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Overview and Logistics

For the past four years, the workshop conveners have participated in a National Science Foundation-funded project that has focused on bringing research-based, high impact teaching strategies to geoscience faculty at 2YCs to increase student success, broaden participation in geoscience, and highlight professional geoscience pathways. In the past, we have focused on sharing our efforts with our geoscience network, but we would like to expand our reach and offer our workshop to faculty across disciplines because so many factors that increase student success transcend discipline specific content.

Workshop Goals

  • Describe some of our favorite high-impact active learning strategies
  • Share the realities of how to actually use these strategies in your classes--we'll tell you what has worked and NOT worked with our students
  • Inspire 2YC faculty to make small changes in their teaching to greatly impact student learning
  • Leave with ready-to-go activities that you can try out in your next few class meetings

Date and times

  • Friday, January 31, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Welcome and sign-in available starting at 9:30 am



  • This will be an interactive workshop--be open to discussion and ready to share ideas with your peers!
  • All participants should bring with them 4 copies of an assignment that they current use in class (or are developing for a course) on which they would like feedback for improvement.


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


The registration deadline is January 30, 2020.

Facilities, Directions, and Parking

The workshop will be held in the Geology Lab, Burnette Hall 262, on the Parham Road Campus of Reynolds Community College. Go here for information about Reynolds and directions to Parham Road. Visitors can park in any open, unmarked space on campus.


A boxed lunch will be provided. Please let us know on the registration form if you have food allergies and/or sensitivities so we can be sure to accommodate your needs.