The 2017 SENCER Summer Institute (SSI) was hosted by Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York on August 3-6, 2017.
We are excited to deliver an Institute program which will address issues of critical importance for the SENCER community. In addition to the newest iterations of core sessions on course design and research-based approaches to learning, we were proud to host a slate of plenary speakers to lead the program and address a variety of these critical areas, including:
- conversations about the changing landscape for civic engagement as a pedagogical approach,
- educational synergies between STEM and the humanities,
- strategies for scaling STEM education reform efforts,
- challenges related to diversity and inclusion in science, and
- examples of the impact of SENCER practice on career advancement.
Beyond these main sessions, we remain committed to ensuring that the program responds to your needs as educators. The SSI 2017 registration process provided a sense of the interests, goals, and talents, that you bring to the Institute, along with with the logistical information needed to make your experience comfortable and enjoyable. Participants were able to propose a poster or concurrent session as part of the registration process.
Those of you who are new to the Institute can view the SSI 2017 New Participant Orientation recording below.
NCSCE is pleased to announce the plenary speakers for this year’s SENCER Summer Institute. The 17th annual Institute will be held at Stony Brook University, the home institution of the National Center, on August 3-6, 2017. These Plenary speakers were invited to highlight and address a number of critical issues particularly relevant to the SENCER community.
A special plenary panel on Saturday, August 5th will focus on the origins and development of Communities of Transformation (CoTs) in undergraduate STEM reform. In an National Science Foundation supported study, four STEM projects – SENCER, POGIL, PKAL, and BioQUEST – were identified as CoTs by Dr. Adrianna Kezar and Dr. Sean Gehrke.The panel will include Karen Kashmanian Oates, SENCER co-founder; Rick Moog, POGIL Executive Director; and Myles Boylan, Lead Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF.
Registration for the Institute is currently open. The deadline to register and propose a session is May 19, 2017, and the general registration deadline is June 17, 2017. More information about the Institute is available on the Institute webpage.