Initial Publication Date: December 12, 2017

PaSSAGE to Student Success in Florida 2YCs

Florida Regional Workshop 2017 (delayed due to Hurricane Irma): Developing Strategies to Increase Student Recruitment and Retention in Geoscience Courses, Majors, and Programs

This year's PaSSAGE 2017 workshop is designed to bring high-school and 2-year college (2-YC) geoscience faculty within the Central Florida regional area together to share experiences and learn about evidence-based practices to improve student recruitment and retention rates in the geoscience fields. The workshop will include presentations, group discussions, and opportunities for collaboration between the partners.

Workshop Goals

The goals of the PaSSAGE 2017 workshop are to:

  • Introduce active learning and undergraduate research as methods to increase student success and retention
  • Provide an opportunity for greater interaction and enhanced communication between high school and 2YC geoscience faculty
  • Enhance the success of our incoming high school geoscience students by gaining a better understanding of their challenges and needs

Date and Times

The workshop will take place on Friday, February 16, 2018 beginning at 9am and ending at 4pm.


Workshop participants are expected to participate in all sessions, develop an action plan, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.


This workshop is free to participants, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.


All high school and 2YC geoscience faculty are encouraged to register. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. We will strive for a balance of high school and 2YC faculty participants. A waitlist will be available.

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

The PaSSAGE workshop is being held at Daytona State College Institute of Marine and Environmental Studies, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 420. No parking pass is required. Park at your closest convenience.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle. Please note any dietary restrictions/requests on your registration form.