Supporting Diversity in Two-Year College Geoscience Programs: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Groups

November 3, 2018 8:30 am - 4:30 pm in Indianapolis, IN-- in Conjunction with GSA's 2018 Annual Meeting.

The workshop/short course was held in the JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel, room 107. The hotel address is: 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN.

Short Course Goals

  • Consider strategies for attracting diverse students to your two-year college geoscience courses and helping them thrive
  • Explore approaches for using course-level outcomes data to identify opportunities for developing more equitable, inclusive teaching practices
  • Select strategies for fostering students' sense of belonging and inclusion.
  • Develop an action plan for supporting diversity in your teaching and program


Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:30-8:40 Welcome and Introductions

Introduction Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 889kB Oct30 18)

8:40-10:30 Attracting Diverse Students to Your Geoscience Program and Helping Them Thrive

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Using Course-Level Outcomes Data to Identify Opportunities for Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Groups

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:45 Strategies for Building Classroom Environments that Foster Students' Sense of Belonging and Inclusion

  • Building a Sense of Belonging session slides (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 373kB Nov3 18)
  • For the intervention summaries that were used in this session, contact Norlene Emerson.
  • Intervention Table for Jigsaw Activity (Acrobat (PDF) 97kB Oct30 18)

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00- 4:20 Reflecting on Instructional Choices and Action Planning

4:20-4:30 Closing remarks and Evaluation