2016 Riva Institute Schedule

The 4th Riva Institute (2016) Schedule

Held on Virginia Tech campus, Blacksburg, VA, USA
            All thematic feedback sessions held in Hillcrest Hall Dining Room
            Collaboration working groups location as announced

Wednesday, June 15th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

VT Welcome:  Ken Smith, Associate Provost for Resource Management and Institutional Effectiveness
            Participant introductions
            The Keystone Experience: Martha Glass (VT)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
            Coffee break

3:30 – 5:00 pm
            Thematic feedback session #1:  Per Warfvinge (Lund)
                LTH’s new QA system

7:00 pm –
            Dinner

Thursday, June 16th

9:00 am – 10:00 am
            Thematic feedback session #2:  Molly Hall (VT)
                How we define quality

10:00 am – 10:15 am
            Coffee break

10:20 am – 11:20 am 
            Thematic feedback session #3:  Pernille Bronken Eidesen (University Centre in Svalbard) and Anders Ahlberg                     (Lund)
                Authentic lab & field education

11:30 am – 12:30 pm 
            Thematic feedback session #4: Thomas Olsson (Lund)
                Assessment of Pedagogical Competence

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
             Lunch

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
            Collaborative working groups (discussion / planning of collaborations)

Evening free and unscheduled

Friday, June 17th

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
            Thematic feedback session #5:  Vigdis Vandik (University of Bergen)
                bioCEED

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
            Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
            Thematic feedback session #6:  Steve Culver (VT)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
            Coffee break

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
            Collaborative working groups

6:30 pm
            Floyd visit

Saturday, June 18th

Optional hike

Collaborative working groups

Blacksburg summer solstice celebration