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Center for Excellence in Science Education

Events

First-Year Engagement Discussions:

Our goal is to collectively define, together, our goals for engaging first year students in our college.  In the first  discussion we heard several keywords:   

  • Community building, sense of belonging, science identity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Learning strategies, transition to college level learning (self-efficacy, metacognition) 
  • Resources, wayfinding, and support network 
  • Fostering curiosity, making connections, providing room for exploration of majors, goals, and careers 
  • Assess and evaluate our efforts in each of the above. 

We would like to invite additional conversations and sharing among the participants who attended and those who were not able to attend because of other commitments. Dates for these are below; we anticipate continued conversation in the fall semester: 

  

May 19, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   

First Year Engagement: Inclusive communities 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuf-qrqDwjH9NzLZ5hmWgQl5gpIQX_HsUw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 June 2, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 

First Year Engagement:  Learning strategies 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsf-2rqTwpHdBwxmBEigPJEf2FmqtcCSYW

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

June 16, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 

First Year Engagement: Resources 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcudOuorDkjG9xNKqVXqGyeef2cmheAHyXk

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

June 30, 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm 

First Year Engagement: Finding Passion 

Register in advance for this meeting: https://psu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMod--trjgqHtV6oU4OS2_TBDIaFcDJ9-bw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

  

The discussions are open to anyone interested in the college. We look forward to listening and learning more together!