Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges (Geo2YC)
This website provides faculty and students with information about geoscience education at two-year colleges. Faculty can learn about teaching materials, find information about workforce development and geoscience careers, and learn about professional development opportunities.
Students can find out about scholarships and educational opportunities.
Materials that are directly applicable to teaching at two-year colleges have been developed by participants in various projects. This page organizes these materials around several important and relevant themes: Teaching Introductory Courses, Mathematics Preparation, Teaching in the Field, Undergraduate Research, Ready-to-go Lessons and Activities, and Perspectives.
Provided by NAGT's Geo2YC Division
- InTeGrate 2017 Webinar Series Continues
Free and open to the public, this series will incorporate InTeGrate pedagogies into teaching practices, provide resources available for adoption, and create a forum for participants to learn and share teaching strategies.
- Central Section Isle Royale Field Trip June 19-25, 2017
The Central Section of NAGT is sponsoring a field trip to Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. This trip, run by the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, will run from June 19-25, 2017 so participants can study the flood basalts and igneous minerals related to the Mid-Continent Rift, megacolumnar jointing greater than 2 m across, and inclined rock layers of the Lake Superior syncline as exposed both in the national park as well as in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
- AAAS Science Advances publishes On the Cutting Edge project research article
Congratulations to the On the Cutting Edge project's recent article published in AAAS Science Advances on improving undergraduate STEM education.
- NAGT and AGI are pleased to announce the publication of the 11th edition of the Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology
This user-friendly, best-selling manual examines the basic processes of geology and their applications to everyday life. The Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology offers an inquiry and activities-based approach that builds skills and gives students a more complete learning experience. The new edition features a new author and an editorial panel that bring a modern pedagogical and digital approach to the lab manual and the changing landscape of the physical geology lab course.
- Registration is now open for the 2017 Earth Educators' Rendezvous!
Join us for the third annual Earth Educators' Rendezvous this summer at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
The SAGE 2YC project has begun working on ways to help students at two-year colleges be successful in the geoscience workforce as well as providing them with information on the kinds of opportunities that are out there for people with geoscience degrees.
Those interested in learning more about teaching at a two-year college can read career profiles of faculty at two-year colleges and and find out more about the faculty job search process and interviews at community colleges. Also, not only can two-year colleges prepare students for work in industry, they can also be the first step along the path for teaching at two-year colleges or four-year colleges or universities.
Workshops, Events, and Programs
As information for workshops, events, and programs associated with this project becomes available, we will post it here. Be sure to check out the Announcements to the right for opportunities and events from other sources. These workshops and other events offer great opportunities to meet and network with fellow two-year college faculty and can help decrease the sense of isolation that is common among many 2YC faculty teaching geoscience.
This website includes resources from a number of sources. Learn more about these contributing projects and the
work they have all engaged in.
If you have questions or want to discuss aspects of teaching geoscience at two-year colleges, you can make use of the Discussion Board. Post a thread or respond to someone else's and generate a conversation about the issues facing 2YC education.
There is also an email list for this effort where members can get announcements and discuss issues surrounding geoscience education at two-year colleges. Just sign up and you'll be better connected to the Geo2YC community.
This work is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE 1122592, 1122640, 1122660, 1122737), the
National Science Foundation Geosciences Directorate (GEO 0939671) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (consider becoming a member).
Disclaimer: 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.