Overview and Logistics

The focus of this workshop is to initiate collaboration among 2YCs and 4YCs. We would like everyone to leave this workshop as a member of a solid networking community of Ocean Science educators with concrete plans for curriculum alignment, transfer opportunities, and success and retention among students of Ocean Sciences.

Workshop Goals

  • Foster a network of educators and associates who are interested in promoting Ocean Sciences career for the 21st century
  • Improve the alignment of Ocean Science curricula between 2YC to 4YC.
  • Create a framework for attracting students to, and keeping students interested and involved in, Ocean Sciences
  • Map out a plan of action for improving success and retention as students look to transfer
  • Identify partners for collaborations (field trips, research, etc.)

Date and times

This workshop will take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A tentative schedule is provided in the program section.


Workshop participants are expected to:

  • Participate in all sessions during the workshop, develop a plan of action, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey.
  • Bring a Syllabus/Course Outline of Record for any Ocean Sciences course.
  • Bring ideas and/or activities that prepare students for Ocean Sciences.


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


This workshop is open to all 2YC and 4YC educators who are interested in curriculum alignment and articulation, especially in Ocean Sciences.

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

This workshop will take place at Mt. San Antonio College, located at 1100 N. Grand Ave in Walnut, CA. We will be meeting in building 60 (Natural Sciences Lab building) in room 1511. Parking is free; parking passes will be provided by email.


Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions or preferences, please notify us when you register for the workshop, or contact Mark Boryta (mboryta@mtsac.edu).