Spring 2020 Cohort 3 Virtual Workshop

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These virtual activities are open only to SAGE 2YC Cohort 3 Change Agents.

The virtual workshop in Spring 2020 is a series of 12 virtual activities from January to April that consists of asynchronous work, web-based synchronous meetings, one virtual meeting of each team with the project leaders, and a webinar on course-level outcomes data. This workshop will start with an introduction to the SAGE 2YC project. We will explore research-based strategies for supporting the academic success of all students, broadening participation, and facilitating students' professional pathways in STEM, share our experiences and activities, and reflect on what we might do in these areas. Participants will develop, refine, and implement action plans to incorporate evidence-based reforms in their teaching and to strengthen their program(s) and/or department(s). The plans will incorporate evidence-based practices that address the three project strands: supporting the academic success of all students, broadening participation, and facilitating students' professional pathways in STEM. The workshop will provide opportunities to share ideas and strategies with others in the project and to give and receive feedback about the program/department action plans. The asynchronous work will include contributing to online discussions, working as a team, and working with others on campus (engaging colleagues in their program(s)/department(s) and meetings with administrators and other offices on campus. Participants will also reflect on their work throughout the workshop and will share reflections, ideas, and questions via a private discussion board.


Each one-hour virtual synchronous meeting will take place four times, on Thursdays and Fridays. Change Agents will typically attend the session to which they have been assigned for balance in the sessions.

  • Thursday January 23 or Friday January 24
  • Thursday January 30 or Friday January 31
  • Thursday February 13 or Friday February 14
  • Choice of one of the following
    • Thursday February 27 or Friday February 28
    • Thursday March 5 or Friday March 6
  • Thursday March 19 or Friday March 20
  • Thursday April 9 or Friday April 10
  • Thursday April 30 or Friday Mary 1
  • Individual team meeting with project leaders in April or May
  • Webinar on course-level outcomes measures - TBD

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This workshop is part of the Supporting and Advancing Geoscience in Two-Year Colleges: Faculty as Change Agents project, is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the NAGT Geo2YC Division, and is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE 1525593, 1524605, 1524623, 1524800, & 1835935.

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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