Women and Science Institute

AMcAuliffe (AMcAuliffe@edc.org)
Mon, 7 Dec 1998 14:47:35 -0500

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Dear Colleagues,

     This is a brief reminder that the deadline for applications for the Third
Annual Science, Gender and Community Curriculum Reform Institute sponsored by
the University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program are due on 14
December 1998. Summary information is provided below. For additional
information please see the web address listed below or contact Amy Melchiors at

Michael Zimmerman
Office of the Dean
College of Letters and Science
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
(920) 424-1210

           University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program

                                  3rd Annual
                         Science, Gender and Community
                          Curriculum Reform Institute
                       University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The University of Wisconsin System Women and Science Program, with the support
of the Division of Undergraduate Education of the National Science Foundation
and the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council of the UW System, invites
participation in a 5-day Institute for curricular reform and development. This
is a chance for national and international teams of educators to come together
to work with mentors from the Women and Science Program on projects designed to
improve science and mathematics education for all students, with an emphasis on
addressing issues that often discourage women and minorities from pursuing study
in the sciences or mathematics.

Workshop Activities:

     * Core group working time, during which teams work on a course development
or reform project which they have proposed for their own campus. During this
time, teams will work closely with workshop mentors and other teams with similar
projects to incorporate gender- and student-conscious ways of teaching into
their proposed course;

     *Concurrent sessions on inquiry-based laboratories, women and science,
collaborative learning, and other topics;

     *Keynote address to be given by Ruth Hubbard of Harvard University.


The mission of the UWS Women and Science Program is to attract and retain women
and minority students in mathematics, science and engineering by improving the
quality of science education for all students. The Institute is a vital part of
that mission, and seeks to:

     *Help teams return to their campuses with course revisions or newly
developed courses that they will implement for their students;

     *Provide participants with materials from other team projects, so that
each participant will receive usable information for a variety of courses; and

     *Provide a time and place for mathematics and science faculty of all
levels of expertise to discuss and learn about common areas of interest, and to
form networks that extend beyond their own campuses.

Proposal Deadline: December 14, 1998
Contact: (920) 424-7414;

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