STEMTEC 2000 Spring Workshop


March 3rd, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
UMass, Worcester

Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee

9:00 - 9:30 How Change Happens
Recently released STEMTEC video

9:30 - 10:30 Discipline Teams Meet
A meeting of 1999 STEMTEC Participants with new campus representatives to review past accomplishments and share experiences. Record for reporting out: "2+2"- Two good things that have happened this past year and two things that need to be worked on.

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:00 Discipline Teams Report on "2+2"

11:00 - 12:15 How can we determine our success?

Discussion led by Richard Yuretich showing concrete examples of the impact course changes have had on student learning and achievement.

 

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 Pyramid Exams, An Alternative to Traditional Tests  
Jim Henle, Mathematics, Smith College

2:15 - 2:30 Preview of Summer 2000 
Putting Together a Team: Nuts and Bolts

Directions

 

From the Mass Pike:
At exit 10, take I-290 east to exit 21, turn right at end of ramp and
follow Plantation Street south.

At exit 11, turn left onto Route 122 north for one mile, turn right at
third light onto Sunderland road, left at first light onto Lake Avenue for
2.5 miles and cross Route 9. Make U-turn at second break in divider, then
turn right into campus.

From I-495:
At exit 23, take Route 9 west. After crossing the Lake Quinsigamond bridge,
take first right onto Lake Avenue.

At exit 25, take I-290 west to exit 22, turn right at end of ramp, at
second traffic light turn left at onto Plantation Street and proceed south.

From I-190:
At the merge with I-290 Shrewsbury exit (watch for exit ramp on left), take
I-290 east to exit 21, turn right at end of ramp and follow Plantation
Street south.

From I-290:
At exit 21, turn right at end of ramp and follow Plantation Street south.

At exit 22, turn right at end of ramp, at second traffic light turn left
onto Plantation Street and proceed south.