Overview and Logistics

The workshop focuses on what changes you have made in the past two years on your campus and what changes you can make moving forward. We will make you aware of implicit bias with Scott Stallman (VPI of Lone Star - Tomball) and how it might be impacting your students' success, the achievement gap, and introduce you to strategies to implement change by building classroom environments that support your students' sense of belonging and provide you with five active learning ready-made strategies to use in the classroom that tie to student learning outcomes. The afternoon will include meeting with representatives from the neighboring four-year institutions to discuss transfer expectations and challenges.

Workshop Goals

  • Familiarize participants with Implicit bias and how it impacts student success
  • Revisit the achievement gap in geology classes
  • Provide participants with active-learning activities for their classes
  • Discuss how to prepare students for transfer and workforce
  • Further foster the 2YC geoscience instructors' community in southeastern Texas

Date and times

The workshop will take place on Friday, October 26th, 2018 starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM.


Workshop participants are expected to:

  • Bring a laptop to the workshop
  • Bring one active learning activity they have used in one of their classes
  • Participate in all sessions, and complete the end of workshop evaluation survey


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


Any geoscience faculty member (full-time or part-time) teaching at a two-year college in southeastern Texas is eligible to attend the workshop. Register early, space is limited.

Register for the workshop on or before October 16th, 2018.

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

The workshop will occur at Lone Star College - Tomball (30555 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77375). Workshop will occur in Room W207, west wing on the second floor.


Light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.