Conference To Focus On Institutional Change To Improve Undergraduate Science Education

November 18, 1998

The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) will host a conference supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on reform efforts in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (SMET) education in colleges and universities. NSF's Acting Deputy Director Joseph Bordogna will deliver a plenary address on November 23.

The conference, Targeting Institutional Change Quality Undergraduate Science Education for All Students, will bring together teams of individuals from participating campuses to discuss best practices, collaborative relationships and an agenda to sustain future reform.

A "town meeting" style keynote panel will address securing long-term resources from local, state and national organizations to continue reform. Faith Gabelnick, President of Pacific University, will moderate. The town meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 23, from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the International Ballroom East.

The conference also will feature working groups on issues such as improving student learning, motivating faculty and integrating research and education.

Who: Joseph Bordogna, Acting Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

What: Keynote Luncheon Address: Integrating Research and Education: Understanding the Vision

When: Monday, November 23, 1998, at 11:45 a.m. to 1p.m.

Where: 1998 AAHE Conference on Institutional Change at the Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC

For more information:
NSF contacts:
K. Lee Herring, (703) 306-1070, (media), or
Herbert Levitan, (703) 306-1681, (non-media)
AAHE contact:
Susan Ganter, (202) 293-6440,

Also see:
(Click on Program for the Promotion of Institutional Change).

National Science Foundation

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