Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 12:00pm MT
Members of the Natural Sciences faculty team Thomas Krabacher and Patricia Flatt will share information about the process for developing the Passport Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and their accompanying Proficiency Criteria (PC). You will learn how they were able to find alignment across their institutions – where there was easy consensus and where they had to work through the differences. This information should provide a good background for understanding the role of the PC and leading discussions on your campus about determining the congruence of your institution’s/state’s learning outcomes with the PLOs.
Patricia Flatt, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Western Oregon University
Patricia Flatt’s educational background includes a M.S. in plant ecology from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Vanderbilt University, where she conducted research on the molecular mechanisms of cancer biology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in marine natural products chemistry in the college of pharmacy at Oregon State University. Flatt currently holds the rank of associate professor of chemistry at Western Oregon University where she has developed a new chemistry emphasis degree option in medicinal chemistry and pharmacology.
Thomas Krabacher, Professor of Geography, California State University, Sacramento
Thomas Krabacher has been a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the California State University, Sacramento for over 25 years. His academic interests are in the areas of population/demographics and climate change, particularly as they apply to Sub-Saharan Africa, where he has conducted fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Mali, and South Africa. For the past decade Krabacher has also served on the statewide Academic Senate of the CSU, with responsibility for monitoring higher education legislation at the state level. He received his BS and MA from Michigan State University and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California, Davis.