SEEDING A SYSTEM OF BROADENING PARTICIPATION IN THE GEOSCIENCES THROUGH TRAVELING WORKSHOPS
TWP brings together leaders in geoscience education to design and facilitate workshops for departments and programs. Workshop leaders work with local hosts to customize programs for their needs. Supporting the Success of All Students (SSAS) is offered as a workshop component or as a main theme. SSAS workshop participants discuss their campus culture, who their students are, and identify strategies for expanding inclusive practices. The session helps develop a holistic approach to supporting students through community development and fostering students’ motivation and academic success.
Exercises lead participants towards supporting students through their entire evolution from entering a program to launching their next endeavor. Workshops conclude with participants making action items for individuals to make in the classroom and advising, and department items for building an inclusive program and culture. Among the broad array of workshop outcomes, participants valued the immediately adaptable ideas and long term strategies to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion.
More information about the TWP sessions and application can be found at: http://nagt.org/91429