Agenda at a Glance
"Framing the Undergraduate Experience for the 21st Century"
Co-Sponsored by the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council
and the UW System Office of Academic Affairs
Union South, UW-Madison
April 7-8, 2000

Friday, April 7

8:00-1:00 line


Pre-Conference Workshops

  • The Senior Capstone Experience, John Gardner, Brevard College
  • Assessing Student Learning in the 21st Century, Eileen Lewis, UC-Berkeley, and Sue Daffinrud, UW-Madison (Sponsored by the UW System Women and Science Program)
  • Enhancing Advising Interactions with Students, Nan Jordahl and Philip George, UW-River Falls
1:00-2:30 Keynote Address
John Gardner, Executive Director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience at the University of South Carolina-Columbia.
Welcome and Introduction by Lisa Kornetsky, Director, UTIC, and Douglas Johnson, Chair, UTIC
2:45-4:00 Eight Concurrent Sessions
Q and A with John Gardner; Freshman Seminars; Honors Programs; Web-Based Instruction; Student Assessment and Learning Outcomes; "Learning to Write and Writing to Learn"; Linked Courses For First-Year Students; and Learning Communities and Service Learning
4:15-5:30 Plenary Panel
Reaching Beyond the Frame: What Are We Preparing Our Students For?
A panel comprised of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David J. Ward, Regent JoAnne Brandes, UW-La Crosse Chancellor Judith Kuipers, Reid Engstrom of Harley Davidson Motor Corporations, and a community leader from the public swill offer a variety of perspectives on this question.



Saturday, April 8

8:00-9:00 Continental Breakfast

Concurrent Workshops

  • Designing a Syllabus With Student Learning in Mind, Tim Riordan, Alverno College
  • Who Wants to Be a College Graduate? Betsy Morgan and Emily Johnson, UW-La Crosse
  • Promoting Undergraduate Research: Engaging Students, Faculty, Institutions, and the System, Linda Carpenter and Students, UW-Eau Clair; Bill Gresens and Faculty/Student Partnership from UW-La Crosse; Ron Rada, UW-La Cross
10:45-12:00 Closing Session*
The Department as Frame: Developing the Curriculum for the 21st Century, Estella Lauter, Department of English, UW-Oshkosh; Michael Longrie, Department of Languages and Literatures, UW-Whitewater; Keith Montgomery, Department of Geography and Geology, UW Colleges

Final Meeting for the 1999-2000 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows


*Boxed Lunches will be provided for all participants at the close of this session.

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