Friday, May 31, 2013

4:00-5:00 On-site check-in - University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics Seminar Room

5:00-6:00 Reception and icebreaker activity

6:00-7:00 Dinner - Commons Learning Center Atrium, University of Texas at Austin J.J. Pickle Research Campus

7:00-7:25 Welcome, goals and introductions

7:25-8:15 Bridging the Gap: The Transitioning of 2YC Students to the 4YC System in the Geosciences (PowerPoint 9.1MB Jun5 13) - Joshua I. Villalobos, Associate Professor of Geology and District Coordinator, El Paso Community College

Saturday, June 1, 2013

8:00-8:15 Overview and logistics

8:15-8:40 Importance and challenges

  • Why is this topic important for us and the profession?
  • What are the challenges to improving career preparation on your campus? list of challenges (Microsoft Word 25kB Jun20 13)

8:40-10:00 Careers in the geosciences in Texas

  • Focus
    • What jobs are there in Texas for students with associates and bachelors degrees?
    • What knowledge, skills, and attitudes do our students need to succeed?
  • Presentation
presentation (PowerPoint 1.9MB Jun5 13)
presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 712kB Jun5 13)
presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1MB Jun5 13)
    • Raymond M. Slade, Jr., retired U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Technology, Austin Community College
presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 399kB Jun5 13)
presentation (PowerPoint 13.6MB Jun5 13)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:00 Transfer bridge programs - What will work in Texas?
  • What are strategies for connecting with transfer institutions?
  • Is reverse transfer a possibility with Texas universities?

11:00-12:00 Strategies that work in Texas - gallery walk ideas (Microsoft Word 119kB Jun20 13)

  • How can we prepare students for careers and transfer in our classes?
  • How can we prepare students in extracurricular activities?

12:00-1:00 Lunch - idea sharing and discussion

  • What can YOU do to better prepare students?

1:00-1:45 Texas 2YC workforce programs

  • Focus
    • What are the types of geoscience workforce associates degree programs?
    • How is a workforce program established and where are the graduates employed?
    • Are aspects of workforce programs applicable to transfer programs?
presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 863kB Jun5 13)
presentation (PowerPoint 1.2MB Jun5 13)

1:45-2:20 Building a Texas support network

2:20-2:30 Break

2:30-3:10 Creating an Action Plan (Note that action plans are not publicly available)- individual or small group activity

Instructional Slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.5MB May30 13) for how to create your Action Plan page.

  • What do you plan to do and what is your goal?
  • What are the steps and timeline for accomplishing your goal?
  • What support will you need to accomplish this?

3:10-3:40 Addressing the challenges in Texas

  • How can we best address our challenges?

3:40-4:00 Reflections, concluding remarks, and end-of-workshop survey

  • Where do we go from here?
  • What was the most and least valuable thing that you got from this workshop?