Schedule & Presentationsfor Western Regional SPIN-UP Workshop
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
June 25-27, 2010

Friday, June 25

Participants arrive.

5:30 pm Appetizers and Poster Session (posters present current situation in the department and recent innovations along the lines of the data sheet)
5:00 pm Buffet Dinner
7:30 pm

Welcoming remarks

Phil Bailey (tentative), Dean of the College of Science and Math, California Polytechnic State University
Matt Moelter, Physics Department Chair, California Polytechnic State University
Bob Hilborn, Project Leader, University of Texas-Dallas
Presentation by Bob Hilborn - SPIN-UP Regional Workshops: Building Undergraduate Physics Programs for the 21st Century
8:00 pm

Poster Session and Reception

Saturday, June 26

8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am

Case Study I: Reed College

David Griffiths, Professor of Science
9:30 am

Case Study II: Brigham Young University

Steve Turley, Professor of Physics
10:15 am Break
10:30 am

Case Study III: Oregon State University

Corinne Manogue, Professor of Physics
11:15 am

First Planning Session:

clarify department’s situation, crucial issues for the department, and where the department wants to go
12:00 pm Lunch and Discussion
12:45 pm

Plenary I: The SPIN-UP Report and Its Messages

Bob Hilborn
1:30 pm

Second Planning Session:

first draft of planned actions; identify key players, resources needed; outline timeline
2:30 pm Break
2:45 pm

Plenary II: PER and the Undergraduate Curriculum

Randy Knight, Professor of Physics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
3:30 pm

Third Planning Session:

focus plans, measures of success, prepare posters (with magic markers on typing paper)
4:30 pm

Informal Reception and poster session

Cal Poly Physics Department tours
6:30 pm


8:30 pm

Informal Reception

Sunday, June 27

8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am

Plenary III: Recruitment and retention of Hispanics: A multifaceted approach

Jorge Lopez, University of Texas, El Paso
9:30 am

Fourth Planning Session:

focusing departmental efforts, lists of resources, how to get broad support within the department and the university
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Five minute reports from departments
11:15 am

Project Evaluation and Assessment

11:30 am

Final Thoughts

12:00 pm Adjourn