Eric Baer

Des Moines

Geology, Geosciences, Physical Science (Geology Program)

Highline Community College

I am an instructor at Highline College who teaches a wide variety of geoscience courses. I am a PI on the SAGE 2YC project to support geoscience and STEM education in two-year colleges and was PI on The Math You Need When You Need It, a project to develop and test online quantitative support modules for introductory geoscience students. I have a particular interest in developing a community of community college faculty to exchange information and ideas about the wide variety of roles that we fill. To that end, I have been involved in several projects that support 2YC faculty attendance and participation at the national meetings of the Geological Society of America. My Ph.D in volcanology is from the University of California Santa Barbara and my Bachelor's degree in Geology is from Carleton College.

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

Project Leader

The Math You Need, When You Need It Math tutorials for students in introductory geosciences part of Math You Need
The Math You Need, When You Need It provides web modules to help students succeed with mathematics in introductory geoscience classes.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum:General Collection:Examples
An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Examining your Earthquake Hazard part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
An exercise for helping students determine and understand their seismic hazard.

Essays (5)

SAGE Musings: Guided Pathways - A Challenge and an Opportunity For 2YC Geosciences part of SAGE 2YC:SAGE Musings
Guided Pathways is a national initiative/movement that has important implications for two-year college programs such as geoscience where students typically do not "discover" the discipline until they are ...

Conference Presentations (8)

A Program Model for Engaging a Community: Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-year Colleges (SAGE 2YC) is a multi-year national professional development program for geoscience faculty in two-year colleges (2YCs) that enabled broad and ...

Other Contributions (4)

Physical Geology and Quantitative Geology at Highline Community College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Instuctor: Eric Baer, Carla Whittington, Matthew von der Ahe, and Mike Valentine Enrollment: 3-20 Challenges to using math in introductory geoscience As the most diverse community college in Washington State and ...


Workshop Leader (14 workshops)

Workshop Participant (18 workshops)

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant (5 webinars)