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Participant Checklist

To help you prepare for the workshop, we ask that you do several things in advance. Here's a list of those preparatory activities and their deadlines. If you find that your plans have changed and you are not able to attend the workshop, please let us know as soon as possible as we have a wait list for the workshop.

By May 14:

By June 10:

Essay Instructions

We ask each participant in this workshop to write a short essay describing what you are currently doing to support geoscience student success in two-year colleges. This essay could focus on instructional approaches, support structures, programs, activities within courses, activities beyond courses, your curriculum, or other related topics. The purpose of this essay is to introduce your work to other participants. These essays will become part of the public website and will be posted on the SAGE 2YC website. We expect your essay to be a strong piece of writing sharing a few important ideas that you think will be of high interest to the other participants, rather than a list of all of the ways that you work to support student success.

In addition to the description, we expect that your essay will include:

  • The goal(s) of the work you describe and how it supports student success
  • The strengths of your work and its most valuable aspect
  • The challenges you have had in implementation
  • Any evidence of the effectiveness of this work

Essays should be no longer than one page. On the top of that page, include a descriptive title for your essay followed by your name, title, institution (including your department name, if relevant). You will be asked to read all of these essays prior to the workshop, so your colleagues will appreciate brevity and clarity. If there are references or websites that are important for your work, please list them at the end of the essay. Please proofread your essay, as we will not do that for you, and name the file yourlastname_essay (e.g., Macdonald_essay.docx).

Prior to the workshop:

Following the workshop:

Christy Bennett
College of William and Mary
Department of Geology
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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