Friday, May 16th

7:30 am - 1:00 pm Conference Check-In

11:30 am Orientation Meeting for On-Site Faculty Leaders

11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm Plenary Session 1
Biocomplexity's Spiral: Plotting the Course for Microbiology in the Next Decade
Rita R. Colwell, The National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
In the past decade, microbiology has expanded to unimagined frontiers, connecting in countless ways to other disciplines to begin to define the complexity of life over space and time. At the same time, we stand on the threshold of momentous changes in the way we teach and learn--not only in microbiology but in all of science and engineering. As microbiologists today, we have a redoubled responsibility to connect our science to society.

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:15 pm Plenary Session 2
Learning from Experience through a Scholarship of Teaching

Lee S. Shulman, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA
All research is an attempt to transform experience into learning. When we engage in the act of teaching--from design to evaluation--we initiate a set of experiences whose purpose is learning, both for our students and ourselves. We have a professional and moral obligation to investigate the extent to which those purposes have been realized. In this session, we will examine the ways in which a scholarship of teaching and learning can support that quest, and can lead to more powerful forms of pedagogy as well as more responsible forms of professional development for faculty in the sciences and beyond.

3:15 - 3:30 pm Break

3:30 - 5:30 pm Discussion Group Sessions
Best Practice & Biggest Challenge in Assessment - Educator's "Fermentation Tank"

On-site Faculty Leaders will facilitate small group discussions organized by student audience and class size. Participants will share their "best practice and biggest challenge" in assessing students. 
See Pre-conference Assignments for more information.

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner

7:30 - 8:00 pm On-site Faculty Leader Meeting

8:00 - 9:00 pm
Imagination Stage Theater Presentation
BAMA's Imagination Stage will present "Strange Intelligence," a theater production about biotechnology that provides information and prompts discussion about the many ethical questions that new technologies raise. There will be a moderated discussion after the play, followed by an evening reception.

9:00 - 10:00 pm Evening Reception

10:30 pm
Last bus back to Greenbelt Marriott (bus will depart outside the Stamp Student Union)