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1 CIRTL Network Rally to Restore Sanity ….Planning for Expansion Thursday October 28 th 2:00 ET/ 1:00 CT/ 12:00 MT Toll-free Number: 800-462-1257 Local Number: 608-237-5850 Passcode: 1377092 If you are using Elluminate audio, please run the audio wizard under the Tools menu.

2 The CIRTL mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. CIRTL Mission

3 BOTTOM LINE – Preparing a significant number of future faculty to have dynamic and effective faculty careers that integrate research, teaching and learning based on the three CIRTL pillars. BOTTOM LINE - Institutionalized local CIRTL programs that continue to accomplish above. BOTTOM LINE – Understand the impact of cross-Network activities on future faculty preparation TARGET GOAL - Expansion of the CIRTL Network to increase above. What Represents Success for our prototype CIRTL Network?

4 October 2006 – First meeting of all Network institutions Operation of Network on CIRTL I funds January 2007 – CIRTL Network Proposal submitted January 2008 – CIRTL Network Grant begins Operation of Network on CIRTL II funds May 2010 – Expansion Planning mid-course January 2011– CIRTL Network Supplement submitted ( $1M) January 2011 – Network Expansion Recruiting begins American University Penn State University Purdue University Tulane University University of Massachusetts - Amherst January 2012 – CIRTL for the Nation Proposal submitted – Deadline for (partial) institutionalization May 2012 – CIRTL Network Grant ends June 2012 – CIRTL for the Nation Grant begins Alternative Time Line

5 Youll have the opportunity to: Ask questions of the growth committee and each other Express your opinion or concerns Offer ideas on revising the plan Brainstorm solutions to barriers Reminder Raise your hand Account for the audio delay Use the chat window

6 Members of the Growth Committee Ann Austin (ERT) Kitch Barnicle (Chair) (CIRTL Central) Rique Campa (MSU) Don Gillian-Daniel (UW) Tom Harris (Vanderbilt) Bruce Herbert (TAMU) Bob Mathieu (CIRTL Central/UW) Wayne Patterson (Howard) Tricia Rankin (CU) Assessment of a New Evaluation Method for CSS 480: Soil Fertility and Management

7 After reading the plan, what is your gut feeling on where things stand? Make your selection using the A-D letters below the participant list. A. Lets start over. (I have some ideas!) B. The plan provides a place to start but seems far from complete. C. The plan is solid but gaps remain. D. We are done. (Where do I sign up?) Opinions About Climate Change Among Non-Science Majors and Influence of Passive and Active Learning Strategies

8 What are the 1-2 most important topics that you want to make sure we discuss today? (repeats allowed) When we get to you, turn on your microphone and webcam (or unmute your phone). Turn off you mic/webcam when finished.

9 Specific Aims b. The Network will help each institution to initiate or expand and enrich its programs for preparing future faculty. c. Expand in scope, diversity and participant numbers the opportunities offered by the cross-Network learning community. d. The CIRTL Network will become a recognized national leader in the preparation of future STEM faculty

10 Summary – Specific Aims Investigation of Computational and Visual Modules to Enhance Learning in Undergraduate Heat Transfer

11 Membership Levels Core Institutional Members Affiliate Members Individual Members Managing Network Members Examining Variation in the Retention of Experiential Knowledge Between Indoor and Outdoor Classrooms in Wildlife Science

12 Summary - Membership Levels Enhancing Students Understanding of Propagation in Horticulture

13 Requirements for Core Institutional Members Implementing and Assessing a Challenge-Based Module for Spectroscopy in a Biomedical Optics Class 100 character limit.

