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SAGE 2YC: Faculty as Change Agents

Workshop for Faculty Change Agents: June 19-22
Workshop for Administrators: June 20-21

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Tuesday, June 19 - Change Agents

5:00-6:00 Reception with cash bar, welcome, and poster session (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 54kB Jun19 18) (Crystal II East Room)

6:00-7:00 Dinner with cash bar

7:00-8:00 Project updates, workshop overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.7MB Jun19 18), evaluation and research report (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 708kB Jun19 18), social network analysis, and continued discussions - Heather Macdonald, Debra Bragg, Pamela Eddy, and Ellen Iverson

EPI questions (Acrobat (PDF) 159kB Jun17 18)

Wednesday, June 20

8:00-8:15 Overview of day (Coral I & II)

8:15-9:45 Strategies for building classroom environments that support your students' sense of belonging (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 282kB Oct25 18) Carol Ormand and Kristin O'Connell

Private workspace page with handouts and references

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-12:00 Diversity, inclusion, and equity in context: Considering your course-level outcomes measures and your program (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 737kB Jun20 18) - Heather Macdonald and Eric Baer

Change Agent teams review their course-level outcomes measures, articulate highlights, and outline strategies for equity based on their outcomes data. Group discussion and refinement of action plans.

12:00-1:00 Group picture and Lunch (Crystal II East Room)

1:00-1:30 Working with your administrators (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 160kB Jun20 18)- Pamela Eddy

1:30-2:45 Building Resources for the Website - Working groups (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 5.4MB Jun19 18): Change Agents work in small groups to develop resources for other 2YC faculty on topics where they have something to contribute - John McDaris


  1. Online teaching and how to incorporate active learning (Benford, Braley, James, Leinbach, with Macdonald)
  2. Developing your students' science identity (Resnick, Layou, Mrofka, with Hodder)
  3. Teaching your students metacognition and a growth mindset (Hardisty, House, LeMay, Tvelia, with Ormand)
  4. Infusing diversity and equity into your geoscience program (Bradford, Hilt, Nagy-Shadman, Voorhees, with McDaris)
  5. Supporting 2YC-4YCU transfer: Working with transfer counselors and 4YCUs (DiLeonardo, Puris, West, Woodall, with Emerson)
  6. Building a strong regional community of 2YC geoscience faculty (Berquist, Johnson, Miller, with Baer)

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:20 Review: Change Agents review what has been developed.

3:20-3:50 Working groups continue

3:50-4:00 Daily roadcheck

4:00-4:45 Focus groups with Evaluation and Research Team

Administrators arrive and join the workshop

5:30-6:30 Reception with cash bar, welcoming remarks, and icebreaker (Crystal II East Room)

Poster session: Change Agent teams discuss their goals, progress, needs, and successes with administrators

6:30-8:00 Dinner and speakers

Brief welcome and overview (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.5MB Jun20 18) - Heather Macdonald
What we've learned so far
- Debra Bragg, Pamela Eddy, and Ellen Iverson
Institutional change: What does the research tell us? (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.9MB Jun20 18) - Pamela Eddy

DPI instrument (Acrobat (PDF) 410kB Jun20 18)

Thursday, June 21 - Administrators and Change Agents

8:00-8:15 Results of roadcheck and overview of the day (Coral I & II)

8:15-9:45 Team program discussions (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 236kB Jun21 18): Change Agent teams and administrators talk about the team's work, their action plans, course-level outcomes measures, engagement with faculty, and how these relate to change at the program, departmental, and institutional levels. - Heather Macdonald and Eric Baer

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-11:00 Action planning (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 39kB Jun22 18): Putting your discussion into your program action plan for next year - Heather Macdonald and Eric Baer

11:00-12:00 Breakout sessions

Administrators: Leveraging your Change Agents (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 815kB Jun20 18) (Coral III) - Pamela Eddy
Change Agents: Teams begin developing slides about your action plans (Coral I & II) - Heather Macdonald

12:00-1:00 Lunch (Crystal II East Room)

1:00-1:30 Change Agent teams and administrators finalize program action plan and slides

1:30-1:45 Group photo and break

1:45-3:30 Action plan presentations and feedback (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 64kB Jun22 18)

  • Give a 4-5 minute presentation (3-4 slides) about the action plan you have developed
  • Everyone writes comments about each action plan on small sticky notes (one positive (yellow), one question or one constructive criticism (not yellow))

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:30 Work on action plans in response to feedback

4:30-5:00 Closing remarks and next steps

5:00 Daily roadcheck for Change Agents and end-of-workshop survey for administrators

Dinner on your own or in groups

Friday, June 22 - Change Agents

8:00-8:15 Results of roadcheck and overview of day (Coral I & II)

8:15-9:15 Getting your work on the website (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.8MB Jun22 18) - John McDaris

  • Progress to date
  • Work going forward

9:15-10:15 Infusing societal relevance into your teaching using InTeGrate and GETSI resources - Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Peter Berquist, and Becca Walker

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:30 Infusing career information and preparation into your teaching (Acrobat (PDF) 1.6MB Jun19 18) - Norlene Emerson, Karen Layou, Gretchen Miller, Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman, Sean Tvelia, and Becca Walker

  • Karen Layou - Career mentoring workshops at professional events (e.g., field conferences) that connect students and geoscience professionals (SAGE Musings article)
  • Gretchen Miller - Student chapters of professional organizations (e.g., Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists) and undergraduate research experiences with multiple levels of mentoring (GeoPATHS description)
  • Elizabeth Nagy-Shadman - An effortless (for instructors) science career project in which students investigate careers online, conduct an interview, and prepare a team class presentation. (March 2018, Foundations Newsletter)
  • Sean Tvelia: Introduce students to careers in courses and in summer institute, help students develop their resume, provide career-oriented skills training, work with alumni (GeoPATHS description)
  • Becca Walker - A field program (ESTEM) for environmentally-focused students that builds field and professional skills and includes career sessions and other interactions with stakeholders in the field and on campus. (news article)

11:30-1:00 Lunch on your own or with others as you wish

1:00-1:30 Virtual professional development opportunities: Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 - Jan Hodder and Norlene Emerson

1:30-2:45 Planning for the future (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 46kB Jun19 18) - Jan Hodder and Heather Macdonald

  • Sustainability of our work
  • The 2019 summer workshop
  • Discussion notes in our private workspace

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:15 Planning your next regional workshop (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 489kB Jun22 18) - Carol Ormand and John McDaris

Reference pages: Guidelines for regional workshops, timeline, website checklist, and presentations from our workshops

4:15-4:45 Reflections and closing remarks - Heather Macdonald

4:45-5:00 End of workshop evaluation

Dinner on your own or in groups