Workshop Program

Homework for Participants

  • Please read Chapter 9 of Whistling Vivaldi entitled Reducing Identity and Stereotype Threat: A New Hope (pages 152-190).
  • You may also want to read Chapter 1 since it sets up the author's background experiences and motivation for the book's theme.
  • Everyone should plan a short (10-15 minutes) presentation/discussion about something they do best in their classrooms. The purpose is to share our best work in the classroom with each other.
  • Bring a laptop if possible.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

5:00-6:30 PM Dinner

6:30-8:30 PM Who are our students and how well are we serving them? What have we learned from institutional data?

  • Create a science identity and sense of belonging in the geoscience classroom
  • Tools for earth scientists as role models for first generation students
  • Barriers to persistence

Friday, January 4, 2019

8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast

8:30-9:45 AM Interventions to promote a sense of belonging

9:45-10:30 AM Departmental Practices Inventory - to be completed by our department as a team

10:30 AM-noon Classroom Strategies

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-4:00 PM Outdoor Activity Skills


  • Brennan, Rhea, Hector, Martha, Ziad

6:00 PM Dinner

Saturday, January 5, 2019

8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast


  • Michael, Bryan, Elizabeth, Erika, Heather
10:30 - 11:30 PM Faculty Interest Group (FIG) planning for Spring 2019

11:30-11:45 PM Online evaluation of SAGE portions of retreat