SAGE 2YC Materials for Faculty Professional Development Workshops

Wednesday 4:30pm-5:45pm TSU - Humphries: 118
Poster Session Part of Wednesday


Carol Ormand Ph.D., Carleton College
John McDaris, Carleton College
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary
Eric Baer, Highline Community College
Norlene Emerson, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Jan Hodder, University of Oregon
Over the course of the SAGE 2YC: Faculty as Change Agents project, the 2YC faculty change agent teams have run annual professional development workshops and events for other faculty in their regional networks. In preparation for this, faculty change agents were themselves participants in professional development workshops that modeled effective strategies for them to emulate. These workshops were designed and delivered using principles for effective faculty professional development. Workshop sessions focused on evidence-based strategies for broadening participation in geoscience, supporting the academic success of all students, and facilitating students' professional pathways. Workshop materials were made available to the faculty change agents along with planning documents outlining such details as the goals and timing for each element of the sessions. Providing this scaffolding around the workshop sessions allowed the change agents to make use of them in their own regional workshops.

These workshop materials and session descriptions are now available on the SAGE 2YC website in a format that supports their use in professional development workshops. The collection includes materials on supporting students' sense of belonging, building the science identify of students including the use of Scientist Spotlights, supporting 2YC-4YCU transfer, and using active learning pedagogies to support academic success in geoscience courses. Together with the guidance on designing effective professional development workshops already available on the SAGE 2YC website, these new pages of session materials provide a valuable resource for faculty members and others to use in developing impactful professional development experiences for their colleagues.