EP3 Events

3 upcoming events

  • Managing Threats to Your Department: Building a Thriving Physics Program

    March 05, 2021 | 08:00 PM EST

    Virtual Event

    A session of the 2021 PhysTEC Conference

    Presented by Theodore Hodapp (APS) and David Craig (Oregon State)


    Abstract: Many physics departments are facing threats of closure, consolidation, or other more dramatic shifts due to economic and demographic forces on higher education. The Effective Practice for Physics Programs (EP3) Guide is an effort by the American Physical Society in collaboration with the American Association of Physics Teachers to provide a synthesis of knowledge and scholarship that informs improvements of all areas of undergraduate physics departments. Teacher education can be a potent component of a comprehensive plan to reinforce the quality of a program, increase majors, and provide directly realizable benefits to the surrounding community. This interactive discussion will provide attendees with an introduction to the Guide, a look at recently published initial sections, and some strategies for using the Guide to improve your programs. We will welcome feedback on ways to make this valuable resource available more broadly and especially any improvements we can make to strengthen our offerings that support teacher preparation.

    Classification: Presentation, Virtual Event


  • Managing Threats to Your Department: Building a Thriving Physics Program

    March 16, 2021 | 08:00 PM CST

    Virtual Event

    A session of the APS March Meeting


    Abstract: In these uncertain times, many departments find themselves under threat in a number of ways.  The Effective Practices for Physics Programs (EP3) guide and Toolkit for Departments Under Threat are available to provide insights into strengthening your department and looking to strategies that make physics highly relevant in the moving target that is higher education.  We will review guide and toolkit content that focuses on critical areas such as recruitment, retention, advising/mentoring, climate/culture, program review, strategic planning, implementing change, and tips for effective leadership. This workshop will provide tools for implementing change and strategies for focusing efforts that will allow departments to position themselves as innovators and leaders within the institution.

    Classification: Workshop


  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the EP3 Guide

    April 08, 2021 | 05:00 PM EST

    Virtual Event

    A session of the 2021 SEA-Change Webinar

    Presented by Willie Rockward (Morgan State University)


    Classification: Presentation, Virtual Event