2013 SENCER Summer Institute
The 2013 SENCER Summer Institute will be held from August 1-5 in California, hosted by Santa Clara University.
We invite you to apply to participate as an institutional team or as an individual.
Santa Clara University (SCU) has been an integral part of SENCER since 2001, and has hosted several Summer Institutes, including SSI 2012.
Santa Clara is also the host institution for the SENCER Center for Innovation-West, co-directed by Amy Shachter and Steve Bachofer. SCU faculty and administrators have applied the SENCER approach in impressive ways, and will be sharing the results of that work with colleagues at the Institute.
During the Institute, SENCER will offer sessions designed particularly for the needs of newcomers, and those with advanced experience. A suite of follow-up activities for teams will support the post-Institute work back on campus during the fall following SSI 2013.
Teams will also be eligible to apply for post-Institute implementation awards in next fall to support on-campus implementation of ideas worked on during the Institute.
The Institute program will also feature many opportunities for participants to present information on their own work to improve STEM education, including concurrent sessions and a poster reception. Networking opportunities and designated team time, often noted by past participants as two of the most valuable parts of the Institute, will be prioritized in planning. Specific sessions will be determined based on needs and interests of invited participants. SENCER will also provide teams the opportunity for personal consultations with leaders to work intensely on the implementation of team-planned project(s).
In addition to the programming detailed above, the Institute will feature sessions on programs such as the newly announced SENCER-ISE II project, new collaborations with national organizations, reflections on science and human rights, lessons learned from activities of the SCEWestNet (funded by the Keck Foundation), new SENCER regional centers, a program with Magna Publications to create faculty development support webinars, and more.
Photograph of Santa Clara University campus by Katie Shade
About the Institute
August 1-5, 2013
Hosted by Santa Clara University
Please access all information for invited participants here.
(Invited participants refers to those whose individual or team applications have been approved by SENCER for participation in SSI 2013.)
The page includes information about:
- Lodging options
- Payment methods
- How to submit a proposal for a poster presentation
- How to submit a proposal to present a session at SSI 2013
About SSI 2013
The SSI agenda will be updated continuously with details as sessions are confirmed. If you are an invited participant, we invite you to consider submitting a proposal to present a poster or a session at the Institute!
All SSI 2013 invited participants and facilitators are eligible to apply to take part in this new program - click above for more information!
SSI workshops are half-day, intensive sessions on areas of specific interest. Information about workshop offerings, and how to sign up for your preferred choice will be posted in mid-May!