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Directors' Meeting November 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009 - 12:00 to 21:00

MRSEC Meeting Agenda

8:00-8:30 Opening NSF remarks and presentations Download Presentation

8:30-9:00 Overview presentation by Professor Gilda Barabino, Georgia Tech.

9:00-9:30 Overview presentation by Professor J. Wayne Jones, U. Michigan

9:30-10:00 Overview presentation by Ms. Justine Johnson, UMBC

10:00-10:30 Overview presentation by Professor Cynthia Friend, Harvard U.

10:30 -10:35 Presentation by Dr. Mark Leddy and Dr. Linda Thurston, NSF EHR/HRD Program Directors, Research in Disabilities Education Program


10:35-10:45 Short break


10:45-11:05 Summary of recent MRSEC diversity survey and trends
(M. Rubner)

11:05-11:30 Facilitators discuss meeting objectives and assignment # 1. Identify the main overarching objectives of MRSEC diversity enhancement plans/activities

11:30-12:20 Working lunch - Breakout groups meet to identify key global objectives

12:20-1:00 Report out by breakout groups.

1:00 -1:10 Facilitators discuss assignment #2 - Identify realistic action plans and activities that draw upon the strengths (both local and collective) of MRSEC programs

1:10-2:00 Breakout groups meet to discuss assignment #2.

2:00-2:40 - Report out by breakout groups.

2:40-2:50 Short break

2:50 - 3:00 Facilitators discuss assignment #3 - Identify suitable metrics and tools to allow assessment of activities and create active feedback loops

3:00-3:50 Breakout groups meet to discuss assignment #3.

3:50-4:30 Report out by breakout groups

4:30-4:45 Wrap-up session