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Appendix A Summit Agenda1 National Research Council Teacher Advisory Council, Board on Science Education, Board on Higher Education and the Workforce, and Board on Life Sciences The National Academy of Engineering Program Office 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 • Toby Horn, Carnegie Academy for Science Education • Barbara Olds, National Science Foundation • George Boggs, Chair of the Summit Steering Committee 1Links to video archives and PowerPoint presentations for many of the speakers at this Summit are available at http://nas-sites.org/communitycollegessummit/tentative-topics- and-agenda/. 53
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54 COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THE EVOLVING STEM EDUCATION LANDSCAPE 9:30 Community College Opportunities and Challenges in STEM • Jane Oates, U.S. 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 - Student Perspective on STEM pathways (video) • Questions and General Discussion 10:30 Break 10:45 Key Issues in Realizing the Potential of Community Colleges • ecky Wai-Ling Packard, Mount Holyoke—Outreach and B Mentoring Programs • ebra Bragg, University of Illinois—The Two-Year D Mathematics Curriculum • licia Dowd, University of Southern California—Transfer A from Two-Year to Four-Year STEM • Panel Discussion Among Paper Authors • Questions and General Discussion 12:30- Working Lunch: Focus on underrepresented minorities in STEM 2:00 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 • General Discussion 2:00 Introduction to Breakout Discussions
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55 APPENDIX A 2:15- Breakout Discussions 3:00 • The Two-Year Mathematics Curriculum • Outreach, Recruitment, and Mentoring in STEM • Transfer from Two-Year to Four-Year STEM Discussion Questions • ow does this issue (e.g., transfer) affect teacher quality in H STEM? • hat are the next steps in this area to improve student W pathways in STEM? • hat institutional, state, or federal policies are needed, W including financial aid policies? • hat steps can you take now to improve student pathways? W • hat further research is needed to guide policy and practice? W 3:00 Merging of Groups by Topic 3:15 Break 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 • ommittee Members’ Reflections C • artha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of Education, U.S. M Department of Education • . Celeste Carter, National Science Foundation V • eneral Discussion G 5:00 Adjourn
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