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March 2019

Crossroads Anti-Racism Training – Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm

A multi-day anti-racism workshop in the Atlanta, GA area for representatives of HHMI-funded Inclusive Excellence projects at Davidson, NC State, University of Puerto Rico, University of Houston, and Kennesaw State.

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STEM Education Hour – The ABCs of POGIL by Mitch Anstey

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wall 281, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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Chemist Dr. Mitch Anstey will demonstrate POGIL, a student-centered, group-learning strategy via a class activity that works through important ideas of symmetry.

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April 2019

STEM Education Hour – STEM as a lens for justice, equality, & community

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wall 243

Drs. Mindy Adnot, Carl Yerger, & Laurie Heyer share their experiences offering a STEM JEC course, Data Science & Society (CSC110). 

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May 2019

Teaching Students How to Learn – NC PKAL Spring Conference

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Greensboro, NC (specific location TBD)

An opportunity to attend the North Carolina PKAL Regional Spring Meeting in Greensboro, NC featuring a keynote by chemist Dr. Saundra McGuire (LSU), author of Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation

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Looking Beyond the Numbers • Presentation

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Library – CTL

Sabriya N. Rosemond (BIO) will share how campus partnerships and data centering student voice were used to shape and reshape the design of an introductory chemistry course.

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Assessing Inclusivity • Presentation

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – CTL

Brent Maher will review metrics and assessment techniques than can help inform the design of inclusive and equitable learning experiences.

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Strategies for Inclusion • Presentation

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – CTL

Luis Rivera (Rutgers) will share insights and expertise regarding inclusive practices in college teaching.

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Instructional Design Opportunities • Presentation

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Library – CTL

Sundi Richard (T&I) will outline how instructional designers can help faculty members with course design and development.

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Faculty Mindset & Student Success • Journal Club & Lunch

May 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wall 210, 325 Concord Road
Davidson, NC 28035 United States
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A large-scale study published in 2019 found that all college students performed better when learning from STEM professors with growth mindsets, with strongest gains for students from underrepresented groups.

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June 2019

The James Webb Space Telescope • Physics Seminar

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dana 146

Dr. Gerardo Vazquez (Salisbury University) discusses the JWST, successor of the Hubble Space Telescope, its characteristics, instruments, main missions, dusty galaxies, and his research on active galaxies. 

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