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 Broadening Impact Conference 

Broadening Impact:  NSF-Funded Projects at Two-Year Colleges Conference

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

June 16-17, 2011

Conference Program and Presentations


*NEW* - Broadening Impact Conference Report (PDF)
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Hosted by AACC in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Broadening Impact conference marks the first time that NSF brought together over 300 representative principal investigators (PIs) from all NSF programs open to two-year colleges.  The purpose was to: (1) share promising strategies and lessons learned in STEM program development and improvement across NSF divisions and directorates; (2) deepen knowledge about the breadth and diversity of relevant NSF programs; and (3) develop a community of practice, focused on two-year colleges, that encourages collaboration and network building.

Through a number of programs spanning its Division of Undergraduate Education, Education and Human Resource Directorate, and other research directorates, NSF funds the development, improvement, and expansion of STEM education at two-year institutions nationwide.  The Broadening Impact conference leveraged NSF's support for the nation’s two-year colleges by creating a forum to support information sharing and network building across programs.

Conference Articles

NSF aims to make grant process easier for two-year colleges
NSF funding opportunities available to community colleges
DOL official urges credit for short-term training
Tips for successful NSF grant proposals

Conference Presentations
(All presentations are in PDF-format.)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Session
Opening Remarks:  Eun-Woo Chang, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Keynote Speaker: Irving McPhail, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Panel Session: Broadening the Impact of STEM Education
Debra Bragg, Director, Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois
Arlen Gullickson, Emeritus Researcher, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Vanessa Smith Morest, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Norwalk Community College

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Introduction of Small Group Breakout Sessions
Steve Brigham, Chief Operating Officer, America Speaks, DC

Friday, June 17, 2011

8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Plenary Session
Remarks:  Barbara Olds, Acting Deputy Assistant Director and Senior Advisor, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
NSF Program Director-Led Sessions

Session 1: Dissemination Strategies

Session 2: Project Sustainability

Session 3:  Communication with NSF 
(There was no PPT for this session, but a handout was provided.)

Session 4: Evaluation Strategies

Session 5: NSF Funding Opportunities in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

Session 6: NSF Funding Opportunities Beyond the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)

11:15 a.m. - Noon
Results from Small Group Discussions
Steve Brigham, Chief Operating Officer, America Speaks
V. Celeste Carter, Lead ATE Program Director, National Science Foundation 


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