FIFTH ANNUAL INDIVIDUALIZE MAJOR
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Hospitality Learning Center
March 7 -8, 2013
Thursday, March 7th
10:00 – 11:30: Tour and experience MSU Denver’s Aviation and Aerospace Facilities, including the aviation simulator. This activity is limited to ten participants, first come first served. Please contact Elizabeth Parmelee (email@example.com ) to be added to the list.
Additional activity to be determined.
12:00 – 12:30 Registration and lunch (Box lunches are provided as part of the conference fee.)
12:30 – 1:30: Presentation: The Founding of IMPs:
Dan Gordon, Univ. of Massachusetts and Norman Keul, Duke University
1:30 – 2:30 Using the Individualized Degree Program as an Incubator:
Panel from MSU Denver
2:30 – 3:30: Break and table topic conversations:
Table 1: IMPs and Career Planning
Table 2: Reins and Spurs: How do we keep IMPs on track?
Table 3: To be determined (please let us know your ideas!)
Table 4: To be determined
3:30 – 4:30: Using a Workforce Advisory as a Critical Partner in IMP Development and Growth:
Austin Bunch and Jayne Giessler, East Carolina University
4:30 – 5:30: Student and Alumni panel: Developing Successful Individualized Majors and Interdisciplinary Research
Kathryn Gardner, Drexel University; Ari Hansen, Lily Strasberg, and Guillaume Pagnier, University of Massachuestts
5:30 – 6:30: Wine Tasting in the Hospitality Learning Center:
Experience a wine tasting led by MSU Denver faculty in the specially designed classroom space
7:00: Dinner downtown (location and details to be determined)
Friday March 8th: (Breakfast is provided by the hotel for those lodging there.)
8:00 – 8:45: Student Panel: Peer Advising in Gateway Classes:
Stephanie Ozahowski, Joey Costello, Kyle Rodd, and Emma Mulvaney, University of Massachusetts Amherst
8:45 – 9:30: Lessons from a Two-Semester Gateway via Coursework
Susan Ware, Guillaume Pagnier, University of Massachusetts
9:30 – 9:45: Break
9:45 – 10:45: Self-Reflection and Self-Assessment: Promoting Intentional Learning in IMPs:
Margaret Lamb, Ken Fuchsman, LuAnn Saunders-Kanabay and Monica van Beusekom, University of Connecticut
10:45 – 11:45: Gateways and Capstones:
Kevin Egan, Drexel University; Meredith Theeman, Lauren Kaminsky, and Andrew Romig, New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
11:45 – 12:15: Summing up and looking ahead
12:15 – 1:15: Lunch and informal conversation
Box lunches will be provided and those who need to dash to the airport may take them along.
We will also kick-start planning for next year’s conference. Please join us!