Conference Agenda 2015


International House


8:00-9:00         Registration/Refreshments

8:30-9:00         Welcome, Introduction, and Conference Overview

                                    John Matsui, UCB

9:00-9:30         Setting the Stage

            • Diversifying Science: An Institutional Responsibility

David Asai, HHMI

9:30-10:30       At the National Level – What does the research say?

            • National Data and Best Practices to Address Underrepresentation in STEM

Sylvia Hurtado, UCLA

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-12:00     At the Campus and Program Level:
                        Using Data to understand what happens to our Biology Majors

            • Student Persistance Data – UC Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Berkeley

Andrew Eppig, UCB

            • Berkeley Student Persistence with and without the Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

John Matsui, UCB

            • How and why does BSP work?

Mica Estrada, UCSF

 12:00-1:00       Lunch

 1:00-2:15         Work Groups

            • Breakouts by topics of interest
              - Course Development
              - Program Development
              - Advising
              - Mentoring
              - Policy
              - Supplemental Instruction
            • Develop action plans to improve how we teach, advise, and mentor our biology majors

2:15-3:15         Work Groups – Report back to large group

3:15-4:00         Town Hall-Style Discussion

            • Emergent themes and Take-Aways
            • Large Group Discussion
            • Next Steps

4:00-5:00         Reception