Friday, March 14, 2014

8:00-8:30 Registration, Coffee, and Coversations

8:30-8:45 Introduction to morning workshop, goals, and introductions (workshop goals, introductions of leaders, possible paired introductions of participants)

8:45-9:30 Supporting students success (Dr. Karen Goos, Dean of Student Development, Metropolitan Community College - Longview)

9:30 -10:15 Helping students learn to learn and other strategies for supporting student success: Gallery Walk

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 SWOT Analysis: Strategies for supporting student success

11:15-11:45 Individual reflection and development of individual action plans

11:45-12:00 Wrap-up and reflection

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:15 Welcome back and introduction to afternoon workshop goals

1:15-2:30 Careers in the Geosciences:What can be done with associates and bachelors degrees? (Panel Discussion)

Professional Panel representing four-year institutions, two-year institutions, and industry.

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:45 Round table discussions

    • What are some strategies to build greater student awareness of the geoscience workforce?
    • What are the barriers (real or perceived) for students pursuing careers in geosciences? How do we overcome these?
    • What are some strategies to strengthen connections between two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and industry?

3:45-4:00 Synthesis and report out

4:00-4:30 Individual reflection and development of individual action plans

4:30-5:00 workshop evaluation, closing remarks, synthesis