Overview and Logistics

Workshop Goals

1. Participants will explore published teaching activities with strong societal components that can be infused into introductory-level courses.

2. Participants will consider strategies for successful faculty professional pathways related to the 2YC academic job search, probationary process, and strategies designed to promote diversity and inclusion in the 2YC STEM community.

3. Participants will develop and deliver a brief teaching demonstration similar to one that would be expected at a 2YC faculty interview.

Date and times

Friday, February 21, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM.


Workshop participants are expected to:

  • By February 14, 2020:
    • Graduate students: submit a copy of your CV and a teaching statement/cover letter to Becca (rwalker@mtsac.edu) via e-mail.
    • Current faculty: submit a description of a topic/activity that you currently use in your course that you would like to work on modifying to Becca (rwalker@mtsac.edu) via e-mail. You could submit:
      • a description of what you do during class (example: "When I teach about igneous rocks, I show a series of powerpoint slides to illustrate different igneous textures and compositions. Then, I have students look at several hand samples to identify the textures and compositions that we covered during the lecture."); OR
      • a copy of an activity that you use during class.
  • Before the workshop:
    • Please bring a laptop if possible for use during the workshop.
  • During the workshop:
    • Adjunct faculty and graduate students: participate in all workshop sessions (8:30 AM-2:00 PM.)
    • Full-time faculty: participate in the sessions on diversity and inclusion. You are welcome to also participate in any other portions of the workshop that interest you earlier in the day. Please refer to the workshop program to identify any additional sessions in which you would like to participate.
    • Develop a personal action plan.
    • Complete a brief end-of-workshop evaluation survey.


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


Registration Form

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

The workshop will be convened at Mt. San Antonio College, 1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789. Driving directions, a campus map, and a guest parking permit will be provided once you register.


A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please indicate on the registration form if you have any dietary restrictions or requests.