Working together to increase success and participation within our programs

Registration Deadline: November 15, 2019

EVENT DATE: November 22, 2019
LOCATION: Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus

Currently accounting for over 50% of the nation's undergraduate population, community colleges represent a crucial pipeline to four-year colleges and the science workforce. Despite the overwhelming employment opportunities for entering students, enrollment in science programs has remained unchanged or has even decreased at community colleges.

Reversing this trend requires strong undergraduate science programs that not only attract students from all demographics but also provide the resources necessary for their success within the program and upon transfer or entry into the workforce. However, several barriers impact the recruitment, retention, and graduation of community college science majors, including the diverse nature of students with respect to academic preparation, economic standing, and a sense of support and career opportunities.

In this full-day workshop, we will discuss strategies departments and individual faculty can use to recruit new students, retain current students, and collaborate with others to grow our science programs and to ease transfer to four-year institutions.

Workshop Conveners

  • Sean Tvelia, Suffolk County Community College

If you would like further information about the workshop, please contact TEAM MEMBER @ EMAIL ADDRESS

This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, and 1524800.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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