Erica Barrow

Science

Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activity (1)

Diagrams in an intro online Earth Science course part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching About Earth Online Workshop:Activities
Online Earth Science offers a unique opportunity for students to engage in the creation of original diagrams for highly complex geoscience concepts. This activity consists of students creating 4 separate diagrams / ...

Essays (3)

Erica Barrow, Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching About Earth Online Workshop:Essays
From your experience, what practices make for excellent online Earth Science learning? I developed, teach, and mentor adjuncts for a large state-wide community college introductory Earth Science online course. The ...

Real-World Motivation part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
I am excited to attend this year's workshop focusing on supporting 2YC geoscience student success. My name is Erica Barrow and I am in charge of Earth Science (SCIN 100) and Physical Science (SCIN 111) at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, IN. Ivy Tech is Indiana's only community college; the main campus in Indianapolis has current enrollments averaging 25,000 students per semester. I am the only full-time instructor in geoscience and oversee approximately 15 part-time adjuncts in my subjects. Earth Science and Physical Science are a part of the Associate of General Studies degree (LAS Division); Ivy Tech does not currently offer a specific degree in science or geoscience.

Working Towards a Geoscience Degree part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana's only 2-year college, is still transitioning from a technical college to an all-encompassing fully accredited community college. Within the science department we have 4 full-time faculty members who cover the basic science disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science) through introductory laboratory classes...