Presentations from 2002 Conference

Final Attendee List

Report on Site Visits to Physics Departments
Ruth Howes, National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics

Efforts to Increase the Numbers of Physics Majors
Kevin Bedell, Boston College
James McNeil, Colorado State University
Thomas Greytak, MIT

Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning: How Effective?
Jim Stith, Vice President for Physics Resources, American Institute of Physics

Teaching Communication Skills for the "World of Work"
Rebecca Burnett, Iowa State University & Rice University
David Hertzog, University of Illinois

Report on Physics Teacher Education Coalition
Moderator, Fred Stein, APS
David Ober, Ball State University
Kathleen McCloud, Xavier University of Louisiana

Teacher Preparation Activities at Other Departments
Walter Gekelman , UCLA

Community Outreach Activities
Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University
Citrad Uher, University of Michigan

Enrollments and Faculty in Physics - The Outlook
Roman Czujko, AIP, Director of the Statistical Research Center

Minority Students - Why so few and how can we improve?
Jorge Lopez, National Society of Hispanic Physicists
Charles Mcgruder, National Society of Black Physicists

Women Faculty - Improving the "Chilly Climate"

Meg Urry, Yale University

A Physics View of Capitol Hill and the White House
Mike Lubell, APS, Director of Public Affairs

Breakout Groups:

Group 1: Small Departments, fewer than 10 faculty
Amy Bug, Swathmore College, presider
Session 1
Session 2

Group 2: Ph.D. Departments
Chris Stanton, University of Florida, presider
Session 1
Session 2

Group 3: Undergraduate Topic, Attracting and Retaining Students
Kevin Bedell, Boston College, presider
Session 1
Session 2

Group 4: Undergraduate Topic, Curriculum Issues for Physics Majors
Tu-Nan Chang, University of Southern California, presider
Session 1
Session 2

Group 5: Undergraduate Topic, Curriculum Issues for Non-Majors
Barry Dunning, Rice University,
David Ober, Ball State University, presiders
Session 1
Session 2

Program Committee

Chris Stanton, Chair, University of Florida
Wolfgang Bauer, Michigan State University
Kevin Bedell, Boston College
Amy Bug, Swathmore College
Tu-Nan Chang, University of Southern California
Barry Dunning, Rice University
David Ober, Ball State University
Judy Franz, APS
Bernie Khoury, AAPT

For more information, contact:

Department Chairs Conference
ATTN: Ken Cole
American Physical Society
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Tel: 301-209-3288
Fax: 301-209-0865
E-mail: cole@aps.org