LRDC Board of Visitors

Welcome Board of Visitors 2018


Changes in titles and times are possible

Thursday, October 11, 2018

6:00 p.m. | Center Management and Executive Committee Overview

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue, Carnegie Room

Attendees: Board of Visitors and LRDC Executive Committee

Friday, October 12, 2018

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. | LRDC 814

Board of Visitors Working Breakfast

Attendees: Board of Visitors only

7:45 – 8:30 a.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Continental Breakfast

Attendees: LRDC All

8:40 – 9:00 a.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Provost’s Update

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann Cudd

Attendees: LRDC All

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Director’s State of the Center

LRDC Director’s State of the Center

Attendees: LRDC All

9:35 – 10:45 a.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Early Social and Biological Factors in School Success

Chair: Melissa Libertus
Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal – “The Intersection of Race and Socioeconomic Status (SES) in Early Family Life: Do the Academic Returns to SES Differ for Black and White Families?”
Jamie Hanson – “Focusing on Neurodevelopment and Motivation to Understand Socioeconomic Differences in Academic Achievement”
Melissa Libertus – “Tell Me More about Math: The Importance of Parental Math Talk in Early Childhood”

Question & Answer Period

Attendees: LRDC All

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | LRDC 9th Floor


11:00 – 12:00 p.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Literacy Neuroscience, Chair: Charles Perfetti

Charles Perfetti – “Literacy Neuroscience: A Brief Collaboration Story about Word Reading Procedures”

Marc Coutanche – “Word Inversion Sensitivity and Information Asymmetry in the Brain”

Julie Fiez – “Using an Artificial Alphasyllabary for English to Study Differences in Reading Procedures”
Question & Answer Period

Attendees: All

12:05 – 1:40 p.m. | LRDC 3rd Floor

Poster Session & Lunch

Organized by Graduate Student Research Committee
Attendees: Graduate Students, Poster Presenters, and Board of Visitors

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1:45 – 3:10 p.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Research and Development Projects for Large-Scale Instructional Improvement

Chair: Mary Kay Stein
Rosa Apodaca, Richard Correnti, Lindsay Clare Matsumura, Anthony Petrosky, Jennifer Russell, and Mary Kay Stein
Question & Answer Period

Attendees: All

3:15 – 4:20 p.m.

Research Breakout Sessions

Board members attend one research breakout

  • University Center on Teaching and Learning – LRDC 731
  • Motivation and Engagement – LRDC 637
  • Newer Directions – LRDC 514
  • Educational Attainment – LRDC 814

4:25 – 5:30 p.m.

Professional Development Breakout Sessions

  • Graduate Student Researchers – LRDC 814
  • Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates – LRDC 731

6:00 p.m. | University Club Library


7:00 p.m. | University Club Gold Room


Attendees: Board of Visitors, LRDC Faculty, Research Associates, Postdocs, and Guests

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:45 – 8:40 | LRDC 9th Floor

Continental Breakfast

Attendees: LRDC All

8:45 – 9:55 a.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Text-based Reasoning and Argumentation

Chair: Diane Litman
Diane Litman – “Argument Mining from Text for Formative and Summative Assessment”
Kevin Ashley – “Annotating Texts for Legal Pedagogy and Machine Learning”
Byeong-Young Cho – “Can Metacognition Facilitate Digital Literacy? An Intervention Study of High School Learners”
Question & Answer Period

Attendees: LRDC All

10:00 – 11:10 | LRDC 731

Board of Visitors in Closed Session (LRDC Director available for questions)

Attendees: Board of Visitors Only

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. | LRDC 814

Break – Refreshments will be available outside LRDC 814

11:35 – 12:00 p.m. | LRDC 814

Board of Visitors and the LRDC Executive Committee

Attendees: Board of Visitors and Executive Committee

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. | LRDC 9th Floor

Lunch and Board of Visitors Oral Briefing

Attendees: Board of Visitors and Executive Committee