Overview and Logistics
This free one-day workshop will explore "Floods of Change" by focusing on regional flood events and changes in Geoscience retention strategies. You will learn more about the Vanport Flood event from an expert associated with Vanport Mosaic, explore stereotype threats and associated retention strategies for geoscience students. We will examine updated pathways for 2YC Geoscience students transferring to regional 4YC institutions. You will also have the opportunity to network and become part of a regional geoscience education community which will continue to collaborate at two future regional workshops.
Workshop participants are expected to:
Participate in all sessions during the workshop, develop an action plan, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.
Bring a personal laptop computer to utilize throughout the workshop.
Participate in a follow-on activity and share with the Oregon team leaders by May 29, 2018.
Date and Times
The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 27th, 2018, starting at 9:00am and ending by 4:30pm. An optional social hour will follow at McMenamins Market Street Pub located at 1526 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97201. A tentative schedule is provided in the program section of this page.
Examine stereotype barriers to underrepresented students entering the geosciences and explore how community based geolearning can be used to help overcome these barriers.
Examine the hydrological and societal impacts of flood events (e.g. 1948 Vanport) and investigate how these two aspects of flood events can be fused to create relevant community based learning experiences.
Explore the student transition from 2YCs to local 4YCs by examining recent changes in the curriculums of our regional 4YCs and by exploring 2YC based programs focused on improving earth science skills for transfer students.
Continue to build a regional community of earth science instructors and investigate how the Faculty as Change Agents project can support this community.
This workshop is free to participants, thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation. Parking at PSU is $7.00 for the day.
This workshop is open to local Geoscience 2YC instructors, high school dual credit teachers, and 4YC professors. Please register on or before January 22nd, 2018.
Facilities, Directions, and Parking
The workshop will take place in downtown Portland at the Portland State University (PSU) Geology Department in Room 17 of Cramer Hall located at 1721 SW Broadway Portland, Oregon, 97201. Recommended parking is $7.00 for the day in parking structure 2 which is directly across the street from Cramer Hall at 1724 SW Broadway. The welcoming reception will take place starting at 9am, check Room 17 for instructions.
When driving to Cramer Hall from the North, take I-5 S and continue to follow signs for I-405 N to Exit 1C "SW 6th Avenue". Take SW 6th Avenue to SW Mill Street and take a left for one block. Turn left onto SW Broadway and the parking structure will be on your left
When driving to the Cramer Hall from the South, take I-5 N to Exit 299B following the signs for I-405 N to Exit 1C "SW 6th Avenue". Take SW 6th Avenue to SW Mill Street and take a left for one block. Turn left onto SW Broadway and the parking structure will be on your left.
When driving to Cramer Hall from the East , take I-84 W to I-5 S and continue to follow signs for I-405 N to Exit 1C "SW 6th Avenue". Take SW 6th Avenue to SW Mill Street and take a left for one block. Turn left onto SW Broadway and the parking structure will be on your left.
When driving to Cramer Hall from the West , take US-26 E and remain in middle lane to exit 74 onto Market Street. Follow Market street several blocks and then turn right onto SW Broadway and the parking structure will be on your left.
Lunch is provided free of charge. If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please notify us when you register for the workshop, or contact Andy Hilt (firstname.lastname@example.org).