Improving Student Success and Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in the Geosciences

February 2nd, 2018

Lone Star College - University Park

Registration Deadline: January 25, 2018

This workshop explores successful strategies for teaching geoscience to all students in the same classroom. What do you want students to know and be able to do after completing your course? We will discuss the 'enduring understandings' of geoscience that you may want your students to be able to use after your course. We will explore different types of formative and summative assessments that can help students practice and demonstrate their understanding. The geosciences are tied with physics for the least diverse field in the STEM disciplines. We'll examine issues of equity, access, and inclusion through the lens of case studies, then explore strategies for broadening participation. Attendees will participate in both small and large group discussions, collaborating with colleagues from the southeast Texas region, and develop an action plan for improving student success in their classroom.

Workshop Conveners

  • Bryn Benford, Lone Star College - University Park,
  • Kristie Bradford, Lone Star College - Tomball,

If you would like further information about the workshop, please click on "Next Page" in the lower right or contact one of conveners listed above.

This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, and 1524800.

Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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