14 a. Institutional commitments p.5 1. …to develop or expand local campus initiatives to…commit to meeting the programmatic commitments outlined below develop or expand local campus initiatives … 2. contribute funds and in-kind instructional and management resources to the Network to support cross-Network activities and management 3. have methods for communicating with all STEM graduate students and post docs at their institution 4. foster formal and informal interactions among future faculty at the local institutional level through a local learning community, as well as at the national level through the cross-Network CIRTL learning community

15 b. Programmatic Commitments p. 6 1. ….The programmatic component of the learning community will include (but are not limited to) courses, workshops, seminars and other activities; these latter activities could be created locally or draw on existing programs throughout the Network. In these programs, participants will develop skills in line with the CIRTL Learning Outcomes 2. … provide explicit opportunities for future faculty to do Teaching- as-Research projects. 3. … commit to offering some programs as cross-Network opportunities. 4... commit to integrating cross-Network offerings into the local CIRTL learning community. 5. Each of the local programs and those programs offered as cross- Network opportunities should incorporate, at least in part, the CIRTL pillars and associated concepts.

16 c. Evaluation commitments p6 Core Institutional Members commit to submitting an annual evaluation report for all local CIRTL-funded programs using a Network-provided on-line template. Evaluation reports will be reviewed by the committee in order to assess progress toward achieving local goals at each member institution, as well as to examine progress toward achieving overarching Network goals. The committee will prepare a summary report for the Executive Committee and Network. Members are encouraged to implement additional evaluations locally, for which the Network provides a library of assessment instruments to draw from. Novice Programmer Planning: A Grounded Theory Approach

17 Requirements for Affiliate and Individual members. How are affiliate members recruited and/or accepted? Can anyone become an individual member? What comes with membership?

18 Requirements and Expectations for Managing Network Members p.7 … The contract would specify specific responsibilities, deliverables, and associated budget. These would be approved by the Executive Committee of the Institutional Network Leaders and the chair of the Board of Directors. The contractual responsibility for management success must lie with an identified individual of the Managing Network Member. Possible management responsibilities might include: Online Community and Technology; Cross-Network Programs; Evaluation

19 Summary- Membership Requirements Demonstration of TAR using Blackboard and Formative Surveys to improve academic performance in Ochem

20 Organizational Structure - Management … must promote and insure achievement of the Mission and Learning Outcomes for future faculty. a. … promote ongoing evaluation of outcomes throughout the organization; b. … distribute responsibility, engaging members of the Network in interdependent, functional roles c. … value and make use of the diversity of all Network Members. Student Perceptions and Instructional choices in Educational Reform: Studies of Peer Instruction

21 Organizational Structure – Management p.7 2. …highly interactive, collegial management structure, … accountability to the Network, direction, and leadership in programs and administration. 3. …. expandable up to at least 100 research universities. 4. Programs and oversight of the CIRTL Network will be contributed by the member institutions, with the exception of coordination by a central organization and counsel by an external National Advisory Board. 5. … consistent with a business model that ultimately can operate independent of external funding, while at the same time obtaining external funding.

22 Organizational Structure - Management Board of Directors (Graduate Deans, grad students,) (w. Executive Committee) Board of Directors (Graduate Deans, grad students,) (w. Executive Committee) Director/PI Administrative Director CIRTL Central Administrative Director CIRTL Central Institutional Network Leaders (with Executive Committee) Institutional Network Leaders (with Executive Committee) Future Faculty Board Operations Group Cross-Network Programs Operations Group Cross-Network Programs Operations Group Evaluation Operations Group Evaluation Operations Group National Connection Operations Group National Connection Operations Group ……. Operations Group ……. Operations Group …. Operations Group …. Operations Group …. Operations Group ….

23 Organizational Structure – Management p.9 Board of Directors Executive Committee of BOD Director/PI Network Institutional Leaders Executive committee of Network Institutional Leaders Future Faculty Board Administrative Director/CIRTL Central Operations Groups Local Network Teams

24 Business Plan Developing and institutionalizing Learning Community Provide funds and in-kind contributions Genetics in the Green house: Using Active Learning to Improve student Performance in Plant Genetics

25 Budget Assessing student attitudes in Geology 1030

26 Institutionalization Laptops vs. paper methods for note taking: Which produces better learning?

27 What Next? National Advisory Board Meeting November 10, 2010

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