AGEP MEETING, 2007

MEETING ARCHIVE

AGEP Third Evaluation Capacity Meeting

February 1-3, 2007
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Agenda and Presentations

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2007

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7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Poster Set-Up

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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome, Opening Remarks, Expectations and Introductions

Speakers:
Yolanda George, Deputy Director, AAAS-EHR
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Roosevelt Johnson, Program Director, NSF AGEP

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8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Perspectives from the NSF Directorate for Education & Human Resources (HRD)

Speaker: Roosevelt Johnson, NSF AGEP

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9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
National Science Board (NSB) Commission on 21st Century Education in STEM – Feedback Session on STEM Graduate Education

Speaker: Shirley M. Malcom, Head, AAAS-EHR and Co-Chair, NSB Commission
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9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Panel – Lessons Learned from Longitudinal Research Studies
What lessons can we learn from longitudinal research studies on undergraduates to design a data collection system to track student retention and progress in STEM Ph.D. programs?

Presentations by Speakers from The Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education, Academic Pathway Studies

Speakers:
Lorraine Fleming, Professor of Civil Engineering, Howard University
Kimarie Engerman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of the Virgin Islands
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10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Break

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10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Lessons Learned from Graduate Student Studies
What lessons can we learn from research studies on graduate students to design a data collection system to track student retention and progress in STEM Ph.D. programs?

Speaker: Catherine Millet, Research Scientist, Policy Evaluation and Research Center, Educational Testing Service and co-author of Three Magic Letters: Getting to Ph.D.
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11:15 – Noon
Perspectives from the NSF Directorates for Education & Human Resources (HRD) and Social, Behavioral & Economics Sciences (SBE)

Speaker: Wanda Ward, Deputy Assistant Director, NSF SBE and Acting Assistant Director, NSF EHR
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Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch

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1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Session Group A

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2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Session Group B

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4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Networking

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7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Reception

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2007

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8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

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9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Lessons Learned from Retention and Longitudinal Studies at the Graduate School Level
What lessons can we learn from retention studies on graduate students to design a data collection system to track student retention and progress in STEM Ph.D. programs?

Moderator: Gail Smith, Acting Assistant Provost, City University of New York
Speakers:
Wendy A. Stock, Co-Interim Department Head & Professor of Economics, Montana State University
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Daniel Denecke, Director, Best Practices, Council on Graduate School, PhD Completion Project
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Ken Redd, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Council on Graduate Studies
Chris Golde, Consultant and author of “The Role of the Department and Discipline in Doctoral Student Attrition: Lessons from Four Departments.”
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10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Break

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11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
The Leadership Alliance – Pathways to Graduate Studies
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Speakers:
Valerie Petit Wilson, Executive Director, Leadership Alliance
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Cheryl Leggon, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Feedback and Suggestions on Pre-assignments

Speakers:
Carlos Rodriguez, Principal Research Scientist, American Institute for Research.
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Patricia Campbell, President, Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.
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Lisa Frehill, Executive Director, Council on Professionals in Science and Technology.
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12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Lunch and Discussions with NSF Program Officers from Research Directorates

Small Group Assignment for Saturday Morning

Speakers:
Luis Echegoyen, Director, Division of Chemistry, NSF.
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Robb Winter, Program Manager, Chem. Eng., Broadening Participation and East Asia and Pacific Programs, NSF.
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3:00 p.m.
Free Time and Dinner on Your Own

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2007

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7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

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8:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Small Group Discussions

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9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Report from Small Groups

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10:45 – Noon
AAAS AGEP Project Updates
Moderator: Yolanda George, AAAS

Speakers:
Patricia Campbell, Campbell-Kibler Associates, Inc.
Report on Data and Upcoming Data Collection.
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Tracy Compton and Marty McGihon, AAAS
AGEP Website Needs

Lenell Allen, AAAS
HBCU-UP Conference Needs

Jose Fernandez, AAAS
GrantsNet Updates and Coordinating AGEP Exhibit Outreach.
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Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Speaker: Roosevelt Johnson, NSF

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12:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2007 – SPECIAL SESSION

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Special Session: Ph.D. Completion Project Technical Workshop

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Special Session (Based on number interested)

The Workshop will focus on new funding opportunities available for both current participants and for new partners in the Ph.D. Completion Project.

Topics will include:

  1. Utilizing tools and templates for the collection and submission of data
  2. Establishing processes for verifying data completion
  3. Analyzing the role of institutional and program factors in Ph.D. attribution and completion
  4. Designing a set of successful and integrated interventions to minimize attrition and increase Ph.D. completion for all students, particularly for women and underrepresented minorities across all programs.Characteristics of an effective proposal for Phase II participation will be discussed.