The 2016 SENCER Summer Institute will be held at Roosevelt University on July 28 – August 1, 2016. The central theme of this year’s Institute is transformation. Transformation is expressed throughout several facets of our work this year, from the continued progress in our SENCER, SENCER-ISE and Engaging Mathematics projects to our pursuit of opportunities emerging from new partnerships and initiatives, and our organization being profiled in a recent USC monograph by Adrianna Kezar and Sean Gehrke as a Community of Transformation in STEM reform.
The major aims for this year’s program include conversations about the STEM reform ecosystem, examples of SENCER work on campus and of the SENCER approach in real-world problems, and assessment of SENCER work. Other topics that will be covered in this year’s program include:
- Civic Intersections of STEM and Humanities
- Communities of Transformation: Maximizing Impact
- Public Engagement with Science
- Foregrounding Quantitative Literacy in Civic Life
- Science and Technology for Social Good
- Leading Change: Aligning Institutional and Personal Priorities
We will also offer core sessions on course design and research-based approaches to learning. As is our custom, analysis of the needs expressed in SSI registrations will further guide the plans for our programming. If you are interested in proposing a session or a poster, you can do so as part of the registration process.
Early registration for the Institute will remain open until March 11, 2016 at the rate of $700 per registrant. After March 11, the cost will increase to $750 per registrant. You can find more information about the Institute at the SSI 2016 webpage.
In upcoming issues of the eNews, more information about this year’s program, including this year’s plenary speakers, will be announced.
If you have any questions about the SENCER Summer Institute, please contact Kyle Simmons, NCSCE’s Faculty Development Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.