January 10, 2012
Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

8:00 am    Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am    Welcome and Opening Remarks

 9:00 am    Keynote: Institutional Change in Higher Education

Dr. Karan Watson, Provost, Texas A& M

Karan L. Watson, Ph.D., P.E., was appointed provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University on March 8, 2011.  She had served in the interim position since July 28, 2009. She previously served as vice provost and as dean of faculties and associate provost. She joined the faculty of Texas A&M in 1983 and is currently a Regents Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

10:00 am    Break

10:30 am    Institutional Change at Virginia Tech: Interactive Discussion

   noon        Lunch

1:15 pm   Workshops

      • Diversity and Community in the Classroom
      • Addressing NSF's Broader Impacts Criterion
      • Findings from Virginia Tech's Employee Climate Survey
      • Responding to Bias in the Workplace

2:45 pm    Networking Reception and Poster Presentations

3:30 pm    Adjourn