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* Seminars (Meg 5 min)
* Seminars (Meg 5 min)
* Dissemination/Evaluation (Lori 5 min)
* Dissemination/Evaluation (Lori 5 min)
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Dissemination activities will include:
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• NITLE workshop on integrating multi-disciplinary computational methods into the undergraduate science curriculum.  We have already arranged with the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) to offer a workshop for our peers where we will describe what we have done and offer suggestions for how similar programs can be implemented at their institutions.
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• Earlham Science Poster Session (held each Fall)
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• Student presentation of papers at regional and national scientific conferences (Butler Undergraduate Research Conference, Geological Society of America, American Chemical Society, etc).
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• CUR publications and programs
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• Student/Faculty papers in science pedagogy journals and basic science journals, as appropriate.
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Evaluation will include:
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• External evaluation both during and at the conclusion of the grant period
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• Qualitative evaluation: open-ended surveys, interviews
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• Quantitative evaluation: quantitative surveys, pre and post grant levels of
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undergraduate research, curricular use of computational modeling and
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interdisciplinary projects
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V) Why Keck (Lori 5 min)
V) Why Keck (Lori 5 min)
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Why Keck:
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• Long tradition of supporting curricular innovation:  Funding for undergraduate research at small liberal arts colleges is limited. The W.M. Keck Foundation is known and respected throughout the scientific community as a foundation that supports innovative science programs at high-quality libral arts institutions.
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• Limited sources of support for such a comprehensive multidisciplinary program: Most sources support only limited interdisciplinary work (bio and chem., for example) and most do not support such work at undergraduate institutions
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• NSF funding for science education at 4yr institutions has been flat for past 10 years and curricular improvements funding has decreased by 50% over same timeframe
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• Strong supporter of computational science education: the Keck Undergraduate Computational Science Education Consortium headed by Capital University.
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• Keck support would also raise the visibility of the sciences regionally and nationally.
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Wrap-up: Review, questions, tour next (Mike 5 min)
Wrap-up: Review, questions, tour next (Mike 5 min)

Revision as of 18:31, 24 September 2006

I) Who we are (Mike 5 min)

II) Why Earlham (Charlie 15 min)

III) Why Project (Ron 10 min)

IV) What Project (50 min total)

Dissemination activities will include:

• NITLE workshop on integrating multi-disciplinary computational methods into the undergraduate science curriculum. We have already arranged with the National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) to offer a workshop for our peers where we will describe what we have done and offer suggestions for how similar programs can be implemented at their institutions.

• Earlham Science Poster Session (held each Fall)

• Student presentation of papers at regional and national scientific conferences (Butler Undergraduate Research Conference, Geological Society of America, American Chemical Society, etc).

• CUR publications and programs

• Student/Faculty papers in science pedagogy journals and basic science journals, as appropriate.

Evaluation will include:

• External evaluation both during and at the conclusion of the grant period

• Qualitative evaluation: open-ended surveys, interviews

• Quantitative evaluation: quantitative surveys, pre and post grant levels of undergraduate research, curricular use of computational modeling and interdisciplinary projects



V) Why Keck (Lori 5 min)

Why Keck:

• Long tradition of supporting curricular innovation: Funding for undergraduate research at small liberal arts colleges is limited. The W.M. Keck Foundation is known and respected throughout the scientific community as a foundation that supports innovative science programs at high-quality libral arts institutions.

• Limited sources of support for such a comprehensive multidisciplinary program: Most sources support only limited interdisciplinary work (bio and chem., for example) and most do not support such work at undergraduate institutions


• NSF funding for science education at 4yr institutions has been flat for past 10 years and curricular improvements funding has decreased by 50% over same timeframe


• Strong supporter of computational science education: the Keck Undergraduate Computational Science Education Consortium headed by Capital University.

• Keck support would also raise the visibility of the sciences regionally and nationally.


Wrap-up: Review, questions, tour next (Mike 5 min)

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