Transforming Institutions Conference 2019

April 3-5, 2019 | Pittsburgh, PA

Transforming Institutions Conference Information

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Who is the Transforming Institutions Conference for?

The Transforming Institutions Conference is designed to bring together researchers, faculty, change agents, administrators, and policymakers to focus on transforming undergraduate education. Participants will have the opportunity to identify critical questions facing institutional change, foster connections with colleagues interested in change, and address important topics related to transforming institutions in higher education.

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What happens at the Transforming Institutions Conference?

Events will include workshops, presentations, thematic symposia, panel discussions, poster sessions, and two plenaries (see below). We are also pleased to feature a special panel session with representatives from funding agencies.

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Plenary Speakers:


Robin Wright Robin Wright
Division Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (EHR/DUE), National Science Foundation
Kelly Mack Kelly Mack
Vice President for Undergraduate STEM Education and Executive Director of Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, AAC&U

Funding Panel:


David Asai David Asai
Senior Director for Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Andrea Nixon Andrea Nixon
Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education and Co-Lead, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program, National Science Foundation
Mercedes Talley Mercedes Talley
Program Director, Undergraduate Education Program, W.M. Keck Foundation

Conference Committee:


ASCN Team:
Andrea Beach, Western Michigan University
Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University
Scott Simkins, North Carolina A&T State University
Linda Slakey, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Kate White, Western Michigan University
Caroline Ray, Western Michigan University

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Gita Bangera, Bellevue College
Calvin Briggs, Lawson State Community College
Anthony DePass, Long Island University
Susan Elrod, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Emily Miller, Association of American Universities
Cailin Huyck Orr, SERC, Carleton College
Mitchell Awalt, SERC, Carleton College
Pamela Leggett-Robinson, PLR Consulting
Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida
Gabriela Weaver, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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