SENCER Center for Innovation
The SCI-Midwest has sponsored workshops on quantitative reasoning, food science and policy, and has been actively involved in the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement's GLISTEN (Great Lakes Innovative Stewardship Through Education Network) initiative.
The SCI-Midwest was one of the original six Centers initiated in 2008, and was hosted by Harold Washington College (City Colleges of Chicago) from 2008 until the end of 2011, and in that capacity also hosted the 2009 SENCER Summer Institute. Beloit College assumed the host institution role in 2012. The SCI-Midwest includes llinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
We are excited to partner with groups of faculty to host regional workshops related to SENCER issues. Please contact the co-directors with your ideas.
About the Host Institution: Beloit College
Beloit College is a small institution, committed to the "liberal arts in practice." A SENCER orientation characterizes courses across the curriculum, as students engage in hands on learning and interaction with the local community (by ray williams). From philosophy students sharing perspectives with 2nd graders to biology students studying how flu spreads on campus, Beloiters take advantage of learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom.
Beloit College has implemented a new curriculum with increased academic advising, and is now defining a new Quantitative Reasoning competency, to ensure knowledge and skills necessary for responsible citizenship.
Teaching College Science Through Food, Public Heallth, and Sustainability Issues
Roosevelt University, March 8, 2014
Sustainability, Quantitative Reasoning, and the Liberal Arts: Enhancing Student Success Through Civic Engagement
Beloit College (WI), November 10, 2012
SENCER Summer Institute
Butler University (IN), July 2011
Regional Midwest Meeting
Indiana State University (IN), September 2010
Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Through Civic Engagement
Metropolitan State University (MN), November 2009
SENCER Summer Institute
Harold Washington College (IL), August 2009
Meeting the Challenges of Great Lakes Stewardship: SENCER Approaches
Case Western Reserve University (OH), March 2009
Indiana Schools Meeting
Butler University (IN), December 2008
Midwest Regional Meeting
University of Wisconsin Parkside (WI), February 2007
Photograph of SSI 2009 participants during an architectural history tour, by Hy Speck
More information coming soon!
Dr. Robert Seiser
Dr. David Rutschman
Northeastern Illinois University
Dr. Dennis Lehman
Dr. Marion Field Fass
Dr. Mariah Birgen
Dr. Cynthia Kaus
Metropolitan State University
Dr. Farah Movahedzadeh
Harold Washington College
Mr. Glenn Odenbrett
National Center for Science and Civic Engagement