Supporting student success for under-prepared 2YC students and students with disabilities

College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Friday, May 22, 2015

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration deadline: Friday, May 1, 2015

Workshop Goals

  • Expose challenges in teaching under-prepared 2YC students (with a focus on quantitative and reading skills)
  • Discuss strategies for developing course materials for under-prepared students with math faculty, tutoring staff, and other student services representatives
  • Highlight technologies available to assist in teaching students with disabilities
  • Share experiences in adapting course materials for students with disabilities


There are no registration fees for attending the workshop. Participants must cover their own travel expenses, but are encouraged to pursue support from their home institution.


Lunch will be provided.

The workshop will be held on the campus of the College of William and Mary. Please use the link below to driving directions to campus.

Driving directions

Printable parking passes and a campus map have been emailed to participants prior to the workshop. Please bring your parking pass with you to campus and display it on your dashboard. You may park in any lot/space that is not reserved (therefore, your pass is good for faculty/staff/student spaces. We recommend you park in the Stadium Dr. lot adjacent to Zable Stadium, which is directly accessible from Richmond Road. On the campus map, Zable Stadium is #408.

The workshop will meet in the Geology Department found in McGlothlin-Street Hall (#126 on campus map). The Geology Department is on the second floor of the McGlothlin-Street Hall, and we will be in Room 219.


Each workshop participant is expected to:

  • In advance of the workshop
    • Complete the registration form answering all questions
  • During the workshop
    • Participate in all activities of the workshop between 8:30am and 4:00pm on Friday, May 22, 2015
    • Develop an action plan for the next year
    • Help to form a community of science educators in Virginia
  • Following the workshop - either individually or collectively implement something that has been learned at the workshop and help disseminate insights from the workshop to other science educators.


Pete Berquist, Thomas Nelson Community College (
Karen Layou, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (
Lynsey LeMay, Thomas Nelson Community College (

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact one of conveners listed above.

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