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Supporting Student Success in the Geosciences at 2-Year Colleges

NYC/Long Island, NY - A Local SAGE 2YC Workshop

Workshop date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Full-time and part-time geoscience faculty at 2-year institutions are encouraged to attend.

This workshop has already taken place.


In recent years the demand for geoscientists has soared worldwide while enrollment in geoscience programs remains unchanged or has even decreased. Strong undergraduate geoscience education is dependent on effective programs at two-year colleges (2YCs). 2YCs play an increasingly important role in producing literate earth-science citizens, creating a competent and creative geoscience workforce, teaching science to pre-service K-12 teachers and providing a foundation for broadening participation in the geosciences.

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.

This workshop will bring together faculty, education researchers, professional geosciences to address these issues and share ideas and experiences. We will assemble a menu of best practices for attracting and retaining geoscience students and for preparing them to transfer or enter the workforce.

Workshop Goals

The goals of this workshop are to:


There is no cost to participants



Room 251, College Center Building (CCB) Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York.


Continental breakfast and boxed lunch will be provided to participants


Each workshop participant is expected to:


Conveners: JoAnn Thissen, Nassau Community College;; Tracy Imperato, Nassau Community College
Conveners: Sean Tvelia, Suffolk Community College;; Joan Horn, Suffolk Community College

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact JoAnn or Sean

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