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The National Academy of Sciences
Teacher Advisory Council, Board on Science Education, Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, and Board on Life Sciences
The National Academy of Engineering
Carnegie Institution for Science
Carnegie Academy for Science Education
Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape
December 15, 2011
Carnegie Institution for Science
1530 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
8:30 Registration (breakfast available in meeting room)
9:00 Welcome and Introductions
- Jay Labov, National Research Council Click Here to download PDF of this presentation
- Toby Horn, Carnegie Academy for Science Education
- Barbara Olds, National Science Foundation
- George Boggs, Chair of the Summit Steering Committee
9:30 Community college opportunities and challenges in STEM
- Jane Oates, Department of Labor
-The need for a robust, diverse STEM workforce
-The potential of community colleges to meet this need
- Eric Bettinger, Stanford University
-To Be or Not to Be: Major Choices in Budding Scientists Click Here to download PDF of this presentation.
- Student Perspective on STEM pathways (video)
- Questions and General discussion
10:45 Key Issues in Realizing the Potential of Community Colleges
- Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke-Outreach and Mentoring Programs Click Here to download PDF of this presentation
- Debra Bragg, University of Illinois-The 2-year Math Curriculum Click Here to download PDF of this presentation
- Alicia Dowd, University of Southern California-Transfer from 2-year to 4-year STEM Click Here to download PDF of this presentation
- Panel Discussion among Paper Authors
- Questions and General Discussion
12:30-2:00 Working Lunch: Focus on underrepresented minorities in STEM
1:00 Keynote Address: Expanding Minority Participation in Undergraduate STEM
- Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine
- Freeman Hrabowski, Chair, Expanding Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads Click here to download a PDF of this presentation
- General Discussion
2:00 Introduction to Breakout Discussions
2:15-3:00 Breakout discussions
- The 2-year Math Curriculum
- Outreach, Recruitment, and Mentoring in STEM
- Transfer from 2-year to 4-year STEM
- How does this issue (e.g., transfer) affect teacher quality in STEM?
- What are the next steps in this area to improve student pathways in STEM?
- What institutional, state, or federal policies are needed, including financial aid policies?
- What steps can you take now to improve student pathways?
- What further research is needed to guide policy and practice?
3:00 Merging of Groups by Topic
3:30 Reports from Breakout Groups- George Boggs
4:00 Realizing the potential of community colleges in the evolving STEM education landscape: Next steps for practice, policy, and research
- Committee members’ reflections
- Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
- V. Celeste Carter, National Science Foundation
- General discussion