Faculty leaders from National Science Foundation-funded programs at IUP, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Westminster College invite IUP faculty, staff, and administrators to participate in a free virtual workshop.

The workshop, Preparing the 21st Century STEM Workforce through Cross-Disciplinary Projects, Teamwork, and Professional Skills, will be held Saturday, February 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., via Cvent.

This is an ideal opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators who seek to develop or enhance team-based curriculum and student professional skills. Institutional teams are encouraged to register.

Registration deadline is Monday, February 21.
Questions? Email Justin Fair

Tentative Workshop Schedule (All times EST)

Time Event

9:00–10:15 a.m.

Opening Plenary Session (project overviews and brief workshop descriptions)

10:25–11:40 a.m.

Workshop Session 1 (participants choose from list below)*

11:50 a.m.–12:40 p.m.

Optional networking lunch with workshop presenters

12:50–2:05 p.m.

Workshop Session 2 (participants choose from list below)*

2:15–3:30 p.m.

Workshop Session 3 (participants choose from list below)*

3:40–4:30 p.m.

Closing Plenary Session (covers key takeaways and includes Q&A session)

Workshop Sessions Include:

  • Utilizing General Education Requirements to Teach Basic Teamwork and Leadership Skills

  • Teamwork-intensive Courses: Logistics that Necessitate Teamwork Rather than Group Work

  • The Common Problem Pedagogy: Using an Interdisciplinary, Problem-Based Project in the Classroom

  • Guiding Team-based Project Work Using a Project Management Framework

  • Facilitating Cross-disciplinary Communication through Case Studies and 360° Feedback

  • Integrating Career-Focused Assignments into Chemistry and Biochemistry Curricula

  • Scaffolding and Assessing Collaboration Skills in Chemistry and Biochemistry Curricula