Teaching All Geoscience Students: Lessons Learned From Two-Year Colleges

Workshop on Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges; Williamsburg, Virginia, 17–20 July 2013



Geoscience faculty at 2-year colleges (2YCs) are at the forefront of efforts to improve student learning and success while at the same time broadening participation in the geosciences. Faculty of 2YCs instruct large numbers of students from underrepresented minority groups and many students who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Geoscience classes at 2YCs also typically have large enrollments of nontraditional students, English language learners, and students with learning disabilities.