On May 17 and 18, 2007, Dr. Darnell Johnson, Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department and Dr. Mehran Elahi, Chair of the Technology Department at Elizabeth City State University attended the Appalachian Forum on Undergraduate Education held at Appalachian State University in Boone. Attendees from the University of North Carolina system involved in the planning and implementation of undergraduate programs engaged in a series of round-table discussions on issues faced in making undergraduate programs meet the needs of students and North Carolina. This forum also provided an opportunity to discuss ideas, strategies, challenges and future steps for improving the undergraduate experience.

Forum Schedule:
Thursday, May 17, 2007
1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Welcome, Forum Overview
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Roundtable Discussions

•General Education Goals (Mission, Models and Tensions with the Majors)
•Honors Programs/Colleges
•Retention and Graduation Strategies

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Roundtable discussions
•Administrative Structures & Resource Allocation for Undergraduate Education
•Faculty Engagement in Undergraduate Education
•Assessment and Reporting Models

5:45 - 6:45 p.m. Reception.....Student Union Howard's Knob Patio

Friday, May 18, 2007
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
•First Year Experience Programs & Courses
•Assessment of General Education and the CLA
•Enhancing Interdisciplinary Efforts "How and Where"

10:00 - 11:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
•CAO Discussion
•Curricular and Co-Curricular Linkages
•Capstone Experiences Models and Challenges

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. PLENARY PANEL
“Undergraduate Education in the Context of UNC Tomorrow”

12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Closing Remarks


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Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909