Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges

Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges

The SAGE 2YC website provides resources to support 2YC geoscience faculty and their programs. Two-year colleges (2YCs) play an increasingly important role in producing earth-science literate citizens, developing a competent and creative geoscience workforce, teaching science to pre-service K-12 teachers, and providing a foundation for broadening participation in the geosciences. The resources on this website will help 2YC faculty showcase what geoscientists do and support their students through their geoscience learning.

Workforce, Transfer, and Careers

Project Links

Webinar Schedule

SAGE 2YC offered several free webinars in 2014-15. Click here to learn more.

Workshop Schedule

Learn about SAGE 2YC professional development workshop opportunities, past, present and future.

About this Project

You can find more information about the project leaders, publications, advisory board, and how to contact us.


Articles and presentations by project staff about our work and results.

Private workspace for faculty Change Agents

Resources for our project teams.

Geoscience education at many 2YCs is strongly affected by issues surrounding preparing students for the workforce or to transfer to a four-year school. Many of these issues have local factors which have to be addressed differently at different institutions. These resources give 2YC geoscience faculty tools to help students clear important hurdles and become successful geoscientists: information on possible geoscience careers, perspectives on what employers expect of graduates, ideas for supporting students who want to transfer on to a four-year institution, examples of programs that help prepare the future geotechnical workforce, and more.

Supporting Student Success

Improving student success is an important priority at most 2YCs, but is especially challenging given the wide range of abilities, preparation, and goals of 2YC students. Many of the techniques for addressing these challenges relate to supporting the whole student. Addressing stereotype threat and solo status, supporting English language learners, and involving 2YC students in undergraduate research opportunities are examples of successful strategies that 2YC faculty are engaged in to support their students.

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1122592, 1122640, 1122660, and 1122737.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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