for STEM Education: The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education"
    Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director Directorate for Education and Human Resources National Science Foundation
9:30 AM
  • Stewart Center
11:45 AM
  • Interactive working session
12:00 PM
  • Lunch
  • North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union
12:35 PM
  • “Improving Postsecondary STEM Education Based on Research Evidence”
    Martin Storksdieck, Director, Board on Science Education
    National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council

1:40 PM
  • Stewart Center
3:45 PM
  • Interactive working session
4:00 PM
  • Sessions conclude
4:15 PM
  • Herman Miller Hub/South Ballroom
5:30 PM
  • Dining Room Opens
  • North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union
6:15 PM
  • Dinner
7:00 PM

“A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education”
Carl Wieman, Associate Director for Science
Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House

Sponsored by the Discovery Lecture Series

8:00 PM
  • Coffee, cordials and conversation
  • Herman Miller Hub/ South Ballroom

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

7:30 AM
  • Breakfast
  • North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union
8:15 AM
  • Panel of University leaders - How to Lead and Facilitate institutional Change
  • Moderator:
    A. Dale Whittaker, PhD, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Purdue University
  • Panel Members
    Daniel Hastings, PhD, Dean for Undergraduate Education, MIT
    Moses Lee, PhD, Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences, Hope College, Michigan
    Michael McManus, PhD, Dean of Academic Programs, University of Queensland, Australia
    Robert McMaster, PhD, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota
    John Squires, Department Head, Mathematics, Chattanooga State Community College
11:00 AM
  • Conference concludes
12:00 PM
  • Optional tour of Discovery Park (Registration requested for tours)
  • Optional tour of Armstrong Hall, Engineering Education
  • Shuttle meets at 11:45 am for transportation to Discovery Park or Armstrong Hall.