John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Gateway Courses and Student Success:
Foundational Issues in Educational Equity and Social Justice

1:00 pm

Welcome

Michael Dennin, Vice Provost, University of California, Irvine

Stephen Handel, Associate Vice President, Admissions, University of California, Office of the President

Emily Daniell Magruder, Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning, California State University Office of the Chancellor

1:15 – 2:00 pm

High Failure Rate Gateway Courses: The REAL “First Year Experience”

John N. Gardner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer,
Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education Brevard, North Carolina

2:00 – 2:30 pm

STEM Gateway: Why Do We Equate Failure with Academic Rigor?

Michael Dennin, Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning UC Irvine

2:30 – 3:00 pm

General Education Transformation: A Developmental Learning Process for Faculty and Students

Shari McMahan, Provost;
Kim Costino, Director, Quarter to Semester Conversion Process; Janelle Gilbert, Director of General Education;
CSU San Bernardino

3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee break

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Scaling Faculty Professional Development: Course Redesign for Institutional Impact

Catherine Haras, Senior Director;
Beverly Bondad-Brown, Director Academic Technology Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, CSU Los Angeles

4:00 – 4:30 pm

Outcomes of First-Year Implementation of the New General Education Program at CSU, Bakersfield

Vernon Harper, Associate Vice President for Academic Programs;
Paul Newberry, Philosophy Professor and Director of General Education; Carl Kloock, Biology Professor and Director of Natural Sciences;
CSU Bakersfield