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.
- Sean Tvelia, Suffolk County Community College
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