University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas – September 20-22, 2018
2018 TRESTLE Annual Meeting and Course Transformation Institute
This year’s theme is “Broadening Participation and Sustaining Changes”. The overall goal of the meeting is to share course transformation strategies and results, promote cross-fertilization of ideas, and foster connections and collaborations across institutions. This year we hope to provide opportunities to learn about new innovation strategies, develop strategies to broaden and sustain course transformation activity in your department, and design a plan for sustaining the TRESTLE network going forward.
The meeting is organized as an institute, designed to propel TRESTLE network members’ course transformation work forward. The program includes case studies, demonstrations and posters on course innovations developed by TRESTLE network members, workshops facilitated by TRESTLE leaders, and presentations by three senior scholars in STEM education improvement and the scholarship of teaching and learning. An overview of the agenda and registration information is below.
Thursday, September 20 – Oread Hotel (drinks and dinner served)
10:00-4:00: Observations of Transformed Classrooms (optional)
5:00-8:00: Welcome Reception and Networking Activity
Keynote: Howard Gobstein, Executive Vice-President, Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and co-Project Director, Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative
Friday, September 21 – KU Burge Union (breakfast and lunch served)
8:00-12:00: Morning Sessions- Course Transformation Projects, Strategies, Sustainability
12:00-1:30: Lunch Colloquium on Cultivating Department-Level Change:
Mary Huber, Senior Scholar, Bay View Alliance and Senior Scholar Emerita, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, Bay View Alliance and Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
1:30-5:15: Afternoon Sessions- Course Transformation Projects, Strategies, Sustainability
5:15-6:15: Happy Hour (Behren Petroleum Center, EEEC, Slawson Hall)
Saturday, September 22 – KU Burge Union (breakfast and lunch served)
8:00-12:00: Mini-workshops and strategic planning sessions
12:00-12:30: Lunch and Wrap-up
Registration and Participation
Each participant is encouraged to contribute to the Annual Meeting with a poster or demonstration. You can sign up to contribute one of these using the registration links below.
- A poster describing changes made to one or more courses, and outcomes for student learning
- A demonstration to share a favorite active learning strategy, activity, assignment or assessment (10-15 minutes each
Please click here to register for this meeting if you are from a TRESTLE institution (University of Kansas, Indiana University Bloomington, Queen’s University, University of British Columbia, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Texas San Antonio, University of California Davis).
Please click here to register for this meeting if you are not associated with a TRESTLE institution.
You can find more information regarding lodging and transportation services in the Travel and Accommodations Information packet.
Please email Blair Schneider at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this event. We look forward to seeing you in Lawrence in September!
Past In-Person Meetings
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DUE1525775 (KU), DUE1525331 (CU) and DUE1525345 (UTSA). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.